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Gwinnett Daily Post stories: Local Education
Jul 29, 2014
Deal announces effort for Georgians to go back, finish degrees
Gov. Nathan Deal, the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia on Tuesday launched the statewide “Go Back. Move Ahead.” campaign, a collaborative effort to encourage Georgia residents to go back to school and complete their degree or certificate.

Jul 29, 2014
Gwinnett Tech to offer social media degree
Gwinnett Technical College now offers a degree and diploma in social media to provide students the skills and techniques needed to use social media for business.

Jul 28, 2014
Georgia Gwinnett College rolls out new parking lots, traffic flow pattern
Georgia Gwinnett College on Monday opened four new gravel parking lots and added or re-opened more than 800 parking spaces as it continues a roll out of a pedestrian-friendly parking and traffic plan to keep motorists on the perimeter of the campus.

Jul 28, 2014
At Gwinnett Tech, perfect surgical technology exam streak continues
The perfect performance of the 12 graduating seniors extends the 100 percent pass rate to four years at Gwinnett Tech. The test assesses practical knowledge and skills in the field and awards the credential of Certified Surgical Technologist.

Jul 26, 2014
GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Shiloh High awarded international baccalaureate component
Shiloh High, an authorized International Baccalaureate Progamme School, recently became Gwinnett County’s first school to be approved for another component of IB, the IB Career Related Certificate Programme.

Jul 25, 2014
New tool allows parents to compare student progress
The Georgia Department of Education has provided data describing how much each student has grown relative to academically-similar students.

Jul 25, 2014
GCPS honored for environmental achievement
The school system was recently recognized for its efforts in reducing emissions from its bus fleet.

Jul 24, 2014
Longtime spokesman leaving Gwinnett schools
The director of media relations was hired in part to develop community outreach messages in the Spanish and Korean communities, along with working with the local and national news media.

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.

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Get Schooled: Rigor: A horrible word for schools?
I thought this Oregon parent made a good case for abandoning the use of "rigor" in discussing school reform:
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Get Schooled: Bad student writers: You get what you pay for
University of Georgia professor and frequent AJC Get Schooled contributor Peter Smagorinsky had a strong and immediate reaction to fellow academic Rick Diguette’s blog essay today on how ill prepared college freshmen are in writing.
And Smagorinsky put that reaction into a column. His piece will only make sense if ...

Get Schooled: Has freshman year in college become grade 12½?
Local college instructor Rick Diguette has written many provocative pieces for the blog. Today, he provides another great column on a topic that gets little discussion -- student writing skills.
Diguette's column prompted a response from a University of Georgia professor who trains English teachers. Take a look when ...

Get Schooled: High performing schools in Cobb, Gwinnett with low growth rates: Cause for concern?
After the AJC education reporters met with the Department of Education Monday on its new growth model, we talked about how to report the news to help folks understand the measures. If you read the package on, you will find my news colleagues assembled a thorough examination of the ...

Get Schooled: Georgia rolls out growth model: Does it help to know your student is growing but still trailing peers?
Can we change the conversation among parents from how did your child do in school this year to how much did your child grow this year?
Georgia parents now have the data to answer that second question. Will it matter to them?
 A great deal of time and thought in ...

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, where he writes about engaging students and enhancing ...

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 ...

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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