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Atlanta Public Schools announces partnership with CASEL
Atlanta Public Schools Wednesday announced it is partnering with the Chicago-based Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) to implement a district-wide, evidenced-based so...
July 01, 2015 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding program helps children overcome reading apprehension
As retired greyhound racing dog Buck lay at her side, a first-grader opened a book at Crossroads Library in Acworth and began reading to the animal. Buck lay quietly beside her as she read to him f...
June 30, 2015 02:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry Charter finds permanent home in Doraville
Tapestry Public Charter School in DeKalb County will be welcoming back students for the 2015-16 in a new building and new location. The school, which just wrapped up its first year, is in the proce...
June 30, 2015 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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District faculty, community and business leaders honor Thurmond
After only two years of service, Michael Thurmond has made quite an impression on DeKalb County. Thurmond was honored last week at a fitting reception that included proclamations, plaques and sever...
June 29, 2015 11:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County school board approves biggest budget to date
The Henry County Board of Education approved its fiscal 2016 budget in a unanimous vote during its regular June meeting. The budget, $341 million, represents the largest general operating budget in...
June 22, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools reviewing grade-changing problems
Atlanta Public Schools Friday announced it is conducting a comprehensive review of grade changing to determine the extent of the issue across the district. The office of accountability, created by ...
June 20, 2015 03:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools to host millage rate meetings
As required by Georgia law, the Atlanta Board of Education will host three public hearings to allow residents an opportunity to express their opinions on an increase in property taxes caused by the...
June 18, 2015 06:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor's plan for school funding questioned
A Georgia lawmaker is questioning proposals from Gov. Nathan Deal’s staff on overhauling the state’s method for funding K-12 schools. Deal announced his Education Reform Commission in January and i...
June 18, 2015 01:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton Co. school district renames East Point school
A Fulton County elementary school has been renamed after a prominent educator. Mount Olive Elementary School in East Point will be renamed Asa Hilliard Elementary School. Mount Olive Baptist Church...
June 18, 2015 12:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiram High principal moving to same job at East Paulding High
While East Paulding and Hiram high schools will be getting new leadership come fall, the faces will not be unfamiliar. East Paulding High School will see Jason Freeman as its new principal, returni...
June 16, 2015 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chattahoochee Tech board elects Paulding man as vice chairman
A Paulding man will hold the second-highest position on the Chattahoochee Technical College board in the coming year. The board, which met last week at the North Metro Campus in Acworth, elected me...
June 16, 2015 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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'7 Habits' training begins for Stockbridge elementary school
The Henry Council for Quality Growth is aiming to enhance quality of life for Henry County citizens — starting with some of its youngest residents. Last week, Stockbridge’s Cotton Indian Elementary...
June 11, 2015 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Paulding valedictorian going to Berry after busy school career
One of Paulding’s highest-performing graduates this year knows she wants to do something big in her life ─ she is just not sure what yet. Meghan Jo Albritton, 18, will be heading off to Berry Colle...
June 09, 2015 02:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teacher group reacts to Atlanta Public Schools arts cuts
When the Atlanta Board of Education approved by a 9-0 vote the $685.6 million 2015-16 budget at its April 20 meeting, it included some cuts in the Atlanta Public Schools arts programs, including 18...
June 08, 2015 05:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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State hires privacy officer to protect student data
Levette Williams, Georgia's new chief privacy officer appointed this week, said she will focus on training school districts about the importance of both collecting and protecting data on Georgia st...
June 08, 2015 04:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools hires new CFO
Atlanta Public Schools Tuesday announced it has hired Robert Morales as the district’s new chief financial officer, after the Atlanta Board of Education Monday voted to accept Superintendent Meria ...
June 05, 2015 06:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County superintendent wraps up school year
Student enrollment reached the highest it has ever been for the Henry County School district with more than 41,000 children attending 53 schools in 2014-15. Now that the school year has come to a c...
June 04, 2015 05:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eagle’s Landing High counselor retires after 30 years
Eagle’s Landing High School Lead Counselor Susann Livingston retired last week after 30 years of working for Henry County Schools. Many of her colleagues and students agreed she helped maintain a c...
June 04, 2015 11:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas schools join to help young students with reading skills
When it comes to athletics, there is no better rivalry in Douglas County than that between Alexander and Lithia Springs high schools. However, that competitive athletic nature has changed into an a...
June 03, 2015 04:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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ACCOLADES: Lithia Springs student county’s only Gates Scholar
If any of his school friends want to find Lithia Springs High School salutatorian Alexander Nichols, they know exactly where to go. A self-avowed science junkie who will be attending Davidson Colle...
June 03, 2015 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westlake HS teacher named finalist for national teaching award
Chantrise Sims-Holliman, an English teacher at Westlake High School, is one of six teachers nationwide to be named a finalist for the 2015 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. She lear...
June 03, 2015 03:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton community honors scholar-athletes
Sports scholarship winners from Banneker, Creekside, Langston Hughes, Tri-Cities and Westlake high schools and Landmark Christian Academy recently attended a luncheon in their honor at Chick-fil-A ...
June 03, 2015 11:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding County valedictorians, salutatorians
East Paulding High School: Valedictorian: Sarah Caroline Basch Salutatorian: Sara Omer Hiram High School: Valedictorian: Danielle Bowling Salutatorian: Anna Ragsdale North Paulding High School: Val...
June 03, 2015 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County valedictorians, salutatorians
Douglas County Public Schools: Alexander High School: Valedictorian: Savannah Canady Salutatorian: Miranda Keeney Chapel Hill High School Valedictorian: Daryl Mitchell Salutatorian: Kylah Maxwell-B...
June 03, 2015 11:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia education department adds fine arts position
A new position at the Georgia Department of Education will focus on fine arts, including music, dance, theatre and visual arts. State Superintendent Richard Woods says Jessica Booth will fill the d...
June 01, 2015 08:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County scholar-athletes excel all around
While participating in athletics on the high school level was something they both said they enjoyed doing, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy senior Davis Reynolds and Union Grove High School senior...
May 28, 2015 01:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County Schools' meet-and-greets make impact
Several parents got the chance to meet with Henry County Superintendent Rodney Bowler and share with him their thoughts on the schools during the first bimonthly Leadership Listens event at Stockbr...
May 27, 2015 01:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avossa discusses Fulton Co. school district as tenure ends
As he completes his final full week as superintendent of the Fulton County School System, Robert Avossa, Ed.D., said the district has had “a great year.” Avossa, whose last day is Monday, announced...
May 27, 2015 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb County superintendent looks back, ahead
As he completes his first school year as the Cobb County School District’s superintendent, Chris Ragsdale said he has a lot to be proud of and much to look forward to in 2015-16. Ragsdale served as...
May 27, 2015 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Linda Reque retiring, taught physical education for 36 years in five Paulding schools
The late William Arthur Ward, one of America’s most quoted writers of inspirational maxims, described teachers this way: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The super teacher de...
May 27, 2015 12:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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