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Anti-Common Core activist group holds meeting with Superintendent Richard Woods, Rep. Tom Rice

The focus was on Common Core’s impact on Georgians and how to restore quality education and local control. The group believes the standards were “hurriedly adopted” in Georgia without legislative process to make Georgia eligible to receive funding in the Race to the Top grant competition in 2010.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Deadline looms for Broad Foundation scholarships

The scholarships pay $5,000 a year for four-year schools and $2,500 a year for students attending two-year schools and are aimed at students who have shown improvement in their grades over time.

School lunch menus for the week of March 2

The following is the Gwinnett County Public Schools lunch menu for this week.

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At the Gwinnett science and engineering fair, nervous energy, excitement fills the air

For some, it was their first time making it to the 37th annual regional event. Others, like Simone Pete, a Twin Rivers Middle seventh grader, were in their third year.

Gwinnett County Schools explains decision to have school on Thursday

The decision to have school as scheduled came after officials noted the 10 p.m. Wednesday television broadcast said the county would receive all rain, and road tests conducted around 3 a.m. Thursday gave the green light that roads were OK.

Age eligibility bill in General Assembly concerns Gwinnett School Board member

The longest-serving member of the Gwinnett County Board of Education disagrees with the stance of House Bill 100, which is legislation that would stop 4-year-olds from starting kindergarten, that’s working its way through the General Assembly.

Activist group to hold Common Core educational conference

The focus will be Common Core’s impact on Georgians and how to restore quality education and local control.

Buford, Barrow Schools closed Thursday, delays for GGC, Gwinnett Tech

A majority of other metro Atlanta K-12 school districts announced earlier Wednesday that they would be closed on Thursday, including all of the neighboring districts around Gwinnett.

Regional science fair to feature 800 students across Gwinnett

It’s the 37th installment of the regional science and engineering fair that will be on display at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth where students from 90 schools including six non-Gwinnett County Public Schools in Gwinnett.

During inclement weather events, Greater Atlanta Christian employs cyber school

For the second straight year, GAC has implemented plans to trigger a “cyber school” if needed, which it did on Wednesday. Cyber school is an alternative learning plan of students using technology to complete assignments, which frees up officials to make better decisions regarding the weather.

Gwinnett County Schools uses final built-in makeup date, last day of school now May 21

District officials confirmed that the day would be made up on May 21, the new last day of school, which is the last of three built-in inclement weather make-up dates on the 2014-15 calendar. That date was originally scheduled for teacher post-planning and staff development.

Gwinnett County Schools to close Wednesday because of inclement weather

At about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, Gwinnett County Public Schools officials announced that the district would be closed on Wednesday because of inclement weather expected to arrive on Wednesday.

Girls basketball playoff games to be played, weather may affect parent-teacher conferences

The snow that fell on Gwinnett early Tuesday morning did not cause any problems for buses or school facilities, but district officials are monitoring the weather to see if after-school activities will be called off.

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Ringling Bros., First Lady Sandra Deal celebrate reading victory at Rockbridge Elementary

Third-graders read 3,394 books over a two-week period

First Lady Sandra Deal and Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey’s Circus visited Rockbridge Elementary School Monday to celebrate a major reading accomplishment at the school.

School lunch menus for the week of Feb. 23

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


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