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‘Bless you’ back in Georgia college class

Order has been restored in one Georgia college class, where a restriction on saying “bless you” after a sneeze has been lifted.

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Two Fulton schools’ state charter petitions denied

Two locally-authorized charter schools in Fulton County failed to win state charters after the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia voted against them Wednesday.

Proposed charter school wins commission approval

Metro Atlanta will have a new language-based charter school next year, assuming the state board of education gives it the nod later this year.

Gwinnett schools investigate 6-year-old’s sexual assault claim

Gwinnett County school police are investigating a claim that a six-year-old student was sexually assaulted twice last week in an elementary school restroom.

U.S. Education secretary to visit Georgia

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will stop in Georgia next month as part of his three-day, back-to-school tour of Southern states.

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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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.

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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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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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