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Gwinnett Daily Post stories: Local Education
Nov 25, 2014
Georgia high school writing test results improve
Ninety-six percent of 11th grade first-time test takers met or exceeded the standard on the Georgia High School Writing Test this year, up from 94 percent last year, according figures released on Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Education.

Nov 24, 2014
Knight Elementary students learn about healthy cooking, eating
The thinking that kids that age only prefer chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers and hot dogs is not true, and Hopkins’ belief was confirmed during a recent visit to Knight Elementary. Hopkins, owner of Restaurant Eugene and Holeman and Finch Public House in Buckhead, visited Knight through a program sponsored by the Captain Planet Foundation and Scana Energy.

Nov 22, 2014
GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Gwinnett School Board honors schools with positive climates
The Gwinnett County Board of Education on Thursday honored local schools that were recognized by the Georgia Department of Education for developing and maintaining a positive school climate. The DOE recently recognized 28 GCPS schools for their implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports programs.

Nov 21, 2014
Radloff Middle activates Junior Leadership Corps | VIDEO
During a program in the school’s gym, the students participated in an activation ceremony for a Junior Leadership Corps, which formally recognizes its first corps of cadets. The ceremony featured the promotion of eighth-grader Tracy Meadows to second lieutenent, and an official proclamation read by organization advisor Lt. Col. Grandvial Quick.

Nov 20, 2014
Common Core critics bring objections to classroom materials to Gwinnett School Board
Many of the issues the residents brought centered on age inappropriate materials, political and social agendas and religious views that were either encouraged or omitted.

Nov 20, 2014
Principal named for new Lawrenceville high school
Osborne Middle Principal John Campbell is leaving the school he’s led since 2004 to be the first principal at the new high school in Lawrenceville.

Nov 20, 2014
Atlanta Falcons make surprise announcement for Berkmar teacher
In a surprise announcement in her Berkmar High classroom where Vitrano teaches upper-level math, Vitrano was recognized as a “Hero in the Classroom” by the Falcons.

Nov 20, 2014
Gwinnett County Schools releases 2015-16 calendar
The Gwinnett County Public Schools calendar for the 2015-16 school year was released on Thursday.

Nov 19, 2014
AT&T lobbyist shares, learns ideas during Principal for a Day visit
Delores Crowell, a lobbyist with AT&T, participated on Wednesday in the Principal for a Day program at Five Forks Middle. Principal Peggy Goodman led Crowell on tours of several classrooms and discussed her job as the leader of the school.

Nov 19, 2014
Snellville student wins Gwinnett Tech GOAL award
A healthcare science student from Snellville was chosen as this year’s winner of Gwinnett Technical College’s Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.


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Nov 25, 2014
AJC Opinion: ‘DeKalb Way’ is wrong way in school chief search
Lynn Deutsch is the parent of three children. She has served on numerous committees at the local and state level, including the Citizens Planning Task Force and the Master Teacher and Academic Coach Implementation ...

Nov 23, 2014
Fraternities under fire: Is it time to ban Greek life on campus?
In the last few weeks, fraternities have come under fire for hazing, alcohol abuse and sexual assaults, raising questions about their continued presence on college campuses.
Ten days ago, West Virginia University suspended all Greek activities ...

Nov 23, 2014
Education silos: Connect dots and funding so children are better served
Since retiring in July as superintendent of the Gainesville, Ga., schools, Dr. Merrianne Dyer has been consulting in other states through both the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson and the Scholastic Community Affairs division.
Here ...

Nov 21, 2014
Girls getting fed up with school dress codes that treat them as distractions
Schools waste a lot of time enforcing dress codes, most of which focus on preventing young girls from distracting young boys.
Hardly, a week goes by without a news story about overreach by a school administrator ...

Nov 21, 2014
Teens cleaning up their social media, at least from college’s viewpoint
​In its annual survey of college admissions officers, Kaplan Test Prep found 35 percent went to an applicant’s social media pages to find out more about them.
But Kaplan says students are doing a better job ...

Nov 20, 2014
Teacher: Georgia’s new evaluation system benefits teachers and students
Kirk Shook is in his eighth year teaching social studies at North Oconee, and is now teaching AP Macroeconomics and Honors American Government. Originally from Young Harris, he has a bachelor’s of science from the ...

Nov 20, 2014
Common Core: Understanding standards vs. curriculum. The what vs. the how.
Kelley Brock is a Baldwin resident and former special education teacher and principal, who raised her children in Cherokee County Public Schools.
By Kelley Brock
The conservative sweep in the recent elections has got ...

Nov 19, 2014
AJC Opinion: Graduating more engineers should be a national priority
On Thursday, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia Research Alliance are hosting a National Engineering Forum focusing on three engineering challenges: capacity, capability, and competitiveness.
To mark the forum, Thomas A. Fanning, ...


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