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Cobb County Grade 5 Writing Assessment Scores Maintain 2013 Levels

Cobb County Grade 5 Writing Assessment Scores Maintain 2013 Levels

Overall, 84 percent of the county's fifth graders met or exceeded the standards set forth in the test.
Pasadena Tournament of Roses President to Visit Walton High School on Aug. 16

Pasadena Tournament of Roses President to Visit Walton High School on Aug. 16

President Mr. Richard Chinen to Officially Invite Walton High School’s Marching Raider Band to March in the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade
UPDATE: High Enrollment Numbers

UPDATE: High Enrollment Numbers "False Alarm"

Registered enrollment numbers were higher than estimated, but the actual student head count has fallen within predicted levels.
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 Gets No Child Left Behind Exemption

Georgia Gets No Child Left Behind Exemption

Federal officials say that the state can ignore some parts of the law because it is beneficial to students.
Former South Cobb Coach Gets Settlement

Former South Cobb Coach Gets Settlement

The coach's hiring at South Cobb High School was rescinded amid allegations of racism.
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.
Cobb Schools Run Practice Bus Routes Friday

Cobb Schools Run Practice Bus Routes Friday

The simulation comes in advance of the first day of classes on Monday.
Cobb School Bus Routes Ready for Viewing

Cobb School Bus Routes Ready for Viewing

The 2014-15 school year begins soon for Cobb County students.
Cobb School Buses Reduce Pollution

Cobb School Buses Reduce Pollution

The school district is making strides to modernize and retrofit its fleet of diesel-burning school buses to reduce pollution.
Higher Education Campus Relocates to Cobb County

Higher Education Campus Relocates to Cobb County

Richmont Graduate University will move its national headquarters to the Cobb site once work on the building is completed.
Cobb County School District Considers Tax Increase

Cobb County School District Considers Tax Increase

Three public hearings, two of which will take place this week, will be held on the proposed property tax increase before it can go into effect.
Time for Year-Round School to Stop the ‘Summer Slide’? Patch Poll

Time for Year-Round School to Stop the ‘Summer Slide’? Patch Poll

It’s summer, and kids thoughts turn to mush, some proponents of a year-round calendar for America’s public school students argue. But is that the only way to increase U.S. students’ gl
Deal Commends 2014 Master Teachers from Cobb, Marietta

Deal Commends 2014 Master Teachers from Cobb, Marietta

Melissa Danner and Sunderland Williams of Cobb Schools, and Georgia Maczko, Jr., and Kristin Runnion of Marietta City Schools were among the 24 educators statewide who earned the “Master T
Congrats! 2014 Cobb Schools' Valedictorians, Salutatorians

Congrats! 2014 Cobb Schools' Valedictorians, Salutatorians

A list of valedictorians and salutatorians who had the highest grade point averages of their respective senior classes.
Cobb Schools Set For Early Release Tuesday, Wednesday

Cobb Schools Set For Early Release Tuesday, Wednesday

The 2013-14 school year is coming to a close in Cobb.
School Health Fair Saturday in Cobb

School Health Fair Saturday in Cobb

There are changes to immunization and screening requirements for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. Come get information on the changes and catch up on needed vaccinations.
East Cobb Students Named Semifinalists in Presidential Scholars Program

East Cobb Students Named Semifinalists in Presidential Scholars Program

Both seniors made the cut of semifinalists by demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community.
Cobb Schools Graduation Exercises Almost Here

Cobb Schools Graduation Exercises Almost Here

Commencement ceremonies will take place from May 21-24.
Thank a Teacher on Patch for Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank a Teacher on Patch for Teacher Appreciation Week

It's Teacher Appreciation Week! What do you want to say to that educator who meant the most to you? To the teacher who makes your child's year the best ever?