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Gwinnett gets big education prize

Gwinnett County’s efforts to close the achievement gap among low-income and minority students received national acclaim Monday and $500,000 in scholarships for high school seniors graduating next year.

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Gwinnett ties for major education prize

It’s a tie. Gwinnett County’s school district won national bragging rights Monday afternoon when it and the Orange County school district in central Florida both won a major award for efforts in closing the achievement gap for low-income and minority students.

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Leaders to celebrate early education during Georgia pre-k week

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Police: UGA student arrested for threat on campus building

A University of Georgia student admitted his social media post threatening violence at a campus building was a prank, police said Friday night.

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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.

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