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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: Oct. 29, 2014

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Metro Atlanta's top AP pass rates by school

Photos: Here’s a look at which 10 metro Atlanta schools logged the highest AP exam pass rates. October 2014.

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DeKalb firefighters Friday morning were on the scene of a fire at the old Atlanta Prison Farm. The flames may be the product of vagrants camping in the abandoned structure at 1407 Key Road, which has no electricity and has burned previously, DeKalb fire Capt.