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Gwinnett Daily Post stories: Local Education
Aug 27, 2015
Investigators: Lilburn school fire was intentionally set
When firefighters arrived, the fire was out, but they found the “smoldering remnants” of a plastic toilet paper dispenser in a stall in the restroom.

Aug 27, 2015
Education, business leaders celebrate new Junior Achievement Center | PHOTOS
The facility will teach middle school students in a hands-on, interactive manner about entrepreneruship and personal finance principles.

Aug 27, 2015
Gwinnett Tech Respiratory Care program receives accreditation
Respiratory therapists’ patients range from premature infants with undeveloped lungs to elderly patients who have diseased lungs.

Aug 26, 2015
Gwinnett, Buford Schools fare well on ACT results | LIST
The Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology had the highest average composite score in the state, a 28, while Buford City Schools also fared well, with a 22.7, which was fifth in the state among districts.

Aug 26, 2015
Parkview High baseball players’ suspensions in hazing case upheld
The Gwinnett County Board of Education reportedly heard appeals from six player accused in a hazing scandal on Monday morning.

Aug 25, 2015
Pharr Elementary's giving garden harvests hundreds of pounds to SE Co-Op
It’s the sixth year for the garden, and it’s grown every year including a greenhouse last year, a watershed rainwater system, solar panel and international garden from donations by the Parent Teacher Association and a $5,000 grant from Lowes.

Aug 25, 2015
Gwinnett County Schools enrollment now above 175,000 students
In the third count of this school year, the district counted 175,206 students, an increase of 1,246 since Aug 18, and an increase of 5,886 from the first count

Aug 23, 2015
School lunch menus for the week of Aug. 24
What’s served for lunch this week in Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Aug 22, 2015
GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Meadowcreek student wins $55,000 scholarship
She won first place in the nation in the Culinary Arts Competition. Culinary Arts participants complete a menu plan consisting of an appetizer and entrée within an hour.

Aug 20, 2015
Bullying, gang activity continues decline in Gwinnett Schools
In-school suspensions by ninth-graders were down about five percent from last year.

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Aug 27, 2015
I don’t want to bake cupcakes, go to a ball or sell wrapping paper. Just take my money.
A Texas mom posted this PTA volunteer sheet on Facebook on Tuesday after her 7th grader brought it home from school. The mom loved it and so does the Internet where this witty list has gone ...

Aug 26, 2015
Chronic absenteeism: Why do so many kids miss so much school and what can be done?
JoBeth Allen is a professor emeritus in the University of Georgia department of language and literacy education. Her  area of research for the past 10 years has been family-school partnerships that support student learning. Most recently, she ...

Aug 25, 2015
Crude ‘welcome’ banners lead to frat suspension at Virginia campus
Three sexually suggestive banners erected by students at a Virginia university and aimed at parents dropping off their freshman daughters were probably meant to be funny.
But the joke backfired on the implicated fraternity members whose chapter has ...

Aug 25, 2015
DeKalb changes schedule to avoid testing on Jewish holidays
Several DeKalb parents sent me notes over the weekend about the scheduling of standardized tests during the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
I had no doubt DeKalb Schools would fix that conflict, given the concern of ...

Aug 24, 2015
Big picture of state’s demographic shifts: Not a pretty picture for schools
At a recent education forum, Mike Carnathan, a researcher with the Atlanta Regional Commission, showed a startling series of slides that confirmed the suburbanization of poverty in Georgia.
The increasing and concentrated poverty portends challenges for ...

Aug 23, 2015
New poll on public schools: Americans wary of testing, vouchers and Common Core
In its 47th Annual Poll of Public Attitudes toward Public Schools, the The poll found other contradictions; Americans are skeptical of Common Core at the same time they cite academic standards as one of the five ...

Aug 21, 2015
A peculiar American notion that’s also pernicious: Learning should always be fun
Dr. Angelika Pohl of Atlanta is founder and principal consultant at Better Testing & Evaluations. She wrote this essay in response to a recent blog about the trend to make learning fun for students.
By Dr. Angelika Pohl
I think ...

Aug 20, 2015
Opinion: Approve the Opportunity School District. Georgia kids need it.
Yesterday, we read an argument against the proposed Opportunity School District. Here is a view in favor of the state takeover district from Michael O’Sullivan, StudentsFirst Georgia state director.
By Michael O’Sullivan
Across Georgia, students are heading back ...

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