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Frank Reddy

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Former teacher of year balances job, triplets

One of the advantages to being the mother of triplets? Triple the Mother's Day Gifts. Pharr Elementary School teacher and 2012 districtwide teacher of the year Jennifer Dunn talks about balancing work and homelife with three six-year-olds in tow.

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Gwinnett 4-H'ers sweep state competitions

Gwinnett County 4-H teams swept state events over the weekend.

GOOD NEWS: Local students get national scholarships

Several national corporations have awarded three Gwinnett County Public Schools students scholarships for their hard work and success.

Shiloh Middle wins customer service award

Four Georgia schools were selected as the 2013 winners of the Georgia Department of Education's Family-Friendly Partnrship School Award. Among them: Shiloh Middle School in Snellville.

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Students with good behavior rewarded with 'Lunch-A-Palooza'

Couch Middle School students "caught being good" during the school year got rewarded with a cookout Friday as part of the inaugural Lunch-A-Palooza.

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Two principals named at local schools

Two veteran Gwinnett County school principals have been appointed to lead new schools as current pricnipals retire at the end of the school year.

Few arrive for first GCPS budget public hearing

Less than a dozen people were in attendance during a public hearing Thursday to discuss Gwinnett County Public Schools' Fiscal Year 2014 budget.

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Math teacher charged with sexual assault

A math teacher from Mountain View High School has resigned following an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student and a sexual assault charge.

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Wesleyan School continues to grow

In a $16.4 million campaign to raise funds for expansions, the push has thus far been fruitful at Wesleyan School. Construction crews are currently on campus moving dirt to make way for the improvements.

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GCPS, Buford outperform state average on assessment

Gwinnett County Public Schools and Buford City Schools beat statewide averages in a new statewide accountability system that measures schools and districts based on achievement, progress and achievement gap.

12 students named Gates Millennium Scholars

Officials with the Gates Millennium Scholars Program recently announced the largest group of Gwinnett County Public Schools recipients to date.

GCPS holds budget hearing Thursday

A meeting Thursday at district headquarters offer the public an opportunity to chime in on a proposed $1.7 billion budget for the Gwinnett County Public Schools' Fiscal Year 2014 budget.

Garden tours are May 18 in Duluth

A garden tour is scheduled for May 18 in Duluth, an event that will feature plantings by some of the city's best gardeners.

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District holds kindergarten registration

Thousands of parents and students flocked to their local schools Thursday morning toting all the proper documentation to get their 4- and 5 year-olds registered for kindergarten.

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Lake levels at highest point in years

Lake Lanier is at its highest in years, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could soon increase its water releases, marking the end of a period of planned water flow reductions from Buford Dam.

'Knight in the Garden' is Friday

Knight Elementary School is celebrating the opening of its new Outdoor Learning Project by inviting the community to attend a special ceremony Friday.

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Celebrity chef visits Collins Hill

Celebrity chef and restaurater Hugh Acheson spoke Wednesday morning to a group of Collins Hill High School students. The "Top Chef" judge talked with the young people about the importance of finding an occupation you love.

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College says farewell to Kaufman

The Georgia Gwinnett College community said farewell to founding president Daniel J. Kaufman Tuesday during a special event honoring the man.

Kindergarten registration is Thursday

On Thursday, Gwinnett County's 77 elementary schools will welcome the school district's Class of 2026 as it enrolls new kindergartners.

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11 local schools top state's writing test list

Nearly a dozen Gwinnett County Public Schools recently made the state's list of 25 top performing middle schools on the eighth grade writing test.

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Annual Grayson festival draws big crowd

Despite looming rain clouds, visitors packed a local park for the 34th annual Grayson Day Festival: a midspring outdoor extravaganza of music, food, games and good, old-fashioned family fun.

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Teacher hopes to become 'King of Kong'

A 32-year-old Grayson High School teacher is setting out to break a million points on the classic arcade game Donkey Kong.

Hosts needed for foreign exchange students

A top academic German student will arrive soon in Hoschton to attend high school at Mill Creek High, where he will serve as an international youth ambassador for the 2013-14 year.

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GOOD NEWS: Local students are National Achievement Scholars

Out of 800 students recently named National Achievement Scholars nationwide, 17 of them hail from Gwinnett County Public Schools.

