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Hundreds turn out for Lilburn Elementary’s Literacy Night

Several hours after school ended on Tuesday, the school was abuzz with more than 200 students and parents. They came to hear from a children’s author, learn interactive games using tablets in the cafeteria and to perform their robotics project. It was all an attempt to bridge literacy from schools to homes of students in the high transient area where more than 90 percent receive free or reduced price lunch.

Providence Christian to offer Dave Ramsey personal finance curriculum

Schools in Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties, along with the Savannah-Chatham school district have offered the curriculum, which is taught on DVD by Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, using interactive learning and easy-to-understand methods.

Gwinnett County Schools looking for volunteer mentors

The school district’s community-based mentoring program focuses on expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect young people with caring adults. The volunteer mentor training session will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at 52 Gwinnett Drive in Lawrenceville.

National survey gives Georgia Gwinnett College high marks

The survey calls student engagement the “amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities,” and how the institution deploys its resources and organizes the curriculum and other learning opportunities to get students to participate in activities linked to student learning.

School lunch menus for the week of Jan. 12

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

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Peachtree Ridge students, coaches honored for volunteering

Athletics Director Jon Weyher recently received a trophy after nearly 90 students and coaches participated in a “Pack Meals - End Hunger” event put on by the organization Feed My Starving Children at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross over three days in late October and early November. The event partnered with the Norcross Cooperative Ministry and set a goal of gathering 5,000 volunteers to pack one million meals.

Education issues set to dominate General Assembly

Lawmakers and education officials agree that there’s one topic expected to dominate this year’s General Assembly when it convenes in a matter of days: Education. What’s unclear is how the myriad of issues will be resolved. One of the most challenging issues is how to deal with a growing level of children in poverty, which has grown by about 21 percent since 2002 to 62 percent — more than one million children — this school year, according to the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

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Gwinnett Tech names vice president of institutional advancement

Byerly will serve as the vice president of institutional advancement for the school, and also serve as executive director of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation. Byerly returns to Gwinnett after she worked for the Technical College System of Georgia as director of resource development since 2013.

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Grant funding helps Puckett's Mill Hands on Habitat grow

But a month ago, the Mill Creek Cluster Education Foundation funded her “Hands on Habitat” with a second grant, a year after the first grant kick-started the project. The total grant funding is now $10,100, and makes Puckett’s Mill believed to be the only Gwinnett County school that has a classroom filled with creatures, plants, rocks, minerals, skulls and a wasp nest.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Dacula High students gather, distribute toys to 80 families

Students from Dacula High’s Student Council and National Honor Society collected and distributed more than 250 toys just before Christmas to needy children in Gwinnett.

School lunch menus for the week of Jan. 6

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

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Still without a name, new high school construction finishing up

While four new schools are set to open in August — two elementary schools, a middle school and high school — only one is yet to be named.

WEB STORIES OF THE YEAR: Most-viewed stories on the Daily Post website in 2014

A look at the most-viewed stories on the Gwinnett Daily Post website in 2014.

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STORIES OF THE YEAR: A look at Gwinnett's top headlines in 2014

Reflecting on the county’s biggest stories of the past year.

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Gwinnett Tech logistics students visit UPS

The new logistics program at Gwinnett Technical College recently got an up-close view of a real-world example of how to apply classroom lessons to live business operations.

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