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Schools

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GGC Graduates More than 100 in Summer Commencement

GGC Graduates More than 100 in Summer Commencement

This is the second year the college has held a graduation ceremony following its summer semester.
Back to School: 2014-15 Calendar in Barrow County

Back to School: 2014-15 Calendar in Barrow County

You already know school started Aug. 1. So, when is the last day (and all the breaks in between)?
How Do Georgia Schools Rank Against Other States?

How Do Georgia Schools Rank Against Other States?

A new study by WalletHub ranks Georgia as the state with the highest dropout rate.
Georgia Sales Tax-Free Weekend 2014 Under Way

Georgia Sales Tax-Free Weekend 2014 Under Way

The state's sales tax holiday is great for back-to-school essentials. It runs through midnight on Saturday.
Happy Valentine's Day, Students. Barrow Schools Are Closed Again

Happy Valentine's Day, Students. Barrow Schools Are Closed Again

This is the fourth straight Snow Day for students and teachers.
Gwinnett Makes Call on School Closings for Feb. 12

Gwinnett Makes Call on School Closings for Feb. 12

Gwinnett students and staff get another day off.
Barrow County Schools Make Statement on Weather

Barrow County Schools Make Statement on Weather

School system says it's monitoring weather conditions.
Metro Area Schools Make Decisions on Thursday Classes

Metro Area Schools Make Decisions on Thursday Classes

Know of more school closings? Share with Patch readers in the comments box below.
Barrow County Schools Make Decision About the Weather

Barrow County Schools Make Decision About the Weather

Potential for icy roads persists.
Barrow County Schools Announce Winter Weather Plans

Barrow County Schools Announce Winter Weather Plans

Icy conditions are expected Wednesday morning.
Early Dismissal Planned for Barrow County Schools

Early Dismissal Planned for Barrow County Schools

Schools will let out early due to the winter storm warning.
Nominate a Young Volunteer for Scholarship

Nominate a Young Volunteer for Scholarship

Kohl's Cares accepting nominations Jan. 31 to March 14.

'If I Were Mayor, I Would . . . '

The Georgia Municipal Association state-wide essay contest for 6th graders is held every spring with a dozen winners receiving $250.
Barrow County Schools Announce Winter Weather Plans

Barrow County Schools Announce Winter Weather Plans

The school has issued a statement regarding school activities for Jan. 7.
Graduation Rate for Barrow County Schools Surpasses State Average

Graduation Rate for Barrow County Schools Surpasses State Average

The graduation rate for the class of 2013 marks the first time in the No Child Left Behind era that the school system graduation rate has been higher than the state average.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
Parent Involvement Day Is Nov. 21

Parent Involvement Day Is Nov. 21

School officials encourage active engagement of parents in their child's education.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.