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Students help pick menus at nutrition symposium

Clayton County Public Schools Nutrition Services Department hosted its first tasting symposium Friday, featuring nearly 250 students from about a dozen schools.

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Students, young teens experience ‘Choice’

The Choice Bus, students, prison, education, Clayton County Public Schools, Kendrick Middle, Jonesboro Middle.

Clayton teacher retains job, back pay

An unemployed kindergarten teacher is due to get her job back and more than two years back pay. That is according to her attorney.

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Community health fair assesses district needs

School board member Charlton Bivins was among the many faces at “The Heart of the Matter: A Community Health Fair” hosted by Clayton County Public Schools.

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Clayton BOE releases superintendent search survey

A survey is available for residents to provide input on Clayton County Board of Education’s superintendent search process.

Clayton schools to host Parent Academy

Parent Academy is set for Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

School-sponsored Community Health Fair Saturday

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Clayton County Public Schools will sponsor “The Heart of the Matter: A Community Health Fair” Saturday at Sequoyah Middle, 95 Valley Hill Road in Riverdale. The fair begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

Guns found on campus denote need for forum

North Clayton Middle, Lovejoy High latest lockdowns in Clayton

North Clayton Middle and Lovejoy High were locked down this week in response to a perceived threat of a weapon on campus.

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Officials: Deadline looms for Healthcare Marketplace Enrollment

Morrow resident Ronney James, who ministers at a church in Atlanta, said he was glad to find alternatives to health insurance.

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First lady Sandra Deal visits Morrow Elementary

Promotes literacy among youth

Morrow Elementary youth received an early-morning surprise this week from Georgia’s first lady Sandra Deal.

Flawed, outdated recording devices getting upgrades

A recent fight on a bus revealed the pressing need to replace the district’s outdated system of video recording.

Officials await results of internal personnel investigation

Respond to alleged ‘sexual’ activity among kindergarners

School officials continue to investigate whether there was negligence on the part of personnel at a school where allegations of sexual activity among four kindergartners were reported.

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Kohl’s offers scholarships to young volunteers

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Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is still accepting volunteer scholarship nominations through March 14.

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Winter embraced by spring at Clayton State

Blooms of color are scattered throughout the Southern Crescent, early and seemingly confused by the oscillations of warm and cold temperatures.

BOE appeals ‘highly qualified’ case in Superior Court

Oral argument has been granted the Clayton County Board of Education in an appeals case regarding the certification of an employee working in the classroom.

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BOE to collect more input on superintendent search process

Residents have another opportunity to provide input on the Clayton County Board of Education’s superintendent search process.

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Youth celebrate literacy, Dr. Seuss

The children sang the sounds of farm animals, clock mechanisms and household pets.

BOE approves magnet school name, makeup day

Clayton County Public Schools officials have announced the district will make up one of its snow days this month using a staff development day.

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Chief: ‘Officer did what he was trained to do’

Chief Clarence E. Cox III said he was pleased with the response of the school resource officer at Riverdale High Feb. 28.

Police Chief to speak about loaded gun found at Riverdale High

Chief Clarence E. Cox III will speak before the Clayton County Board of Education Monday regarding the Feb. 28 incident in which a Riverdale High student was found in possession of a loaded handgun on campus.

Utopian Academy charter school enrolling

Utopian Academy for the Arts will be Clayton County’s newest start-up charter school program when it opens in August.

Clayton BOE meets Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education has a handful of action items set for its regular meeting Monday.

Area Publix’s support United Way community charities fund

Publix recently wrapped up its workplace campaign for United Way of Greater Atlanta, and organizers are commending stores throughout the Southern Crescent for playing pivotal roles in this year’s collection.

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Local Students Attend Young Adult Highway Safety Conference

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Severael local students gathered this month for the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety 2014 Youth and Young Adult Leadership Conference at the Macon Centreplex.

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Morrow High student continues STAR reign in Clayton

“The plan was to take care of my parents,” said Trung Pierre Nguyen, matter-of-factly.

Local schools honored for rigor, access to AP courses

Four Clayton County high schools recently made a statewide list recognizing them for offering increased rigor in the classroom.

Stillwell proposed as new name for Clayton’s 10th high school

Officials are recommending Clayton County’s newest high school be named after a well-known pioneer in fine arts education.

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BOE at impasse in finding next superintendent

Heated debate swirled around Luvenia Jackson, her head bowed as she sat quietly at the center of dissension on the nine-member panel.

Clayton announces STAR Students, Teachers

Several of Clayton County’s top students, and their teachers, will be honored during an annual recognition luncheon Wednesday.

BOE to discuss permanency of interim superintendent

The Clayton County Board of Education is set to meet for its month work session Monday. And topping its list of house-keeping agenda items is discussion on its next permanent superintendent.

Clayton State’s philosophy congress kicks off this weekend

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Philosophers nationwide will gather again at Clayton State University for the university’s philosophy faculty’s annual Southeast Philosophy Congress.

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Council introduces new mayor pro tem, city manager

Residents lodged questions of ethics violations during the council meeting at Morrow City Hall, a full house seemingly as divided as the council itself.

Revitalization efforts continue in Lovejoy

Lovejoy City Council approved resolutions and received news Monday that effectively advance the city’s push to expand and improve its infrasture.

State school board approves snow-day, class-size resolutions

State officials reported Thursday the State Board of Education approved two resolutions recommended by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge to grant school districts more flexibility regarding make-up days and class sizes.

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School counselors celebrated

Last week was a busy one for counselors at Rex Mill Middle.

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Clayton school nutrition chief eyes new cafeteria technologies

The three serving lines at Jonesboro High are antique by definition.

Mercer bestows academic honors to locals

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Several Clayton County students were named to the President’s List at Mercer University for the fall 2013 semester.

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Clayton school nutrition chief eyes new cafeteria technologies

The three serving lines at Jonesboro High are antique by definition.

Meeting alludes to future financial challenges for schools

The Clayton County Board of Education took action on two items Monday — the first was approving a truncated school calendar, the other included a mid-year budget adjustment.

Clayton residents recognized at Georgia Military College

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Georgia Military College at Fairburn has announced the following Clayton County residents have achieved academic distinction for the fall 2013 quarter.

Cancelled school board meeting rescheduled

Board to meet Monday

The Clayton County school board has rescheduled its February meeting for Monday.

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Super Scientific Circus rolls through town

John Lepiarz’s voice bellowed over the auditorium.

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Super Scientific Circus rolls through town

John Lepiarz’s voice bellowed over the auditorium.

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Clayton schools compete in regional reading bowl

Isaac Campos helped anchor his team during the Sixth Annual Metro Atlanta Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl hosted by the Clayton State University Library.

VITA kicks off 24th year at Clayton State

Free tax prep program begins

Accounting students from Clayton State University have returned to participate in this year’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program hosted by the College of Business.

School board reviews $6.3 million in mid-year budget adjustments

The Clayton County Board of Education is considering several mid-year budget adjustments totaling millions.

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This year marks the 45th Anniversary of Clayton State University opening its doors to the Southern Crescent community as Clayton Junior College.

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Clayton schools assess winter storm

Jonesboro Police officer M.D. Foster was out early Thursday morning helping block the city’s desolate, ice-covered roadways.

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Forest Park Street School an alternative to traditional

College pennants crown the walls of Forest Park Street School, a small private school tucked into corner lot at 5881 Phillips Drive.