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North Atlanta High principal resigns again

North Atlanta High Principal Howard “Gene” Taylor announced Wednesday that he’s resigning as the school’s principal effective June 30.

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Gene Taylor

Resignation redux: The North Atlanta High principal quits again

It's official. The North Atlanta High School principal has resigned again. In September, Gene Taylor submitted his resignation to APS, citing his exasperation with the Atlanta's school system bureaucracy.

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Teacher evaluations

Putting Georgia teachers to the test will help students and drive reform

Bradford Swann is a Macon native, father of one and state director for StudentsFirst Georgia. In this column, he says the new teacher evaluations in Georgia will benefit students and ought to be met with enthusiasm rather than pessimism.

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Fulton schools budget calls for 2.5 percent pay raise

Fulton County school officials aim to increase employee pay and give students more days in the classroom as part of the district’s nearly $885 million proposed budget for the fall 2014-spring 2015 school year.

Pepper spray blasted at Douglas County High School

Police: 3 students arrested in connection with Douglas County High pepper spraying

Three Douglas County High students were arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with pepper spraying as many as 100 students Wednesday morning, officials said.

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

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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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