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HOPE has own part in fight over education in Georgia governor’s race

Most of the education debate on this year’s gubernatorial campaign trail has been devoted to k-12 classrooms.

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Education a battlefield in Georgia governor’s race

Georgia’s top political contenders paint starkly different portraits of how they would chart a new course for the state’s schools, which continue to struggle with crowded classrooms, teacher furloughs and budgets still recovering from nearly a decade of cuts.

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Deal plans to form group to examine ed reform

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that he plans to appoint a group to examine and recommend changes to the state’s education system if he’s elected to a second term.

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Candler observes centennial anniversary

The Candler School of Theology at Emory University will observe its centennial celebration during this week as part of year-long commemoration called “The Candler Centennial in Story and Prophecy.

At APS, a tangled web of friendship and cheating

APS trial: friends turn against friends

Margaret Merkerson said she changed Deerwood Academy students’ test answers in 2008 and 2009 to help out her friend Lavonia Ferrell.

Some schools zero in on new grading system to make big gains

CRCT 2014: Test scores continue to lag in many metro Atlanta schools

School-by-school scores on the CRCT, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, are out, the latest round of results highlighting the progress of individual schools on the state-mandated exams.

School test scores: CCRPI (CRCT)

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In your schools: Best in class

Best in class for Oct. 17

Roswell High School’s Caroline Wu and Andrew Lukman were the only two string students from Georgia chosen to perform in the National Association for Music Education’s all-national honor ensemble program.

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Milton vs. Walton

High school football: Week 9

Featured games include Westminster vs. Blessed Trinity, Stephenson vs. Druid Hills and Milton vs. Walton.

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Percentage of Low Income Students in Public Schools 2011

Percentage of Low Income Students in Public Schools 2011

Georgia in 2011 ranked 6th in the nation with low income students making up 57% of its public schools.

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Slow sale process another sign of Hawks’ ownership woes

The Hawks are no closer to being sold than the day controlling owner Bruce Levenson announced he would sell his stake in the franchise in early September.

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Maris, beluga whale at Georgia Aquarium, is pregnant

Maris, beluga whale at Georgia Aquarium, is pregnant

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