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Fulton school board members to take up gun bills

Fulton County school board members are expected to discuss two controversial gun bills passed by state lawmakers earlier this year.

Former LA mayor and union organizer: Rhetoric of teacher unions destructive and wrong

Antonio Villaraigosa is the former mayor of Los Angeles and a former organizer with the United Teachers of Los Angeles.

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March 5, 2014

Georgia aims to bolster child care, children’s reading

Four regions in Georgia will receive resources to provide more and better child care options to families as early as this fall.

White House Makers Faire

President Obama delivers a message today about power of education. Will young black males listen?

Can the White House influence the decisions of 16-year-old minority males to stay in school? President Obama is trying with a multi-pronged campaign that includes private industry, professional athletics, community organizations and government.

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For Georgia schools, it’s about more than how many kids pass the test

New data the Georgia Department of Education expects to release this week reflects a significant change in how Georgia grades schools and teachers.

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 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.

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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.

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Psychiatrist’s transcripts among Carson McCullers archives

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