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Atlanta school leader’s contract includes perks

On top of her $375,000 base salary, incoming Atlanta Superintendent Meria Carstarphen will receive a fully furnished home office, $2,000 monthly for expenses, and supplemental retirement contributions, according to a copy of her employment contract obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday.

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Small crowd attends first of two school board candidate events

The first of two high-profile DeKalb County school board candidate forums drew a sparse crowd despite the importance of the May 20 election.

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April 14, 2014

Atlanta superintendent will get perks beyond $375K salary

Besides her $375,000 salary and $2,000 monthly expense allowance, incoming Atlanta Superintendent Meria Carstarphen also will enjoy perks such as a home office, moving expenses and retirement contributions.

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Georgia colleges named to Princeton’s “Green” guide

Seven of Georgia’s colleges and universities have been named to the 2014 edition of Princeton University’s Green College Guide, reconginzing institutions for their sustainability efforts.

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UGA holds memorial service for faculty, staff, students

Twenty-four University of Georgia faculty, staff and students who died since last April will be honored at the university’s annual candlelight memorial service on April 29 at the UGA Chapel.

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PHOTOS: Catastrophic school tour bus crash leaves ten dead

A horrifying crash involving a tour bus full of high school students headed to Humboldt State University in Arcata has killed ten people, injured 50 and shut down I-5 in both directions.

NBA star, law enforcement officials conduct 'Ghost Out'

Photos: Shaquille O'Neal visits DeKalb school

Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal joined the DeKalb District Attorney’s Office Thursday, April 3, 2014, in partnership with DeKalb County’s Fire & Rescue and Georgia Department of Highway Safety to host a special educational program highlighting the impact of dangerous driving practices and distracted driving.

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Twitter fed DeKalb cookout that ended in shooting

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