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Gwinnett Tech among nation’s fastest growing two-year public colleges

Gwinnett Tech ranks 10th on Community College Week’s 2014 list of Fastest Growing Community Colleges.

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How to pay for college

Think creatively for scholarships. Start looking at major companies that offer scholarships or in local communities where in Gwinnett, for example, several electric membership corporations that offer scholarships.

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Riverside Elementary students visit Gold Dome

Teacher Lynne Franks said the students study democracy, branches of government and levels of government. Rep. David Clark, who represents the Suwanee area that Riverside serves, helped out with the tour and students taking a picture with Gov. Nathan Deal.

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Central Gwinnett's Maryanne Grimes named Principal of the Year

Grimes said the award should be renamed for the “School of the Year” and outlined a list of attributes her staff does to help students.

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GGC Day at the capitol launches 10th anniversary celebration

The school celebrated its achievements and growth on Thursday during an anniversary event under the Gold Dome. The Gwinnett legislative delegation presented resolutions honoring Georgia Gwinnett College to GGC President Stas Preczewski.

Gwinnett County Schools refinances bonds to save $21 million

The savings is equivalent to one new elementary school and will go back into the Education special purpose local option sales tax building program. The money is not ear-marked for a specific project, but it could be available to close any gaps since the sales tax revenue has been consistently near the low estimate of budget forecasts.

Gwinnett Tech transfer fair to feature nearly 20 four-year colleges, universities

Gwinnett Tech will host the “Next Step Transfer Fair” from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Busbee Center. The fair is designed for students, graduates and alumni looking to continue their education beyond an associate’s degree.

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Gwinnett Tech Board of Directors adds Georgia Power region manager

The school has announced Doug Jenkins, a region manager with Georgia Power, is joining the Board, and bringing with him engineering, economics and community development experience.

Federal Reserve Bank rep to speak at Gwinnett Tech

Sherilyn Narker will visit as part of the school’s Executive Lecture Series from noon to 1 p.m. on March 4 at the Busbee Center. The event, hosted by the Business and Finance Division, is free and open to the public.

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Gwinnett County Schools handing out several hundred school bus citations per week

Twice in January, the school district recorded more than 400 citations in a week, and the total citations issued through January was 1,521 in 18 school days.

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After six-month cancer battle, Ivy Creek Elementary student Alyssa Tucker, 10, passes away

The 10-year-old Ivy Creek Elementary student, who fought cancer since last summer and received widespread community support, passed away at home.

School lunch menus for the week of Feb. 9

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

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Peachtree Ridge FBLA qualifies 14 for state

Peachtree Ridge High’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter collected 14 state qualifiers at the recent region conference at South Gwinnett High.

Sandra Deal, Rockbridge Elementary, Ringling Bros. partner on reading initiative

The partnership, which is underway, runs through Feb. 13, and is centered on a circus-themed reading list that complements the existing curriculum.

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Gwinnett County Schools celebrates, honors counselors

Counselors from Mulberry Elementary, Jones Middle, Parkview High and Shiloh High also received the 21st Century Comprehensive Counseling Award.

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