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Superintendent proposes adaptable school expenditures
Fulton County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa has presented an adaptable expenditure budget to be managed by each school in the district according to its necessities. “Parents always ask me ab...
March 25, 2015 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salaries discussed at Fulton Schools community meeting
Fulton County Schools Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Kenneth Zeff said the system will begin phasing in a new strategic compensation plan this fall. “We use a 1950s wage model to compensate ...
March 25, 2015 10:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quality, character of majority of Paulding schools called ‘average’ in new state rating
The quality and character of school life was called “average” or “above average’ in almost all Paulding schools, according to a new Georgia Department of Education rating. The inaugural School Clim...
March 24, 2015 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools to host budget meetings
In the next eight days, Atlanta Public Schools will host the last two of four community meetings on the 2015-16 budget adoption calendar. The first will take place Wednesday at South Atlanta High S...
March 24, 2015 11:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board gets enrollment growth update
Each month, the Fulton County school board meets for a work session to receive information on specific topics of interest and to discuss items on the month’s agenda. The March 10 meeting was held a...
March 23, 2015 03:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools, organizations offer abudance of activities
Schools will be out for the summer starting in May, but there will be plenty of activities at local summer camps to keep children busy. Camp registration is now open for organizations, schools and ...
March 18, 2015 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials to cut ribbon on Rivers' redeveloped campus
Atlanta Public Schools will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly redeveloped Eretus Rivers Elementary School campus, 8 Peachtree Battle Ave. in Buckhead, March 27 at 10 a.m. Following a 19-...
March 18, 2015 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding student art competition set for Saturday
Any skepticism about county residents’ level of interest in the arts can be brushed away by seeing the exponential growth the Paulding Fine Arts Association and its annual student art competition h...
March 17, 2015 01:54 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools accepting transfer applications
Atlanta Public Schools is accepting applications for general administrative transfers and Georgia special needs scholarship transfers through March 27. Georgia’s Public School Choice law allows res...
March 16, 2015 05:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools’ climate star ratings mixed
The Georgia Department of Education Tuesday released its first school climate star ratings, and local schools’ ratings were mixed, ranging from 2 to 5. The 2014 ratings are based on survey results ...
March 16, 2015 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. Senate approves resolution to change AP history exam
The state Senate has passed a resolution demanding that the New York-based College Board redo its most recent revision of the Advancement Placement U.S. History exam. Republican Sen. William Ligon ...
March 12, 2015 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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TIGER PRIDE: Douglas County High claims ninth straight countywide STAR student
Douglas County High School is making room for yet another student on its list of school district superlatives. For the ninth consecutive year, the school is the home of Douglas County’s Student Tea...
March 11, 2015 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County science fair winners head to state
Science students from Henry County will soon travel to Athens to compete in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair after their successful showings at the recently held Henry Regional Science and ...
March 11, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiram hosts 'Who Hair Day' during Read Across America Week
Students at Hiram Elementary School participated in Who Hair Day, a reference to characters in children’s author Dr. Seuss’ books, as part of Read Across America Week last week .
March 11, 2015 08:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers in Ga. Tech speech
Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring som...
March 10, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Epstein School names new leader
The Epstein School in Sandy Springs Wednesday announced David Abusch-Magder, Ph.D., will be the new head of school effective July 1. He is currently the head of middle school and assistant head of ...
March 10, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palmetto students to welcome new sidewalk, crosswalk Wed.
Palmetto Elementary School students, teachers and staff and Georgia Department of Transportation representatives will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to debut a newly constructed crosswalk and sidew...
March 10, 2015 02:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Safe Routes to School projects completed in Henry County
Children walking to schools in six different locations in Henry County now have an easier and safer way to get there thanks to the recent completion of Safe Routes to School projects at five elemen...
March 10, 2015 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County School System to give new teachers signing bonuses
The Fulton County School System is the first in Georgia to announce it will provide a signing bonus to new 2015-16 teaching hires. This news will encourage the 750-plus applicants who are registere...
March 09, 2015 03:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough students shine at state Capitol
Eight students represented Eagle's Landing Middle School at the Georgia Capitol on March 6. The students were involved in personalized learning through the five-tenet vehicle of project-based servi...
March 09, 2015 03:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County high schools receive AP honors
State School Superintendent Richard Woods recently recognized eight Henry County public high schools for achievements in their Advanced Placement programs and 2014 test results. Henry County Superi...
March 05, 2015 09:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta council approves evaluation of school properties
The Atlanta City Council Wednesday announced it approved at its meeting Monday by a 14-0 vote legislation asking for an evaluation of all properties city-deeded to Atlanta Public Schools and to det...
March 04, 2015 06:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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SACS upgrades DeKalb school district's accreditation
The DeKalb County School District’s accreditation status has been upgraded from “accredited warned” to “accredited on advisement,” one notch from unconditional accreditation, from the Southern Asso...
March 03, 2015 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attorney: Ex-APS superintendent Beverly Hall dead
Beverly Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools charged in what prosecutors had called a broad conspiracy to cheat on state exams, has died. Hall's attorney J. Tom Morgan confirme...
March 02, 2015 03:15 PM | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta, Fulton school districts get grants
The State Board of Education Friday announced it has awarded Striving Reader grants to schools in 15 Georgia school districts, including the Atlanta and Fulton County ones. The Cobb County district...
February 28, 2015 01:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barnwell students entertain packed house as Shakespeare meets Dr. Seuss
A cast of 72 talented and enthusiastic fourth- and fifth-grade students from Barnwell Elementary recently performed a musical comedy for audiences at two locations. The young, dedicated cast member...
February 26, 2015 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park elementary school may become $15M YMCA
College Park city council candidate Roderick Gay recently announced he has requested approval from the Fulton County Board of Education to move forward with redevelopment plans for Harriet Tubman E...
February 26, 2015 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four Paulding schools named AP Honor Schools
Four Paulding high schools were among the 609 Advanced Placement Honor Schools announced by State School Superintendent Richard Woods recently. The College Board administers AP courses and exams, w...
February 24, 2015 01:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools to host cluster, charter meetings
Atlanta Public Schools will host cluster planning and charter system advisory committees this year to get the public’s input on developing the district’s cluster plans and charter system applicatio...
February 22, 2015 08:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators spar over revised College Board AP history test
The College Board's new Advanced Placement U.S. history test is strongly biased to the left and should be scrapped, Republican Sen. William Ligon said Wednesday in an argument that has also been ma...
February 19, 2015 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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