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Chamber honors small businesses with Pinnacle Awards

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and sponsors honored local businessmen and women from around the county Friday during the Pinnacle Awards.

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Hundreds show up for Relay cookout

Hundreds showed up Thursday for a Relay for Life fundraiser nearly two decades in the making.

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Mom, daughter open consignment store

A local mother and daughter have opened a consignment shop in Suwanee.

Maxwell students headed to state auto competition

A group of auto services students from Maxwell High School of Technology were headed for a state competition Thursday to determine Georgia's top young auto technicians.

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Young Duluth birder wins state competition

A young man from Gwinnett County just won the top prize for his division at the state Youth Birding Competition.

GCPS wins national 'green' award

Officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools learned this week that the district won the U.S. Department of Education's first-ever Sustainability Award.

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Gwinnett school ranked No. 3 in nation, others top state list

One of Gwinnett County's own high schools was named the third best in the nation, according to a list released Tuesday by the U.S. News & World Report.

Rainbow Village golf tourney is May 7

A golf tournament on May 7 at TPC Sugarloaf will raise money for Rainbow Village, a transitional housing community for homeless families with children.

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GOOD NEWS: Local student congratulated by Lt. Gov.

An eighth grade student from Hull Middle School has been recognized by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle for winning third place in his division for the 2013 Manufacturing Appreciation Week Student Design Contest.

BOE approves state contract amendment

In a unanimous decision, officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools on Thursday voted to amend a contract with the state aimed at increasing student achievement through greater flexibility.

Regents vote to increase tuition

Following a decision Tuesday by the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents, college tuition at 27 colleges and universities for in-state undergraduate students will increase by 2.5 percent. Among the institutions affected: Georgia Gwinnett College.

School board to discuss state contract

On Thursday, officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools plan to amend a contract with the state board of education aimed at increasing student achievement in order to include 16 schools built and opened after the document went into effect.

School board adopts tentative budget

In a unanimous vote, the local school board gave thumbs up Tuesday evening to a Fiscal Year 2014 budget which includes the elimination of all furlough days and the addition of 18 school resource officers.

District 5 students thank Radloff

Meadowcreek High School opened its doors Tuesday evening to those attending schools or who have students in Gwinnett County Public Schools' District 5.

Annual spring plant sale at Gwinnett Tech

Gwinnett Technical College's Horticulture program is hosting its annual spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday the institution's greenhouse.

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GOOD NEWS: Art auction raises thousands for Relay

North Gwinnett High School's Annual Relay for Life Art Auction recently raised more than $6,200 in the fight against cancer.

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GGC signs first agreement with foreign university

Georgia Gwinnett College has signed its first memorandum of cooperation with a foreign university, opening doors to international academic exchange.

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GOOD NEWS: School transportation workers honored

Transportation employees of Gwinnett County Public Schools were honored recently for their efforts.

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Athletes support Wounded Warriors at Peachtree Ridge

Hundreds showed up Friday night to show support for a team of war veterans playing hoops against a group of pro and retired local athletes.

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Parents brag on schools during area meeting

Communities from Gwinnett County Public Schools' District 1 came together Thursday night to talk about what's going on in local schools.

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Birding prodigy heads to state competition

Thirteen-year-old John Deitsch is what you might call a prodigy among colleagues in the Southern Wings Bird Club, a group that meets monthly to discuss their hobby. Fellow members speak about the young teen with an air of reverence.

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Young bioscientists tour Gwinnett Tech

Gwinnett Technical College recently hosted 40 North Gwinnett High School biotechnology students, giving them an up-close-and-personal look at careers in the fast-growing field.

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Memorial bench honors late Prince brothers

A memorial bench between White Oak Elementary and Lanier Middle schools was recently donated by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce as a monument to Griffin and Jake Prince, two brothers killed last summer in a boating accident.

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Student arrested in alleged armed robbery near school

Gwinnett County Police arrested an 18-year-old Berkmar High School student last week in connection with separate robberies, one of which involved a taser.

Community packs Parkview for area meeting

Students, parents, teachers and administrators from Gwinnett County Public School's District 4 showed up Tuesday evening to learn about the school system.

Special Olympics event features Copeland as grand marshal

A Special Olympics track and field event for Gwinnett County Middle School students will feature Aimee Copeland and Buck Lanford as grand marshals.