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Kindergarten student brought loaded gun to Pa. school, police say

Police and school officials in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, said a kindergarten student brought a loaded gun to school Monday.

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The other half of the Ron Clark story: Former Cobb teacher Kim Bearden

The other half of the Ron Clark story: Former Cobb teacher Kim Bearden

At this weekend’s 2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival, I am introducing Kim Bearden, cofounder, executive director, and language arts teacher at the Ron Clark Academy, the well-known middle school and educator training facility in Atlanta.

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Do metro schools start too early?

Okay, we’re not all morning people.And the early start of the school day is not helping students who need the extra shut-eye, some researchers say.

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Pediatricians: Start middle and high schools later so kids can sleep

Over the years, I’ve written several stories on how the sleep patterns of teenagers would be better accommodated by later starting times at high schools, a practice supported by several research studies.

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Governor pushes for more emphasis on computer programming in Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal pledged a retooling of the state’s education system on Monday that would better prepare Georgia students for computer programming courses as high-paying jobs increasingly demand highly technical skills.

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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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.

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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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Turner Broadcasting cuts could grow to 1,500 jobs

Turner Broadcasting cuts could grow to 1,500 jobs

Turner Broadcasting’s job reductions could grow to as many 1,500 workers, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.

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Herb Shafer

‘I’ve shot better men than you’

I must apologize to Herb Shafer for misquoting him. “I’m not going to have any jacklick judge get me to bow down,” I quoted him saying after he was released from the Douglas County jail (he was feuding with a judge, who tossed him behind bars).

Jury pool challenged at Atlanta Public Schools trial

Neglectful APS jurors given choice: Jail or hang around?

The judge overseeing the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial expressed frustration Tuesday that prospective jurors aren’t returning to court when they’re supposed to.

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