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Ga. Department of Education launches campaign

Ga. Department of Education launches campaign | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

The George Department of Education has launched a new campaign to prepare students for what comes after graduation. The program is called Georgia's Future Now. 

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Emory helps launch for-credit online education program

Emory helps launch for-credit online education program | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

Emory joins a consortium of 10 top universities to offer Semester Online, featuring for-credit online classes. Enrollment for the courses will begin spring 2013, while classes are supposed to begin fall 2013. 

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American Education Week: Metro Atlanta schools celebrate public education

American Education Week: Metro Atlanta schools celebrate public education | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it
November 12 begins American Education Week 2012. The theme is: “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility”.

82 schools in Fulton County are participating in the event, and this allows community leaders to learn what it takes to lead a school through implementing "Principal for a Day". 

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Buckhead: Records show parents called North Atlanta IB program racist | Reporter Newspapers

Buckhead: Records show parents called North Atlanta IB program racist | Reporter Newspapers | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

Several families at North Atlanta High accused the school’s International Baccalaureate program of promoting institutional racism several months before the removal of the school's principal, according to a letter obtained by the Buckhead Reporter.

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Atlanta tribunal to deliberate Thursday on APS elementary...

Atlanta tribunal to deliberate Thursday on APS elementary... | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

A three-member Atlanta Public Schools’ tribunal will deliberate Thursday, Nov. 1, on whether to recommend to the school board that it not renew the contract of M.A. Jones Elementary School 5th grade teacher Precious Moon. Moon is accused of "prompting" students to change their answers on the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test. Moon's attorney said there is no evidence.

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Ga. education leaders hope to extend pre-k days

Ga. education leaders hope to extend pre-k days | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia education leaders are hoping to return the state's pre-kindergarten program to a 180-day school year. The schedule had been cut to 160 days last year as part of a push by Gov. Nathan Deal to ensure its long-term viability. If Deal's plan goes through, the 180-day year will begin next August.

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Seats open on Atlanta school board - TheAlpenaNews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Michigan, Community Information - The Alpena News

ATLANTA — Three people are running for a four-year term and competing for two seats on the Atlanta Community Schools Board of Education. Candidates include Chad Brown, Laurel Orm, Doris Smith and Larry Valentine is on the ballot running for a partial term.

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Q&A: What will candidates do on college costs?

Q&A: What will candidates do on college costs? | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer President Barack Obama has rallied college students at dozens of campuses, touted his record on student aid and needled Republican challenger Mitt... This article takes a look at college tuition and what each candidate will do for future college tuition. Students loans and lending changes are also compared from each candidate.

 

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Erasing Historic Stain at Emory's Dental School

Erasing Historic Stain at Emory's Dental School | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

For decades, Emory University’s dental school had a pernicious policy of discrimination against Jews. Now, the school is trying to expose the past, right the wrong, and heal the wounds.Emory University president, James Wagner, apologized for the wrongdoings of ex Emory Dean John Buhler, who failed and denied so many Jewish Dental students from the years of 1948 to 1961. It was humilitating for them and the University is apologizing for the past mistake.

 

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Georgia education official: Atlanta high school wasn't in danger of state takeover

Georgia education official: Atlanta high school wasn't in danger of state takeover | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

ATLANTA - A Georgia education official says an Atlanta high school was not in danger of being taken over by the state, despite comments made by Atlanta's school superintendent.

 This article discussed that even though Superintendent Erroll Davis said to parents that North Atlanta High School could have been "seized" by officials, there was no actual intent to do so. This comment was made shortly after some of the school's staff were removed. Davis still stands by what he said.

 

 

 

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ATLANTA: Attorney: Ga. superintendent illegally campaigning | State News | Macon.com

ATLANTA: Attorney: Ga. superintendent illegally campaigning | State News | Macon.com | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it
Georgia School Superintendent John Barge and local school officials in Atlanta and Fulton County have illegally used taxpayer money to lobby against a proposed constitutional amendment that could allow more charter schools, according to a complaint...

Fulton County and Atlanta school officials and Georgia School Superintendent John Barge illegally used taxpayer money to go against the proposed amendment to add more charter schools in the area. John Barge would not comment on the issue and his spokesman felt it "unwise" to comment. Fulton County Superintendent and Atlanta Superintendent denied any accusations. Barge wrote a position paper, that is on the state Department of Education's website, that expressed his viewpoints on the amendment.

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Magic Johnson opens school to give high school dropouts a helping hand

Magic Johnson opens school to give high school dropouts a helping hand | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it
ATLANTA - Basketball legend Magic Johnson has opened an education center in downtown Atlanta for high school dropouts....

The Magic Johnson Bridgescape center has opened in downtown Atlanta. The education center is focused on educating high school dropouts and allowing them to earn a high school diploma. Students from 14 to 20 years old are able to apply to the free program. Counselors and teachers are available to students in one-on-one sessions and small classes. These education centers are in five other states and are planned for opening in three other Georgia cities.

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Atlanta school cheating cases far from done

Atlanta school cheating cases far from done | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it
More than a year since a state investigation exposed widespread cheating in Atlanta Public Schools, some of the accused educators are still fighting to clear their names.

