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Quality Counts report ranks Georgia 13th for K-12 achievement

09/9/2019

Georgia ranks 13th in the nation for K-12 achievement, according to Education Week’s 2019 Quality Counts report released Wednesday morning.

Georgia’s K-12 Achievement score of 74.4 was also higher than the national average of 73.0.

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Mountain View High grad makes feature film debut on location at his old high school

09/6/2019

While there were some aspects of John Paul Kakos’ feature-film debut that weren’t at all difficult to navigate, the Gwinnett County native had no lack of willing and eager coaches to help him through the more onerous portions of the process.

Just a few months after his graduation from Mountain View High School in 2017, Kakos was cast in the lead role in the faith-based baseball drama “Full Count,” which is set for theatrical and video-on-demand release on Oct. 25.

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Brookwood teacher wins national award from EPA

09/4/2019

A Brookwood science teacher who operates an aquaponics lab in her classroom was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for her innovative approach to teaching environmental science.

Carrie Settles Livers is the only teacher in Georgia to be recognized with the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators, which recognizes teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade for using the environment as a context for learning for their students.

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Beetle-loving Rosebud teacher honored by Volkswagen

09/3/2019

A Rosebud Elementary School teacher was recently honored by Volkswagen USA for his passion for teaching and his love of Volkswagen Beetles.

Troy Rivers, a third-grade teacher at the South Gwinnett cluster elementary school, owns several of the classic cars, and they all get attention whenever he drives them to work.

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GCPS’ Nury Crawford named one of 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia

09/3/2019

The Gwinnett Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named a Gwinnett County Public Schools employee one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia for her work in the school system's Community-Based Mentoring Program for Hispanic students.

Nury Crawford will be recognized along with her 49 other colleagues on Sept. 4 at a luncheon at the Infinity Room at SunTrust Park.

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Maxwell Fire Services Program receives $1,000 donation

08/27/2019

A Norcross businessman helped support a local high school's program that trains future fire protection engineers.

Tom Gardner, the owner of GHD Corporation in Norcross, provided a $1,000 donation to Maxwell High School of Technology's Fire Services Program. Garner, a fire protection engineer and the current president of the Greater Atlanta Fire Protection Engineers Association, is a long-time supporter of the program.

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