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Nov 21, 2014
Radloff Middle activates Junior Leadership Corps | VIDEO
During a program in the school’s gym, the students participated in an activation ceremony for a Junior Leadership Corps, which formally recognizes its first corps of cadets. The ceremony featured the promotion of eighth-grader Tracy Meadows to second lieutenent, and an official proclamation read by organization advisor Lt. Col. Grandvial Quick.

Nov 20, 2014
Common Core critics bring objections to classroom materials to Gwinnett School Board
Many of the issues the residents brought centered on age inappropriate materials, political and social agendas and religious views that were either encouraged or omitted.

Nov 20, 2014
Principal named for new Lawrenceville high school
Osborne Middle Principal John Campbell is leaving the school he’s led since 2004 to be the first principal at the new high school at 1335 Old Norcross Road in Lawrenceville, which is scheduled to open in August.

Nov 20, 2014
Atlanta Falcons make surprise announcement for Berkmar teacher
In a surprise announcement in her Berkmar High classroom where Vitrano teaches upper-level math, Vitrano was recognized as a “Hero in the Classroom” by the Falcons, who sent a couple of cheerleaders and the mascot Freddie Falcon to share the news. The program honors 16 teachers from across the state — one per week throughout the football season.

Nov 20, 2014
Gwinnett County Schools releases 2015-16 calendar
The Gwinnett County Public Schools calendar for the 2015-16 school year was released on Thursday.

Nov 19, 2014
AT&T lobbyist shares, learns ideas during Principal for a Day visit
Delores Crowell, a lobbyist with AT&T, participated on Wednesday in the Principal for a Day program at Five Forks Middle. Principal Peggy Goodman led Crowell on tours of several classrooms and discussed her job as the leader of the school.

Nov 19, 2014
Snellville student wins Gwinnett Tech GOAL award
A healthcare science student from Snellville was chosen as this year’s winner of Gwinnett Technical College’s Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.

Nov 18, 2014
Meadowcreek Elementary students raise $6,000 for Jump Rope for Heart
Meadowcreek Elementary students raised more than $6,000 for the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart campaign.

Nov 18, 2014
Mill Creek breakfast honors Jones Middle Principal
The Mill Creek Cluster Education Foundation on Tuesday honored Jones Middle Principal Richard Holland with its fourth annual “Partner in Education” award.

Nov 17, 2014
Peachtree Elementary students receive 200 pairs of eyeglasses | VIDEO
More than 200 students at Peachtree Elementary received new eyeglasses at the event on Monday that filled the school’s cafeteria. Through a partnership with the Essilor Vision Foundation, the Georgia Lions Lighthouse and Prevent Blindness Georgia, eyeglasses are provided to at-risk children from low-income families at Title I schools.

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Nov 21, 2014
Girls getting fed up with school dress codes that treat them as distractions
Schools waste a lot of time enforcing dress codes, most of which focus on preventing young girls from distracting young boys.
Hardly, a week goes by without a news story about overreach by a school administrator ...

Nov 21, 2014
Teens cleaning up their social media, at least from college’s viewpoint
​In its annual survey of college admissions officers, Kaplan Test Prep found 35 percent went to an applicant’s social media pages to find out more about them.
But Kaplan says students are doing a better job ...

Nov 20, 2014
Teacher: Georgia’s new evaluation system benefits teachers and students
Kirk Shook is in his eighth year teaching social studies at North Oconee, and is now teaching AP Macroeconomics and Honors American Government. Originally from Young Harris, he has a bachelor’s of science from the ...

Nov 20, 2014
Common Core: Understanding standards vs. curriculum. The what vs. the how.
Kelley Brock is a Baldwin resident and former special education teacher and principal, who raised her children in Cherokee County Public Schools.
By Kelley Brock
The conservative sweep in the recent elections has got ...

Nov 19, 2014
AJC Opinion: Graduating more engineers should be a national priority
On Thursday, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia Research Alliance are hosting a National Engineering Forum focusing on three engineering challenges: capacity, capability, and competitiveness.
To mark the forum, Thomas A. Fanning, ...

Nov 18, 2014
Yes, students will eat kiwi at lunch. And they will eat veggies if given choices.
Donna Martin is a registered dietitian nutritionist and the school nutrition director for Burke County, Ga.
By Donna Martin
Our nation must end the epidemic of childhood obesity, which is putting our kids at risk for chronic ...

Nov 17, 2014
AJC Opinion: Hiking the gas tax would put Georgia schools on road to better days
Steve J. Smith is the superintendent of  Wilcox County Schools.
By Steve J. Smith
I am excited that state leaders are considering a hike in the gas tax.
Naturally, I have an ulterior motive — any additional ...

Nov 16, 2014
#Fear and #Nothing in Atlanta Public Schools. Top teachers share their views.
Atlanta school board member Matt Westmoreland jotted down two hashtags inspired by the four panels he served on Saturday at a workshop for top APS teachers.
#fear and #nothing.
Many teachers said they feared repercussions if they ...

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