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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 | 9 9 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 | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead school to host Evening in the Garden benefit
Garden Hills Elementary School in Buckhead will host its 26th annual Evening in the Garden Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, 2799 Piedmont Road. It is a community-wide fundraising ef...
April 15, 2015 02:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 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 | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools, organizations offer abudance of summer camps
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 | 42 42 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 | 42 42 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 | 47 47 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 | 47 47 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 | 73 73 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 | 53 53 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 | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foster Care Support Foundation to host gala
The Foster Care Support Foundation is hosting a game-themed event for its 11th annual All Kids Count Gala Saturday night at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Buckhead. The foundation, based in Roswell, is e...
March 04, 2015 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 56 56 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 | 67 67 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 | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charity helps teens in abusive relationships
One local man has started a charity to honor his daughter, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. In 2006 Brookhaven resident Andrew Crecente started The Jennifer Ann Crecente Memorial Group Inc. to h...
February 25, 2015 12:55 PM | 1 1 comments | 60 60 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 | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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