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Clayton hosts Future Ready Regional Summit

District administrators from across the Southeast region convened this week to take part in the Future Ready Regional Summit at the S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Center.

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Chief Judge Steve Teske, others speak careers to Pointe South kids

Years of preparation got Steve Teske to his current post as Clayton County’s chief judge of juvenile courts.

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Area orchestra students participate in large group performance evaluations

The buzz of young, cheerful voices quickly faded into a symphony of violins and cellos.

Georgia United accepting applications for School Crashers Makeover

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Georgia United Credit Union launched its second annual Georgia United School Crashers makeover contest this week.

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Kids get career tips at Eddie White Academy career day

Kawame Gyimah guided the hose back and forth until a rainbow appeared out of the mist over the school parking lot.

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Qualifying for Clayton County BOE special election set April 13-15

The special election to fill the vacant District 9 seat on the Clayton County Board of Education is set for June 16.

Teacher job fair set Friday for Clayton County Public Schools

Clayton County Public Schools will host a certified teachers job fair Friday.

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Clayton schools to host Future Ready Regional Summit

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The Alliance for Excellent Education and the U. S. Department of Education will welcome education officials from across the Southeast to the Future Ready Regional Summit.

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Clayton County student Aundra Johnson places 10th in GAE State Spelling Bee

Aundra Johnson II plans to return to the state spelling bee.

Officials eye prospective potential health benefits premium increases

Officials are discussing ways to deal with a potential increase in health benefits premiums for part-time employees in school nutrition and pupil transportation.

River’s Edge Elementary teacher pushes back on suspension

Edcuator accused of not reporting potential child abuse in timely manner

A River’s Edge Elementary teacher pushed back this week against a 10-day suspension for not reporting possible child abuse in a timely manner.

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Members of the Clayton County Retired Educators Association join with others in Area X Cluster meeting

Retired educators from across the Southern Crescent received updates on their philanthropic and community service efforts.

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Amanda Miliner, Georgia’s 2015 Teacher of the Year inspires would-be future teachers

Enthusiasm overcame the group of students from Langston Hughes High in Fulton County during a visit to Clayton State University.

Clayton County students to compete at Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

Students move on after wins in regional competition

Lovejoy High will be well-represented in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Georgia later this month.

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Jonesboro High graduate, third-generation Navy man reflects on 22-year career

At 41, Chad Etchison is already retired from his first career and embarking on another.

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School Notebook: Clayton students get recognitions

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Clayton County Public Schools hosted its 24th Annual Hear Our Voices speech competition Feb. 6.

Sequoyah Middle earns national honor, working with at-risk students

School named a High Flyer Honorable Mention recipient

Sequoyah Middle has been recognized with the High Flyer Honorable Mention Award.

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Kids learn about career opportunities at Arnold Elementary

Arnold Elementary fourth-grader Nyciem Belvin aspires to be President of the United States of America one day.

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Kids see ‘Selma,’ experience civil rights movement

Kids poured out of the movie theater with a new perspective on civil rights in America.

BOE approves resolution for District 9 special election

The Clayton County Board of Education made short work of an agenda Monday, voting unanimously on a resolution to hold a special election to fill its District 9 seat.

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Clayton sixth-grader to compete at state spelling bee

Aundra Johnson runner-up in District 5 Spelling Bee

Aundra Johnson will represent Eddie White Academy in Georgia Association of Educators’ 2015 State Spelling Bee later this month.

Reps Valencia Stovall, Mike Glanton propose free surplus property for nonprofit groups

State Rep. Valencia Stovall (District 74) is leading the charge to author changes to a bill that would allow nonprofit charities to obtain publicly owned surplus property at no charge.

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Future dental hygienists present during Research Day at Clayton State

A couple dozen students spoke about the latest endeavors aiding dental healthcare.

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Jessie Goree recognized for leadership among women

Clayton County Board of Education member Jessie Goree has been nominated for the 2015 Women’s History Month Award.

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School Notebook: Valdosta State University recognizes locals

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Valdosta State University has recognized several locals among its fall graduates.

School leaders critical of state-oriented governance ideas

Members of the Clayton County Board of Education are expressing discontent with some ideas coming from state leaders regarding education.

