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Construction continues on $30 million GGC health and science building

Construction is on schedule to finish in early June on the Allied Health and Science building at Georgia Gwinnett College. The $30 million building is three stories and measures 91,000 square feet. It will house several science laboratories, the nursing program, IT systems and digital media programs.

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Culinary Arts teacher at Maxwell High honored by state

A Maxwell High teacher was recently selected as Georgia’s top Culinary Arts teacher. Debbie Grant helped launch the culinary arts program at Maxwell High after a decade of helping Meadowcreek High students place in top spots during national competitions as the school’s home economics teacher.

School superintendent candidates discuss testing, standards at GOP forum

Candidates in the crowded Georgia school superintendent race spoke Thursday at a Gwinnett GOP forum.

BOE approves Investing in Educational Excellence extension

School Board also signs agreement with Junior Achievement for BizTown experience

The Gwinnett County Board of Education on Thursday extended a contract with the state Board of Education for one year for an agreement called Investing in Educational Excellence.

Gwinnett School Board members discuss positive influence of Common Core

Gwinnett County Schools staff provided the Board of Education an update on how Common Core has helped math and language arts curriculum, and an update on the 2017 building program.

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Interim president named at Gwinnett Tech

The Technical College System of Georgia has appointed David H. Welden to serve as interim president of Gwinnett Technical College, following the May 1 retirement of GTC President Sharon Bartels. Welden is currently Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration at GTC.

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Former Gwinnett principal resigns again from North Atlanta High

For the second time this school year, North Atlanta High Principal Gene Taylor has written a letter of resignation. The last time he did it, the former Gwinnett principal accepted a job as Berkmar High’s principal, only for three days.

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At Georgia Gwinnett College, Rob Woodall discusses recent legislation

In a town hall discussion with Georgia Gwinnett College honors students, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall talked about events in Washington, the FairTax and recent legislation.

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Two Brookwood High students accused of cheating scheme

Two Brookwood High students have been accused of cheating and disciplined for stealing answers to local Advanced Placement tests.

Gwinnett BOE approves tentative $1.86B fiscal 2015 budget

The Gwinnett County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a tentative budget for the 2015 fiscal year during an area board meeting at Shiloh High School.

Teachers get voice in state health plan process

Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order requiring a teacher representative in the State Health Benefit Plan process.

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Olympian visits students at GAC

Olympic medal winner Lauryn Willliams addressed 80 students, faculty and staff at the Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC) on Tuesday. She spoke at an annual volunteer appreciation breakfast held by the Ladies Auxiliary for Christian Education (LACE).

Board of Regents raise tuition 2.5 percent

The 2014-15 academic year will mark the third year in row tuition to attend the majority of the University System of Georgia’s colleges and universities will rise 2.5 percent.

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: UGA Gwinnett preparing teachers for multicultural classroom

At the University of Georgia's Gwinnett campus, the continuing education program is helping prepare teachers for the multicultural community classroom.

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GGC students receive regional, national recognition in IT

Georgia Gwinnett College students receive regional, national recognition in IT. Students earned top honors in competitions, which included a provisional patent application.


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