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First-grader forced to sit on classroom floor for month as punishment

One Houston first-grader will likely never draw on her desk again. That’s because of the unusual punishment her teacher doled out over the minor classroom infraction.

Our 10 favorite back-to-school apps

The new school year is a great opportunity to become more organized and efficient, and technology makes that easier than ever.

Fulton school bus drivers, teachers preparing for new school year

Fulton County education officials are gearing up for the new school year, with bus drivers, teachers and other staff focused on preparing schools for students.

Seven tips to set your child up for the best school year ever

Trennis Harvey has been an educator for nearly 19 years. He wouldn’t exactly say he’s nervous before the first day of school.

Buck loses recount in Georgia GOP schools race

It's official. Richard Woods won the GOP runoff for state school chief

Richard Woods is the Republican nominee for state school superintendent after a recount in the close contest with Department of Education official Mike Buck.

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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. 1

Teva Ilan, a recent graduate of Howard High School in Macon, attended the 2014 National Youth Science Camp.

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

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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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