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$40 = 4 Class Pass for Group Piano or Guitar Lessons at Eclectic Music (50% off)

$40 = 4 Class Pass for Group Piano or Guitar Lessons at Eclectic Music (50% off)

50% off Group Guitar & Piano Lessons at Eclectic Music, an intown music school, where learning about music is fun for students of any age.

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This isn't the musical torture from our childhood. No more "Mom, please let me quit!" or boring scales.

Norcross Students Honored as Basketball Player of the Year by ESPN

Norcross, GA--  Diamond DeShields of Norcross High School has just been given the huge honor of being the 2010-11 Gatorade GA Girls Basketball Player of the Year.  This is the first time a player from Norcross High has won this distinction.

The 6-foot-1 sophomore guard and forward has led the Blue Devils to a 26-3 record and a berth in the Class 5A state semifinals against Campbell High, scheduled for March 10. The returning ESPN RISE National Freshman of the Year, DeShields has averaged 20.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 3.0 assists per game. Also the returning Class AAAAA Player of the Year as named by the Georgia Sports Writers Association, she produced 17.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.1 assists per contest, leading Norcross to the 2010 Class AAAAA state championship as a freshman.

Flat Lottery, Too Many Students, Even Snow Mean HOPE Cuts

Flat Lottery, Too Many Students, Even Snow Mean HOPE Cuts

ATLANTA -- Most of them know the bad news is coming.

Most of Georgia's more than 300,000 state college students know they'll see even higher tuition next year and even fewer benefits from the HOPE Scholarship.

"I'm gonna have to find alternative ways to finance my coming here," Georgia State University freshman Kenja McNeil said, adding that those will probably include, "loans, scholarships, more scholarships and more scholarships."

Lottery proceeds have poured about $15 billion into the HOPE and pre-kindergarten programs since they began 17 years ago.

Right now, about 200,000 state college students receive HOPE benefits.

But lottery sales have flattened out, according to Margaret DeFrancisco, CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation.

Wednesday morning she told the University System's State Board of Regents that's thanks to the recession, growing competition from other states...and even January's winter storm.

Want GED Training, Job Training and more? Applications for the Youthbuild Program Now Available

Want GED Training, Job Training and more?  Applications for the Youthbuild Program Now Available

Atlanta, GA--  Do you know a young person between the ages of 16 and 24 that lives in the city of Atlanta or Fulton County and is in need of a GED? 

The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority, also known as FACAA, is pleased to announce openings for its next YouthBuild program.  Not only does this program provide GED training, but participants can also receive job training and leadership development at the same time. 

Call (404) 320-0166 for more information, or you may visit FACAA online at www.facaa.org

Applications will be accepted now until January 31st, and an open house will be held Thursday, January 27th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 341 Kelly Street, Atlanta, GA 30312.

17 Local Schools Receive Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grants

17 Local Schools Receive Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grants

Atlanta, GA--  

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded 17 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants in Georgia.

Gwinnett students receive $21K gift from Nordson Corporation Foundation

Gwinnett students receive $21K gift from Nordson Corporation Foundation

Gwinnett County, GA--  (submitted by Gwinnett County school system) 

Students enrolled in the engineering program at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) soon will have a new instructional tool thanks to a generous gift from Nordson Corporation Foundation. The long-time supporter of the system’s start-up charter school has presented the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund, Inc., with a donation for $21,000.

This gift will allow GSMST to purchase a new instructional tool--- a programmable personal fabricator. A personal fabricator is a computer-controlled tool that produces three-dimensional products by adding, removing, and assembling atoms, and can produce anything -- including itself.

Equipment of this caliber is typically found in a FAB LAB (Fabricator Laboratory) on the campus of elite engineering universities.

GCPS Urges Parents to Join go2.gwinnett.k12.ga.u

GCPS Urges Parents to Join go2.gwinnett.k12.ga.u

Parents are encouraged to sign up for the Gwinnett County Public Schools Parent Portal. High school exams start next week and parents may have some questions about their student's grades and schoolwork. Sometimes kids aren't the best communicators when it comes to answering questions about school. That's where Gwinnett County Public Schools' Parent Portal comes in. go2.gwinnett.k12.ga.us is the go-to source for Gwinnett parents looking for information about their child's academic career.

On the go2 Parent Portal parents will find student grades, attendance and course history, discipline record, schedule, and test results. The Parent Portal offers safe and secure access to key information about a child's education, anytime from anyplace. All that is needed is a computer with Internet access and a user ID and password. To get started, parents will need to complete the registration form available at the child's school and return the form in person to the school.