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Charter school strikes $14 million deal, raises big questions

Charter school strikes $14 million deal, raises big questions

In an unprecedented real estate move, a DeKalb charter school will buy the strip mall it is located in, a move that solves one problem but raises concerns about financial risks and the privatization of public education.

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Pefect scores on SAT testsHow they did it

Perfect scores on SAT tests: How they did it

For high school students, achieving a perfect score on the SAT is like winning the academic lottery.

Richard Woods says test scores should play smaller role in evaluations

Republican candidate for state school superintendent Richard Woods said the state should decrease the importance of test scores in a teacher’s evaluation.

July 22, 2014

Appeals court overrules sentencing of former DeKalb superintendent

The Georgia Court of Appeals has overruled a judge’s decision to lock up former DeKalb County schools Superintendent Crawford Lewis, after his testimony helped send two people to prison.

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Fulton school superintendent’s contract extended for additional year

Fulton County school board members have unanimously approved a one-year contract extension for Superintendent Robert Avossa.

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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)

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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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Trion vs. Mount Paran Christian

High School Football: Week Ten

The playoff picture begins to take focus.

Trion vs. Mount Paran Christian

High school football: Week 10

The playoff picture begins to take focus.

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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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College football for Sunday

Football scores lag at state's Div. I schools

At Georgia's top-tier Division I college football programs — the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University and Georgia Southern University — the admission scores of football players lag significantly behind those of other freshmen, an AJC investigation has discovered.

Hundreds of Georgia schools may be vulnerable to disease outbreaks

Ga. schools at risk for disease outbreaks

Children attending more than 200 Georgia schools are in classrooms where vaccination rates fall short of the level needed to protect them from catching and spreading a variety of diseases, according to an analysis of state data by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Kennesaw State University Owl-O-Ween

Photos: Kennesaw State University Owl-O-Ween

Kennesaw State University Owl-O-Ween, Atlanta's only hot air balloon festival also billed as Atlanta's largest costume party, is expected to draw thousands in attendance at the two-day festival.

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