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Henry County students shine on campus and at jobs
Henry County high schools’ Work-Based Learning initiative is dedicated to providing high school students with valuable work experience and career guidance. Henry County Schools has a program in eac...
May 06, 2015 11:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Davis students honored in C-SPAN StudentCam contest
Four students at the Davis Academy in Sandy Springs last week received honorable mention awards for their videos submitted to the 2015 C-SPAN StudentCam competition. A C-SPAN representative visited...
May 04, 2015 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster debate team wins Tournament of Champions
The Westminster Schools in Buckhead last week announced its debate team won the Tournament of Champions — the premier national championship for high school policy debate — April 25 through 27 at th...
May 04, 2015 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton parents unite against standardized testing
Crabapple Crossing Elementary mom Sheila Souza is one of many local parents concerned about the impact of standardized testing on students. “My daughter is in the third grade and the way she talks ...
May 01, 2015 06:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding student earns $10K in national poetry competition
Paris Stroud, a senior at Paulding County High School in Dallas, has won $10,000 as the second-place winner of the 2015 Poetry Out Loud national competition. Paulding County High also received $500...
May 01, 2015 09:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board members to host meetings
Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education hosts a monthly meeting open to the public. The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members ...
May 01, 2015 06:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County school system starts open house-style meetings today
Henry County Schools will conduct bimonthly Leadership Listens tours from 6 to 8 p.m. in District 5 at Stockbridge High School today, in District 4 at Eagle’s Landing High on July 28, in District 3...
April 30, 2015 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chattahoochee Tech honors late nursing student at Paulding campus
Area resident David E. Loos II wanted to find a cure for cancer, according to Chattahoochee Technical College Program Director Quentina Pittman-Howell. It was that motivation to cure the disease th...
April 30, 2015 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movement to opt out of Common Core tests growing
Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This “opt-out” movement re...
April 30, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sentences cut for 3 ex-educators in Atlanta cheating scandal
A judge sharply reduced the sentences Thursday for three former Atlanta public school educators who received the harshest prison terms in the city's standardized test cheating trial. Fulton County ...
April 30, 2015 03:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas teen charged with breaking into school, setting fire
A 15-year-old Alexander High School student is being held in the state's Rome Youth Detention Center after allegedly breaking into his school early today, trying to hack into the school's computer ...
April 30, 2015 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas student a finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame award
A Chapel Hill High School senior is one of 20 student athletes nationwide, and three from Georgia, to be a finalist for the U.S. Army and Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence. Daryl Mitch...
April 28, 2015 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton district discusses Atlanta’s annexation wishes
The petition for three communities in south Fulton County, including its students, to be annexed to the city of Atlanta will have to wait, at least until the city and county work things out . The p...
April 27, 2015 04:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lakeside High School teacher killed in wreck with prom-going teens
An Atlanta high school teacher has died after a car crash with two students on their way to her school's prom. According to reports, 33-year-old Leah O'Brien of Decatur collided with two teenagers ...
April 27, 2015 07:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta school board approves 2015-16 budget
At its meeting Monday, the Atlanta Board of Education approved the 2015-16 general fund budget for Atlanta Public Schools, at $685.6 million. According to Superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s blog, t...
April 24, 2015 06:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zeff named interim leader of Fulton County School System
At its meeting Thursday at Holmes Elementary School in East Point, the Fulton County Board of Education named Kenneth Zeff as the school district’s interim superintendent beginning June 2. The anno...
April 23, 2015 08:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas students named Georgia Scholars
Graduating seniors from schools across Georgia have been recognized as 2015 Georgia Scholars, the Georgia Department of Education announced. Honorees from Douglas County include Elijah Boykins of C...
April 23, 2015 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATE: Fulton County school board to ponder Union City eminent domain Thurs.
UPDATED April 23 4 p.m. with additional background information. The Fulton County Board of Education will meet at Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School, 2301 Connally Drive in East Point, for its Ap...
April 22, 2015 04:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County schools stop sale, dispose of Blue Bell ice cream
Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries this week issued a voluntary recall for all of its ice cream and other frozen products on the market after some samples tested positive for listeria, a potentially ...
April 22, 2015 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County teacher of the year is state finalist
Luella High School art teacher John Wood was named a finalist for teacher of the year April 13 by Georgia Superintendent Richard Woods and the Georgia Department of Education. The 13-year teacher i...
April 22, 2015 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas public schools not serving contaminated ice cream brand
Parents do not have to worry about students eating contaminated Blue Bell ice cream in Douglas County public schools because they do not serve it, a school district official said today. Mayfield-br...
April 22, 2015 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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After recall, Fulton school district removes Blue Bell products
Following Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries’ voluntary recall for all of its products on the market after some samples tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria, the Fulto...
April 22, 2015 12:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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After recall, local school districts remove Blue Bell products
Following Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries’ voluntary recall for all of its products on the market after some samples tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria, at least ...
April 22, 2015 12:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Contaminated ice cream brand not being served in Paulding schools
Parents need not worry about students eating contaminated Blue Bell ice cream in Paulding County schools because they do not serve it, a school district spokesperson said today. Mayfield-brand froz...
April 22, 2015 11:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory University employee charged with taking student fees
A former Emory University employee is facing federal fraud charges after stealing about $317,000 in student fees and tuition over a 2-year period. According to reports Brenda Michael set up a PayPa...
April 22, 2015 07:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials: Georgia schools not required to pull ice cream but some do
Authorities say Georgia schools are not required to discard Blue Bell ice cream products, but some school systems have announced that they are doing so. Matt Cardoza, a spokesman for the Georgia De...
April 22, 2015 06:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County school board community meetings today
Each school board member holds monthly community meetings to keep residents informed about issues and to give citizens the opportunity to comment on board agenda items. Linda Bryant of District 4 w...
April 20, 2015 03:37 PM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding School District to host teacher hiring fair Thursday
For the first time in nearly five years, the Paulding County School District is hosting a hiring fair to recruit new teachers. The event is set for Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at East Paulding H...
April 20, 2015 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County school board re superintendent's new job
The Fulton County School System issued this statement April 16: The Fulton County Board of Education congratulates Robert Avossa on being named the superintendent for the School District of Palm Be...
April 16, 2015 05:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County Schools district honors volunteers
In honor of National Volunteer Week, which started Sunday and ends Saturday, Fulton County Schools last week announced its 2015 volunteers of the year. These community members are an example of how...
April 16, 2015 03:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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