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JENKINS: Teacher evaluations and the law of unintended consequences

Recently, in a move welcomed by Republican legislators, the Republican-dominated State Board of Education instituted a new, “tougher” teacher evaluation linked to “student performance” (read: scores on standardized tests) that they imagine will “create better schools.”

Gwinnett Tech sonography program receives accreditation

Gwinnett Tech’s new Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program has become accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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Gwinnett County Schools named finalist for prestigious Broad Prize

Gwinnett County Public Schools won award in 2010

Gwinnett County Public Schools on Wednesday was named one of two finalists for the Broad Prize for Urban Education, which could lead to $1 million in college scholarships for students in the district. It’s the largest education prize in the country — that honors urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among low-income students and students of color.

11 Gwinnett students selected as National Achievement Scholars

Eleven Gwinnett were students selected as National Achievement Scholarship winners, and received $2,500 scholarships each.

GGC receives $6,000 grant for partnership with GCPS

Georgia Gwinnett College received a $6,000 grant for its Mathematics in Action Scholars program for middle school students, which is in its second year.

GSMST ranked most-challenging high school in Georgia

The Washington Post has ranked the Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology the top high school in Georgia, and North Gwinnett No. 6 in the annual list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, which began in 1998.

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GCPS educator named finalist for State Teacher of the Year

Hyunjin Son of the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology was one of 10 educators named as a 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalist.

Top 10 most popular stories from March 31-April 6

The 10 most popular stories on the Gwinnett Daily Post website during the week of March 31-April 6, 2014.

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Gwinnett BOE honors Lanier technology teacher

The Gwinnett County Board of Education recently saluted Lanier High teacher Michael Reilly on his selection as the winner of the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award sponsored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology.

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Harmony Elementary celebrates 90th birthday

Harmony Elementary celebrated the school’s 90th birthday on Friday. The school has served the Buford community since 1923 when it was a two-room, two-teacher schoolhouse for 80 children in seven grades.

Kindergarten registration for the class of 2027 coming soon

Kindergarten registration will be April 24 for children who will be 5-years-old by Sept. 1. The first day of school for the 2014-2015 school year is Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Gwinnett Tech schedules spring plant sale

Gwinnett Tech’s spring plant sale will be April 15-17. Horticulture students will sell house plants, perennials and herbs, among other flowers and shrubs.

Georgia BOE adopts new teacher, leader evaluation measures

The Georgia Board of Education on Thursday adopted new teacher and leader evaluation measures, but Gwinnett is in its first year of a similar system. The measures are new ways of evaluating teachers and administrators based on objective measures such as student growth and achievement.

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Duncan Creek educators kiss llamas for Relay for Life fundraiser

A thousand elementary school students got a childhood memory of a lifetime Thursday when they watched their principal and three teachers kiss llamas. The activity was in response to student fund raising that netted $8,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

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Gwinnett Tech students shine at SkillsUSA state competition

Gwinnett Tech students had a strong showing at the state SkillsUSA competition, and will advance to the national competition this summer.

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