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Why Atlanta schools are trying performance pay again

Atlanta Public Schools is once again tying teacher and principal pay to student performance as are five more metro Atlanta school districts.

Cobb high school homecoming court has first transgender student

Cobb high school homecoming court has first transgender student

Cobb County 16-year-old Sage Lovell made history Friday, becoming the first transgender student named to a high school homecoming court in Georgia.

Atlanta schools names Barry Blackmon II 2014 Teacher of the Year

Atlanta schools names Barry Blackmon II 2014 Teacher of the Year

B.E.S.T. Academy teacher Barry Blackmon II has been named the 2014-2015 Atlanta Public Schools Teacher of the Year.

Tom Hanks to lead $150M fundraising effort at Wright State

Tom Hanks to lead $150M fundraising effort at Wright State

Academy and Emmy Award winner Tom Hanks and Amanda Wright Lane, great grandniece of Orville and Wilbur Wright, will lead the largest fundraising campaign in Wright State University’s 47-year history.

Education leaders to look into high-stakes testing

Even as Georgia moves to a new high-stakes test, Superintendent John Barge has offered his support for a national set of guidelines aimed at making sure such tests are coherent and of high quality.

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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 Oct. 17

Roswell High School’s Caroline Wu and Andrew Lukman were the only two string students from Georgia chosen to perform in the National Association for Music Education’s all-national honor ensemble program.

In your Schools: Photos

Milton vs. Walton

High school football: Week 9

Featured games include Westminster vs. Blessed Trinity, Stephenson vs. Druid Hills and Milton vs. Walton.

Alpharetta vs. Centennial

High school football: Week 8

Featured games include St. Pius vs. Marist, Alpharetta vs. Centennial and Cambridge vs. Sprayberry.

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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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Final score: Falcons 7, Ravens 29

Here’s good news: Falcons are leaving country

It seems to be happening again. It might dangerous to declare last rites over an NFL team only seven games into a season, but there’s nothing about the Falcons that suggests they’re getting better, while there’s mounting evidence that the bottom is falling out.

Judge doesn’t take kindly to lawyer’s newborn

Judge doesn’t take kindly to lawyer’s newborn

Lawyer Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle couldn’t get a continuance for her case, even though she was on maternity leave, so she carried her month-old daughter into a court hearing.


Health law dominates state race

Some may recognize Ralph Hudgens as Georgia’s insurance commissioner, charged with the task of regulating the claims industry and protecting consumers from insurance fraud.

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