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Gwinnett Daily Post stories: Local Education
Apr 01, 2015
North Gwinnett assistant principal a driving force behind Relay For Life
In 1998, Kirsten Baker was a first-year teacher at Norcross High just being introduced to the American Cancer Society’s annual fundraising drive to support cancer research. Now an assistant principal, she’s in her eighth year at North Gwinnett High where the drive to find a cure is a microcosm of the national top-ranked countywide push in Relay.

Apr 01, 2015
American Legion makes donation to distribute Constitution to fourth-graders
The state has more than 120,000 fourth-graders, and all funding will be donated so no taxpayer funds will be used to purchase or distribute the Constitutions.

Mar 29, 2015
School lunch menus for the week of March 30
The following is the Gwinnett County Public Schools lunch menu for this week.

Mar 28, 2015
GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Foundation honors GCPS commitment to music education
Gwinnett County Public Schools was recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation as one of 388 school districts in 46 states among a group of the “Best Communities for Music Education.”

Mar 27, 2015
Gwinnett Tech to host coding summer camps for kids
The camps are designed to be a fun, educational, hands-on experience that combines a child’s passion for computers with top instructors and exciting curriculum.

Mar 27, 2015
Assistant superintendent leaves GCPS for school district near Seattle
Watts worked with GCPS since 2001 as an assistant principal, an elementary and middle school principal, and an area director of staffing in the division of human resources.

Mar 26, 2015
AARP Tax-Aide services at Gwinnett Tech now open on Saturdays
As the tax season heats up, volunteers with AARP Tax-Aide will be available for tax preparation each Saturday through April 11 along with their weekday hours.

Mar 26, 2015
Gwinnett Tech student receives $3,000 in scholarships
Tracy Sewell, a horticulture student at Gwinnett Tech, has been awarded scholarships from the Professional Grounds Management Society and from the Professional Landcare Network. Sewell, from Lithonia, received $2,000 from PGMS and $1,000 from PLANET.

Mar 25, 2015
Archer student wins Student of the Year award, dreams about running Chanel
During a celebration of career and technical education, Maragh distinguished herself from 24 other students across Gwinnett who represented their schools.

Mar 25, 2015
Gwinnett Tech celebrates Tree Campus USA award
Gwinnett Tech was among 14 Georgia campuses recognized for its commitment to caring for and managing its trees.

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Apr 01, 2015
Opinion: Is it fair to hand diplomas to students who never bothered? Is this an April Fool’s joke?
A teacher sent me a note about the bill freeing former Georgia high school students from passing the Georgia High School Graduation Test.
House Bill 91 will enable about 9,000 Georgians who could not pass the ...

Apr 01, 2015
DeKalb school chief proposes raises for all district employees
From DeKalb Schools:
Today, DeKalb County School District Superintendent Michael Thurmond in a presentation to the DeKalb Board of Education recommended a three-tier salary increase that emphasizes significant salary increases for veteran teachers for FY2015-2016. The ...

Apr 01, 2015
Wow. Almost a dirty dozen. Jury finds 11 APS educators guilty of conspiring.
At long last, the verdict is in.
And there are more guilty votes than I expected.
The Fulton County jury found 11 of the 12 educators guilty of conspiring to change answer sheets to protect their jobs and ...

Apr 01, 2015
Opinion: New Orleans takeover is a model — of what not to do with Georgia schools
J. Celeste Lay is an associate professor of political science at Tulane University. She studies American politics and public policy. Her recent work focuses on the politics of education policy. She can be reached at ...

Mar 31, 2015
Troubadour or techie? The liberal arts vs. STEM debate ramps up
Several readers sent me links to a long piece by Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria, author of “In Defense of a Liberal Education,” in which he warns the zeal for the STEM disciplines should ...

Mar 30, 2015
What’s impeding school reform: Education monopoly or lack of support?
I wrote a column for the print AJC today on last week’s But my column inspired a peppy response this afternoon from local attorney Glenn Delk, a school choice advocate who’s appeared on the blog ...

Mar 30, 2015
Governor signs bill today enabling 9,000 Georgians to receive high school diploma
UPDATE: Nathan Deal signed the bill. Again, if you are affected, contact your school district for details.
According to the new law, an affected student “may petition the local board of education in which he ...

Mar 29, 2015
Opinion: In defense of school choice and market-based education reforms
An essay on the Get Schooled blog on three decades of schools reform in Chile by In their piece, the two education researchers contend the purported Chilean school reform miracle is a mirage, and urged ...

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