BOE discusses school police body cameras

Members of the Clayton County Board of Education revisited the issue of student discipline and its modern-day enforcement Monday.

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School Notebook: Library system wins $100,000 grant

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The FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association have announced the Clayton County Library System is a recipient of a $100,000 grant as part of the “Smart Investing @Your Library” initiative.

Clayton County STAR students, teachers announced for 2015

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Clayton County have announced the 2015 Clayton County STAR students and STAR teachers.

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Libraries host teen symposium on state of African-American youth

Clayton County teens discussed with their adult counterparts issues affecting them and how best to address those issues to bring about positive change.

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Officials break ground on Clayton’s newest state charter school

Members of the newly formed Du Bois Integrity Academy community joined leaders throughout Clayton County to celebrate the state charter school’s groundbreaking this week.

BOE approves 2015-16 school calendar

The Clayton County Board of Education wrapped a short meeting Monday, taking action on the district’s 2015-16 calendar.

Free tax prep available through Habitat for Humanity

Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity officials have announced the organization has partnered with United Way to help local taxpayers prepare their returns at no cost.

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Officials planning August open for new charter school

Du Bois Integrity Academy hosts parent information sessions

A spellbound audience received details on the August opening of the state charter school and cheered the prospect of science-focused education for their children.

Local school officials consider consequences of state budget idea

School districts strapped for cash and burdened with finding individuals to fill vacant bus driver positions may have to find new ways to recruit.

Lovejoy student among top 21st Century Leaders winners

Lovejoy High senior Romeo Henderson is one of the top 20 youth leaders selected for the Seventh Annual Georgia Youth Leadership Awards to be held Feb. 26 in Atlanta.

Clayton pre-k registration in March

Officials consider new eligibility date for kindergarten

State officials seek to change age requirement for kindergarten.

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Head Start program helps raise awarness of education alternatives, reform

The tots proved their prowess, reciting numbers and sounding out letters from words shown to them by eager teachers.

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SCHOOL NOTEBOOK: Clayton State hosts warfare debate, discussion

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Retired Marine Lt. Col. James Ruvalcaba, a former Cobra attack helicopter pilot and a Marine Corps Fellow to the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, will present some thoughts and lead a discussion on this relevant topic at Clayton State University on Monday.

University to mark 25th consecutive year in VITA program

Free tax assistance program to continue at Clayton State

Officials have announced there will be tax preparation assistance this year at Clayton State University.

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Charlton Bivins resigns post on Clayton County Board of Education

Long-time school leader Charlton Bivins has resigned his post as a member of the Clayton County Board of Education.

School officials reviewing flexibility governance options

Clayton County Public Schools is seeking community input on an issue districts across Georgia are chiming in on — the state’s flexibility options plan.

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Jonesboro team recognized at First Lego League Super Regionals

A Jonesboro team has received recognition for strategy and innovation in the 2014 First Lego League Super Regionals at Clayton State University.

Officials: Long-running Clayton State VITA program temporarily in limbo

Some low-to-moderate income taxpayers may have to find a new place to receive tax preparation assistance this year.

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‘An Evening with the Stars’

School employees of the year honored in Clayton

A well-dressed crowd gathered inside the auditorium to celebrate loved ones and colleagues in an annual school employee recognition ceremony Thursday.

Clayton students to be recognized at annual military academy ceremony

Congressman David Scott (GA-13) plans to host a special ceremony to honor students from Georgia’s 13th Congressional District with nominations to attend one of the nation’s esteemed military service academies, which include the United States Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military (West Point) and Naval academies.

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School Notebook: Clayton State hosts coffee hour for international nursing students

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Clayton State University’s offices of International Student Services, Intensive English Program and International Programs will host a free coffee hour welcoming the university’s study abroad students from South Korea.

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Retired educators get lessons on avoiding identity theft

Some retired educators are armed with information that will help them protect their good names in the new year.

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Stilwell students distressed by teacher transfers

Students surprised officials — they packed the sun-lit front hallway with a flash mob dance celebrating the M. E. Stilwell School of the Arts opening.

Tuesday starts new tax filing season

Got tax questions?

The Internal Revenue Service will kick off the 2014 tax filing season Tuesday, as officials anticipate a record number of e-filers in 2015.

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