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State officials hoping to debunk myths about Common Core

Wednesday’s first meeting of an unusual state committee on education policy was billed as an opportunity to inform voters.

New high school test scores out so parents can judge schools

An online school in Gwinnett County had the highest average score in a key math course, according to test results released by the Georgia Department of Education late Wednesday afternoon.

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Cobb students invited to do “practice run” on school bus

To get ready for the new school year, Cobb County Kindergarten and first grade students along with their parents are invited Friday to do a “practice run” on the school bus.

Educators have a lot of giants to fight, one noted superintendent says

Borrowing from a biblical tale, Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks told scores of principals in neighboring DeKalb County Tuesday that they must fight for education in the nimble way that David slew Goliath.

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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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Robyn Smith, a junior from Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta, will attend the Boston University Tanglewood Institute summer music program in Lenox, Mass.

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Photos: Rescued baby birds and their knitted nests

WildCare, a wild animal hospital and nature education center in San Rafael, has asked for knitters to craft nests that mimic baby birds' naturally warm habitats.

Tiger Heart and the power of one

Photos: Tiger Heart and the power of one

When Katrell Christie learned of India’s throwaway girls, she decided to make a difference. An impromptu trip to India inspired the tea shop owner to house and educate the country’s displaced young women.

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Percentage of Low Income Students in Public Schools 2011

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