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Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) has expressed his support for Georgia's charter schools and applauded those working to expand the charter system on behalf of children, families and communities across the state.

The week of May 2 is National Charter Schools Week.

"Georgia's excellent charter school sector continues to raise the bar for educational standards, and I applaud the Georgia Charter Schools Association for their commitment to education," said Sen. Chambliss. "Charter schools' emphasis on empowering parents with public school choice, innovation and local control provide quality alternatives for many families, and they give our students a good foundation to succeed.

Shuler Hensley Award winners take center stage

Shuler Hensley Award winners take center stage

ATLANTA -- The Shuler Hensley Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre were announced at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday, Apr. 26.

Forty-one Greater Atlanta-area high schools from 12 counties and 14 school districts, as well as private schools, participated this year.

School board to approve new superintendent

School board to approve new superintendent

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Apr. 26 to vote on its superintendent finalist.

RELATED: Robert Avossa named Fulton superintendent finalist

The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School (8100 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, 30350). It will be broadcast live here.

College tuition, fee hike reignites HOPE debate

College tuition, fee hike reignites HOPE debate

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Board of Regents has announced a hike in both tuition and fees for Georgia's state colleges and universities during a meeting Tuesday.

"It's highly likely that tuition will have to increase to meet the needs of the students and to meet the student growth we have experienced," said Regents executive John Millsaps before the meeting.

The tuition hike comes close on the heels of a major overhual of the popular HOPE scholarship program which means students will be left to pay the rising costs of college in the state.

State representative Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, who played a major role in revamping the HOPE scholarship, says tough choices had to be made to keep the program afloat financially.

"Students are still getting one of the best values in the country," State Rep. Collins said. "We feel like we've done what we needed to do to keep a program solvent for future generations.

Fulton schools want feedback on Sex Ed

Fulton schools want feedback on Sex Ed

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County School Board wants feedback from the public before deciding whether to approve new materials for sex education.

The materials are available for public viewing through May 15 at the Independence High School media center in Alpharetta and at the Fulton County Schools Administrative Center in Atlanta.

The materials were recommended for approval by the Fulton County Schools Health Education Advisory Committee.

The Georgia Board of Education requires that all printed and non-printed materials dealing with "human sexuality and HIV/AIDS" be approved by local school boards.

Independence High School is located at 86 School Drive in Alpharetta. The materials will be available for viewing from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Fulton County Schools Administrative Center is located at 786 Cleveland Avenue SW in Atlanta. The materials will be available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

School board announces April community meetings

School board announces April community meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting open to all members of the community.

The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members a chance to listen to local issues and concerns.

Board members have set the following meeting dates for April:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Crabapple Middle School (10700 Crabapple Road, Roswell, 30075)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Tuesday, Apr. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Crabapple Crossing Elementary School (12775 Birmingham Highway, Milton, 30004)

District 3 (Gail Deal)
Dean will attend Superintendent finalist Robert Avossa's community meeting on Tuesday, Apr.

Meet and greet with Avossa on Apr. 20

Meet and greet with Avossa on Apr. 20

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Fulton County Schools students, staff and parents, as well as local residents, are invited to attend a forum and meet superintendent finalist Robert Avossa.

The North Fulton meet and greet will be on Wednesday, Apr. 20 at Centennial High School (9310 Scott Road, Roswell, 30076). It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, followed by a community meeting at 7 p.m.

This meeting is part of a 14-day public comment period held before the school board can formally tender the position to Avossa.

The superintendent finalist will use this opportunity to share his educational philosophies and personal background, as well as engage in question and answer sessions.