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Gwinnett Daily Post stories: Local Education
May 21, 2015
Original principal closes Mulberry Elementary for last time | PHOTOS
The only principal Mulberry Elementary has ever known waved goodbye to students for the last time on Thursday, a day that caused her to “savor every single moment” the last few weeks.

May 21, 2015
School Board approves new principal at Suwanee Elementary
Keag was previously an assistant principal at Harmony Elementary and Loganville High, but began her career as a special education lead teacher at Crews Middle.

May 21, 2015
Gwinnett County Schools counts 515 retirees
It’s an experienced group as 49 percent of the retirees worked their entire career in GCPS. They are support staff, administrators, classroom teachers, counselors and media specialists. One hundred and forty four have 30 or more years of service in education, and 29 have 40 or more years in education.

May 20, 2015
As graduation ceremonies begin, Collins Hill graduates encouraged to build relationships | PHOTOS
That sentiment was shared in speeches from Principal Kerensa Wing and School Board member Dan Seckinger, and from Class President Margo Bridgers, who added that while some dreams have been accomplished, “the time to excel has not stopped here.”

May 20, 2015
Blown transformer causes evacuation of Jones Middle
Staff pulled fire alarm after they smelled smoke.

May 19, 2015
Board of Regents approves new college campus safety, security guidelines
Georgia’s Board of Regents voted Tuesday to implement a system-wide campus safety initiative, which includes hiring new positions.

May 19, 2015
Georgia NAACP calls for formal review of TNT Academy
The executive director of the Georgia Accrediting Commission, however, said he had a good conversation with the education chair of the Gwinnett NAACP and hasn’t received any such formal compliant, or opened any investigation.

May 19, 2015
Peachtree Ridge receives AdvancED STEM certification
Peachtree Ridge is the first high school in Georgia to receive the achievement. To receive the certification, a school must pass an evaluation and continuous improvement process to surpass goals and expectations for its program.

May 18, 2015
Providence Christian breaks ground on new athletics complex
Lussi is a long-time staff member at Providence and the new complex will be named for him. It will have new venues for football, soccer, softball, tennis and track and field. Plans for the new facilities signal the end of Providence athletes traveling off-campus to play because the school’s property lacked adequate facilities.

May 17, 2015
School lunch menus for the week of May 18
This week’s lunch menu for Gwinnett County Public Schools.

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May 20, 2015
State policies on illegal immigrants force APS valedictorian to leave Georgia for college
The valedictorian of an Atlanta high school is seeking donations to pay for college because he is not eligible for HOPE due to his immigration status. Nor can Marlon Portillo attend Georgia Tech or University of Georgia, both of which accepted him, because of a 2011 policy that bars illegal immigrants from any University System of Georgia institutions that turned away academically qualified students for the past two years.
In essence, the policy keeps illegal ...

May 20, 2015
Ratings roulette: Proposed federal system threatens U.S. higher education
Ed L. Schrader is president of Brenau University and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
In this essay, he explains why he opposes a ...

May 20, 2015
Opinion: It’s time to move Georgia’s science standards forward
Dr. Jeremy Peacock is a regional science content specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the high school science classroom.  Before entering the education field, Dr. Peacock worked as a professional environmental scientist ...

May 19, 2015
School Superintendent Richard Woods: Georgia is moving away from “funny math methods”
I am a bit troubled by this new column from state Superintendent Richard Woods in which he decries “funny math methods.”
Because here’s what’s not funny: Georgia students lack strong math skills. We consistently rank in the ...

May 18, 2015
No objection to testing if it’s relevant, informative and aligned with what was taught
The media has been reporting a lot this year on parents opting to pull their kids out of testing.
I am not among the parents who feel there’s too much testing in school. (However, I think there ...

May 17, 2015
As Morehouse and Spelman graduate, consider fate and funding of HBCUs
Carolyn Ash, Ed.D. is Managing Director of Ash Consulting Group, which helps guide the efforts of schools and other organizations committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Darrick Hamilton, Ph.D. is in the Milano School for ...

May 14, 2015
DeKalb’s new school chief will arrive to cheering section. Can’t promise it will last.
There are a lot happy folks in DeKalb with the hiring of Kansas City, Mo., superintendent R. Stephen Green to run the county’s schools
I can’t predict how long the good will toward Green will last, ...

May 14, 2015
New report: Georgia telling parents tall tales when it pronounces their kids proficient
A new report by the national education advocacy group Considered the gold standard, NAEP sets its bar for proficiency much higher than most states, but no state has as large and as consistent gaps across ...

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