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Gwinnett looking for new school names

Gwinnett County is asking for your help to name four new schools.The district has a form on its website, www.

Georgia sees uptick in ACT scores

The state’s graduating seniors in 2014 had a composite score of 20.8 on the ACT college entrance exam, an uptick of a tenth of a point from the year before, according to results released Wednesday.

Holy Innocents’ raises $22.5 million for new building

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School has raised $22.5 million to fund projects including a new 59,000-square foot building with math and science classrooms, a dining hall, a robotics lab and administrative space.

College admissions tests

More Georgia high school students take ACT and do better on it

The 2014 ACT scores were released this week. More Georgia students are now taking the college admissions test: •50,697 of Georgia high school graduates, an estimated 53 percent of the 2014 graduating class, took the ACT.

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Common Core pays price for vagueness: It is getting blamed for all manner of silliness

Robert Maranto is the 21st Century Chair in Leadership in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas.

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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. 15

Clark Atlanta University has been named the August School of the Month by the Tom Joyner Foundation.

In your Schools: Photos

Kawon Bryant, North Oconee

The 2014 AJC Super 11

The 29th annual Super 11 team of the state’s best high school football players.

A look inside Atlanta's Drew Charter School

A look inside Atlanta's Drew Charter School

Photos: The AJC goes inside the $55 million Charles R. Drew Charter School Junior and Senior Academy at the Charlie Yates campus, August 7, 2014.

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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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Does ‘new Gwinnett’ start turning purple this year?

Gwinnett County, home to exclusive country clubs and immigrant enclaves, is the best example of Georgia’s shifting demographics.

MYAJC Exclusive: Behind the scenes of Super 11

AJC Photojournalist Curtis Compton talks about shooting this year's Super 11. (Video edited by Elissa Benzie)

Moore has one eye on Ferguson, other on the defense

Moore has one eye on Ferguson, other on the defense

Falcons safety William Moore has been keeping one eye on the developments in Ferguson, Mo. and the other on the blending together of the team’s revamped defense.

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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.