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Gwinnett Daily Post stories: Local Education
Dec 18, 2014
Gwinnett residents voice concerns with Advanced Placement materials
They mainly focused on the College Board’s offering of Advanced Placement U.S. History, which resident Kathy Hildebrand called a “biased and inaccurate view of many important facets of American history.” Hildebrand referenced several examples in history that she said were ignored or minimized, including the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War II and the Civil Rights movement.

Dec 18, 2014
School Board approves redistricting, allows some permissive transfers
CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks recommended to the School Board, which accepted it with a unanimous vote, that permissive transfers be allowed for residents in three areas. Permissive transfers allow students to attend another school in the district if it’s not overcrowded and they provide their own transportation.

Dec 18, 2014
Seven years after being paralyzed in football injury, 'Q' graduates from GGC | PHOTOS | VIDEO
Arquevious Crane was paralyzed in 2007 in a junior varsity football game for South Gwinnett High School. On Thursday, he graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College.

Dec 18, 2014
Police activity causes lockdown for Brookwood schools
A suspicious person briefly fled from police as they attempted to take him into custody.

Dec 17, 2014
Gwinnett Student Leadership Team to celebrate 20 years
The GSLT program that gave students memories like Stegeman’s will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Friday at the Gwinnett Center with a program that begins at 5 p.m. Nancy Ward, executive director of the GSLT, said celebrating milestones is one aspect of leadership, and the organization wants to thank the partnership support from the school system and business community.

Dec 17, 2014
Flu hitting Gwinnett? Six schools report uptick in absences
Gwinnett County Public Schools officials in recent days have distributed information and reminders this week about flu season after six schools have reported at least 10 percent of their students absent.

Dec 16, 2014
GCPS College and Career Ready results remain static, beat state averages
In Gwinnett County Schools, the overall score of 81.9 was just below last year’s 82.8, while the elementary school average dropped from 85.1 to 83.7, middle school improved from 74.9 to 85.7 and high school dropped from 86.2 to 73.2. The College and Career Ready Performance Index scores were released on Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Education based on data from the 2013-2014 school year.

Dec 15, 2014
Gwinnett County Schools makes more changes to redistricting map
According to new maps released, some students who attend Peachtree Elementary will now attend Simpson Elementary.

Dec 14, 2014
School lunch menus for the week of Dec. 15
This week’s lunch menu for Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Dec 13, 2014
GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Duluth High Chamber Orchestra to travel to Midwest Clinic
The Duluth High School Chamber Orchestra will perform Dec. 17th to 20th at the McCormick Place Center in Chicago. Duluth along with North Gwinnett Middle and Creekland Middle are the only Gwinnett schools that have performed in the prestigious event.

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Dec 19, 2014
University of Georgia makes top 10 list of best buys in public colleges
For the second year in a row, the University of Georgia makes the top 10 best public college values, a list Kiplinger’s compiles “based on a high four-year graduation rates, low student-faculty ratios, reasonable price ...

Dec 17, 2014
New survey: High school grads feel unprepared. Are their schools at fault or are they?
A new survey released today found recent high school grads feel unprepared for college and career and wish they’d been better informed about what they needed and encouraged to meet higher expectations.
After reading the results ...

Dec 17, 2014
Race to the Top: Did the $400 million federal grant pay off for Georgia?
Many posters on this blog have been skeptical of Race to the Top, the $400 million federal education grant won under Gov. Sonny Perdue’s leadership.
Georgia earned the grant by promising ambitious and far-reaching goals, including ...

Dec 16, 2014
State releases 2013-14 school grades. State averages falter.
The Georgia Department of Education released the 2014 school ratings, based on an intricate system that grades schools on closing the achievement gap, showing student growth as compared to academic peers and absolute achievement.
On average ...

Dec 15, 2014
Report on Ohio charter schools provides insights into what works and what doesn’t
The Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University — the nation’s leading evaluator of charter schools – released Ohio has broad laws on who can authorize a charter school, generating nearly 400 charters ...

Dec 11, 2014
Atlanta approves higher class sizes. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
In a special meeting tonight, the Atlanta Board of Education reversed an earlier vote this week rejecting an administration request to apply for a waiver of state rules on the maximum number of students in ...

Dec 11, 2014
Is there a shortage of STEM workers or are companies overlooking older applicants?
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal released the findings yesterday of his High Demand Career Initiative, which highlights overall trends, high-demand careers and skills, challenges, recommendations and what Georgia businesses anticipate they will need in five to ...

Dec 10, 2014
New report: Georgia leads nation in school shootings with 12 since Newtown
With the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting four days away, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released a report and video today documenting nearly 100 school shootings since Newtown.
The report says Georgia — with 12 school shootings since the murder of 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook on Dec. 14, 2012 — leads the nation.

Everytown ...

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