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Big raises planned for some Atlanta school employees

Substantial pay raises are on the way for Atlanta public school employees whose salaries haven’t budged in more than four years.

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Atlanta schools budget to get closer scrutiny under new superintendent

Atlanta school board members concerned about historically high levels of spending, administration costs and reliance on savings approved a plan Thursday to revisit next year’s budget once incoming Superintendent Meria Carstarphen arrives this summer.

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2 more APS principals leave; about 20 slots open

2 more APS principals leave; about 20 slots open

The resignations of two north Atlanta school principals surprised parents Thursday and created even more leadership vacancies in a school system going through a major transition.

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Groundbreaking ceremony to be held Friday for Fulton’s new McNair Middle School

Fulton County school officials are holding a groundbreaking ceremony Friday to celebrate the construction of a new McNair Middle School.

North Atlanta High principal resigns again

The resignations of two north Atlanta school principals surprised parents Thursday and created even more leadership vacancies in a school system going through a major transition.

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

School test scores: CCRPI (CRCT)

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I-5 charter bus crash

PHOTOS: Catastrophic school tour bus crash leaves ten dead

A horrifying crash involving a tour bus full of high school students headed to Humboldt State University in Arcata has killed ten people, injured 50 and shut down I-5 in both directions.

NBA star, law enforcement officials conduct 'Ghost Out'

Photos: Shaquille O'Neal visits DeKalb school

Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal joined the DeKalb District Attorney’s Office Thursday, April 3, 2014, in partnership with DeKalb County’s Fire & Rescue and Georgia Department of Highway Safety to host a special educational program highlighting the impact of dangerous driving practices and distracted driving.

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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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Transportation Secretary Foxx tours Atlanta to promote transit bill

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx met with Atlanta leaders Wednesday for an update on the city’s flashiest federally funded transit projects: the Atlanta Streetcar and Atlanta Beltline.

SCAD tries out housing with smaller footprint

SCAD tries out housing with smaller footprint

Savannah College of Art and Design has built a housing community on the fourth floor of SCAD Atlanta’s parking garage.

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Closing arguments to begin in Jonesboro daycare death

It’s now up to a Clayton County jury to decide whether the death of a 2-year-old girl, forgotten in a daycare center’s van on a sweltering June afternoon, was a crime that deserves punishment or a tragic accident that calls for acquittal.