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Atlanta schools with high lead levels in drinking water get repairs
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Atlanta schools with high lead levels in drinking water get repairs

This summer, high lead levels were found in water fountains and sinks in half of Atlanta Public School buildings tested.
Fulton County schools are testing water for lead

Fulton County schools are testing water for lead

The Fulton County school district is now testing water in some schools for lead.Fulton is the third metro Atlanta school district to test schools??water.
Olens sole candidate for Kennesaw State president

Olens sole candidate for Kennesaw State president

The state’s top public college official said Tuesday that Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens’ political background and ties to Cobb County were major factors in him being the lone candidate for president of Kennesaw State University, which the state’s Board of Regents will decide upon next week.
Kennesaw State vote on Sam Olens??presidency set for Oct. 12

Kennesaw State vote on Sam Olens??presidency set for Oct. 12

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens??candidacy for Kennesaw State University president took an important step Tuesday when a state Board of Regents committee recommended the entire board vote on Olens next week.
Schools help needy families as poverty rates rise

Schools help needy families as poverty rates rise

Blake Canterbury stood on a stage the size of the Fox Theatre on a recent evening before perhaps thousands of Buckhead Church members and guests, ready to make his pitch.
Schools help needy families as poverty rates rise

Schools help needy families as poverty rates rise

Blake Canterbury stood on a stage the size of the Fox Theatre on a recent evening before perhaps thousands of Buckhead Church members and guests, ready to make his pitch.
Gwinnett County schools: Human Resources director retires

Gwinnett County schools: Human Resources director retires

Frances Davis, the Gwinnett County school system?셲 longtime Human Resources director and its top African-American administrator, retired effective Friday after more than two decades in the school district.
Atlanta school district to consider closing more schools

Atlanta school district to consider closing more schools

The Atlanta school board will consider closing more schools in the coming months.The discussion of potential closures comes less than a year after the board voted to close one school and merge four others and four years after it closed seven schools and moved boundaries at dozens of others.
Atlanta school police investigate scary clown threats

Atlanta school police investigate scary clown threats

A person disguised as a clown has made threats to Atlanta schools.The threats were made on social media and police are investigating, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said in a letter to parents.
Georgia DOE seeks public advice on state education blueprint.

Georgia DOE seeks public advice on state education blueprint.

In leaving No Child Left Behind and embracing the Every Student Succeeds Act last year, the federal government gave back more control of schools to states, some of which are trying to figure out how to use that new control to develop their own improvement plans and benchmarks.
Opportunity School District amendment: In all those ads, what?셲 true?

Opportunity School District amendment: In all those ads, what?셲 true?

When Georgians cast their ballot on Amendment 1 they?셪l either vote for an educational overhaul that ?쐃nds poverty??or they?셪l decide against it because they don?셳 want to hand control of their schools to ?쐎ut-of-state, for-profit corporations.
Atlanta schools issue national call for help

Atlanta schools issue national call for help

The Atlanta school district is putting out a national call for help, seeking your best idea on how to transform local schools from one of the lowest performing districts in the state.
How would you fix Atlanta Public Schools?

How would you fix Atlanta Public Schools?

The Atlanta school district is putting out a national call for help, seeking your best idea on how to transform Atlanta Public Schools from one of the lowest performing districts in the state to a district that does right by all of its students.
How would you fix Atlanta Public Schools?

How would you fix Atlanta Public Schools?

The Atlanta school district is putting out a national call for help, seeking your best idea on how to transform Atlanta Public Schools from one of the lowest performing districts in the state to a district that does right by all of its students.
Fayette school makes Governor?셲 Shape Honor Roll

Fayette school makes Governor?셲 Shape Honor Roll

Cleveland Elementary School is one of 218 schools and the only Fayette County school on the 2016 Governor?셲 Shape Honor Roll, and one of 125 schools in the state awarded the highest, platinum, level.
Gwinnett County high school earns national honor

Gwinnett County high school earns national honor

The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday that the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology has been named a Blue Ribbon school for the first time since it opened in 2007.
DeKalb Schools: Magnet programs won?셳 move for overcrowding

DeKalb Schools: Magnet programs won?셳 move for overcrowding

DeKalb County School District officials say they will reconfigure two school clusters, build a new high school and repurpose several other schools — leaving the Chamblee magnet programs where they are — to avoid overcrowding in north DeKalb.
Did presidential debate illustrate schoolyard bullying?

