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Gwinnett Daily Post stories: Local Education
Mar 05, 2015
Holocaust survivor speaks to Sweetwater Middle students
The Long Island, N.Y. resident, who co-authored a book “Children of Terror,” spoke to students at Creekland Middle on Wednesday, and plans to speak to students at North Gwinnett Middle on Friday.

Mar 05, 2015
Gwinnett County Schools to honor student artwork
Student artwork from schools around the district will be rotated throughout the month, and each rotation begins with a reception to honor student artists and their families.

Mar 04, 2015
New parent-driven geography program at Wesleyan exposes students to countries, cultures
The idea of the program is to not only expose students to where the countries are on a map, but also what’s unique about a given country, such as a Boomerang in Australia, clover in Ireland or Hello Kitty brand products in Japan.

Mar 04, 2015
Gwinnett County Schools takes disciplinary action over bullying video
The boy who recorded the video, a follower of the Sikh religion, points the camera toward the back of the bus while one girl points toward him and calls him a “terrorist, terrorist.” The boy is wearing a patka, a traditional head covering worn by Sikh children.

Mar 03, 2015
Schools across Gwinnett celebrate Dr. Seuss, Read Across America | PHOTOS
At Primrose School of Five Forks on Monday, Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist and Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz each read to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students, along with DeAnna Espinoza, a librarian from the Five Forks branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library.

Mar 02, 2015
Buford City Schools announces inclement weather make-up plan
Buford City Schools will make up all three days its missed because of inclement weather before the end of the month.

Feb 28, 2015
Anti-Common Core activist group holds meeting with Superintendent Richard Woods, Rep. Tom Rice
The focus was on Common Core’s impact on Georgians and how to restore quality education and local control. The group believes the standards were “hurriedly adopted” in Georgia without legislative process to make Georgia eligible to receive funding in the Race to the Top grant competition in 2010.

Feb 28, 2015
GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Deadline looms for Broad Foundation scholarships
The scholarships pay $5,000 a year for four-year schools and $2,500 a year for students attending two-year schools and are aimed at students who have shown improvement in their grades over time.

Feb 28, 2015
School lunch menus for the week of March 2
The following is the Gwinnett County Public Schools lunch menu for this week.

Feb 27, 2015
At the Gwinnett science and engineering fair, nervous energy, excitement fills the air
For some, it was their first time making it to the 37th annual regional event. Others, like Simone Pete, a Twin Rivers Middle seventh grader, were in their third year.


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Mar 06, 2015
Opinion: Georgia school districts ought to take opportunity now to fix schools or risk state takeover
Jordan Posamentier is deputy policy director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell.
Posamentier works with more than 45 cities pursuing a portfolio strategy for managing their schools systems.
According to ...

Mar 05, 2015
Calling all math teachers: Should simple subtraction problem require full page of work?
A Forsyth parent sent me a copy of a note she sent to Superintendent Jeff Bearden with questions about why her young son’s math was so much more complicated than it needed to be. The mom is ...

Mar 05, 2015
New push in Legislature to allow guns in frat houses, college stadiums
And speaking of the Legislature…
Two new bills in the Legislature revive last year’s debate about guns on Georgia’s college campuses, but the AJC says passage is unlikely.
According to the AJC’s Aaron Gould Sheinin: “The bills face ...

Mar 05, 2015
State Senate passes Deal’s plan to seize control of failing schools
From the Governor’s Office:
Gov. Nathan Deal today praised the Senate for passing legislation that would allow for an Opportunity School District (OSD) to aid chronically failing schools throughout the state. The constitutional amendment resolution and ...

Mar 05, 2015
Georgia Tech again among top colleges in country for student return on investment
Tech ranks 8th, right after MIT. Most of the colleges where students reap the greatest financial returns on their college investments are engineering schools.
The University of Georgia ranks 330 for those students who pay in-state ...

Mar 04, 2015
Opinion: DeKalb parents ought to get involved in superintendent search
DeKalb parent and education advocate Allyson Gevertz offers advice today on what county residents can do to support school reform. Co-founder of the countywide parent advocacy group Parent Councils United, Gevertz had urged the DeKalb school board to ...

Mar 02, 2015
The legacy of Beverly Hall: Did former APS school chief care more about scores than students?
With the death of former Atlanta school chief Beverly Hall will come a debate over her legacy.
Was she a driven leader who demanded too much of educators who were not up to the job? Or ...

Mar 02, 2015
Opinion: Politics drives attack on AP U.S. History in statehouse
Ian Altman is chair of the English Department at Clarke Central High School in Athens. He is also the 2015 Clarke County STAR Teacher.
Last year, Altman won the Crystal Apple Distinguished Alumni Award from UGA. ...


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