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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.

Notre Dame Academy announces plans to expand

Notre Dame Academy in Duluth has announced plans to expand its current campus footprint to include ninth through 12th grade and launch a high school with the inaugural freshman class starting in the fall of 2015.

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Lovin Elementary develops partnership with community in Haiti

Lovin Elementary has developed a partnership with a school and community in Haiti after one of its custodians, a native of Haiti, and a parent of a student, suggested and developed a way to donate used books and other items.

Gwinnett middle school students receive high marks in state writing tests

Osborne Middle was among several Gwinnett County Public Schools middle schools to receive high eighth grade writing scores in state tests.

State School Superintendent: Democratic candidates

Six Democratic candidates are facing off in the May 20 primary election.

State School Superintendent: Republican candidates

Nine Repubican candidates are vying for the chance to run for state schools superintendent in the May 20 primary.

School lunch menus for the week of March 31

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

Top 10 most popular stories from March 24-30

The 10 most popular stories on the Gwinnett Daily Post website during the week of March 24-30, 2014.

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VIDEO: 'Behind the Scenes' ... with Young Life

In this week's 'Behind the Scenes' segment, we give you an inside look at the North Gwinnett High School's club as part of Young Life Suwanee/Buford.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: UGA honors Gwinnett, Barrow educators

The University of Georgia recently honored leaders from Barrow County Schools and Gwinnett County Public Schools for their distinguished service to the education field.

JENKINS: Debunking some common myths about Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is one of those things that sounds almost too good to be true — except, of course, that it is true. And yet it might just be the best-kept secret in America.

Parkview student charged after throwing punch in fieldhouse

A Parkview High student was charged with battery this week after he punched another student in the fieldhouse.

Report: Georgia shines in Common Core implementation

Georgia shines in report on Common Core implementation. Georgia is a leader among several states in implementation of the Common Core, according to a recent report by the Southern Regional Education Board. The report, which tracks progress in 15 states, benchmarked five areas of implementation, identifying “leading states” and “strong states” in each.

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