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At South Gwinnett High, project-based learning presentations receive high marks

The students then presented their projects to more than 60 judges from across Gwinnett and the Atlanta area who are professionals in the field they judged.

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Gwinnett County Schools looking for 800 new teachers

Interested teachers should visit the district web site at gcpsjobs.org to register to attend the fair from 8 a.m. to noon on March 28 at the Gwinnett Center.

Junior Achievement rolls out economic success plans at middle schools

Middle school students across Gwinnett this spring are being exposed to career paths tailored to their personality and tools to develop a personal budget and budget to plan expenses.

Registration underway for elementary dual language immersion programs

Eventually, the program will serve students in kindergarten through fifth grade. At each grade level in the program, a team of two teachers — one fluent in the target language — work together with the students.

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Lost Boy of Sudan shares life story at Creekland Middle

A former Lost Boy of the Sudan who has lived in the Atlanta area since 2001 offered a first-hand story on Monday afternoon at Creekland Middle. As a member of the Dinka ethnic group, Marier spoke of how civil unrest in his home country led him away from his family and around the world before he eventually settled in America.

Gwinnett Tech to launch business management degree program

Designed for working professionals, the program targets entry-level managers who have been designated by their employers to be prospective leaders within their individual organizations.

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White House Internship Program selects Georgia Gwinnett College senior

Jose Gutierrez is a senior majoring in psychology with a concentration in social and neuropsychology. He plans to use this experience to better understand politics and gain leadership skills to improve his community.

JENKINS: How the GPC-GSU merger could benefit Gwinnett students

In the two months since the planned merger between Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia State University was announced, a picture of what the new, consolidated institution might look like has begun to emerge — even if it’s still a bit fuzzy around the edges.

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Parkview team wins Academic Decathlon state title

The team now advances to represent Georgia in the United States Academic Deathlon national competition April 16-18 in Garden Grove, Calif. Parkview’s team is coached by Melodie Carr, Dave Steele and Samantha Wells.

School lunch menus for the week of March 9

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

At STAR luncheon, students, teachers celebrate academic development

The event celebrates all local school STAR students from each Gwinnett County high school, public and private, as well as the top student from Buford City Schools.

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Gov. Nathan Deal among officials at Gwinnett Tech groundbreaking

Gov. Deal along with state and local education officials and elected broke ground on a new Gwinnett Technical College campus in Alpharetta.

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Holocaust survivor speaks to Sweetwater Middle students

The Long Island, N.Y. resident, who co-authored a book “Children of Terror,” spoke to students at Creekland Middle on Wednesday, and plans to speak to students at North Gwinnett Middle on Friday.

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Gwinnett County Schools to honor student artwork

Student artwork from schools around the district will be rotated throughout the month, and each rotation begins with a reception to honor student artists and their families.

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New parent-driven geography program at Wesleyan exposes students to countries, cultures

The idea of the program is to not only expose students to where the countries are on a map, but also what’s unique about a given country, such as a Boomerang in Australia, clover in Ireland or Hello Kitty brand products in Japan.

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