Atlanta teachers accused of cheating are still fighting to clear their names. $1.7 million has been spent by the school district on attorneys fighting the case. Hearings for the case have been going on since March, and included 180 accused educators. The three possible punishments for the accused include criminal charges, loss of a teaching certificate and termination from the school district.Idalina Cuoto was one of the accused educators and mentions the struggles she has gone through since the accusations.Attorneys for the accused have also mentioned concerns with the fairness of the hearings; Attorney Sharese Shields Ages speaks on those concerns.

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Atlanta School Board member Courtney English faces another...

Atlanta School Board member Courtney English faces another... | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

The Ethics Commission of the Atlanta Board of Education is expected to decide Friday whether to investigate a complaint filed against at large Seat 7 board member Courtney English for an alleged ethics violation involving his “apparent” employment with a company that is pursuing business with Atlanta Public Schools. English was also cited in 2010 for an ethics violation pertaining to misuse of an APS credit card.

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State education board criticizes online school

State education board criticizes online school | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

State education officials are criticizing the Georgia Cyber Academy, saying the online school is failing to meet the needs of its special education students. Matt Arkin, the head of the school, told the State Board of Education that their concerns will be addressed. 

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Boy does right thing, school suspends him

Boy does right thing, school suspends him | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

When 8-year-old Andrew Berry discovered he had accidentally brought his unloaded pellet gun to Newton County Theme School at Ficquett on Monday, he immediately notified his teacher. Despite doing the right thing by turning in the gun, the boy was still suspended for "breaking the rule."

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Buckhead: Attorney for former North Atlanta principal demands hearing | Reporter Newspapers

Buckhead: Attorney for former North Atlanta principal demands hearing | Reporter Newspapers | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

Mark MyGrant The attorney for former North Atlanta High principal Mark MyGrant is asking the Atlanta Board of Education to hold a public hearing regarding allegations of racism at the school, according to documents obtained by the Buckhead Reporter. 

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Atlanta Tea Party opposes charter amendment

Atlanta Tea Party opposes charter amendment | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

Not unlike its opposition to the transportation sales tax vote this summer, the Atlanta Tea Party is joining forces with Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus and education groups to oppose the Charter Schools Amendment.Debbie Dooley, the founder of the Atlanta Tea Party, agrees with GLBC that a state charter commission is not needed since charter schools can still appeal to the state BOE.

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New bank in Atlanta, PNC, gives money for science and art in...

New bank in Atlanta, PNC, gives money for science and art in... | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

A newcomer to banking in metro Atlanta is putting cash into local philanthropy with a $1.2 million pledge to improve early childhood education. The bank, PNC, will be giving the money to four institutions in order to help improve preschool for underprivilged children. 500 children and their families will benefit from the grant.

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ATLANTA: Some experts say pre-k programs paying off in Ga. | State News | Macon.com

ATLANTA: Some experts say pre-k programs paying off in Ga. | State News | Macon.com | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

Some experts say pre-kindergarten programs in Georgia and across the nation are paying off by giving children a head start in basic education and life skills. Both the senior vice president of outreach and educational practices at Sesame Workshop and a professor of higher education policy at Vanderbilt Unversity agreed that high quality pre-k programs were beneficial for long-term impacts.This was discussed at a forum hosted by the AJC and PNC bank.

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Atlanta Press Club host forum on Georgia’s charter school...

Atlanta Press Club host forum on Georgia’s charter school... | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

The Atlanta Press Club will host a forum on the charter school amendment on the November ballot from 5 p. All questions for the forum can be sent in by email or by twitter. AJC's own education reporter will be taking questions during the forum. 

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ATLANTA: Ga. charter amendment would tilt power to state | State News | Macon.com

ATLANTA: Ga. charter amendment would tilt power to state | State News | Macon.com | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

The debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would expand state influence over charter schools has been fierce, complete with lawsuits. But the details can get lost in the back-and-forth. This article discusess whether or not the state should have more power over charter schools. Afterall, charter schools use public money but are privately controlled. Governor Deal feels the proposal offers Georgia children more educational options.

 

 

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Religion not the answer to bad public education

Religion not the answer to bad public education | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it

In early October, religious leaders and politicians met in Atlanta to discuss the role religion should play in fixing the public education system.

 Using religion to reform public education is not the answer, but yet could complicate things even more. Religion should remain seperate from education because religions vary from each other.Determining what religious principles to include in the curriculum would be very difficult, especially in a diverse city like Atlanta.

 

 

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Emory University to eliminate programs

Emory University to eliminate programs | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it
Emory University will eliminate several academic departments and make other changes in the College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Robin Forman said Friday.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University will close some academic departments, including the journalism program, department of visual arts, division of educational studies and department of phsycial education. Students who are currently enrolled in any of these programs can get their degrees and faculty of these departments will be moved to other departments. Changes are set to start at the end of the academic year and will be completed by the end of the 2016-17 year. These changes will include the termination of about 20 staff positions. 

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Atlanta pre-screens 'Won’t Back Down' with a focus on education solutions

Atlanta pre-screens 'Won’t Back Down' with a focus on education solutions | Education in Atlanta | Scoop.it
How children are educated is the most important concern of the two main characters in the motion picture “Won’t Back Down”.

Atlanta was one of the selected cities able to prescreen the movie "Won't Back Down". After the movie was screened on September 21, an education forum coinciding with the Faith Leaders National Education Policy Summit took place. The host of the event was Stand Up for Great Schools, along with partner StudentsFirst, who launched the natinal campaign that promoted "Won't Back Down".  Another focus of StudentsFirst was enouraging communitiy involvement on education and possible improvements. 

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