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Georgia Gwinnett College to offer more non-traditional class times, formats

The school will offer a weekend cohort for students studying education.

GCPS issues hundres of stop-arm school bus violation warnings as citations begin in January

Motorists passing stopped school buses were mailed warnings in recent weeks after the violation was recorded by a stop-arm camera the district recently installed on dozens of buses. As of Dec. 19, Gwinnett County Public Schools printed and mailed 856 warning letters to drivers, while the most sent out on a single day was 100 on Dec. 9. District spokeswoman Sloan Roach said there are still 3,460 detections in various stages of processing.

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Mulberry teacher touched by students' generosity

Because patients like Ollie at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta miss holidays, Roberts and the students decided to donate teddy bears, soft blankets and cards in memory of Ollie and in support of Roberts’ brother, Anthony. They gave more than 30 cards, 30 bears and 15 blankets.

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Report analyzes effects, future of $400 million Race to the Top grant

The Georgia Department of Education recently asked the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education to perform an independent review of its work.

Georgia Gwinnett College teacher education growth feeds GCPS

GGC is dwarfing other state colleges and universities in the number of student teacher placements in GCPS. Associate Superintendent Frances Davis reported in November to the Gwinnett County Board of Education that GGC during the 2013-14 school year placed 569 student teachers in the school system, up from 545 in 2012-13.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Deal awards two grants to GCPS for STEM

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Gwinnett County Schools was among 18 award winners for the Innovation Fund, a competitive grant program that provides more than $4.5 million to local education authorities, schools, institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations to further advance student achievement in Georgia.

Gwinnett residents voice concerns with Advanced Placement materials

They mainly focused on the College Board’s offering of Advanced Placement U.S. History, which resident Kathy Hildebrand called a “biased and inaccurate view of many important facets of American history.” Hildebrand referenced several examples in history that she said were ignored or minimized, including the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War II and the Civil Rights movement.

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School Board approves redistricting, allows some permissive transfers

Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks recommended to the School Board, which accepted it with a unanimous vote, that permissive transfers be allowed for residents in three areas.

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Seven years after being paralyzed in football injury, 'Q' graduates from GGC | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Arquevious Crane was paralyzed in 2007 in a junior varsity football game for South Gwinnett High School. On Thursday, he graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College.

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Police activity causes lockdown for Brookwood schools

A suspicious person briefly fled from police as they attempted to take him into custody.

Gwinnett Student Leadership Team to celebrate 20 years

The GSLT program that gave students memories like Stegeman’s will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Friday at the Gwinnett Center with a program that begins at 5 p.m. Nancy Ward, executive director of the GSLT, said celebrating milestones is one aspect of leadership, and the organization wants to thank the partnership support from the school system and business community.

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Flu hitting Gwinnett? Six schools report uptick in absences

Gwinnett County Public Schools officials in recent days have distributed information and reminders this week about flu season after six schools have reported at least 10 percent of their students absent.

GCPS College and Career Ready results remain static, beat state averages

In Gwinnett County Schools, the overall score of 81.9 was just below last year’s 82.8, while the elementary school average dropped from 85.1 to 83.7, middle school improved from 74.9 to 85.7 and high school dropped from 86.2 to 73.2. The College and Career Ready Performance Index scores were released on Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Education based on data from the 2013-2014 school year.

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Gwinnett County Schools makes more changes to redistricting map

According to new maps released, some students who attend Peachtree Elementary will now attend Simpson Elementary.

School lunch menus for the week of Dec. 15

This week’s lunch menu for Gwinnett County Public Schools.


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