Powered by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Atlanta Schools & Education

Metro Atlanta school news, photos, links and resources about schools and school districts

Georgia’s poor kids may be falling further behind, new data shows

Georgia’s poor kids may be falling further behind, new data shows

As a group, Georgia’s poor students may be falling further behind their wealthier peers academically, according to a new yardstick intended to help measure school performance.

Comments  (1)  

Atlanta schools registration drive aims to increase attendance

Atlanta schools registration drive aims to increase attendance

Mellissa White, her son, Damien and her cousin, Antoine Milon sat inside the air-conditioned lobby of Southside Medical Center Saturday afternoon.

Comments  (1)  

Woods win in superintendent’s race could pose challenges for GOP

Woods win in superintendent’s race could pose challenges for GOP

The campaign for Georgia school superintendent is like a licorice strand — elastic and twisty — where political party affiliation seems to count more than policy positions.

University quiz implies atheists are smarter than Christians

Ohio State University has come under some fire after a quiz in a required course implied atheists are inherently smarter than Christians.

Comments  (1)  

Testing

High performing schools in Cobb, Gwinnett with low growth rates: Cause for concern?

After the AJC education reporters met with the Department of Education Monday on its new growth model, we talked about how to report the news to help folks understand the measures.

Comments  (48)  

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)

Georgia Tech students start class

Atlanta Colleges and Universities

News and information about metro area higher education.

In your schools: Best in class

Best in Class for June 27

Robyn Smith, a junior from Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta, will attend the Boston University Tanglewood Institute summer music program in Lenox, Mass.

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.

myajc logo 300x225

AJC Focus: Education

On MyAJC.com, our news web site for subscribers, indepth, complete school news is available daily. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's team of reporters, editors and columnists work each day to bring our readers the latest news and analysis of issues impacting education in Atlanta, the metro area, Georgia and the nation.

Moving to a new school district?

AJC Homes for Mobile image

Find Atlanta homes for sale, lease or rent

Search AJC real estate listings to find homes by ZIP code, city, neighborhood. Easy search from your phone or tablet.

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

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.

More Kids and Parent resources

Summer safety tips for the family thumbnail

Kids and Parent news, info, and things to do

Atlanta Families resources, kids events, money-saving deals, and things to do.
Bilingual author will have you singing and more family events Oct. 13-19. thumbnail

Kids and Parent - Lifestyle and Things To Do

Atlanta kids events, money-saving deals, and things to do.
Better get your flu shot thumbnail

Kids and Parent - Health and Family

Atlanta families resources, information, news, and health topics for Atlanta families
 
 

Today on MyAJC.com

The Civil War destroyed — and recreated — Atlanta

The Civil War destroyed — and re-created — Atlanta

Image 1: the Five Points MARTA station, where thousands of people exit and enter daily. Image 2: wooden buildings, side by side like boxes on a shelf, with a sign “AUCTION & NEGRO SALES.

Comments  (1)  

Toddler’s death, dad’s role, much debated

Toddler dad’s fate rests on digital sleuthing

On July 3, Cobb police and prosecutors successfully used tidbits culled from Justin Ross Harris’ electronic devices to shock an international audience.

Baseball Hall of Fame weekend

The scene at the Baseball Hall of Fame

Cooperstown prepares to induct former Braves greats Cox, Glavine and Maddux Sunday.

Subscribe to the AJC on your device

24-hour Digital Pass: Flashback

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.

In your community

Annual Woofstock event in Suwanee

Volunteering in Atlanta

Learn how to volunteer in Atlanta and north Georgia, browse volunteer events and search local groups who need volunteers in the arts, community, food programs, housing, animal rescue and more.

Video

Mark Arum Weekend Construction Outlook

Updated every Friday, Mark Arum tells us where we can find construction, events and anything else to slow us down on the roads this weekend.

Today's top news on ajc.com

Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center

 Nunn federal building to reopen Monday

After a week of repairs to the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center’s electrical system and a thorough safety check, nearly 5,000 federal employees who work in the downtown building will be able to return to their offices Monday.