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Shiloh High gets new career program

Students at a Gwinnett County high school may attain college credits for various subjects that apply to their chosen career studies.

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Rigor: A horrible word for schools?

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Why you’re seeing Atlanta school buses on the streets this week

School for most Atlanta-area students hasn’t started yet, but school bus drivers are already on the road.

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Bad student writers: You get what you pay for

University of Georgia professor and frequent AJC Get Schooled contributor Peter Smagorinsky had a strong and immediate reaction to fellow academic Rick Diguette’s blog essay today on how ill prepared college freshmen are in writing.

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Education study committee to meet

A state government committee set up to examine the role of the federal government in public education will hold its first meeting on Wednesday at the Coverdell Legislative Office Building Wednesday from 1:30 to 5 p.

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 June 27

Robyn Smith, a junior from Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta, will attend the Boston University Tanglewood Institute summer music program in Lenox, Mass.

In your Schools: Photos

WildCare in San Rafael

Photos: Rescued baby birds and their knitted nests

WildCare, a wild animal hospital and nature education center in San Rafael, has asked for knitters to craft nests that mimic baby birds' naturally warm habitats.

Tiger Heart and the power of one

Photos: Tiger Heart and the power of one

When Katrell Christie learned of India’s throwaway girls, she decided to make a difference. An impromptu trip to India inspired the tea shop owner to house and educate the country’s displaced young women.

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Atlanta School closings: Check here for weather-related closings

Before, during and after the bad weather, check here to see what's open and closed in metro Atlanta

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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This Atlanta writer is “Done With The Wind”

Readers respond to "Done With the Wind"

Frankly, somebody gave a damn. The response to this week's Metro Focus, "This Atlanta writer is 'Done With The Wind'," has gotten an incredible response from readers representing a broad spectrum of opinions.

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50 years at DFCS: ‘they keep coming at you’

MyAJC Exclusive: 50 years at DFCS: ‘They keep coming at you’

Martha Blue, the outgoing chief of the Division of Family and Children Services office in Macon, was tickled a reporter would drive 100 miles from Atlanta just to come see her.

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A momentous day for Braves at Hall of Fame induction

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Hank Aaron received the longest ovation among 55 returning Hall of Famers introduced at before Saturday’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and an impromptu tomahawk chop and chant started among thousands of Braves fans as commissioner Bud Selig introduced Bobby Cox.

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