ATLANTA — The Fulton County Board of Education granted Superintendent Mike Looney unprecedented powers to make decisions for the next two months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fulton school buildings closed in mid-March and are not expected to re-open until summer.
NORTH METRO ATLANTA — Local childcare facilities are feeling the crunch as thousands of parents are now working remotely and opting to keep their kids at home during the coronavirus pandemic. With enrollment numbers in freefall and safety concerns for teachers, kids and their families, many …
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Given the extended closure of schools across Georgia and possibility of food scarcity, Forsyth County Schools has developed three options for student and family meals.
NORTH FULTON, Ga. — The GHSA will not consider resuming the halted spring sports season until schools are back in session, a spokesman for the organization said. With the statewide closure of all public and private schools, high school sports are suspended until at least March 31.
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions as the Fulton County Board of Education held its first ever virtual meeting March 19.
The Fulton County Board of Education is discussing the possibility of re-opening schools the Monday after the district’s planned spring break, if the threat of coronavirus ends.
NORTH FULTON, Ga. — Local schools are trying to send a clear message — while schools are shut down due to COVID-19, the entire campus is closed, and everyone should continue to practice social distancing.
NORTH FULTON, Ga. — School closings due to COVID-19 have added to the long list of cancellations and postponements local baseball teams have already endured.
Amid the spread of COVID-19, Milton High School and all Fulton County Schools will remain closed until further notice. A sign posted at City Hall on March 16 urged residents to not enter the building if they are suffering symptoms related to the new coronavirus. The city has since released a statement that non-employees would not be permitted in City Hall, police headquarters or fire stations. The city has cancelled events and meetings throughout the rest of the month.
The school year may have effectively ended for nearly 94,000 students in the Fulton County School System with the decision to shutter schools until further notice because of fears over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Public schools in Forsyth County have been closed in response to efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. School officials held a professional learning day for teachers and administrators Friday, and students were allowed to retrieve items for study that same day.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County’s Haw Creek Elementary School unveiled its own story walk for students March 6 during a blustery late afternoon ribbon cutting.
NORTH FULTON, Ga. — All local public high school sports have been placed on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Johns Creek High School Reading Bowl team came in first place at the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl regional competition Feb. 8 at Clayton State University. Team members at the meet were, front row from left: Catherine Buntin, Charlotte Hyun, Harshita Nagula, Grace Chen; and back row, from le…
ATLANTA — As lawmakers debate budgets and the public fixates on coronavirus, legislation impacting education continues to wind its way through the General Assembly.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Dozens of students from McClure Health Science High School are learning about careers in health care at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — High school students can help make sure everyone gets counted in the 2020 Census with the Fulton County Public Service Announcement contest.
ROSWELL, Ga. — After years of falling short of funding, Roswell North Elementary School’s dreams of having an outdoor classroom are on the way to becoming reality.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A rookie team of four 8th graders from River Trail Middle School won the FIRST Tech Challenge Central Georgia League Championship on Jan. 25.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — About 50 volunteers and children with special needs gathered Feb. 1 for the “Ignite the Light” prom at Autry Mill Clubhouse in Johns Creek.
ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell High School was recently named a "Schools: Partners for the Future" (PASCH) school, one of just a few schools across Georgia with German language programs and the ability to administer the official German language certificate DSD1 exam in public high schools.
DAHLONEGA, Ga. — For the third year in a row, the University of North Georgia has been designated as a top-producing institution for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2019-20 academic year.
Teacher of the Year finalist Jessica Younghouse is surrounded by her North Forsyth High School Advanced Placement literature students Feb. 3.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Schools is getting some pushback for a letter issued to parents Jan. 30 addressing the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the United States.
A bill to cap the accumulation of free college credits by high school students is fast-tracking its way through the Georgia Legislature and may be one of the first education bills to land on Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk this session.
Last week, Cambridge students donated hundreds of hygiene kits to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for families facing an unexpected overnight stay at the hospital. The project was spearheaded by the school’s Future Businesses Leaders of America group.Read more, Page 10
A recent split vote on the Fulton County Board of Education highlights concerns one member has over the issue of public access.
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Schools is one of 250 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 10th Annual AP (Advanced Placement) District Honor Roll.
The list of schools deemed by the state to be “Beating the Odds” may have some parents questioning why several high performing schools in North Fulton fell short of the mark.
As I look forward to the next year, the word that comes to mind is “balance.” My three millennial children speak often of the importance of work/life balance as it relates to job choice. They are not alone; it is a common theme among this generation.
The year 2019 has been a great year for Fulton County Schools, and particularly for the amazing students, teachers and community in North Fulton. It is an honor to represent District 5 where I remain focused on providing opportunities for all kids to succeed in their chosen pathways.
There is nothing like the groundbreaking of a new building to put one in mind of the future and expectations of what is to come. Recently, construction ceremonies held for both the new Crabapple Middle School and the Innovation Academy helped set the stage for Fulton County Schools in 2020. …
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County has a new group of entrepreneurs whose hearts are focused on the environment, not the bottom line.
ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell High School has recently earned a number of high scores and accolades. Areas of improvement include Georgia Milestones test scores, SAT scores, Advanced Placement exam scores, the graduation rate and the College and Career Readiness Performance Index score.
MILTON, Ga. — King’s Ridge Christian School faculty, students and community members gathered at the campus Nov. 5 to cut the ribbon on the new expansion to its upper school. The wing includes three floors that will house classrooms, offices, conference and collaborative rooms and lockers for…
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — After a quarter century of administering the ITBS/Iowa tests to 3rd, 5th and 8th graders, the Fulton County School Board appears poised to significantly scale back its use.
State School Superintendent Richards Woods, center, was among the many city, county and state dignitaries on hand Nov. 22 for the construction celebration of Innovation Academy in downtown Alpharetta. With construction nearing completion on the exterior of the building, the focus now turns t…
MILTON, Ga. — Nestled next to one of the largest urban areas in the Southeast, Cambridge High School’s Future Farmers of America program is using every opportunity to learn about farming.