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Tax credits provide path to private school

By Jody Steinberg A law enacted in Georgia this spring creates a mechanism to provide scholarships so families can opt out of public schools that don’t meet their needs and…

Race gap seen in math

The implementation of the new Georgia Performance Standards into the curricula and the accompanying end-of-year Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCTs) has produced an alarming outcome in Fulton County’s public schools: Black…

Idea of lower drinking age raises fears of teen binges

By Gerhard Schneibel gerhard@reporternewspapers.net What’s worse — having to punish your high-schooler and deal with a legal problem because he was caught drinking when a homecoming keg party was broken…

Local schools renovate, expand to meet growing student needs

By Katie Fallon katiefallon@reporternewspapers.net Several local public and private schools started the new school year with multiple renovation and expansion projects. For Fulton County’s public schools in Sandy Springs, the…

Education Briefs

Local students National Merit semifinalists A total of 72 Fulton County Schools students have been named semifinalists in the 53rd annual Nation Merit Scholarship Program and among those are six…

Required math, science studies increase for high school diploma

Georgia public high school freshmen students beginning next fall will need to complete four years of math and science in order to graduate. However, they will no longer be required…

We asked schools how they are integrating ever-changing technologies into curriculums

By Jody Steinberg While schools still use handwriting tablets in the primary grades, by high school, handwriting skills are becoming obsolete, as most schoolwork is computer generated and even e-mailed…

Bill provides choices for students with special needs

By Katie Fallon katiefallon@reporternewspapers.net When students across Sandy Springs, Buckhead and the state started the new school year during the past month, those with special needs had more options than…