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Gwinnett County Public Schools announces Teacher of the Year semifinalists


Gwinnett County Public Schools has whittled down the list of candidates for the district-wide Teacher of The Year honor to just 25 educators, the school system announced Tuesday.

The district plans to announce its 2020-2021 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year on Dec. 10 during a virtual celebration. The list of semifinalists announced on Tuesday include 15 elementary school teachers, five middle school teachers and five high school educators.

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Join GCPS in the Great Days of Service October 19-22!


This year, Gwinnett Great Days of Service (GDOS) will be traveling down a different road for its service days in October.  The Coronavirus has hit Gwinnett hard and impacted all of us in many different & challenging ways.  Many in our community are struggling to meet basic needs such as food, cleaning supplies and personal care items. Click here for a list of GCPS Collection sites. Questions? Contact Donna Zimmer at 678-301-7287 or

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Gwinnett County Public Schools parents will soon get the chance to opt for in-person or digital learning for the spring semester


Gwinnett County Public Schools parents will soon get a chance to decide whether their children will do digital learning or in-person learning for the spring semester.

The school system is planning to offer parents an opportunity to make that choice from Oct. 28 to Nov. 15. It’s a continuation of the options offered for this fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused more than 50% of GCPS families to opt for digital learning for the current semester.

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A driving passion — Gwinnett County Public Schools bus driver wins national photo contest


Ansel Adams said “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” Russell Adams knows sometimes it also means knowing where to sit.

To be fair, Russell Adams (no relation) doesn’t shoot any pictures from his seat at the front of Gwinnett County Public Schools bus No. 3185. But he can think of ideas for shots while he’s sitting there, and one of those recently led to a national award for the photo aficionado.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools sees higher ACT composite scores at many high schools


Twelve out of 21 Gwinnett County high schools who had ACT composite scores for the last two years saw their mean scores rise during the 2019-2020 school year, district officials have announced.

Gwinnett has 24 high schools, but only 21 of them posted mean composite scores during both the 2018-2019  and 2019-2020 school years. The others include Phoenix High School, which posted no composite score for either year, and two new schools: the Paul Duke STEM High School, which posted its first composite score last year, and the McClure Health Science High School.

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Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Hispanic student mentoring program leader named one of Georgia’s most influential Latinos


The head of Gwinnett County Public Schools' mentoring program for Hispanic students has been named one of Georgia's most influential Latinos.

The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named Nury Crawford as one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia. Crawford is the director of the school system's Community-Based Mentoring Program for Hispanic Students, which she created in January 2019.

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