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Gwinnett students exceed CRCT standards

Gwinnett students exceed CRCT standards

GWINNETT CO., Ga. -- Gwinnett County students in grades 3-8 are scoring higher than their peers on the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT).

During the 2010-11 school year, Gwinnett students' mean scores were better than the state averages in all content areas at all grade levels.

"These CRCT results affirm our focus on improving achievement for all students through high expectations, increased rigor and student engagement in learning activities," said Dale Robbins, associate superintendent for Teaching and Learning Support in Gwinnett.

Keep Georgia Safe holds national training and certification that focuses on bullying prevention

Keep Georgia Safe holds national training and certification that focuses on bullying prevention

WHAT:              Keep Georgia Safe, the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides safety education and crime prevention training for Georgia’s children, families and law enforcement agencies, will sponsor radKIDS national instructor training and certification.

Why Single Gender Schools Matter - The Case of Ivy Preparatory Academy

Why Single Gender Schools Matter - The Case of Ivy Preparatory Academy

It has been a rough couple of weeks for Ivy Preparatory Academy.

Isakson announces U.S. military academy appointees

Isakson announces U.S. military academy appointees

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Johnny Isakson is proud to announce that 29 Georgia students have received appointments to prestigious military academies.

"One of my favorite tasks each year is to nominate promising young leaders to our nation's military academies," Isakson said. "This was an extremely competitive year and I congratulate these appointees who will make Georgia and America proud."

Each member of Congress must nominate young people to the nation's military academies every year.

Those who are accepted are awarded full four-year scholarships that include tuition, books, board, medical and dental care.

Isakson will host a reception for the students and their families on Sunday, June 12 at the Georgian Club (100 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta).

The accepted students for 2011 include:

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2 statewide sweepstakes help parents pay for kids' college

2 statewide sweepstakes help parents pay for kids' college

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Georgia parents have two new opportunities to begin saving for their kids' college educations.

The Path2College 529 Plan is giving significant college contributions to two lucky Georgia children through its Newborn Sweepstakes and Destination College Savings Sweepstakes.

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal is an advocate of the latter program, which she helped launch during her Read Across Georgia tour last month.

RELATED: Sandra Deal, Path2College to launch college savings initiative

Through the Newborn Sweepstakes, one Georgia baby born between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011 will be awarded $5,529 toward a Path2College 529 Plan.

Norcross Star Set For World Hoops Stage

Norcross Star Set For World Hoops Stage

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Sixteen year old rising Norcross junior Diamond DeShields is anything but your average teenager.  It's easy to see the athletic superiority in the 6' 2" basketball player.  But unlike many of her peers she loves to read, feeling too many movies and TV is not productive.

Early in July DeShields leaves for Colorado Springs where she is the youngest member of the USA under 19 basketball team that will play in the world championships in Chile.  She's helped Norcross to back to back state titles, and feels comfortable in the international setting as well.

She's considering playing volleyball or softball as well, but considering college coaches can begin recruiting her on September 1, even her energy level might not allow for another sport.

Georgia's newest public college is all grown up

Georgia's newest public college is all grown up

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Gwinnett College has come a long way in a short time.

The first four-year public college to open in Georgia in more than a century started operations in 2006 with just two buildings, a grassy parking lot and a little more than 100 juniors as its initial students.

Now, a brand new library and student center flank a sprawling quad where students play football and Frisbee. Down a winding walking path are dorms, intramural fields and a $7 million lab science building still under construction.

Enrollment is expected to top 8,000 in the fall. And on Thursday, Georgia Gwinnett will award diplomas to the first class of students who began there as freshmen.