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District kicks off $50 million scholarship challenge

The Clayton County School System's graduating class of 2011 received an estimated $18 million in scholarships to attend college -- not including the Hope Scholarship -- according to Dr. Alicia Dunn, the coordinator of guidance and counseling for the school district.

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District kicks off $50 million scholarship challenge

The Clayton County School System's graduating class of 2011 received an estimated $18 million in scholarships to attend college –– not including the Hope Scholarship –– according to Dr. Alicia Dunn, the coordinator of guidance and counseling for the school district.

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Number of Georgia schools making AYP down this year

Clayton County Public Schools was part of the trend of fewer schools in Georgia making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) this year, according to the State Department of Education's preliminary results.

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Number of Georgia schools making AYP down this year

Clayton County Public Schools was part of the trend of fewer schools in Georgia making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) this year, according to the State Department of Education's preliminary results.

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Clayton's CRCT results: Scores mostly down

Clayton County Public Schools' middle and elementary school students saw mostly slight-to-modest declines in their performance on last spring's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCTs), particularly in the key, promotional grades -- third, fifth, and eighth, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.

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BOE moves forward with 2012 budget

The Clayton County Board of Education approved the school district's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012, on Monday, after weeks of deliberations, public hearings and exhaustive efforts to cut costs.

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Meal prices increase for Clayton students

Clayton County Public Schools students, who pay full price for their meals, will have to pay more for breakfast and lunch, in the 2011-2012 school year.

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Clayton Schools' administrative team gets new players

The "face" of Clayton County Public Schools' administrative team is changing, as several key posts get new leaders.

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Residents express concerns over 2012 BOE budget

The room was packed and emotions were running high as members of the community took turns telling the Clayton Count Board of Education their concerns about the school district's proposed, fiscal year 2012 budget.

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Substitute teacher accused of sex with student

A Former Clayton County substitute teacher was arrested Monday for alleged sexual misconduct with a student.

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Schools budget advances, despite legal challenge

The Clayton County Board of Education moved forward with its planned budget for 2012, despite a recent complaint filed against the school system in federal court.

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Kemp students got extra time on CRCT

A group of third-graders at Kemp Elementary School were given more time than allowed, to complete part of a state-mandated test used to determine the school's Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status, a Georgia Department of Education official has confirmed.

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Testing concerns raised at Kemp Elementary

Clayton County Public Schools officials have opened an investigation into whether cheating may have taken place at Edwin S. Kemp Elementary School, during the administration of the Criterion-Reference Competency Test (CRCT) last month, Superintendent Edmond Heatley confirmed on Wednesday.

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BREAKING NEWS -- SACS lifts accreditation probation for Clayton Schools

The last vestiges of Clayton County's long accreditation struggle were swept away Friday. AdvancED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), announced it is removing the probationary status from the district's accreditation.

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Clayton boasts gains on writing assessment

The number of Clayton County fifth-graders who are meeting or exceeding state writing standards has gone up 10 percentage points since 2007, figures provided the school system show.

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Clayton boasts gains on writing assessment

The number of Clayton County fifth-graders who are meeting or exceeding state writing standards has gone up by 10 percentage points since 2007, figures provided by the school system show.

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Few turn out for BOE budget hearing

A Clayton County Board of Education public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2012 budget, for the county's school system, drew a crowd of only a dozen administrators and community members on Thursday.

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Few turn out for BOE budget hearing

A Clayton County Board of Education public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2012 budget, for the county's school system, drew a crowd of only a dozen administrators and community members on Thursday.

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Bad news, OK news on schools' budget

Clayton County Public Schools is projected to end its next fiscal year dangerously close to having no money left in its reserves, school officials said on Monday.

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Bad news, OK news on schools' budget

Clayton County Public Schools is projected to end its next fiscal year dangerously close to having no money left in its reserves, school officials said on Monday.

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BOE asking community to judge it

Is the Clayton County Board of Education effective?

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Clayton Schools accreditation review begins today

Clayton County Public Schools will be back under the scrutiny of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools this week when the accrediting agency begins what is expected to be its fourth, and final, review of the district during a two-year probationary period scheduled to end this spring.

