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Alpharetta gun owner files complaint against Fulton Schools
When Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 60 into law earlier this year, the sweeping gun legislation made national headlines. Much less reported was House Bill 826, a piece of legislation signed by ...
September 11, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some Fulton teachers to see extra state funds
Designated math and science teachers working in the Fulton County Schools district can look forward to additional state funds to aid their instructional efforts. That news was unveiled during last ...
August 28, 2014 02:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Milton High principal steps down following DUI arrest
Less than a week and a half before the 2014 school year began, incoming Milton High Principal Dr. Nathan Buhl announced his resignation. On July 26, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies respon...
August 01, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 44 44 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 | 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 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board talks millage rate
Fulton County Schools officials intend to keep the fiscal 2015 millage rate at its current rate. With a unanimous vote, the Fulton Board of Education confirmed its position following the third and ...
June 21, 2014 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math
An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil." What could be so horrible? Grade-school m...
May 15, 2014 12:34 PM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 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 | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board adopts plan to make up snow days
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 3:08 P.M. WITH QUOTE FROM DISTRICT SPOKESWOMAN SUSAN HALE) In the wake of this winter’s twin snowstorms, Fulton County Schools officials have begun to address how students, teach...
February 21, 2014 12:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal to propose increase in education spending
Gov. Nathan Deal is set to propose a nearly $547 million increase in state education funding when he submits his budget proposal to state lawmakers. That's according to Deal's spokesman Brian Robin...
January 15, 2014 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Milton teacher honored for technology use in classroom
Heather Cox, a fourth grade teacher at Crabapple Crossing Elementary School in Milton, was recognized by President Barack Obama and the White House last month as one of 10 educators across the coun...
December 23, 2013 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sweet Apple Elementary students join ‘Hour of Code’ campaign
Every Sweet Apple Elementary student in grades two through five took part in last week’s Hour of Code, a nationwide campaign to help introduce students to computer programming. Media and educationa...
December 23, 2013 04:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillside’s Science Day inspires students with experiments
When children see the prevalence of science in everyday life and are exposed to the excitement of scientific discovery first hand, they are more likely to develop a lifelong appreciation for and un...
November 20, 2013 04:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board plans to consolidate central offices
Last week the Fulton County Board of Education announced a plan to centralize the school district’s support functions to schools, provide more efficiency in operations and save millions of taxpayer...
October 23, 2013 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cambridge High sophomore a great debater
Cambridge High School sophomore Nico Leis has a way with words and public speaking. The straight-A student started a debate club at the high school last year while taking on a course load of honors...
October 16, 2013 10:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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