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School sexual assault claim unfounded, principal says

Gwinnett County school officials said they did not find any evidence to support a claim that a 6-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on two occasions last month inside an elementary school bathroom.

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Fulton County school system wins accolades for financial reporting

The Fulton County school system recently received three national recognitions highlighting how it manages finances.

Most don’t support rating teachers on student scores, survey finds

A majority of Americans don’t support using student test scores to evaluate teachers, but do believe evaluations should influence whether a teacher is fired, according to a new survey.

Georgia Perimeter, Clayton State sign teacher education agreement

A new agreement signed this fall between Georgia Perimeter College and Clayton State University will allow students studying to become high school teachers to transfer seamlessly between the two schools.

Gwinnett schools bet on big win

It’s not on the same scale as the water wars between Florida and Georgia or the annual football battle waged by the Dawgs and Gators, but a friendly rivalry is brewing between two school districts in the neighboring states over a big prize.

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 Sept. 12

cHoly Innocents’ sophomore Zain Bashey was selected as a soprano clarinetist for the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony.

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High school football: Week 4

Featured games include Marietta vs. South Cobb, Brookwood vs. Parkview and West Forsyth at Chattahoochee.

Sept. 8, 2014

Michelle Obama, Arne Duncan visit Atlanta's Washington High

The First Lady and Education Secretary stopped by Atlanta's Washington High School Monday, September 8, 2014.

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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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Braves stadium will be named SunTrust Park

New home of the Braves: SunTrust Park

The Atlanta Braves’ new stadium in Cobb County will be called SunTrust Park as a result of a naming-rights deal announced Tuesday by the baseball team and the Atlanta-based banking company.

Reed: City will be involved in Hawks’ sale

Reed determined not to let another team leave Atlanta

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who has already seen two professional sports franchises leave the city limits during his administration, is determined not to let a third get away.

Sept. 16, 2014

Photos: Obama visits CDC to discuss Ebola

President Obama traveled to the CDC in Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis and announced that he is sending 3,000 American troops to West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola epidemic.

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