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Pefect scores on SAT testsHow they did it

Pefect scores on SAT tests: How they did it

For high school students, achieving a perfect score on the SAT is like winning the academic lottery.

Richard Woods says test scores should play smaller role in evaluations

Republican candidate for state school superintendent Richard Woods said the state should decrease the importance of test scores in a teacher’s evaluation.

July 22, 2014

Appeals court overrules sentencing of former DeKalb superintendent

The Georgia Court of Appeals has overruled a judge’s decision to lock up former DeKalb County schools Superintendent Crawford Lewis, after his testimony helped send two people to prison.

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Fulton school superintendent’s contract extended for additional year

Fulton County school board members have unanimously approved a one-year contract extension for Superintendent Robert Avossa.

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Georgia schools at risk for disease outbreaks

Children attending more than 200 Georgia schools are in classrooms where vaccination rates fall short of the level needed to protect them from catching and spreading a variety of diseases, according to an analysis of state data by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

But when data shows high rates of students who are not fully vaccinated or of parents opting their children out of vaccinations, the Georgia Department of Public Health doesn’t take key steps that could prevent outbreaks, the AJC found.

» SEARCHABLE DATABASE: See how many students at Georgia schools were vaccinated

» VIDEO: The AJC's kid reporter explains how vaccinations prevent outbreaks

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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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Atlanta Colleges and Universities

News and information about metro area higher education.

In your schools: Best in class

Best in Class for Oct. 24

Angela Yang, a 10th-grader at Wesleyan School, will play Carnegie Hall on Thanksgiving weekend in the 2014 American Protégé Piano and Strings Competition Winners Recital.

In your Schools: Photos

Trion vs. Mount Paran Christian

High school football: Week 10

The playoff picture begins to take focus.

Oct. 24, 2014

Photos: School shooting in Marysville, Wash.

A student opened fire Friday in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head, officials said.

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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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Atlanta preparing for an Ebola patient

Five days after he finished treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, a young doctor was back home in New York, and four days after that he was riding the subway, going bowling and coming down with the infection himself.

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