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Student punished for saying 'bless you' after sneeze

When a classmate sneezed, Kendra Turner simply said “bless you.” Those two words landed her an in-school suspension.

Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised

Teacher suspended for Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown reenactment lesson

A reenactment of two deadly shootings that came under national attention has left parents upset and a teacher suspended without pay in Alabama.

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Should students be tracked into classes by abilities?

APS middle school detracks. Parents react.

A parent at Jean Childs Young Middle School sent me an essay about the Atlanta middle school's decision to “detrack” this year.

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Fewer Gwinnett students suspended, district report says

Slightly fewer Gwinnett County students were suspended during the last school year than in the prior school year, according to a report released by district officials Thursday.

Atlanta teacher plays Beyonce song in class

Atlanta tries to remove teacher for playing Beyonce song

The Atlanta school district is attempting to remove a teacher for a long list of alleged failings, including playing the Beyonce song “Drunk in Love.

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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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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.

In your Schools: Photos

Sandy Creek vs. Archer

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.

Kawon Bryant, North Oconee

The 2014 AJC Super 11

The 29th annual Super 11 team of the state’s best high school football players.

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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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