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Students in the Fulton County School System were among the last students to head back to school this year, but the later summer start on Aug. 12 provided little relief from scorching temperatures.

CUMMING, Ga. — Forsyth County Schools Assistant Director of Special Education Paul West will explain the special needs referral process in the public school system. The event, scheduled for Sept. 17, is titled “Understanding the Special Education Referral Process,” and is sponsored by Dyslex…

The doors to 106 school buildings across the Fulton County School System open this week for the nearly 93,500 students expected to enroll for the 2019-20 school year. The district still stands as the fourth largest in the state, behind only Gwinnett, Cobb and DeKalb county school systems.

Personnel changes from retirements, promotions and other factors last spring mean 17 of the district’s 106 schools will start the year under new leadership. In North Fulton, five schools will have new principals in place, all veterans of the Fulton County School System.

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More than 50 recent graduates of area high schools were named National Merit Scholars for 2019, receiving scholarship funds to use for their college education. Fewer than 1 percent of graduating seniors across the nation received National Merit distinction.

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Strong support and smooth sailing through the Georgia Legislature failed to save a key piece of school safety legislation from Gov. Brian Kemp’s veto.

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Evidence of the state’s focus on education issues will be reflected in numerous ways come August when thousands of students return to the classroom. Most notable will be the first real increase in the state salary for teachers since Zell Miller was governor nearly three decades ago.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Sanjeev Kumar, a senior at Northview High School, was recently selected to be a Distinguished Finalist for Georgia in the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Parents looking for elementary school options for the child outside their zoned school will have lots of choices next year across North Fulton County.