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Students at Mount Pisgah Christian School Boost Lifesaving Cancer Research with Spare Change

Students at Mount Pisgah Christian School Boost Lifesaving Cancer Research with Spare Change

Students at Mount Pisgah Christian School raised $31,511.94 to help fund cures for cancer and provide help and hope to thousands of patients and their families, through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program.

Mount Pisgah Christian School has been involved in Pennies for Patients for the past ten years, raising over $155,259 throughout the years. Thanks to the leadership of the school staff Daryl Brooks, Bob Denham, and John Whitehurst, the students are inspired to save lives for leukemia and lymphoma patients.

“Thanks to research, nearly 90% of children with acute leukemia are now cured,” said Emily Milian, School & Youth Campaign Manager, of LLS’s Georgia Chapter. “But there still is a long way to go. Leukemia affects more children than any other cancer, so LLS’s School & Youth Programs provide a meaningful way for kids to help kids.

Charter school law declared unconstitutional

Charter school law declared unconstitutional

ATLANTA -- A Georgia law that cleared the way for a surge in new charter schools was struck down by the state's top court in a high-profile decision that will affect thousands of students and could reshape how the state's public school system is funded.

The Georgia Supreme Court's 4-3 decision on Monday overturned the 2008 Georgia Charter Schools Commission Act, which allowed the state to approve and fund charter schools over the objection of local school boards.

Governor commends Georgia's new Master Teachers

Governor commends Georgia's new Master Teachers

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal has announced the names of 86 Georgia teachers who have earned "Master Teacher" certification.

This distinction is based on demonstrated excellence in student achievement and growth for 2011.

"I am proud of Georgia's Master Teachers for their tireless efforts to enrich the minds and lives of our students and for their ongoing work toward reaching our state's goal of providing a high-quality teacher in every classroom," said Gov. Deal.

School board announces May community meetings

School board announces May community meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga.

Fulton County among best places for music education

Fulton County among best places for music education

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County has been recognized for the 12th year in a row as one of the best places to live for music education.

Only two school systems in the nation have received the honor every time the annual national survey has been given.

Released this week, the "Best Communities for Music Education" list represents an annual snapshot of music education at its best. It is based on a survey conducted by the NAMM Foundation and several partner organizations in the fields of music and education.

NAMM is a not-for-profit international association that represents the musical instruments and products industry.

"Fulton is well known locally and nationally for its music programs," said Superintendent Cindy Loe.

Fulton schools name Professionals of the Year

Fulton schools name Professionals of the Year

FULTON COUNTY, Ga.

Deadline approaches for Fulton Open Enrollment applications

Deadline approaches for Fulton Open Enrollment applications

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County School System has identified 16 schools that can accept transfer students during the 2011-2012 school year.

These schools are part of the "public school choice" legislation (H.B. 251). Approved in 2009, the law gives parents the option to choose a school outside of their attendance zone, provided it has available classroom space to accommodate transfers.

The application deadline is Monday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m.