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Report: Atlanta region is a magnet for foreign college students

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta region ranked 11th among metropolitan areas nationwide for the number of foreign college students it welcomed between 2008 and 2012, a new report shows.

Communities in Schools of Atlanta names new executive director

Communities In Schools of Atlanta has named a new executive director, Frank Brown. Brown previously served as executive director of the Butler Street Community Development Corporation.

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Molly Ringwald’s daughter strikes a familiar ‘brat pack’ pose

Like mother, like daughter. While many movie buffs will always remember Molly Ringwald as a member of the “brat pack” in those classic coming-of-age movies by John Hughes, in real life, she is now a wife and mother.

Student disciplinary process needs overhaul, experts say

State lawmakers and juvenile justice experts said Thursday that Georgia needs to change its student disciplinary practices.

Ethics program intended to clean up APS was not well monitored

Mandatory district-wide ethics training was a cornerstone of plans to reform Atlanta Public Schools after its test-cheating scandal.

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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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In your schools: Best in class

Best in Class for Aug. 22

DeKalb County’s Cary Reynolds Elementary School won a $10,000 school improvement grant as part of Georgia United Credit Union’s School Crasher Makeover Grant program.

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Saturday afternoon at Corky Kell Classic

Since its inception in 1992, the annual Corky Kell Classic signaled the beginning of the high school football season in Georgia.

Valdosta vs. Brookwood

2014 Corky Kell Classic

This year's annual high school football grand opening event takes place at McEachern High School. A total of seven games are scheduled for two days.

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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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Ga. Power preps for more nuclear projects

Georgia Power is inching closer to doubling down on what few utilities in the nation are willing to bet on: building more nuclear reactors.

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Spotlight on sale of Deal firm spurs debate

The controversial sale of a salvage yard co-owned by Gov. Nathan Deal last year has become fresh fodder in the race for the state’s top job amid a new debate over how vigorously the state should pursue tax cheats.

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Child deportation cases clog Atlanta’s immigration court

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