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ATLANTA: Attention shifts to new charter school commission

Now that Georgia voters have approved a constitutional amendment affirming the state's authority to create special public schools, attention has shifted to putting the new policy in action.

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Ga. DOE Questions Title 1 Funds in Dougherty Co.

Ga. DOE Questions Title 1 Funds in Dougherty Co. | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

The Dougherty County School System has received two letters from the Georgia Department of Education questioning $167,000 in Title 1 Part A expenditures from fiscal 2011.

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APS principal accused of cheating kept changing story

APS principal accused of cheating kept changing story | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

Former Cook Elementary School Principal LaPaul Shelton kept changing his story when he was questioned about his alleged role in the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test cheating scandal.

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ATLANTA: Gwinnett judge tosses suit on schools' campaigning

A judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Gwinnett County school officials and the Georgia School Boards Association of illegally campaigning against a proposed constitutional amendment to affirm the state's power to create independent charter schools.

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Cobb school board OKs calendar, but resentment lingers

Cobb school board OKs calendar, but resentment lingers | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

At issue was the date of the first day of school, the last day of school and how many breaks would take place throughout the academic year.

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Georgia State bans smoking on campus

Georgia State University has banned smoking and tobacco use on the majority of the Atlanta campus.
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Average debt up again for new college grads

Average debt up again for new college grads | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

A new report shows two-thirds of the national college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing on average $26,600. That's up about 5 percent from the class before.

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New Testing Rubric Shows Big Gaps at APS Schools

New Testing Rubric Shows Big Gaps at APS Schools | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

An open records request produced the scores of every school in Atlanta, showing how much learning children are actually getting during a nine-month school year.

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Department of Education says it would not take over North Atlanta High

Department of Education says it would not take over North Atlanta High | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it
Superintendent Erroll Davis responds to parents and students on Oct. 9 during a Q&A session at North Atlanta High. Posted at 3:57 p.m.
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Tight race on Georgia charter school amendment

Georgia voters appear closely divided on whether to approve changes to the state constitution during next month's election so the state can create more charter schools, according to a recent poll.
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Fulton County plans transition fair for special education students

Fulton County plans transition fair for special education students | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

Fulton County Schools will hold a conference for parents who are transitioning their students with disabilities from high school in late October.

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KellyPowley's curator insight, July 8, 2015 10:06 AM

This is a great idea to help inform family members about the future steps ahead, however, the school should supply this support without cost. Some parents cannot or will not attend because of the fee. 

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Students Applaud President Obama’s Support of Education

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Clark Atlanta University students Applaud President Obama’s Support of Education During First Presidential Debate.

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North Atlanta High School staff changes take parents by surprise

North Atlanta High School staff changes take parents by surprise | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it
North Atlanta High School parents were reeling Saturday from news that the school’s entire administrative staff was dismissed at the end of the school day Friday and escorted off the campus.
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When Black Politicians Fail Black Children, Georgia Edition

Just 67 percent of ninth-graders (and 54 percent of young black men) in Georgia’s original Class of 2010 graduated, and that 40 percent of young black men in fourth-grade not eligible for free lunch (along with 61 percent of those who are) are functionally illiterate.

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Barge will work with charter commission

Barge will work with charter commission | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

A week after voters overwhelmingly approve a constitutional amendment creating a state charter schools commission, the head of the Georgia school system says he plans to work with the soon-to-be appointed commission members.

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Georgia Education Department campaign to laud public education

Georgia Education Department campaign to laud public education | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

The campaign, which will include an occasional Web series paid for with privately raised money, is designed to counteract the negative impression many have of public education in Georgia and inform people about the initiatives being undertaken to improve education in the state.

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Cheating alleged at North Atlanta High

Cheating alleged at North Atlanta High | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

Atlanta public schools is again facing allegations of cheating, this time at North Atlanta High, where investigators from the district’s Office of Internal Compliance are looking into claims that grades have been changed.

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Pre-k paying off, experts say

Pre-k paying off, experts say | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

Pre-kindergarten — across the nation and in Georgia — is paying off in giving children a head start in learning basic education and life skills, experts said Thursday night.

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APS Board postpones decision on Interim Superintendent Davis

APS Board postpones decision on Interim Superintendent Davis | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

On Monday night, the Atlanta Public Schools Board met to discuss whether interim superintendent Dr. Erroll Davis should take over the position permanently. 

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Lawsuit Alleges Georgia School Districts Used Taxpayer Money To Defeat Charter School Amendment

Lawsuit Alleges Georgia School Districts Used Taxpayer Money To Defeat Charter School Amendment | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

A class action lawsuit filed with the Fulton County Superior Court on Monday alleges that the Fulton and Gwinnett County School Districts in Georgia used taxpayer money to fund a campaign to defeat Amendment One.

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Dispelling Myths About Charter Schools and Special Needs Students

Dispelling Myths About Charter Schools and Special Needs Students | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it
A stay-at-home mom with a child with Aspergers syndrome wants to set the record straight on charter schools and children with special needs.
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Lawsuit filed by mentally disabled US citizen who was deported to Mexico

Lawsuit filed by mentally disabled US citizen who was deported to Mexico | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

A mentally disabled U.S. citizen who was deported to Mexico and spent four months wandering Central America has settled his lawsuit against the federal government, court documents show.

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Charter schools vote: A primer

Charter schools vote: A primer | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it
The November ballot question about a charter schools amendment to the state constitution has fired up those in the know - and confused just about everyone else.
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GSU legal victory may impact classroom learning

GSU legal victory may impact classroom learning | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it
Georgia State University recently won a historic case that will likely influence colleges and universities across the nation.
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Both sides debate Charter Schools Amendment

Both sides debate Charter Schools Amendment | Metro Atlanta Education News | Scoop.it

Georgia voters will decide whether to approve the Charter Schools Amendment on Nov. 6.

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