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Gwinnett Daily Post stories: Local Education
Jul 01, 2015
Brookwood Elementary hosts STEAM, business-focused summer camp
The camp was funded by the Real LEDGE foundation, which gave a $15,000 grant that covers the cost of the camp. Real LEDGE is a nonprofit organization that promotes social and business entrepreneurship in communities through experiential education and economic development.

Jun 30, 2015
GCPS hires highest number of UGA teaching graduates
Among school districts, Gwinnett County Public Schools hired 75 first-year teachers, while Fulton and Clarke County schools tied for second at 34.

Jun 29, 2015
Gwinnett Tech receives $5,000 grant to support at-risk youth, dropout prevention
The grant funds will be used to pay for books, credit recovery, training, graduation fees, college application fees and other necessary expenses for students.

Jun 27, 2015
GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: BOE honors retiring Georgia School Boards Association executive director
Henry is retiring after 44 years of service to public education. She came to the GSBA, which is located in Lawrenceville, after 22 years with the South Carolina School Boards Association.

Jun 26, 2015
Gwinnett Online Campus receives award for engagement, communication
The school was given a Brightspace Excellence award to be recognized for using the Brightspace platform to deliver learning experiences that are innovative, collaborative, or have made an extraordinary impact on learning outcomes.

Jun 25, 2015
Gwinnett School Board approves millage rate, 3.24 percent tax increase
The millage rate, 21.85 mills, is the same as last year, but because property values have risen in the last year, local revenue is expected to increase by $13.3 million. The difference from fiscal 2009 equates to more than $100 million a year less in operating revenue, Chief Financial Officer Rick Cost said.

Jun 25, 2015
New types of schools, education formats coming to Gwinnett County Schools
School officials discussed theme-based and magnet schools across the district, along with the offerings for five new or re-located schools opening in August.

Jun 25, 2015
Gwinnett School Board denies two charter school applications
Purpose International Academy would have served sixth grade through high school, or students ages 11 to 18, while Crimson International Academy would have served students from kindergarten through middle school and ages five through 13.

Jun 24, 2015
Gwinnett School Board to consider millage rate, charter school applications
Purpose International Academy would serve sixth grade through high school, or students ages 11 to 18, while Crimson International Academy would serve students from kindergarten through middle school and ages five through 13.

Jun 23, 2015
Construction education group accepts Gwinnett Tech
The ASC promotes the sharing of ideas and knowledge, and aims to inspire, guide and promote excellence in curricula, teaching, research and service.


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Jul 01, 2015
Opinion: School choice only works when paired with accountability
Jarod Apperson is a doctoral student in economics at Georgia State University and one of the best education data analysts in the state.
In this piece, Apperson responds to a recent column by school choice ...

Jul 01, 2015
Testing and technology in Georgia schools: Who will watch the watchers?
University of Georgia professor Peter Smagorinsky takes on the testing industry and the inaugural run of Georgia’s latest remake of its state exams, the Georgia Milestones. The Milestones came under heavy criticism this year for ...

Jun 30, 2015
Does the test make the teacher? Florida to reward teachers based on their high school SAT/ACT scores.
I am all for recognizing excellence in teaching and rewarding effective teachers. But it seems crazy to go back to high school test scores to determine excellence. That’s exactly what the state of Florida is ...

Jun 29, 2015
Color-coded or color-blind admissions? Supreme Court will take up the complex question.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to take up the question of affirmative action, revisiting race-conscious admissions outlined in Fisher v. the University of Texas.
In that 2013 case, the Supreme Court ruled that because the ...

Jun 28, 2015
Music education requires kids to invest in themselves, inspires community to invest in them
Dantes Rameau is the co-founder and executive director of the Atlanta Music Project, and Aisha Bowden is the co-founder and director of AMPlify, the choral program of the Atlanta Music Project.
In this essay, the pair decry ...

Jun 25, 2015
Outgoing national PTA president on privatization of schools, funding and future
My AJC colleague Ty Tagami interviewed outgoing national PTA President and Georgia native Otha Thornton, a retired Army Lt. Colonel who won a Bronze Star Medal in Iraq.
Thornton has to be a brave man to answer ...

Jun 24, 2015
A Yankee teacher: My battle with the Confederate flag
Former teacher Mark Franek taught English for 20 years, including a stint in Alabama where the question of the Confederate flag arose in his class.
Now an attorney in Philadelphia, Franek discusses how he dealt ...

Jun 22, 2015
Georgia spends less on students than 39 other states. Does it show?
The AJC ran a news story about average state investments in education that merits discussion, especially when the governor wants to assume control of low performing schools and install them in a state-run district.
A June report out ...


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