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12/13/2018

Gwinnett County’s Board of Education and Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks were recently recognized by the Georgia School Board Association for their leadership of the county’s school system.

The statewide education organization named Gwinnett County Public Schools and its school board as the winner of the 2018 Governance Team of the Year Award. The district was one of 33 school systems around the state that were qualified to receive the award and one of 10 districts that applied to receive it, according to Gwinnett schools officials.

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12/11/2018

When Shiloh Middle School social studies teacher LaCresha Williams-Pittman was chosen as a C-SPAN Fellow earlier this year and given the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. for an educators conference in July, she was thrilled.

“I wanted professional development and I love C-SPAN and always use their (content), so I applied for the (fellowship) program,” Williams-Pittman said. “They picked me and paid for me to go to D.C., they paid for my food, my hotel was on Capitol Hill…it was amazing.”

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12/10/2018

Students at Simonton Elementary School will soon have greater access to online and computer-based educational resources thanks to the Computers for Learning program.

Computers for Learning recently donated 171 Dell laptops to the school. The devices will be used to support Simonton Elementary’s “Bring Your Own Device” initiative, as well as serve as a resource for its instructional workshops and community engagement efforts.

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12/05/2018

What started two years ago when two high school students volunteered to work at a Suwanee retirement home is today an effort across three metro Atlanta counties to help seniors keep their minds active by teaching them to play chess.

Poojita Chinmay, a senior at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Lawrenceville, and her cousin, Anuhya Tadepalli from Milton High School, struck upon Chess for a Cause, when they worked with the seniors and thought they could do more to help.

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12/03/2018

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation recently awarded nine Gwinnett County middle schools $19,002 in Bright Ideas grant funds for 18 innovative classroom projects.The Bright Ideas grant program, in its fourth year at Jackson EMC, funds innovative classroom projects developed by public middle school educators within the counties served by Jackson EMC. Teachers for grades six through eight can apply for up to $2,000 in grant funds for classroom projects that are not funded through general education dollars.

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11/29/2018

Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners, Kares 4 Kids a non-profit program started by Marci Fair, gives to GCPS students! The Sugarloaf and Buford offices donated 440 new Scholastic books for our two GCPS Book Mobiles!

Jan Wilson, Coordinator of Media Instruction for GCPS, was on hand to accept their donation and provide them with details about the Book Mobile program and how it serves our students. New books are given away during the school year when one of the bookmobiles is “booked” by a GCPS school. 

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