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Construction ceremonies set for new Fulton County elementary schools

Ceremonies celebrating the construction of Fulton County’s newest elementary schools are planned for November, according to education officials.

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APS trial: We didn’t call it cheating, former Atlanta educator says

Teachers at Venetian Hills Elementary School didn’t call it cheating, former Venetian Hills testing coordinator Milagros Moner testified Thursday.

Suits alleging sexual assault filed against Tech “rapebait” fraternity

Two women on Thursday filed lawsuits against a Georgia Tech fraternity, made infamous after an email surfaced instructing members how to “lure rapebait” by plying women with alcohol.

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Georgia graduation rates inch upward

Georgia’s public high school graduation rate has continued to rise, but more than a quarter of the state’s students are still failing to make it out into the real world with a regular diploma within the allotted four years.

The graduation rate for 2014 was 72.5 percent, according to figures released by the Georgia Department of Education Thursday. That’s up from the prior year but by less than a percentage point. And the upward trajectory of prior years is starting to level off.

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Georgia graduation rates rise slightly

Georgia’s public high school graduation rate rose last year, but not by much.

The 72.5 percent four-year graduation rate for the class of 2014 was up less than a percentage point from the prior year. It is a continuation of annual — but slowing — increases since 2011, when the federal government developed the new way of measuring graduation.

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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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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.

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High School Football: Week 11

Featured games include Mill Creek vs. Norcross, Sprayberry vs. Kell and GACS vs. Lovett.

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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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Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee plans to ask voters in the 2016 presidential primary to approve a property tax increase that would help fund a $500 million bus system down Cobb Parkway, according to an email from the county’s transportation director to a federal transportation official obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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