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Westlake's Marching Lions sweep national championship
The Westlake High School Marching Lions swept the high-stepping National High School Marching Band Championship held Nov. 11 at Tri-Cities High School in East Point. They were judged on showmanship...
November 26, 2014 08:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barge endorses Democrat for superintendent
Republican state superintendent John Barge is endorsing the Democratic candidate seeking to take his place as the state's top education official. Barge said Thursday that Valarie Wilson will contin...
October 23, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton tops U.S., state on SATs
Results released Oct. 7 show the Fulton County Schools System once again beat the national Scholastic Aptitude Test score, posting a 1567 on the College Board exam while the U.S. average came in 70...
October 22, 2014 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charter proposal to address low graduation rate
Fulton County Schools has sent out a request for charter proposals, due Jan. 16, to create a charter high school in Hapeville slated to open in August. The request process combines a charter school...
September 23, 2014 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 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 | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teachers, employees to see extra funds; school security beefed up
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 the A...
September 02, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New principals find their way
Banneker High School Principal DeMarcos D. Holland began the 2014-15 school year as new to the building as incoming freshmen. Previously the Camp Creek Middle School principal, Holland said making ...
August 20, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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School system ready to open Monday
The Fulton County School System continues to be the fourth largest school district in Georgia, with about 96,300 students entering its buildings Monday for the 2014-15 school year. According to sys...
August 05, 2014 09:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton schools hit perfect test marks
ored 100 percent in meeting or exceeding standards on the 2014 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests taken in April. At Conley Hills Elementary School in East Point, all fourth-graders met or excee...
July 23, 2014 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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State end-of-course test results show positive trend; math still lags
UPDATE Aug. 5: System scores in charts; school scores online. Georgia students improved their performances on six out of the eight 2014 end-of-course tests compared to last year, according to data ...
July 15, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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County beats state on all but two CRCT tests
Fulton County beat the state results in all grades and all areas of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests according to results released last month by the Georgia Department of Education, except...
July 09, 2014 09:48 AM | 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 | 20 20 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 | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ex- Atlanta Public School official gets 3 years in bribery case
A former Atlanta Public Schools technology director has been sentenced to serve nearly three and a half years in prison for taking bribes to help a contractor secure work with the district. U.S. Di...
May 29, 2014 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta, Fulton superintendents look back on school year
As the 2013-14 academic year comes to a close, the superintendents of the Fulton County Schools and Atlanta Public Schools look back on the successes and challenges of the year. “Every year brings ...
May 21, 2014 10:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton valedictorians & salutatorians
Banneker: Imari McCullough, Takiyah Christian Creekside: Dionne Stroud Black, Tuong Do Langston Hughes: LaShawn Simmons, Brandi Raines Tri-Cities: Olga Lopez, Carla Evans Westlake: Maya Lennon, Mar...
May 20, 2014 01:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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