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Clayton Schools graduations fall on furlough day

Four Clayton County high schools will celebrate their graduation ceremonies on May 24, in Atlanta. But, many employees who show up to the events will likely be doing so at their own leisure, because it is a furlough day for school system employees.

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BOE snared in 'messy' budget discussions

After two hours of disagreements and debate that were at times confusing, the Clayton County Board of Education approved a "final" approximately $49 million budget-reduction plan on Tuesday that leaves many key, contentious issues unresolved.

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BOE snared in 'messy' budget discussions

After two hours of disagreements and debate that were at times confusing, the Clayton County Board of Education approved a "final" approximately $49 million budget-reduction plan on Tuesday that leaves many key, contentious issues unresolved.

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Clayton Schools announces deadline for hardship transfers

Parents who want to have their children moved from one Clayton County school, to another, because of one of a variety of issues, including medical reasons, or child care situations, have only two weeks left to apply for a hardship transfer waiver, the school district has announced.

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Adamson, educators uneasy about money return

A proposal to save elementary school fine arts and counseling programs by making Clayton County Public Schools employees give back financial bonuses is a source of great concern for the chairperson of the county's school board, and the leader of one of Clayton's main teachers' associations.

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Clayton Schools may 're-coup' Ed Jobs money

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley offered the county's school board an opportunity, on Monday, to save elementary arts, music, and counseling programs from facing the sting of budget cuts. But, at a cost to every employee of the school system.

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Clayton Schools' new cable show profiles students, employees

Clayton County Public Schools is launching a new show, designed to "highlight great people" in the district, on its public access cable station, the school system has announced.

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Clayton Schools may 're-coup' Ed Jobs money

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley offered the county's school board an opportunity, on Monday, to save elementary arts, music, and counseling programs from facing the sting of budget cuts. But, at a cost to every employee of the school system.

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Clayton Schools' new cable show profiles students, employees

Clayton County Public Schools is launching a new show, designed to "highlight great people" in the district, on its public access cable station, the school system has announced.

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Clayton Schools to fight gangs with 'Midnight Ball'

You know how colleges have "Midnight Madness" to kick off their basketball seasons?

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Clayton Schools to fight gangs with 'Midnight Ball'

You know how colleges have "Midnight Madness" to kick off their basketball seasons?

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Clayton Schools boasts big writing assessment gains

The number of Clayton County eighth-graders meeting, or exceeding, standards on the state's writing assessment went up by eight percentage points, after the district rolled out an increased focus on writing, school system officials said on Monday.

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Officials preparing for final SACS visit

In a report approved by the county's school board earlier this week, Clayton County Public Schools officials are asserting that the district has met every mandate and requirement handed down, over the last three years, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

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Morrow Elementary named 'School of Excellence'

Morrow Elementary School Principal Tim Foster says his teaching staff's dedication to education is the main reason why his 510-student school receives so many academic accolades.

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Clayton Schools prepare for countywide redistricting

Clayton County school officials will spend the next 18 months reviewing, and redrawing, attendance zones for all of their 61 schools, to evenly spread out more than 50,000 students, Superintendent Edmond Heatley said this week.

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Clayton Schools weighing charter system status

Clayton County school officials are trying to decide if they should convert the school district into either, an Investing in Educational Excellence [IE2] district, or a charter school system.

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Local schools to remain closed today

In the end, Jack Frost put the freeze on school homework, quizzes and tests for an entire week.

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Schools frozen out of 'emergency days'

With schools closed again Thursday in Clayton and Henry counties, local school systems have run out of the allotment of free "emergency" off days that the state allows school districts to take without having to make up for missed time in the classroom.

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State lauds 6 Clayton schools' improvements

Six Clayton County schools were honored by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement, and the Georgia Department of Education, on Wednesday, for making some of the state's biggest gains on standardized tests.

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Headquarters library to celebrate 'Three Kings Day'

The Headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System will hold a "Three Kings Day Movie" event on Thursday, Jan. 6, from 6 p.m., to 6:45 p.m., at the library branch.

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