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GOOD NEWS: Foundation gives grant to Britt Elementary

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman The South Gwinnett Cluster Foundation presented an check Tuesday to Britt Elementary School for the purchase of digital cameras and camcorders. The foundation's mission is to "establish partnerships with schools, residents and business communities to promote the academic enrichment, growth and success of the students within the South Gwinnett Cluster."

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman The South Gwinnett Cluster Foundation presented an check Tuesday to Britt Elementary School for the purchase of digital cameras and camcorders. The foundation's mission is to "establish partnerships with schools, residents and business communities to promote the academic enrichment, growth and success of the students within the South Gwinnett Cluster."

SNELLVILLE -- The South Gwinnett Cluster Foundation presented a check Tuesday to Britt Elementary School for the purchase of digital cameras and camcorders.

The school's current professional development series aim to integrate technology into the classroom. Using a $1,000 grant from the foundation, the school plans to purchase seven Sony Bloggie Sport camera/camcorders, which are flip-style cameras that are easy to use for students.

The foundation's mission is to "establish partnerships with schools, residents and business communities to promote the academic enrichment, growth and success of the students within the South Gwinnett Cluster."

For more information, visit www.southgwinnettcluster.org.

DOE salutes local library media programs

SUWANEE -- The Georgia Department of Education recently recognized the media centers at two local schools through its 11th annual Exemplary/Exceptional Media Program.

Knight Elementary was named an Exemplary Media Program, and Duluth High's media center got the honor as well. The awards recognize the centers for the services and support provided to students and staff.

The Exemplary/Exceptional Library Media Program is the Department of Education's method of honoring, saluting and spotlighting outstanding library media programs throughout the state.

Staff are recognized for doing an exceptional job in the following areas: student achievement and instruction; staffing, access and resources, administrative support and staff development.

The honorees are selected by peer media specialists from around the state as well as DOE staff members.

Media specialists Susie Fancher and Meg Reed, and media clerk Doreen Heyburn support students and teachers at Knight Elementary, while media specialist Marsha Hunter and media clerk Vivian Kelly-Bateman support students and teachers at Duluth High School.

Frank Reddy writes about education. Good News from Schools appears in the Sunday edition of the Daily Post.