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School administrator accused of beating special-needs child with belt

A school administrator is in jail after he allegedly beat a 9-year-old special-needs student several times with a belt, according to police.

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Atlanta schools show big in Texas debate

The Westminster Schools in Atlanta debate team won the 2014 Heart of Texas Invitational, a national tournament held at St.

WATCH: Tennessee college soccer player sinks basketball shots, wins $10,000

With $10,000 on the line, Bryan College student Gustavo Angel Tamayo, a soccer player, hit a layup, free-throw, 3-pointer and then a half-court shot Monday night.

APS trial: Ex-principal says pressure led her to cheat

Former APS principal says pressure led her to cheat

Clarietta Davis testified Wednesday that she changed her students’ answers from wrong to right on standardized tests because she feared what might happen if her school did not meet testing targets that she considered unrealistic.

Former President Jimmy Carter stumps for grandson at Atlanta college

Students at Atlanta Metropolitan State College welcomed former President Jimmy Carter to campus on Wednesday as the former leader traveled the state campaigning for his grandson Jason Carter.

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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.

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In your schools: Best in class

Best in Class for Oct. 24

Angela Yang, a 10th-grader at Wesleyan School, will play Carnegie Hall on Thanksgiving weekend in the 2014 American Protégé Piano and Strings Competition Winners Recital.

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Metro Atlanta's top AP pass rates by school

Photos: Here’s a look at which 10 metro Atlanta schools logged the highest AP exam pass rates. October 2014.

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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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Gurley, UGA players regularly warned about improper benefits

Todd Gurley just wouldn’t listen. Georgia’s star tailback, out of action since Oct. 9, had two more games added to what had been a two-game suspension for accepting what the NCAA claims to have been more than $3,000 from memorabilia dealers for autographing merchandise over the past two years.

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Check your school's AP exam scores

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MARTA’s boss man lives in grand mansion with columns out front. How do I know that? I saw it in a newspaper advertisement a couple weeks ago.

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