Kindergarten teacher Nell Wright welcomes students on their first day of class in 2016 for Cobb County’s Argyle Elementary School. Among major metro school systems, Cobb starts first this year.  JOHN SPINK /JSPINK@AJC.COM
Photo: John Spink/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: John Spink/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Back to School 2017: Complete coverage as Georgia, metro Atlanta students return to class

Wave goodbye to the swimming pool and forget about sleeping in late, kids (and parents). The school bells start ringing soon and we’re here to help you get ready.

The latest: 

Back to school: key information for Cobb County

Most removed DeKalb principals now to remain in administrative positions

Back-to-school traffic woes: Uber discounts rides to and from MARTA

Walton opens to Isakson, Handel, hundreds of folks day before classes

Incoming kindergartners comment on preview of riding the bus

DeKalb Schools lost 900 more teachers over the last school year

# School's back and so's the traffic on some metro Atlanta roads

How to get a job as a substitute teacher in metro Atlanta

Child getting a vaccine before the school year begins? Check for recalls

Fulton Schools to honor bus drivers at luncheon

Students, families borrow more for college

Don't want to teach? Here are 6 education gigs outside of the classroom

Hard stuff: As kids go back-to-school, people buy more booze, analysis finds

Atlanta Public Schools to see 11 principal changes this year

How to get a job as a school bus driver in metro Atlanta

Clayton Schools to offer free health screenings, food at back-to-school event

13 Gwinnett schools will have new principals this year

Sending your kid off to school for the first time next week? 5 tips to hold back the tears

As school starts, parents angle for the best teachers

Principal changes coming for 12 Fulton schools this year

Coke, SunTrust commit 2M for additional staff in Atlanta classrooms

11K people are not happy about Cobb schools starting earlier than ever

QUIZ: How much do you know about your child's metro Atlanta school lunch?

QUIZ: How well do you know your metro Atlanta school?

Do you know who runs your school? Meet Cobb's new principals this year

Whatever happened to summer? Georgia schools starting earlier

DeKalb Schools' reassigned principals mostly return to teaching, retire

Georgia wants to tap Medicaid to double school nurses

# Nationwide search for Georgia school "turnaround" chief begins soon

Librarians, architects help kids discover better world

Atlanta back-to-school event readies students for school start

More than 1,000 teachers needed for metro Atlanta schools ahead of first day

Style over substance? Despite critics, DeKalb Schools leaders tout progress

Henry County school board unable to negotiate superintendent contract

Newly relocated high school ready to open its downtown Atlanta doors

More and more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children. Our kid reporter, Sammy, explains how this is putting unvaccinated children and vulnerable people who come in contact with them, like infants or grandparents, at greater risk.

Back to school guides and tips:

6 tips to help get your kid in back-to-school mode

Studying 2.0: 8 homework apps to help your kid through the school year

Guide gives critical info about your kids' Georgia school

Cherokee County Schools: Back-to-school guide for 2017-18

Your guide to the 2017-2018 Clayton County school year

Your guide to the 2017-2018 Cobb County school year

Forsyth County Schools: Back-to-school guide for 2017-18 academic year

Your guide to the 2017-2018 Henry County school year

Your guide to the 2017-2018 Marietta City Schools academic year

Here's the 411 on Atlanta Public Schools

Back to school: Vaccine requirements for Georgia students

Back to school: Keeping your kids safe on social media

Back to School Tips for Parents of First Time Students

Shopping tips:

Where to find the best deals on Atlanta school uniforms

10 best school supplies for your Atlanta middle schooler

10 best school supplies for your Atlanta elementary student

10 best school supplies for your child's teacher

How much will you spend on your child this school year?

Back-to-school shopping 2017: Online vs. in-store, what's the best, cheapest way to get everything on your list?

12 can't-miss back-to-school sales for Atlanta parents

# Atlanta teacher turns rock star with music video on back-to-school fashion

# Local mall creates its own tax free holiday after Georgia ends tradition

15 ways to score free supplies before your kids head back to school

Hosea Helps to give away thousands of supplies at back-to-school event

Back to school shopping can be taxing for parents and the supply lists seem to grow every year. Here is a sample of one school’s requirements for new kindergartners. Parents can order a prepacked box or shop on their own.

Georgia Milestones results for 2016-17:

Clayton's most improved in Milestones math

Decatur schools surpass state averages on Georgia Milestones

Fulton's chronically failing schools see improvement on Georgia Milestones

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