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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.

Clayton pre-k registration in March

Clayton pre-k registration in March

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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School Notebook: Grad studies open house set at Clayton State

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Clayton State University’s School of Graduate Studies plans to host an informational Open House on Jan. 15

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Clayton County Public Schools opens first school-based health center

Clayton County Public Schools officials said they received their first patient Tuesday at the Family Health Center at North Clayton High.

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Officials talk about Common Core among education issues in 2015

State officials and education experts discussed education issues Friday during the Ninth Annual Media Symposium sponsored by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education.

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Fine arts high school opens in Jonesboro

M. E. Stilwell School of the Arts will graduate its first class in May — a projected 60 students trained in the arts.

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Utopian Academy students to be featured at governor’s inauguration

Gov. Nathan Deal kept a promise he made to students during a fall visit to Utopian Academy for the Arts. He invited students to attend his inauguration ceremony should he be re-elected governor.

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Spring classes begin at Clayton State this weekend

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Classes resume Saturday for the spring 2015 semester at Clayton State University. Weekday classes begin Monday.

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BOE approves $234,800 measure to refurbish Jonesboro tennis courts

Four make official return to school board posts

Four members of the Clayton County Board of Education are returning to serve new terms as elected school officials.

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BOE members take oath of office

Four make official return to school board posts

Four members of the Clayton County Board of Education are returning to serve new terms as elected school officials.

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Clayton schools making news in 2014 | PHOTOS

Despite officials’ calls for civility and diligence in keeping schools orderly and safe, authorities kept busy last spring confiscating weapons from students at schools in Clayton County.

Clayton County residents earn Georgia College degrees

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Niomi Henry of Morrow and Kristi Hicks of Jonesboro were among the fall 2014 graduates of Georgia College.

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Families treated to The Douglas Brothers Foundation holiday festival

Some 800 kids were served Tuesday with bicycles, toys and fun in the Sixth Annual Holiday Treat Festival.

First Lego League super regionals at Clayton State Jan 10

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The First Lego League Super Regionals are returning to Clayton State University Jan. 10.

Mount Zion High School removed from state’s Focus Schools list

School noted for significant increase in 2014 grad rate

The Georgia Department of Education has announced Mount Zion High is one of 38 schools removed from the state’s Priority and Focus Schools lists.

Last-minute mailing available Sunday

Atlanta Postal officials have announced special provisions this weekend to help customers avoid the last-minute crush expected at post offices next week.

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Good Samaritan gives to Georgia Power customers

He saved up money to buy his wife of 36 years, Lou, gifts for Christmas. But since her death he has been spending his savings on others.

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Clayton State hosts Study Abroad Fair Jan. 14

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Clayton State University’s Office of International Programs will host a Study Abroad Fair for its students Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street in the James M. Baker University Center.

Semester break starts Monday

Clayton County Public Schools will be closed for semester break Monday, Dec. 22, through Friday, Jan. 2.

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Officials look at expanding CIS of Atlanta program into Clayton

Leaders cite efforts to decrease dropout rates

A partnership would cost some $100,000 annually per participating school with the district picking up about half the tab. But several local officials say the investment may be worthwhile if it means reducing Clayton County’s dropout rate.

Lovejoy officials amend city charter, appeals process

City council pushes January meeting back a day

The Lovejoy City Council approved a second read on an amendment to the city charter and discussed expanding appeals process.

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Lovejoy preps for Christmas party Dec. 17

The annual Christmas party is set for Dec. 17 in downtown Lovejoy.

Bell inducted into collegiate honor society

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Avion Bell of Morrow was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Columbus State University.

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Retired educators get into the holiday spirit | VIDEO

Bill Hall found the room of retired educators in stitches, surprised by his softened appearance.

Lovejoy celebrates the holidays

Downtown will light up Saturday as officials host Lovejoy’s first Mistletoe Market and Christmas Tree Lighting.

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Clayton County Water Authority earns industry awards

Georgia Association of Water Professionals bestows honors for collection system, safety and master planning

Clayton County Water Authority officials are lauding the efforts of the utility’s employees who helped garner several awards at the recent Georgia Association of Water Professionals Fall Conference in Dalton.

Clayton hosts benefit concert Dec. 7 for homeless children

Clayton County Public Schools will play host in a concert benefiting area homeless children and youth Sunday.

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Officials: district’s Thanksgiving food drive is a success

School social work department event serves over 160 families in need

Organizers estimate that 784 people were fed this Thanksgiving thanks in part to the efforts of Clayton County Public Schools’ Department of School Social Work and its supporters.

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200 turn out to MVP Day with Kendrick Middle

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Organizers of Clayton State University’s first Middle School Visit Program Day are calling the recent event a success.

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Gov. Deal names Clayton County school board member Charlton Bivins to new Education Advisory Board

Clayton County Board of Education member Charlton Bivins has been appointed to serve on one of Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Advisory Boards.

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School nutrition managers honored at BOE meeting

Board renews contract with law firms

Nutrition Services Director Audrey Hamilton awarded certificates of appreciation to several school nutrition managers Monday.

Nutrition workers, bus drivers wanted in Clayton

Clayton County Public Schools has announced it will host job fairs for school bus drivers and nutrition workers Dec. 12.

School of the Arts facility to open in January

Martha Ellen Stillwell School of the Arts is set to open a fine arts magnet program this winter.

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Clayton State President Tim Hynes recognizes work of Veterans Resource Center

Veterans filled the small lounge taking up table space with their notebooks and laptop computers.

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‘The Nutcracker’ returns to the Southern Crescent

Atlanta Festival Ballet, area residents to perform the holiday classic

Residents will not have to go far to enjoy a holiday classic — ‘The Nutcracker,’ performed by Atlanta Festival Ballet.

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Southern Crescent gets new Goodwill of North Georgia career center

Goodwill of North Georgia has a new career center to serve the Southern Crescent.

Nonprofit group helps needy families with home repairs

Frigid temperatures have arrived ahead of winter in the Southern Crescent, but the lower temperatures do not have to mean higher energy bills.