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State board of education to meet

The state Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday morning in Atlanta on the 20th floor of 2070 Twin Towers East.

State to host meeting on federal role in education

A study committee of the state House of Representatives will host a meeting in Milledgeville Wednesday morning on the federal government’s role in public education.

Pentagon sends weapons, other materials to Georgia colleges, schools

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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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)

Georgia Tech students start class

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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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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Atlanta's historic Fox Theatre

Flashback fotos: The Fox Theatre, 1929-2008

In 2014, the Fox Theatre launches a year of celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the "Save the Fox" campaign, which turned the neglected old theater into a beautiful showplace that thrives today.

Georgia’s obesity rate still high, but don’t give up on shedding pounds

Georgia’s obesity rate still high, but don’t give up on shedding pounds

Georgia’s adult obesity rate remains steady, standing at 30 percent in 2013, about the same as the previous year, according to a new study.

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Arraignment delayed for dad in hot car death

Thursday’s scheduled arraignment of the Cobb County father charged with intentionally leaving his young son inside a hot car to die has been delayed.

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