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Gwinnett Daily Post stories: Local Education
Jul 22, 2014
Gwinnett teacher orientation welcomes more than 800 educators | VIDEO | PHOTOS
More than 800 teachers who are beginning their career or are new to Gwinnett County Public Schools met at the Gwinnett Center on Tuesday morning for an orientation event to be inspired and better acquainted with the school district.

Jul 21, 2014
Berkmar Middle to start year with interim principal
Berkmar Middle will start the school year with an interim principal after Jose De Jesus left for a school district in Florida, which is closer to his hometown.

Jul 19, 2014
Georgia Gwinnett’s Allied Health and Science building set to open
The first class of 32 nursing students will start classes in August in the $30 million Allied Health and Science building that school officials have called a teaching machine with picturesque views of the heart of campus.

Jul 19, 2014
New academic formats, offerings coming to Gwinnett schools
The academy format is coming to five Gwinnett high schools, and three elementary schools will have dual language immersion programs.

Jul 19, 2014
Rising seventh-graders need new immunizations
All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering, advancing or transferring into seventh-grade in Georgia need proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination called “Tdap” and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination called “MCV4”. Proof of both vaccinations must be documented on the Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231).

Jul 19, 2014
GCPS to offer salad bars, healthier snack options
Under new national guidelines that kicked in July 1, schools that are part of the national school lunch program can no longer sell treats that are high in calories, sodium and sugar, and Gwinnett County Public Schools has worked with vendors to make sure the new rules are being followed.

Jul 19, 2014
GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: GSMST student added to group of National Merit Scholars
A GSMST student from Lilburn was among about 1,600 additional winners of a National Merit Scholarship financed by colleges and universities. These merit scholar designees join about 2,500 other college-sponsored award recipients who were announced in May.

Jul 18, 2014
Firm reveals modern interior design plans for new Gwinnett high school
An Atlanta architectural firm gave the Gwinnett School Board a preview last week of the interior design plans for the new Berkmar/Central Gwinnett relief high school, scheduled to open in August, 2015.

Jul 17, 2014
School Board learns about CRCT, EOCT replacement
The Gwinnett County Board of Education on Thursday announced the latest Gateway results, and offered an introduction to a new testing program, Georgia Milestones, which will replace the CRCT.

Jul 17, 2014
School Board tours new Suwanee middle school | Video
The Gwinnett School Board and senior school district officials on Thursday toured the new Northbrook Middle School in Suwanee. Scheduled to open in August, it’s the first new school to open in the district since Moore Middle in Lawrenceville in 2011.


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Ajc Blogs: 'Get Schooled'
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Get Schooled: Flip, blend and serve up a more enticing education through technology
I asked educators to share their experiences with technology. Several have done so, including Kelly Walsh,  CIO at the College of Westchester in White Plains, NY, where he is an adjunct faculty member.
In 2009, Walsh founded the website EmergingEdTech.com, where he writes about engaging students and enhancing ...

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Get Schooled: Alisha Morgan to supporters: Our work is not over
State Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan sent out a note this afternoon to supporters after her loss in yesterday's Democratic runoff for state school superintendent to Valarie Morgan.
From Morgan:
After spending several months on the campaign trail, last night I respectfully conceded the race for State School Superintendent to my ...

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Get Schooled: Why did 85,000 Republican voters blow off the state school chief race?
Interesting point worth discussing this morning: In the GOP Senate runoff between David Perdue and Jack Kingston, 483,000 Republicans cast ballots yesterday.
Yet, in the GOP state school superintendent runoff, only 397,788 Republicans voted.
That is a difference of 85,000 voters.
Those 85,000 people were in the polling booths. They ...

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Get Schooled: Rating colleges: Can the feds find a fair way to do it?
President Obama is seeking more accountability of the $180 billion the federal government invests annually in higher education, including student loans. He wants a rating system that will consider graduation rates, student debt and job placement.
Today, Clare Lombardo weighs in the proposed rating system. A University of ...

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Get Schooled: State school chief race: Wilson over Morgan, but GOP contest may go to recount
UPDATE: The AJC is reporting the Republican contest for school superintendent remains undecided the morning after the election as Richard Woods holds a slim -- around 1 percent -- lead over Mike Buck, which means a recount will likely be held.
The AJC is showing Woods drew 199,071 votes, while ...

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Get Schooled: Former LA mayor and union organizer: Rhetoric of teacher unions destructive and wrong
Antonio Villaraigosa is the former mayor of Los Angeles and a former organizer with the United Teachers of Los Angeles. He wrote an essay for the Wall Street Journal urging teacher unions to stop defending a broken system. Several readers asked that we take his essay up on the ...

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Get Schooled: President Obama delivers a message today about power of education. Will young black males listen?
Can the White House influence the decisions of 16-year-old minority males to stay in school?
President Obama is trying with a multi-pronged campaign that includes private industry, professional athletics, community organizations and government. He will talk about the campaign this morning at a media event in Washington.
Readers of this ...

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Get Schooled: State School Chief John Barge: A few remarks in his 'eulogy' he'd like to correct
The four candidates for state school superintendent wooed more than a thousand educators this past week at the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders conference on Jekyll Island.
Among the educators in the audience was John Barge, the man who now holds the job the others were seeking.
As I watched ...


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