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Voters to decide whether state should take over ‘failing’ schools

Voters to decide whether state should take over ‘failing’ schools

Voters across Georgia soon will decide whether the state should be allowed to take control of chronically failing public schools. Under a proposed constitutional amendment on November ballots, schools that…

For some local high schoolers, plays really are the thing

For some local high schoolers, plays really are the thing

It says something about a high school class when a fire alarm goes off and nobody races gleefully for the door. Pace Academy theater teacher Sean Bryan said his “entire…

Education Guide, Fall 2016

Education Guide, Fall 2016

Isakson talks VA care with Vietnam vets

Isakson talks VA care with Vietnam vets

The ongoing overhaul of the Veterans Administration means service is becoming better, but there is still much work to be done, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said during a stop in…

Guest Column: What’s next in education for Georgia?

Guest Column: What’s next in education for Georgia?

By Steve Dolinger Throughout 2014, there seemed to be one topic that dominated education: Common Core. Public hearings were held about it. Legislation was introduced (and defeated) about it. Ultimately,…

Local students becoming global citizens

Local students becoming global citizens

Dr. Shamita Johnson wants to send her Sutton Middle School students to France. Laura Miltner brings Germany to her Ashford Park Elementary kindergarteners. They are just two of many teachers…

First place for North Springs

First place for North Springs

Students at North Springs Charter High’s magnet art and science program recently took part in a project that won first place in an international competition, earning the school a state-of-the-art…

Dunwoody Springs students explore history, create museum

Dunwoody Springs students explore history, create museum

The walls at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School recently came to life as students created a museum exploring subjects such as history, weather and current issues. The project was intended to…

Applications available for school hardship transfers

Fulton County School System parents who wish to apply for a 2015-2016 hardship transfer or to renew a current hardship to another Fulton elementary, middle or high school can now…

DeKalb Superintendent Thurmond joins education advisory board

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed DeKalb Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond to join 13 other school superintendents and education leaders including principals, teachers and school board members from around the state…

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