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Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) has expressed his support for Georgia's charter schools and applauded those working to expand the charter system on behalf of children, families and communities across the state.

The week of May 2 is National Charter Schools Week.

"Georgia's excellent charter school sector continues to raise the bar for educational standards, and I applaud the Georgia Charter Schools Association for their commitment to education," said Sen. Chambliss. "Charter schools' emphasis on empowering parents with public school choice, innovation and local control provide quality alternatives for many families, and they give our students a good foundation to succeed.

Milton High French instructor named Fulton Teacher of the Year

Milton High French instructor named Fulton Teacher of the Year

MILTON, Ga. -- The Fulton County School System is proud to announce that Shelby Steinhauer is the district's Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012.

Steinhauer, who teaches French at Milton, was delivered the news on Wednesday, Apr. 27 during a surprise announcement at the school.

Each spring, Fulton County schools are invited to nominate outstanding educators based on teacher, staff and parent input.

These professionals are then evaluated a second time, and one Elementary, Middle and High School Teacher of the Year is announced. From these final three educators, one is chosen as Overall Teacher of the Year.

The system's Elementary School Teacher of the Year is Franklin Burns from Spalding Drive Charter Elementary.

School board to approve new superintendent

School board to approve new superintendent

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Apr. 26 to vote on its superintendent finalist.

RELATED: Robert Avossa named Fulton superintendent finalist

The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School (8100 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, 30350). It will be broadcast live here.

New principals named to four North Fulton schools

New principals named to four North Fulton schools

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County School System has announced that new principals have been selected for four schools.

The appointments were approved at the Friday, Apr. 22 school board meeting.

"I am pleased to see three of our outstanding assistant principals rise to the rank of principal.

Alpharetta Elementary names new principal

Alpharetta Elementary names new principal

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Dr. Sam Taylor, the area superintendent, recently introduced Adam Maroney to the Alpharetta Elementary School community.

Maroney is the school's new principal. He is replacing Pat Reed, who recently retired.

Maroney has many years of experience in Fulton County schools. Most recently, he served as the assistant principal at New Prospect Elementary School.

College tuition, fee hike reignites HOPE debate

College tuition, fee hike reignites HOPE debate

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Board of Regents has announced a hike in both tuition and fees for Georgia's state colleges and universities during a meeting Tuesday.

"It's highly likely that tuition will have to increase to meet the needs of the students and to meet the student growth we have experienced," said Regents executive John Millsaps before the meeting.

The tuition hike comes close on the heels of a major overhual of the popular HOPE scholarship program which means students will be left to pay the rising costs of college in the state.

State representative Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, who played a major role in revamping the HOPE scholarship, says tough choices had to be made to keep the program afloat financially.

"Students are still getting one of the best values in the country," State Rep. Collins said. "We feel like we've done what we needed to do to keep a program solvent for future generations.

Fulton schools want feedback on Sex Ed

Fulton schools want feedback on Sex Ed

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County School Board wants feedback from the public before deciding whether to approve new materials for sex education.

The materials are available for public viewing through May 15 at the Independence High School media center in Alpharetta and at the Fulton County Schools Administrative Center in Atlanta.

The materials were recommended for approval by the Fulton County Schools Health Education Advisory Committee.

The Georgia Board of Education requires that all printed and non-printed materials dealing with "human sexuality and HIV/AIDS" be approved by local school boards.

Independence High School is located at 86 School Drive in Alpharetta. The materials will be available for viewing from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Fulton County Schools Administrative Center is located at 786 Cleveland Avenue SW in Atlanta. The materials will be available for viewing from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.