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Georgia’s school report card comes out Monday

Georgia’s latest grades for its schools and school districts come out Monday, but using them to gauge progress made in your child’s classroom may not be clear-cut.

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Veteran lawman’s toughest job yet: Keeping youngsters safe in school

In his 30 years in law enforcement, Clarence Cox has helped create Georgia’s Department of Homeland Security, overseen security for the prestigious G8 gathering of world leaders and nabbed hardened criminals and drug dealers.

Nancy Jester is selling this shirt on her campaign site.

Second amendment and state school chief race. Grin and bear it? Or bearly acceptable?

UPDATED Easter morning with Nancy Jester's response to the blog discussion. I added her note to the Comments: I will have to add Nancy Jester's “Bear Arms” campaign T-shirt to my list of unique political ads.

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Student project provides water purification to Philippines families

Student project provides water purification to Philippines families

A team of high school students is sending water purification devices to help about 300 people in the Philippines as the result of a class project.

Riverwood International Charter School to host forum on building renewal

Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs will host a forum to discuss plans for a new design for the high school.

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

School test scores: CCRPI (CRCT)

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Atlanta Colleges and Universities

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In your schools: Photos

I-5 charter bus crash

PHOTOS: Catastrophic school tour bus crash leaves ten dead

A horrifying crash involving a tour bus full of high school students headed to Humboldt State University in Arcata has killed ten people, injured 50 and shut down I-5 in both directions.

NBA star, law enforcement officials conduct 'Ghost Out'

Photos: Shaquille O'Neal visits DeKalb school

Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal joined the DeKalb District Attorney’s Office Thursday, April 3, 2014, in partnership with DeKalb County’s Fire & Rescue and Georgia Department of Highway Safety to host a special educational program highlighting the impact of dangerous driving practices and distracted driving.

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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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Photos: MyAJC's top 5 in Five Minutes — April 21, 2014

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Teague dominant in opener vs. Pacers

Hawks’ Teague a trouble-maker - for Pacers

Round One went to Jeff Teague. The ability of the Hawks point guard to break down a defense – and distribute or score – was one of the keys of the first-round playoff series against the Pacers.

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Back to Boston, to reclaim the finish line

The Boston Marathon, shattered by terrorist bombs a year ago, starts at 10 a.m. Monday, with 36,000 runners, plus 3,500 uniformed police and 600 National Guardsmen.

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