Did presidential debate illustrate schoolyard bullying?

Weight is not typically a topic in presidential debates but candidates referenced it several times Monday, starting with Republican nominee Donald Trump?셲 suggestion the hacking of Democratic National Committee computers was not the work of Russia but perhaps ?쐓omebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds.
Cherokee schools SAT scores up

Cherokee schools SAT scores up

The Cherokee County School District, which earned the highest average among metropolitan Atlanta districts, increased its score by 17 points and ranked in the top 3 school districts in Georgia for average SAT scores.
Which Cobb County public school had the best SAT score?

Which Cobb County public school had the best SAT score?

Most Cobb County public high schools had better average scores on the SAT during the 2015-16 school year than they did the prior school year, according to data released Tuesday by state education department officials.
How did Gwinnett County schools fare on the SAT?

How did Gwinnett County schools fare on the SAT?

Gwinnett County public high school students did slightly better on the SAT during the 2015-16 school year than the prior school year, according to data released Tuesday.
Is state takeover the answer to failing schools in Georgia?

Is state takeover the answer to failing schools in Georgia?

Is the governor?셲 plan to take over failing local schools and gather them in a special state district headed by his appointee a power grab or a necessary response to an entrenched public school system resistant to change?
Atlanta high school students say Clinton won debate

Atlanta high school students say Clinton won debate

About 30 Grady High School students who are involved in the school?셲 championship speech and debate team watched closely and took notes Monday night as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump dueled over who is best fit to be the next president of the United States.
Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor

Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor

Hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students including 5,000 in Georgia scrambling to find other schools, after the Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit schools.
Thousands of Georgia students dropped from rolls over unpaid tuition

Thousands of Georgia students dropped from rolls over unpaid tuition

Every year, Georgia’s public colleges purge between 20,000 and 30,000 students from their rolls for not paying tuition bills, according to new data from the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia.
Alleged school bus defect left kids stranded, cost schools millions

Alleged school bus defect left kids stranded, cost schools millions

An alleged manufacturing defect in hundreds of school buses purchased by metro Atlanta school districts has left taxpayers on the hook for expensive repairs and left children at times stranded in broken-down buses, local school district officials say.
More than 850 students absent amid racial tensions at Gwinnett school

More than 850 students absent amid racial tensions at Gwinnett school

Nearly one-third of the student body at Gwinnett County’s Archer High School was absent Friday, as those who were present worked to defuse the on-campus tensions that followed one student’s racially-divisive comments on social media.
Gwinnett County DA to review school sex-assault allegation

Gwinnett County DA to review school sex-assault allegation

Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday his office will conduct a review of a high school student’s claim she was sexually assaulted at school by a male classmate more than a year ago, saying there was “physical evidence to corroborate her version of events.
Should Georgia go back to K-8 model and dump middle schools?

Should Georgia go back to K-8 model and dump middle schools?

Is middle school a muddle?Research continues to suggest students fare better in K-8 schools rather than in the far more common elementary and middle school sequence that most Georgia districts use.
State board of education supports school takeover amendment

State board of education supports school takeover amendment

Local school boards have been adopting resolutions against a constitutional amendment to allow the state to take over ?쐄ailing??schools, but now the state board of education has taken its own stand ??in favor of it.
School takeover language favors supporters, Gwinnett official says

School takeover language favors supporters, Gwinnett official says

Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks said Wednesday the ballot language for this November?셲 statewide referendum on a proposal that allows the state to takeover some low-performing schools is written to favor the plan.
Top official convicted in APS cheating trial free to return to schools

Top official convicted in APS cheating trial free to return to schools

The highest ranking Atlanta Public Schools officials convicted in a districtwide cheating scandal have been sanctioned by the state agency that regulates educator licenses, but one is still eligible to return to a top post in any Georgia school district.
APS superintendent named to Aspen Institute commission

APS superintendent named to Aspen Institute commission

Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Meria Carstarphen will join a new national group that will explore how schools can better teach students non-academic skills, like how to work in groups or be resilient in the face of challenges.
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