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12 Georgia schools honored by U.S. Department of Education

A dozen schools in Georgia were honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools because of high academic achievement or success in closing the performance gap between different groups of students, the U.

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Survey: Teachers do not favor “integrated” math in high schools

An overwhelming majority of teachers are not in favor of the way math is taught to high school students in Georgia, according to a recent survey conducted for the state Board of Education.

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Sept. 30, 2014

APS parent questions high test scores during cheating testimony

A former Atlanta Public Schools student testified today that her third grade teacher gave her answers to questions on state tests.

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Police: Student shot at NC high school; person in custody

School officials at a North Carolina high school have confirmed that a student was shot Tuesday morning.

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Elementary school staff member saves students from child lurer

Elementary school staff member saves students from child lurer

His professional title reads “Elementary Student and Family Advocate.” To students at Graham Hill Elementary, Kristopher Green’s title should be “superhero.

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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In your schools: Best in class

Best in Class Sept. 26

Tommy Kim, an eighth grader at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, has received a 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar award.

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Former cheerleader joined high school students

Photos: Woman, 85, gets cheerleading dream fulfilled

Second Wind Dreams and Pope High School's cheerleading squad make a cheerleading dream come true for an 85-year-old Lynn Campbell.

Jackson-Atlanta vs. Cedar Grove

High school football: Week 6

This week's featured games are South Forsyth vs. Chattahoochee, Jackson-Atlanta vs. Cedar Grove and South Paulding vs.

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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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Flipping or flopping? Home rehab craze gets new life

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Trial of DeKalb CEO Ellis enters final stage

Trial of DeKalb CEO Ellis enters final stage

The judge overseeing the corruption trial of DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis said Monday the case was in its “home stretch,” with Ellis’ defense team preparing to tell their side of the story.

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18th Annual Plains Peanut Festival

Photos: President Carter at hometown festival

President Jimmy Carter attended the 18th Annual Plains Peanut Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Plains, Ga.

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