School Board also signs agreement with Junior Achievement for BizTown experience
The Gwinnett County Board of Education on Thursday extended a contract with the state Board of Education for one year for an agreement called Investing in Educational Excellence.
Gwinnett County Schools staff provided the Board of Education an update on how Common Core has helped math and language arts curriculum, and an update on the 2017 building program.
The Technical College System of Georgia has appointed David H. Welden to serve as interim president of Gwinnett Technical College, following the May 1 retirement of GTC President Sharon Bartels. Welden is currently Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration at GTC.
Ben Barnes, 28, has worked tournaments at TPC Sugarloaf since 2002. Despite being deaf, he’s earned an Eagle Scout, two enginneering degrees and now works for the Defense Department in Washington. Yet he returns each year for the Greater Gwinnett Championship.
For the second time this school year, North Atlanta High Principal Gene Taylor has written a letter of resignation. The last time he did it, the former Gwinnett principal accepted a job as Berkmar High’s principal, only for three days.
At more than 7,000 yards, the TPC Sugarloaf is tough, but fair, the course’s long-time superintendent said leading up to this week’s Greater Gwinnett Championship. Last year, No. 9 was the toughest hole in a non-major tournament on the Champions Tour.
In a town hall discussion with Georgia Gwinnett College honors students, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall talked about events in Washington, the FairTax and recent legislation.
Two Brookwood High students have been accused of cheating and disciplined for stealing answers to local Advanced Placement tests.
The Gwinnett County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a tentative budget for the 2015 fiscal year during an area board meeting at Shiloh High School.
The 2014-15 academic year will mark the third year in row tuition to attend the majority of the University System of Georgia’s colleges and universities will rise 2.5 percent.
Thanks to so many pro golf tournaments around Atlanta over the years, there are plenty of veteran “professional volunteers” this week at the Greater Gwinnett Championship.
The National Weather Service early Tuesday morning issued a freeze warning for central and north Georgia, including Gwinnett, for Wednesday morning.
Georgia Gwinnett College students receive regional, national recognition in IT. Students earned top honors in competitions, which included a provisional patent application.
The presidents of Gwinnett Tech and Valdosta State on Monday signed pathway program agreements, which means GTC students who earn an associate’s degree in Applied Science degree are eligible to work on a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in human capital performance or Bachelor’s of Science in organizational leadership at VSU.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.
A Norcross man, 85, was killed on Sunday in a hit-and-run incident at the intersection of Singleton Road and Kings Ridge Drive.
Gwinnett County Police responded to an apparent murder-suicide in Lawrenceville on Saturday involving a man and woman both in their 30s.
Gwinnett County Police on Saturday investigated an incident where a child was killed in Buford after he was in his father’s pickup truck with his brother.
A Dacula woman has passed away from injuries sustained last week in a bicycle accident. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday.
The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center celebrated the 44th anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday.
The second installment of the Greater Gwinnett Championship at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth begins this week as tournament organizers have set a goal of 40,000 spectators to watch a higher-profile field than last year.
New menu items, Friday night fireworks and bobbleheads all part of experience
The Gwinnett Braves will have their sixth home opener on Friday and will have Friday night fireworks throughout the season, along with new concession stand menu items and three bobblehead giveaway promotions.
The Greater Gwinnett Championship will host an Executive Women’s Day on Monday, which will include a speaker panel and keynote speaker, a behind-the-scenes tour and wine down event.
Gwinnett Tech’s new Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program has become accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Gwinnett County Public Schools won award in 2010
Gwinnett County Public Schools on Wednesday was named one of two finalists for the Broad Prize for Urban Education, which could lead to $1 million in college scholarships for students in the district. It’s the largest education prize in the country — that honors urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among low-income students and students of color.
Eleven Gwinnett were students selected as National Achievement Scholarship winners, and received $2,500 scholarships each.
Georgia Gwinnett College received a $6,000 grant for its Mathematics in Action Scholars program for middle school students, which is in its second year.
The Washington Post has ranked the Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology the top high school in Georgia, and North Gwinnett No. 6 in the annual list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, which began in 1998.
The Gwinnett County Board of Education recently saluted Lanier High teacher Michael Reilly on his selection as the winner of the Aspirations in Computing Educator Award sponsored by the National Center for Women and Information Technology.
An attorney representing a woman who was sworn into office in January filed a notice that he could sue the city of Snellville for $1 million.
Harmony Elementary celebrated the school’s 90th birthday on Friday. The school has served the Buford community since 1923 when it was a two-room, two-teacher schoolhouse for 80 children in seven grades.
Kindergarten registration will be April 24 for children who will be 5-years-old by Sept. 1. The first day of school for the 2014-2015 school year is Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Gwinnett Tech’s spring plant sale will be April 15-17. Horticulture students will sell house plants, perennials and herbs, among other flowers and shrubs.
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.
The pollen count on Thursday in the Atlanta area is 2,722, which is in the “extremely high” category, according to the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic.
Gwinnett Tech students had a strong showing at the state SkillsUSA competition, and will advance to the national competition this summer.
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.
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.
Osborne Middle was among several Gwinnett County Public Schools middle schools to receive high eighth grade writing scores in state tests.
A Snellville Police K-9 dog who retired at the end of 2011, has died. Euro served the city for seven years.
The University of Georgia recently honored leaders from Barrow County Schools and Gwinnett County Public Schools for their distinguished service to the education field.
A Snellville man was charged with cruelty to animals on Thursday after police found a pitbull that had electrical tape around its mouth.
The Georgia Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction and life prison sentence given to Demarcus Crawford in 2008 killing of Tedla Lemma.
The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office suspended digging on Friday in Dacula as they followed a lead in the long-unsolved disappearance of Justin Gaines. It was the second day they used a backhoe in a wooded area off Drowning Creek Road.
Gwinnett County police identified the man who died in Thursday’s fatal crash on Interstate 85, and charged a Norcross woman with second degree vehicular homicide.
A Parkview High student was charged with battery this week after he punched another student in the fieldhouse.
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.
North Gwinnett High has stepped up public safety supervision after a suspicious person was reported Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service issued a freeze warning for Gwinnett, central and north Georgia from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday.
The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee has announced a new president after its current president announced his retirement.