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Scenes this summer of police in armored vehicles and riot gear launching tear gas on protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

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Homecoming derby

Students with special needs win homecoming king, queen

For the first time ever, two students with special needs are the reigning homecoming king and queen of Northgate High School in Newnan, Georgia.

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Gwinnett wins big education prize

Gwinnett County’s efforts to close the achievement gap among low-income and minority students brought it national acclaim Monday and $500,000 in scholarships for high school seniors graduating next year.

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Broad Foundation award

Gwinnett ties for major education prize

It’s a tie. Gwinnett County’s school district won national bragging rights Monday afternoon when it and the Orange County school district in central Florida both won a major award for efforts in closing the achievement gap for low-income and minority students.

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 September 12, 2014

Leaders to celebrate early education during Georgia pre-k week

Pre-kindergarten centers across the state plan to celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week, welcoming state, business and community leaders to visit classrooms and learn about early childhood education.

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.

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Atlanta Colleges and Universities

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In your schools: Best in class

Best in Class Sept. 19

Janelle Wilson, a science teacher at Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, will sail aboard NOAA Ship Henry B.

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Georgia's 10 largest high schools by enrollment

Georgia's 10 largest high schools by enrollment

Georgia’s largest high schools have more students in one school than some districts have in all schools combined.

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Atlanta School closings: Check here for weather-related closings

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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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Prosecutors: Greed led to murder of Grayson teen for high-end sneakers

When Paul Sampleton Sr. discovered his 14-year-old namesake face down on the floor, not breathing, his arms bound by duct tape, he noticed something was missing: his son’s prized pair of Air Jordan sneakers, stolen from the Grayson High School freshman’s feet after he had been shot three times in the head.

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Atlanta Braves

Wren fixed some things but failed in big picture

Frank Wren is out as the Braves’ general manager, not because he failed to make some nice trades, or struggled to sign good players amid budget constraints, or oversaw a minor league system that produced no talent.

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Lockout silences season

Lockout silences season

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s 70th anniversary season has been canceled through Nov. 8, the orchestra’s management announced Monday — the victim, ASO executives said, of a contract impasse.

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Star witness in Ellis trial begins testifying

1:36 p.m. — The long-awaited star witness in the public corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis has begun his testimony that is expected to include several secretly recorded conversations.