Gwinnett County’s efforts to close the achievement gap among low-income and minority students brought it national acclaim Monday and $500,000 in scholarships for high school seniors graduating next year.
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.
The Department of Justice and the Department of Education are throwing their weight behind a 2010 case against an Alabama school board in which a 14-year-old girl with special needs said she was raped.
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When Paul Sampleton Sr. discovered his 14-year-old namesake face down on the floor, not breathing, his arms bound by duct tape, he noticed something was missing: his son’s prized pair of Air Jordan sneakers, stolen from the Grayson High School freshman’s feet after he had been shot three times in the head.
Frank Wren is out as the Braves’ general manager, not because he failed to make some nice trades, or struggled to sign good players amid budget constraints, or oversaw a minor league system that produced no talent.
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