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Clean Commute Week continues today with "GA Walk to School Day"

Clean Commute Week continues today with "GA Walk to School Day"

Atlanta - This week (March 5-9) is officially Clean Commute Week, where the Clean Air Campaign challenges K-12 schools across the state to raise "awareness of clean commute options and to explore ways to reduce the number of idling cars in school zones."  
Monday - Ride the Bus
Tuesday- Bike or ride a scooter
Wednesday- Georgia Walk to School Day
Thursday- Carpool
Friday- Commute using any clean mode

 

The week is designed to provide Georgia schools with a platform to share the benefits of commute alternatives with their school communities and highlight clean transportation, including bus riding, biking, walking, carpooling and no idling.  These options help reduce smog-forming emissions that come from vehicle tailpipes. Schools can choose one or more green travel methods to promote throughout the week.

DEKALB COUNTY | Lack of communication may be behind $41M shortfall

DEKALB COUNTY | Lack of communication may be behind $41M shortfall

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (WXIA) -- The DeKalb County Board of Education told taxpayers Wednesday of a $41 million shortfall in funding for major school projects. Ten million dollars of that shortfall was tied to a single school -- Chamblee Charter High School.

Word emerged Thursday of the board being forced cut costs on 113 ongoing projects and shelving some 35 others.

"I'm furious," said board member Nancy Jester. "It's not that they money is not there but that it is underpriced. I am very disappointed. I am livid about it."

Braves, Publix to award 6 scholarships to Ga. seniors

Braves, Publix to award 6 scholarships to Ga. seniors

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves and Publix have teamed up for the 13th year in a row to offer scholarship money to high school seniors throughout Georgia.

Six $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have maintained good grades and strong community involvement throughout their four years of high school.

In order to qualify, a student must be a graduating senior with a minimum 3.2 GPA, and must have plans to attend an accredited college or university in the fall of 2012.

For more information or to apply, visit braves.com/scholarships. The deadline to apply is April 21. All applicants will receive a free Braves promotional item while supplies last.

Superintendent names 2012 AP Access & Support Schools

Superintendent names 2012 AP Access & Support Schools

ATLANTA -- Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge named 367 Advanced Placement Honor Schools in 2012.

Advanced Placement classes and exams are administed by the College Board and are designed to offer rigorous college-level learning options to high school students. Those who receive scores of 3, 4 or 5 on national AP exams may earn college credit.

"Georgia has much to be proud of when it comes to the success of Advanced Placement," Barge said Tuesday. "Much of this success can be attributed to the dedication to rigor and excellence at each of our AP Honor Schools."

AP Access & Support Schools are schools with at least 30 percent of AP exams taken by African-American and/or Hispanic students, and 30 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

Metro Atlanta's 2012 AP Access & Support Schools are:

Athens-Clarke County
* Cedar Shoals High

Superintendent names 2012 AP Challenge Schools

Superintendent names 2012 AP Challenge Schools

ATLANTA -- Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge named 367 Advanced Placement Honor Schools in 2012.

Advanced Placement classes and exams are administed by the College Board and are designed to offer rigorous college-level learning options to high school students. Those who receive scores of 3, 4 or 5 on national AP exams may earn college credit.

"Georgia has much to be proud of when it comes to the success of Advanced Placement," Barge said Tuesday. "Much of this success can be attributed to the dedication to rigor and excellence at each of our AP Honor Schools."

AP Challenge Schools are schools that have 900 or fewer students and offer AP courses in four of the core areas: English, math, science and social studies.

Metro Atlanta's 2012 AP Challenge Schools are:

Atlanta Public Schools
* Booker T. Washington High
* Carver School of Health Sciences
* South Atlanta School of Health and Medical Science

Poster contest to help combat human trafficking

Poster contest to help combat human trafficking

ATLANTA -- All Georgia high school students are invited to participate in a poster contest to promote a national hotline for reporting and preventing human sex trafficking.

The contest, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education, is open to students in grades nine through 12.

The posters' primary focus should be the national hotline (1-888-373-7888), presented in a creative way to grab people's attention. Judges will pick two winners -- one for an English poster and one for a Spanish poster -- from each of the state's 16 Regional Education Service Agencies.

Regional winners will receive cash prizes -- $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. The winning posters will also be displayed in schools across the region.

Two state winners -- one in English and one in Spanish -- will each receive $250.

DeKalb Schools Host Annual School Choice Expo, Saturday 10am-1pm

DeKalb Schools Host Annual School Choice Expo, Saturday 10am-1pm

 

DeKalb Schools Host Annual School Choice Expo

Jan. 11, 2012 – The DeKalb County School System invites parents and students to the 5th Annual School Choice Expo at the Mall at Stonecrest on Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The information fair will provides parents with the opportunity to browse displays of DeKalb’s School Choice programs and speak with DeKalb teachers and administrators on site.

What: Annual School Choice Expo

When: Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: The Mall at Stonecrest         

              2929 Turner Hill Road