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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.
APS Approves Hiring of 10 New Principals

APS Approves Hiring of 10 New Principals

New leadership at Mays High School and Carver School of Technology as new principals were approved Monday night by the Atlanta Public Schools board.
Regents Hike Tuition at Georgia Universities and Colleges

Regents Hike Tuition at Georgia Universities and Colleges

The rate change means most students will pay between $32 and $85 more in tuition each semester, depending on their college or university.
After Yearlong Search, Atlanta Superintendent Chosen in Unanimous Vote

After Yearlong Search, Atlanta Superintendent Chosen in Unanimous Vote

New superintendent Meria Carstarphen will be tasked with aiding a school system hovering at a 59 percent graduation rate.
Teachers Unhappy With Contract's $750 Penalty Clause

Teachers Unhappy With Contract's $750 Penalty Clause

Some DeKalb County teachers are reportedly unhappy with a $750 penalty clause in the new contracts for teachers who opt for another job before school starts.
Decatur's Valarie Wilson Running for Georgia State School Superintendent

Decatur's Valarie Wilson Running for Georgia State School Superintendent

The past president of the Georgia School Boards Association and the City Schools of Decatur School Board has announced her candidacy for Georgia State School Superintendent.
Drew Charter School Science Olympians Qualify for State

Drew Charter School Science Olympians Qualify for State

Drew Charter School Elementary Academy students recently participated in the Northeast Georgia science competition called The Science Olympiad.
GSU Student Law Team Advances to Nationals

GSU Student Law Team Advances to Nationals

After winning the recent Region 5 championship for the National Trial Competition, Georgia State Law's Student Trial Lawyers Association team has advanced to the national tournament in Austi
PATCH VOICES:

PATCH VOICES: "New Direction" for Atlanta Public Schools?

A former Atlanta Board of Education candidate has questions for the current superintendent.
Pre-K, Kindergarten Registration Around the Corner

Pre-K, Kindergarten Registration Around the Corner

The Fulton County School System will soon open registration for incoming pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.
DeKalb Schools Modifies Calendar in Response to Weather

DeKalb Schools Modifies Calendar in Response to Weather

The revisions proposed hoped to maximize instruction time for students prior to this spring's Criterion Reference Competency Tests and the End of Course Tests.
APS Removing Several Principals From Their Schools

APS Removing Several Principals From Their Schools

Principals at Carver High School's School of Technology and Mays and Grady highs reportedly among those who will be removed.
APS Releases 2014-15 Student Transfers Application Schedule

APS Releases 2014-15 Student Transfers Application Schedule

Georgia’s Public School Choice law allows residents of the City of Atlanta to attend a public school outside of their zoned school if space is available.
March Meetings to Focus on Jackson Cluster Middle Schools

March Meetings to Focus on Jackson Cluster Middle Schools

Community meetings will take place at Sammye E. Coan Middle School and Maynard H. Jackson High School.
DeKalb Schools Seeks Public Input on 2014-15 Budget

DeKalb Schools Seeks Public Input on 2014-15 Budget

Two public budget hearings will be held following the presentation of the superintendent’s proposed budget for 2014-2015 and prior to the adoption of the Board’s budget in June.
APS Makes Decision on Snow Makeup Days

APS Makes Decision on Snow Makeup Days

The last day of school for traditional APS students remains May 23, and the last day for year-round students is May 30.
Thursday: Atlanta BOE Meet-N-Greet, Grady Cluster Town Hall

Thursday: Atlanta BOE Meet-N-Greet, Grady Cluster Town Hall

CINS hosting Midtown event with opportunity to meet all nine Atlanta Board of Education members and hear Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. speak on issues of concern to the Grady Cluster.
Former HR Director Pleads Guilty in APS Cheating Case

Former HR Director Pleads Guilty in APS Cheating Case

Millicent Few, who was former Superintendent Beverly Hall’s Director of Human Resources and a member of Hall’s Executive Cabinet, now becomes the state’s most valuable witness.
DeKalb Schools Makes Statement on Friday Classes

DeKalb Schools Makes Statement on Friday Classes

“Closing schools tomorrow will allow us to ensure the schools are safe and ready for students on Tuesday, Feb. 18.” - Superintendent Michael Thurmond
DeKalb Schools:

DeKalb Schools: "Weather" IN or OUT, Keep Learning!

Inclement weather leads to a cancellation of classes Thursday, but the district encourages student to still keep learning.