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Georgia, four other states get one-year ESEA extension
President Barack Obama’s administration Thursday announced five states — Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina — have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain ...
July 31, 2014 07:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools’ scores mixed on EOCT
Students at local schools had mixed results in the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) during the 2013-14 academic year when compared to the state averages for most subjects. The Georgia Department of Educa...
July 31, 2014 06:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding Education Foundation awards more than $16K in scholarships
The Paulding County Board of Education recently formally recognized the student recipients of the 16 scholarships managed or awarded by the Paulding Education Foundation. Funds for some of these sc...
July 30, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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New principals, testing method await Paulding students
Paulding students will see three new principals and dozens of new teachers as they begin the school year Monday. Spokeswoman Suzanne Wooley said the district is “anxiously awaiting the return of ou...
July 29, 2014 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding schools add new heating, air conditioning, stadium turf
The Paulding school district worked to renovate two schools this summer and is working to put artificial turf on two additional schools’ football fields in preparation for the upcoming school year....
July 29, 2014 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur’s Westchester Elementary re-opens for 2014-15 school year
A former elementary school that has served as housing for City Schools of Decatur’s central office for the past 10 years will once again be an institution for learning starting with the upcoming 20...
July 29, 2014 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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McFerrin to lead Dunwoody High as new principal
Having grown up in Dunwoody, it seems only fitting that Tom McFerrin will now lead his alma mater of Dunwoody High School as principal. McFerrin graduated from the school in 1991 and went off to th...
July 29, 2014 10:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enrollment up in Decatur schools
City Schools of Decatur, which begins classes Monday, has doubled in size throughout the last 10 years or so, and Superintendent Phyllis Edwards said because they only operate in a four-square-mile...
July 29, 2014 09:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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CRCT shows science, social studies gains in Paulding
Paulding County school students meeting or exceeding state averages on a major assessment test gained or held steady in four of five subject areas this year, district officials said. However, Crite...
July 25, 2014 08:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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READY TO ROLL: Douglas school buses preparing to carry 15,000 students daily
On the calendar in the office of Douglas County School System Transportation Department Fleet Manager Charlie Brewer, the date of Aug. 6 is circled. It is the first day of the upcoming school year,...
July 25, 2014 08:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry schools earn 100s on final standardized test
Several Henry County schools earned perfect scores on the final Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests taken in April by students in grades three through eight. All Tussahaw Elementary School third-...
July 23, 2014 01:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ola Middle student wins county’s first Harris leadership award
An eighth-grade Ola Middle School student is excelling in her leadership role with the National Beta Club, including winning the title of Georgia’s Junior Beta vice president. Taylor Johnson, 13, d...
July 23, 2014 01:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton schools hit perfect test marks
ored 100 percent in meeting or exceeding standards on the 2014 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests taken in April. At Conley Hills Elementary School in East Point, all fourth-graders met or excee...
July 23, 2014 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead resident struggling with immigration issue
(UPDATED THURSDAY 10:45 WITH CORRECT SPELLING OF SANFORD POSNER) An immigration issue could force a Buckhead resident who grew up in Campinas, Brazil, but attended college in the U.S. to be deporte...
July 23, 2014 01:18 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holy Spirit student earns perfect scores on SAT, ACT tests
Meredith Jones studied for the SAT and ACT tests before taking them June 7 and 14, respectively, but said she was not expecting to score perfect marks on both of them. The 17-year-old rising senior...
July 23, 2014 09:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County School System prepares to open Aug. 11, announces changes
The 2014-2015 school year starts on Aug.11 for thousands of children in Fulton County. The Fulton County School System has announced several changes for its schools, including new principals, new p...
July 22, 2014 11:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb voters keep Mann as sheriff, decide school board seats
The results are in for the July 22 runoff elections in DeKalb County. In the special election sheriff’s race for the county, incumbent Jeff Mann gained 40,537 of the total 53,090 votes sweeping the...
July 22, 2014 11:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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State complying with new law on school fundraisers
In response to new federal school nutrition regulations, State School Superintendent John Barge and the Georgia Board of Education Friday announced they are initiating the rule-making process to am...
July 20, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board to host millage rate hearing; plans no hike
The Henry County Board of Education will host one more meeting next week regarding the adoption of the millage rate for the 2014-15 school year before a final adoption vote is taken. There is no pr...
July 16, 2014 12:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Technical college officially opens Thursday
Henry County residents have a new option for higher education with a new building and expansions at the campus of Southern Crescent Technical College, located off of Ga. 81 and Tomlinson Street at ...
July 15, 2014 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State end-of-course test results show positive trend; math still lags
Georgia students improved their performances on six out of the eight 2014 end-of-course tests compared to last year, according to data released July 2 by the Georgia Department of Education. One te...
July 15, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school tax rate to remain the same
The DeKalb Board of Education approved last week a resolution for a tax levy to keep the property tax rate the same at 23.98 mills as it was last year. The meeting was the third and final required ...
July 15, 2014 12:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district hosts surplus auctions
The DeKalb County School District has authorized the sale of county surplus by auction. This surplus consists of furniture, materials, equipment, vehicles and supplies from the various schools and ...
July 10, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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County beats state in final CRCT results
Henry County Schools beat the state in all areas and grades on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test results released last month by the Georgia Department of Education.  “The scores show even mo...
July 09, 2014 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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County beats state on all but two CRCT tests
Fulton County beat the state results in all grades and all areas of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests according to results released last month by the Georgia Department of Education, except...
July 09, 2014 09:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Most local schools improve on CRCT compared to 2012-13
In the 2013-14 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) school-by-school scores released Tuesday morning by the Georgia Department of Education, local schools had mostly positive results. The t...
July 08, 2014 06:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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New training program comes to Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Georgia Piedmont Technical College in DeKalb County is establishing the first transit training program in Georgia and its transit training facility, at the Lithonia campus, will be upgraded and exp...
July 01, 2014 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools approves pay raises
Atlanta Public Schools Thursday announced it has approved a cost-of-living pay increase for full-time employees during fiscal 2015, which starts Tuesday and ends June 30, 2015. Effective Tuesday, c...
June 26, 2014 06:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last day for centralized late registration today
The last day for centralized late registration for returning Atlanta Public Schools students is today from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 5 p.m. at Crim Open Campus High School, 256 Clifton Road, ...
June 26, 2014 12:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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