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APS to hold meetings on flexibility options

Atlanta Public Schools will hold a series of public meetings to gather community input on the district’s operating model and flexibility options, which affect how the district is overseen and how much freedom it has from state requirements.

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Atlanta teacher plays Beyonce song in class

Atlanta tries to remove teacher for playing Beyonce song

The Atlanta school district is attempting to remove a teacher for a long list of alleged failings, including playing the Beyonce song “Drunk in Love.

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State board of education bucks federal government on school meals

As expected, the state Board of Education voted Thursday to give Georgia schools exemptions from new federal requirements limiting the sale of unhealthy foods during school hours.

A year ago, almost two-thirds of Americans never heard of Common Core. Now, they have. And they don’t like what they’re hearing.

Earlier in the week, we discussed the Education Next survey on Common Core State Standards that found a spike in opposition to Common Core while seeing continued and stable support for national standards in general.

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Carter's education and no-taxes pledge doesn't add up

Call it the gnome theory of campaign promises: 1. Spend $1 billion more on education. 2. ?? 3. Balance budget without raising taxes.

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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 Aug. 22

DeKalb County’s Cary Reynolds Elementary School won a $10,000 school improvement grant as part of Georgia United Credit Union’s School Crasher Makeover Grant program.

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The 2014 AJC Super 11

The 29th annual Super 11 team of the state’s best high school football players.

A look inside Atlanta's Drew Charter School

A look inside Atlanta's Drew Charter School

Photos: The AJC goes inside the $55 million Charles R. Drew Charter School Junior and Senior Academy at the Charlie Yates campus, August 7, 2014.

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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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Fix this: Car repair dispute embroils Austell City Hall

Fix this: Car repair dispute embroils Austell City Hall

The bizarre dispute in Austell is simply one between a mechanic and a customer: Mechanic does $1,600 worth of work on a Volkswagen and says the customer won’t pay up; customer says the mechanic did the work without his OK and is now holding the car hostage.

A&E Preview: AJC critics dish on their picks

AJC critics Melissa Ruggieri and John Kessler talk food and music. (Video edited by Elissa Benzie)

The Braves are batting .500 with the Uptons

The Braves are batting .500 with the Uptons

For those keeping score at home, the Braves are batting .500 on Uptons. No, that’s not 1.000, which is what they hoped when they added B.

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See Flashback Fotos on myajc.com for only 99 cents. Visit the MyAJC archives for a historic look at Atlanta from Midtown in the 70s to Auburn Avenue and even life here before traffic jams on the interstates.

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