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Torpy: something’s missing at APS trial

It’s sort of like going to see a star in a Broadway play but instead getting stuck with the stand-in.

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Sept. 30, 2014

Former APS board member: Beverly Hall bossed board

The chair of the Atlanta Public Schools search committee that identified Beverly Hall as a potential new Atlanta superintendent was in favor of hiring her.

State recognizes high-achieving school districts

Forsyth County Schools was one of four districts honored for high academic performance, the Georgia Department of Education has announced.

Pinecrest Academy, Blue Ribbon School

12 Georgia schools honored by U.S. Department of Education

A dozen schools in Georgia were honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools because of high academic achievement or success in closing the performance gap between different groups of students, the U.

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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 Sept. 26

Tommy Kim, an eighth grader at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, has received a 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar award.

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Former cheerleader joined high school students

Photos: Woman, 85, gets cheerleading dream fulfilled

Second Wind Dreams and Pope High School's cheerleading squad make a cheerleading dream come true for an 85-year-old Lynn Campbell.

Jackson-Atlanta vs. Cedar Grove

High school football: Week 6

This week's featured games are South Forsyth vs. Chattahoochee, Jackson-Atlanta vs. Cedar Grove and South Paulding vs.

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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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