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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 | 3 3 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 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local high schools named AP Honor Schools
State School Superintendent Richard Woods Wednesday named 609 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools, and the four local public high schools were named to some of those lists. AP courses and exams a...
February 19, 2015 09:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local students, teachers honored by PAGE Foundation
High academic success does not go unnoticed. The Atlanta-based Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation recently named this year’s school-level winners of the Student Teacher Achiev...
February 11, 2015 09:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County district earns five-year reaccreditation
The Fulton County School System learned last week it will be reaccredited for another five years by AdvancED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. A 20-membe...
February 10, 2015 03:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stellar Student
Maggie Schaffer is taking high school by storm. The Marist School senior said she is aware of her potential and drives herself wisely to make sure she takes advantage of every second of her final y...
February 04, 2015 04:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pace wins three major debate tournaments
The debate team at Pace Academy in Buckhead continues to rack up championships during the 2014-15 academic year. In January Pace’s upper school policy debate squad won Montgomery Bell Academy’s Sou...
February 04, 2015 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster debate team fares well in Michigan
The debate team at the Westminster Schools in Buckhead excelled at the University of Michigan debate program’s 19th annual tournament in November in Ann Arbor, Mich. High school debate students fro...
February 04, 2015 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Riverwood High to prepare for big changes
Riverwood International Charter School has taken another step in its expansion plan. At Wednesday’s Fulton County Board of Education meeting at Dunwoody Springs Elementary in Sandy Springs, the boa...
January 28, 2015 06:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent named to state education committee
Fulton County Schools last week announced its superintendent, Robert Avossa, has been appointed to a newly formed committee to study education in Georgia and make recommendations for improvement. A...
January 27, 2015 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Springs student accused of hacking into system
A male student at North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs has been accused of hacking into the Fulton County Schools’ computer system and changing grades for some students. In a letter s...
January 16, 2015 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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State school board OKs revisions to Common Core standards
The State Board of Education Thursday announced it has approved revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in English language arts and math. Those standards were posted for a 60-da...
January 15, 2015 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board of Regents approves proposal to merge Georgia State and Georgia Perimeter
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a proposal Tuesday to merge Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College into what would become the largest school in the state....
January 06, 2015 06:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Georgia State, Georgia Perimeter College merger to be proposed
A proposal to merge Georgia State University with Georgia Perimeter College will be presented at the next state Board of Regents meeting, the leader of Georgia Perimeter told employees. Georgia Per...
January 06, 2015 07:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schenck School co-founder dies at 93
The Schenck School in Sandy Springs Wednesday announced the death of co-founder and former Director David Schenck, 93. Schenck, who until recently lived at St. Anne’s Terrace retirement community i...
December 25, 2014 09:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parents affected by redistricting speak out at meeting
Parents of students affected by Fulton County Schools’ northern redistricting plan used Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting as another opportunity to voice their opinions on the issue. The ...
December 19, 2014 12:09 AM | 1 1 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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