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UPDATED: North Atlanta, Sutton principals resigning
(UPDATED THURSDAY AT 11:20 A.M. WITH INFO, QUOTES FROM TAYLOR'S LETTER) The leaders of Buckhead’s only public middle and high schools are stepping down. North Atlanta Principal Howard “Gene” Taylor...
April 17, 2014 10:39 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding educator in running for state teacher of the year
Paulding County High School science teacher Marc Pedersen is one of 10 finalists for the 2015 Georgia teacher of the year award, the Georgia Department of Education announced last week. Pedersen te...
April 16, 2014 03:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board approves new superintendent
The Atlanta Board of Education Monday voted unanimously to hire Meria Joel Carstarphen as the new Atlanta Public Schools superintendent. Carstarphen brings nearly 20 years of experience to the job ...
April 15, 2014 04:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding schools announce top employees, finalists for May 6 teacher of the year award
The Paulding County School District recently announced its eight employees of the year and 33 finalists for its teacher of the year award. District officials will recognize its top employees and an...
April 10, 2014 11:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students, nonprofits help build garden at Arabia Mountain
Students and staff from Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, along with volunteers from the Nature Conservancy and the Captain Planet Foundation constructed a school garden last week as part of...
April 08, 2014 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stone Mountain teacher receives LifeChanger award
A Stone Mountain teacher who has made a positive impact on her students recently received the national LifeChanger of the Year award. Sureka Taylor, a seventh-grade life sciences teacher at The Cha...
April 08, 2014 10:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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State school board approves teacher, leader systems
At its monthly meeting Thursday, the State Board of Education adopted a new rule, establishing all school systems and charter schools will implement the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and Leader...
April 03, 2014 06:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shaq to teach teens about traffic safety at Arabia Mountain High
DeKalb County District Attorney's officials said retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is slated to help teach teens about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving. District Attorney's spokesman Eri...
April 03, 2014 10:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Classical Academy to be housed in Heiskell campus
Atlanta Classical Academy will be housed in the Heiskell School campus in Buckhead when it opens in August. Matthew Kirby, the academy’s board chairman, said the school is excited to have its campu...
April 02, 2014 11:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb schools, students showcase positive initiatives to public
During the inaugural Seeing is Believing school tour, hosted by the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and the DeKalb County School District, schools were able to showcase different programs and ini...
April 01, 2014 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Chamber, school district host school tour for business leaders
Two busloads full of city leaders, business professionals, school board members and media toured schools last week as part of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and DeKalb County School District...
April 01, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools names superintendent finalist
In a news release, Atlanta Public Schools Thursday announced the Atlanta Board of Education’s sole finalist for superintendent, Meria Joel Carstarphen. She will replace the retiring Erroll B. Davis...
March 28, 2014 11:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding school system receives accreditation
A major review agency has renewed Paulding County School District's accreditation for another five years, Superintendent Cliff Cole announced Thursday. AdvancED Accreditation Commission gave its So...
March 21, 2014 06:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Common Core fight appears settled for now
Republican lawmakers appear to have settled a roiling fight over national education standards called Common Core. Some Republican lawmakers in Georgia and other states have pushed bills to block th...
March 20, 2014 08:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district to host CRCT and EOCT parent workshops
The DeKalb County School District will host district-wide CRCT and EOCT parents/caregivers workshops. The workshops are designed to help parents and caregivers assist their children in becoming bet...
March 19, 2014 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding High football coach given award for ‘Spirit of Sport’
Scott Hamilton, the head football coach at Paulding County High School, has been selected as the 2014 Section 3 recipient of the “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” by the National Federat...
March 18, 2014 04:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Royale’ raises $12,000 for education foundation scholarships, grants
The community showed March 8 to support public schools at Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport as close to $12,000 was raised to benefit the scholarships and grants of the Paulding Education Foundati...
March 18, 2014 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding School Board moving slowly to fill vacant seat
The Paulding School Board will move slowly to find the “right person” to fill its vacant District 4 seat, two members said last week. Board members must replace Richard Manous, who recently resigne...
March 18, 2014 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Five-year extension of E-SPLOST to be on May 20 ballot in Paulding
Paulding voters will be asked May 20 to continue the current 1 percent sales tax for school district needs through early 2021. County school board members voted last week to approve a resolution to...
March 18, 2014 03:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools hosting principal selection meetings
Over the next week, Atlanta Public Schools will host four regional community meetings on its enhanced principal selection process. The meetings will be held in each of the district’s four regions. ...
March 18, 2014 01:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators discuss future of education in DeKalb
In a meeting last week with District 40 State Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, and District 80 State Rep. Mike Jacobs, R-Brookhaven, DeKalb residents heard the future plans and goals for the DeKalb Co...
March 18, 2014 08:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three in Paulding named Georgia AP Honor Schools
State School Superintendent John Barge recently named three Paulding high schools as Advanced Placement Honor Schools. North Paulding, Hiram and South Paulding high schools were among 462 schools s...
March 12, 2014 05:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pep Rally 5K registration open
The Pep Rally 5K, 1K and Expo is set for March 29 at the Hiram trailhead of the Silver Comet Trail. All proceeds from this event will benefit Paulding County schools. Sponsors are being sought for ...
March 12, 2014 02:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chattahoochee Tech has $104 million impact
The six-county area served by Chattahoochee Technical College benefits economically from spending that is either directly or indirectly related to the college. According to Jeffrey M. Humphreys, di...
March 12, 2014 02:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Buckhead school holds enrollment lottery
Atlanta Classical Academy in Buckhead will open in August with about 450 students following last month’s enrollment lottery. At the Feb. 25 public lottery at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Buckhe...
March 11, 2014 05:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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GREAT SCOTT!: 125-year-old college still a leader in women’s education
Agnes Scott College is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and President Elizabeth Kiss said readers should know that although the college has a rich history in the downtown Decatur communi...
March 11, 2014 12:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sutton fields special-use permit appeal withdrawn
An appeal with the Atlanta Board of Zoning Adjustment filed by two Buckhead residents regarding the use of the athletic fields behind Sutton Middle School in Buckhead has been withdrawn. Mark and C...
March 08, 2014 01:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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7 Atlanta Public Schools principals being removed
Atlanta Public Schools last week announced it informed seven principals they would not be serving as their schools’ principals beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. In a statement posted to its...
March 05, 2014 04:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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LITTLE HELPERS: School starts family service nights for elementary students
A Decatur school is starting a new, family-friendly program to get elementary school-age students involved and interested in volunteerism. Members of the Parent-Teacher Association at Briarlake Ele...
March 05, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six recognized as Paulding schools’ STAR students
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce honored six students as their high schools’ STAR students last week. The Chamber recognized Andrew Gamel, Sydney Sims, Roxanne Richardson, Nicole McKim, Alex Leisch...
March 05, 2014 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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