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Gwinnett Daily Post stories: Local Education
Apr 17, 2014
School superintendent candidates discuss testing, standards at GOP forum
Candidates in the crowded Georgia school superintendent race spoke Thursday at a Gwinnett GOP forum.

Apr 17, 2014
BOE approves Investing in Educational Excellence extension
The Gwinnett County Board of Education on Thursday extended a contract with the state Board of Education for one year for an agreement called Investing in Educational Excellence.

Apr 17, 2014
Gwinnett School Board members discuss positive influence of Common Core
Gwinnett County Schools staff provided the Board of Education an update on how Common Core has helped math and language arts curriculum, and an update on the 2017 building program.

Apr 17, 2014
Interim president named at Gwinnett Tech
The Technical College System of Georgia has appointed David H. Welden to serve as interim president of Gwinnett Technical College, following the May 1 retirement of GTC President Sharon Bartels. Welden is currently Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration at GTC.

Apr 17, 2014
Former Gwinnett principal resigns again from North Atlanta High
For the second time this school year, North Atlanta High Principal Gene Taylor has written a letter of resignation. The last time he did it, the former Gwinnett principal accepted a job as Berkmar High’s principal, only for three days.

Apr 16, 2014
At Georgia Gwinnett College, Rob Woodall discusses recent legislation
In a town hall discussion with Georgia Gwinnett College honors students, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall talked about events in Washington, the FairTax and recent legislation.

Apr 16, 2014
Two Brookwood High students accused of cheating scheme
Two Brookwood High students have been accused of cheating and disciplined for stealing answers to local Advanced Placement tests.

Apr 15, 2014
Gwinnett BOE approves tentative $1.86B fiscal 2015 budget
The Gwinnett County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a tentative budget for the 2015 fiscal year during an area board meeting at Shiloh High School.

Apr 15, 2014
Teachers get voice in state health plan process
Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order requiring a teacher representative in the State Health Benefit Plan process.

Apr 15, 2014
Olympian visits students at GAC
Olympic medal winner Lauryn Willliams addressed 80 students, faculty and staff at the Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC) on Tuesday. She spoke at an annual volunteer appreciation breakfast held by the Ladies Auxiliary for Christian Education (LACE).


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Ajc Blogs: 'Get Schooled'
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Get Schooled: Second amendment and state school chief race. Grin and bear it? Or bearly acceptable?
I will have to add Nancy Jester's “Bear Arms” campaign T-shirt to my list of unique political ads. (I already added one today – the “Elect Jesus” bumper sticker I spotted on a car on I-285.)
Jester is the former DeKalb school board member running for state school superintendent on the ...

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Get Schooled: Making the grade: Georgia schools find out their scores Monday. Are grades a fair assessment?
On Monday at 10 a.m., the state will release the College & Career Ready Performance Index for 2012-2013 school year. The index is Georgia’s new accountability system that replaced the Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP ratings.
The state will also reissue the 2011-2012 index. The 2011-2012 index represented a study ...

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Get Schooled: Georgia sets out to build a better teacher
How do you build a better teacher?
That’s the question Georgia has spent four years and millions of Race to the Top dollars trying to answer.
The state will put its findings to the test next year with a new evaluation system that will attempt to distinguish the teachers who, ...

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Get Schooled: Resignation redux: The North Atlanta High principal quits again
It's official. The North Atlanta High School principal has resigned again.
In September, Gene Taylor submitted his resignation to APS, citing his exasperation with the Atlanta's school system bureaucracy. He rescinded the resignation in a crazy week in which he first quit, then was offered his boss' job and later ...

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Get Schooled: Putting Georgia teachers to the test will help students and drive reform
Bradford Swann is a Macon native, father of one and state director for StudentsFirst Georgia. In this column, he says the new teacher evaluations in Georgia will benefit students and ought to be met with enthusiasm rather than pessimism.
(You can read another view on this topic here.)
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Get Schooled: Atlanta Public Schools loses principal of Sutton Middle
Atlanta hires a new school chief and loses a respected principal in the same week.
The resignation of Sutton Middle School principal Audrey Sofianos is yet one more principalship vacancy facing Atlanta Public Schools and its new superintendent Meria Carstarphen, who was hired officially by the school board in ...

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Get Schooled: New teacher evaluations: Search and destroy missions rather than efforts to improve instruction?
W. James Popham, a UCLA Emeritus Professor, is the author of "Evaluating America’s Teachers: Mission Possible?"
He shares his concerns with new teacher evaluations in this column. (You can read another view here.)
By W. James Popham
In almost all 50 states including Georgia, teachers will soon ...

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Get Schooled: Tuition will rise 2.5 percent at most Georgia colleges, but 9 percent at Tech and 7 at UGA
The Board of Regents approved a 2.5 percent undergraduate tuition hike for 27 of the 31 public colleges and universities in the state.
That means most students will pay between $32 and $85 more in tuition each semester, depending on the where they go to school.
However, Georgia's four research ...


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