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Study found state proficiency threshold too low

Proficient in Georgia doesn’t really mean proficient in the rest of the world. That’s one of the findings from a study released this week by the American Institutes for Research, a nonprofit behavioral and social science research group.

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Math teacher beats the odds, wins $1m on 'Wheel of Fortune'

You would expect a math teacher to be good with numbers, but spelling and words? Not so much. Well, this Maryland math teacher is, and she's got $1 million to prove it.

Gwinnett chooses names for schools

Gwinnett County school board members chose names Thursday evening for three schools under construction.

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Gwinnett schools discuss redistricting plans

Gwinnett County officials are planning to realign some schools in new high school clusters.Much of the change may take place in several central Gwinnett clusters such as Berkmar, Brookwood, Meadowcreek, Norcross and Peachtree Ridge, district officials said during a presentation Thursday.

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Deal pitches HOPE grant expansion for some tech college students

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined plans Thursday to expand a program that pays full technical school tuition through the HOPE scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in high-demand areas.

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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. 19

Janelle Wilson, a science teacher at Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, will sail aboard NOAA Ship Henry B.

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High school football: Week 5

This week's photos were taken at Lakeside-DeKalb vs. Dunwoody, Forsyth Central vs. Kell and the latest installment of the Roswell vs.

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High school football: Week 4

Featured games include Marietta vs. South Cobb, Brookwood vs. Parkview and West Forsyth at Chattahoochee.

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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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Burrell Ellis trial: Sept. 18, 2014

Businesses accuse Ellis in first week of trial

One by one, business owners said in court this week they felt intimidated by DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis when he asked for campaign contributions, and they feared losing work from the county if they didn’t pay up.

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Photos: Music Midtown 2014 - Day 1

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