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05/07/2018

At age 5, Laura Jimenez left everything in her home country of Columbia behind to come to the United States with her mother. Thirteen years later she’s using what she experienced as a child to help Venezuelan refugee students adjust to life away from their home country.

As part of her school’s curriculum at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, which requires students to complete an internship, Jimenez asked to fulfill her academic requirement at Richards Middle School, her former middle school.

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05/03/2018

Nearly two dozen Gwinnett County Public Schools seniors will have their entire college career paid in full after being named QuestBridge National College Match Recipients on Wednesday.

QuestBridge is a nonprofit organization that links high-achieving, low-income students to some of the nation’s most selective colleges.

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05/02/2018

As has been the case with every previous class being inducted into the Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame, the 2018 induction ceremony was a night for reflection.

While there was plenty of emotion throughout the evening, Monday night’s ceremony at the Infinite Energy Forum’s Grand Ballroom meant different things to each of the five inductees.

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05/02/2018

More than 200 high school seniors were recognized as Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education on Monday.

Gwinnett County Public School had the most students, 39, named to the list, followed by the DeKalb and Cobb County school districts with 15 students each.

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05/02/2018

Gwinnett County Public Schools is adding a second book mobile to promote student reading this summer.

The school district will hold an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, which is located at 5141 Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree Corners. Prior to the ribbon cutting there will be performances by school groups from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tours of the Book Mobile from noon to 2:30 p.m.

The Explore Book Mobile will travel a 35-stop route in the Norcross cluster each week, checking out school library books to students who may not have easy access to the public library. The district’s first mobile library — the POW Book Mobile — launched this past May and will continue to serve students and families in the Meadowcreek cluster.

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05/02/2018

Gwinnett County Public School’s newest school, Paul Duke STEM High School in Norcross, will begin the process of getting outfitted with more than $1 million worth of technology.

In a special-called board of education meeting Monday, board members approved the purchase order for the school.

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