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Ebola outbreak forces Mercer to cancel 2015 program in Liberia

An education program in Liberia operated by Mercer University has been canceled for the upcoming year in response to the Ebola outbreak in the West African country, a college spokesman said Tuesday.

New security measures at four Gwinnett schools

Starting today, four Gwinnett County elementary schools will have new security features designed to keep intruders from harming students and staff.

Georgia Perimeter College celebrating 50th anniversary

Georgia Perimeter College celebrating 50th anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Georgia Perimeter College, which opened in 1964 as DeKalb College.

How to access free online textbooks

The Georgia Department of Educations offers free, interactive digital textbooks online at gavirtuallearning.

Kim Bearden

A place where everybody knows your name: Should that be school?

At the AJC Decatur Book Festival this weekend, I had the delightful job of introducing the dynamic Kim Bearden, co-founder of the Ron Clark Academy and the recipient the Oscar of teaching, the Milken award.

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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

News and information about metro area higher education.

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.

In your Schools: Photos

Valdosta vs. Brookwood

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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Search AJC real estate listings to find homes by ZIP code, city, neighborhood. Easy search from your phone or tablet.

Atlanta School closings: Check here for weather-related closings

Before, during and after the bad weather, check here to see what's open and closed in metro Atlanta

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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Save the Children report: Georgia not ready for emergencies

Save the Children report: Georgia not ready for emergencies

It has been eight months since an icy storm colloquially dubbed “Snowpocalypse” shut down metro Atlanta, leaving thousands of people stranded on highways and scores of children stuck in schools.

Mayor Kasim Reed (2010-present)

Flashback Fotos: Atlanta, meet your mayors

How many of Atlanta's mayors can you name? Searching the AJC photo archives, we found some historic pictures of those who have been charged with handling the city's business since the early 20th century.


Jason Carter’s Hollywood donations drive GOP attacks

Republicans deride Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jason Carter as a “limousine liberal.” His campaign fundraising has given them plenty of fodder to press their attack.

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24-hour Digital Pass: Flashback

See Flashback Fotos on myajc.com for only 99 cents. Visit the MyAJC archives for a historic look at Atlanta from Midtown in the 70s to Auburn Avenue and even life here before traffic jams on the interstates.

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Annual Woofstock event in Suwanee

Volunteering in Atlanta

Learn how to volunteer in Atlanta and north Georgia, browse volunteer events and search local groups who need volunteers in the arts, community, food programs, housing, animal rescue and more.


Mark Arum Weekend Construction Outlook

Updated every Friday, Mark Arum tells us where we can find construction, events and anything else to slow us down on the roads this weekend.