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Gwinnett Rotary, Hebron Baptist thank 1,900 school bus drivers | PHOTOS

The nearly 2,000 school bus drivers who work for Gwinnett County Public Schools attended a second annual appreciation event on Monday at Hebron Baptist Church, which was a joint partnership with the Rotary Club of Gwinnett.

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Nearly 200 backpacks distributed at back-to-school event | PHOTOS

Local nonprofit Overcomers House Inc. distributed nearly 200 backpacks and school supplies during a back-to-school event in Snellville

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Providence Christian student takes part in NASA Aviation Challenge

He spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated F/A-18 fighter jet. The crew learned land and water survival skills and mastered Top Gun flying maneuvers.

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Central Gwinnett kicks off student court for school discipline | PHOTOS

The court will be run by student judges, jurors and attorneys.

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Kroger gives $60k in school supplies to teachers | VIDEO | PHOTOS

Kroger gave away $60,000 in school supplies to Atlanta area teachers with the Gwinnett Center in Duluth serving as one of the pick-up locations.

GaDOE releases meal income guidelines, GCPS sets menu highlights

Income guidelines for children in public schools to qualify for free or reduced priced meals have been released by the Georgia Department of Education.

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Dacula High student named rep for Washington Youth Tour

Larkins was chosen while on the tour last month, which allowed him to join 43 other state representatives during the week-long leadership training, which offers a broader understanding of cooperatives, and a chance to sharpen their speaking skills and leadership abilities.

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Construction continues at $21 million multi-use Buford Schools facility | PHOTOS

The three-story building will be 130,000 square feet with classrooms on the top level, and 5,000 seats in the main seating area, including 1,000 chairs.

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Georgia Gwinnett College adds 4 police officers, including Buddy, the Bomb Dog

The force now has 22 officers after Chief of Police Terrance Schneider led a ceremony where the new officers were sworn in while family members pinned GGC police badges on their uniforms.

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Jones Middle hosts summer camp to ease sixth-grade transition | PHOTOS

Jones Middle School in Buford held its annual summer camp this week for rising sixth-graders to learn how to use a locker and other new aspects about the transition to middle school.

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Gwinnett libraries expanding Saturday hours due to high demand

Gwinnett County Library Director Charles Pace announced the system will begin expanding its hours on Saturdays next month due to high demand.

New Gwinnett schools to host open house, registration events

Administrators have planned dates for students and families to tour the facilities at Discovery High, Jordan Middle, and Baggett and Graves elementary schools.

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Gwinnett Schools welcomes 1,400 to new teacher orientation | VIDEO | PHOTOS

The event was a kickoff of sorts for the new school year that will see more than 176,000 students attend 136 district schools and facilities that makes GCPS the 12th largest school district in the country.

Ga. DOE launches career education initiative

Some components of the initiative are listening sessions by state education officials and State School Board members, and 12 regional meetings with people in the economic development community.

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GCPS enters second year of academies, dual language immersion

South Gwinnett was one of five schools last year that launched College and Career Academies. They are designed to give students a glimpse into a post-high school college or career path, and the ability to job shadow or pursue internships.


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