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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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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Duluth High Chamber Orchestra to travel to Midwest Clinic

The Duluth High School Chamber Orchestra will perform Dec. 17th to 20th at the McCormick Place Center in Chicago. Duluth along with North Gwinnett Middle and Creekland Middle are the only Gwinnett schools that have performed in the prestigious event.

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School club collects more than 3,500 toys during drive

The toys, valued at $20,000, will be donated to “Toys for Tots.”

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State championship excitement builds at Archer High

There are diamond rings, a “Beat Colquitt” scrawled out or a list of teams the Tigers knocked off on their championship path to the Georgia Dome. Championship success is not new to the 6-year-old school after the Tigers have excelled in wrestling and softball. But this is unchartered territory for the football program — and the rest of Gwinnett County has noticed.

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Parsons Elementary fifth-graders learn how to code

Students in teacher Michaela Austin’s class participated in an “Hour of Code” on Wednesday, which was an international awareness effort to promote computer programming for students. It coincided with Computer Science Education Week which was organized by code.org where celebrities and elected officials learned how to code. The promotions worked at Parsons. Last year, Austin’s class was the only one in the school to participate. This year, every student was offered a chance to learn about coding.


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