The Gwinnett County Board of Education appointed Meadowcreek High School principal Tommy Welch to a new position at Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Central Office.
As the school system’s Chief Equity and Compliance Officer, Welch will be charged with ensuring equal education opportunities for all students. Welch will develop and implement the district’s equity plan and work with district leadership to identify potential inadequacies in the school system while maximizing community engagement.
During Gwinnett County Public Schools’ assessment update from the 2018-19 school year, associate superintendent Jonathan Patterson presented the school district’s most recent standardized test achievement compared to other state scores and last year’s results in Gwinnett.
The school system’s students scored more proficient or distinguished scores than the state average on most Milestones tests. GCPS saw a 2% decrease in first-time test takers that met or exceeded expectations on the Gateway Science test and a 2% increase in first-time test takers that met or exceeded expectations on the Gateway Social studies tests.
Berkmar High School students dressed in hard hats and long-sleeve shirts gripped an 8-foot-long wooden frame, lifted it and placed it on two horizontal 4-by-4 posts.
The students, all boys, took a minute to admire their work, which took the better part of their class time before construction teacher Patrick Mahaffey gave them a moment to escape the 100-degree heat index and down bottles of water.
The members of a Gwinnett Education Advisory Roundtable put together by state Sen. P.K. Martin, R-Lawrenceville, have been unveiled.
Martin recently announced the roundtable’s membership, which is largely made up of Gwinnett parents and educators but includes some officials from schools in Barrow County.
In the second full week of August in Georgia, there are few convincing reasons to go outside in the heat of the afternoon. For Lovin Elementary School students, though, there are about 15 minutes per day spent outside that provide something for them to look forward to.
In a collaboration between schools in the Archer cluster, Lovin Elementary schools students are responsible for caring for nine hens that are housed in a coop built by Archer High School engineering students.
Gwinnett County Public Schools Associate Superintendent Jonathan Patterson said the job of a teacher is harder than it’s ever has been.
Expectations have grown over time. In 2002, a statement from language arts Academic Knowledge and Skills read elementary students should be able to “make and defend inferences and conclusions.” That passage in the 2019 AKS now reads that students should be able to “quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says and when drawing inferences from the text.”