Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday announced that Georgia will be the first state in the South to join a growing national initiative that seeks to increase the supply of outstanding teachers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields and to change how they are prepared to teach.
State School Superintendent John Barge was among a host of visitors on Monday to Alcova Elementary in Dacula for “Read Across America” a week-long program to promote reading and literacy.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning Monday night into Tuesday morning as temperatures may dip into the high 20s while tender outdoor vegetation may be at risk.
A list of how school districts around metro Atlanta and northeast Georgia decided to make-up missed days.
A Mellow Mushroom employee in Suwanee has won a company-wide contest for a new menu item, the “Thaidal Wave Hoagie.”
The Wesleyan School was among 24 teams of middle and high school students that won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl late last month and advance to the National Finals in Washington in April.
Gwinnett firefighters fought a woods fire on 12 to 20 acres in Dacula on Friday evening. Georgia Forestry was called out to assist with cutting fire breaks in the dirt to slow the travel of the fire.
The 36th annual Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair opened on Friday at the Gwinnett Center as more than 800 Gwinnett students competed with 600 projects.
A Superior Court judge on Friday dismissed a motion for contempt against the probation officer for Ed Kramer, who claimed the man responsible for monitoring him on house arrest isn’t following court-approved guidelines.
More than 30 students are registered to compete in the District 3 spelling bee on Saturday in Winder. Students from at least 12 school districts in northeast Georgia are scheduled to compete.
The D. Scott Hudgens Center for Skilled Nursing of Annandale Village has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s sixth annual “Best Nursing Homes” issue.
The Georgia Department of Labor’s Gwinnett Career Center in Norcross will be closed for more than two weeks because of roof damage repairs.
A Georgia Gwinnett College table tennis player, also the state’s top player, Tony Yeap, will play in a regional tournament on Saturday. Yeap hopes to qualify for the national tournament in April.
More than 800 Gwinnett students will compete this week with 600 projects during the 2014 Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
Buford City Schools will make-up three of its four snow days missed this winter, days that were already built into the calendar, Superintendent Geye Hamby said.
Gwinnett parents are upset about the Gwinnett County Public Schools’ decision to add 30 minutes to each school day starting next week through May 14.
State School Superintendent John Barge named 462 Advanced Placement Honor Schools, including several in Gwinnett and Barrow counties.
Georgia Gwinnett College is giving high school seniors a chance to save $20 this week.
Gwinnett County Public Schools officials announced their plans to makeup snow days on Monday. The district hasn’t missed seven days of school for winter weather since at least 1990.
Georgia Gwinnett College Interim President Stanley “Stas” Preczewski said the interim title doesn’t affect how he leads the college even though it’s been seven months.
Gwinnett County Public Schools plans to open in August its first new school since 2011, while construction continues on the district’s most-expensive school, and enrollment projections say the district will top 180,000 students in five years.
Gwinnett teachers may be in line for their first raise in six years, but many have noted that Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal for a large jump in K-12 education funding comes in an election year.
More than 800 donors attended a gala for the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation on Saturday night at the Gwinnett Center, which featured Marcus Luttrell, a Navy SEAL injured in Afghanistan who the movie “Lone Survivor” is based on.
Alanna Opara, a seventh-grader with downs syndrome at Jones Middle in Buford, joined the school’s cheerleading squad at the school last year, and has been universally accepted by her teammates.
Students at Alcova Elementary will join millions of their peers across the country on Monday to celebrate the 16th annual National Education Association’s Read Across America Day.
Entering its 10th year, the Suwanee Farmers Market is looking for vendor applications for its popular Tuesday and Saturday showcase.
Featuring the latest products and services for home remodeling, interior decorating, landscaping and outdoor living, the 17th annual North Atlanta Home Show continued this weekend at the Gwinnett Center.
The title of “2014 Gwinnett County STAR Student” was presented to high school seniors from Buford, the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, North Gwinnett and Parkview.
More than 150 home remodeling experts have gathered at the Gwinnett Center this weekend for the 17th annual North Atlanta Home Show.
Gwinnett County Public Schools announced two new principals at a regular School Board meeting on Thursday.
At a workshop session on Thursday, the Gwinnett County Board of Education heard updates on the district’s eCLASS initiative, the Title I program and update on the AdvancED Accreditation Progress Report.
The Georgia state School Board voted on Thursday to allow a waiver for school districts who missed several school days in the last month because of winter storms.
The Gwinnett County Board of Educaton and Gwinnett County Public Schools senior staff toured Junior Achievement’s Discovery Center at the World Congress Center in Atlanta to learn some things they may implement at the new Old Norcross Road high school and its “BizTown” experience.
U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall visited Berkmar High on Wednesday to talk with students about the political process and his voting record. Woodall explained his views on legalizing marijuana and raising the minimum wage.
The Mill Creek cluster plans to release a mobile app later this month that administrators hope stream lines communications for parents. It’s among the first in the district to have a mobile app, the latest in a long line of communication tools between schools and families.
More Georgia seniors are scoring a three or higher, a passing score, on the Advanced Placement exams compared to last year, according to The College Board’s AP Report to the Nation released this week.
Gwinnett County Public Schools on Monday will begin a district-wide promotion on its lunch menus with special items to celebrate the Olympics.
Enrollment numbers continue to increase across the board at Gwinnett Technical College.
A Gwinnett science specialist was honored by teachers across the state this week for the work she does exploring the world of science with her students.
The interim title doesn’t bother Georgia Gwinnett College President Stas Preczewski, who is in the longest stint of any position in his career.
Gwinnett County Public Schools will be closed on Friday due to road conditions on secondary streets.
The Jackson Electric Membership Corporation has released the contractor crews brought in to assist with power restoration so that they can assist other electric cooperative south and east of Atlanta that have been hard hit by the storm.
Thousands of Gwinnett residents experienced power outages Wednesday morning as the winter storm packed with snow, sleet and freezing rain descended on the area.
Gwinnett County Public Schools CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks said deciding whether to call school off for snow is one of his most difficult decisions.
Gwinnett County Public Schools officials announced that school on Wednesday would be closed because of the impending winter storm.
Georgia Power, Jackson EMC and Walton EMC are preparing crews for the expected winter storm. They also offer tips for what to do if power is out in your area.
Gwinnett firefighters conducted a Jaws of Life exercise for on Monday that related to several Maxwell High School of Technology groups.
J. Mack Robinson’s business ventures included car sales, insurance, banking and fashion industries, died late Friday night. He was 90.
The Atlanta Regional Commission recently recertified Suwanee as a Green Community.
Pinckneyville Middle is one of several Gwinnett schools that are equipped with language labs that are designed to help students learn a foreign language by speaking it in a relaxed environment.