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ATLANTA | Schools to repay $363K for cheating

ATLANTA -- State officials say Atlanta Public Schools has agreed to repay more than $363,000 in federal money won because of cheating on student tests.

State schools Superintendent John Barge told The Associated Press on Friday the district has 90 days to pay the money. He said, in exchange, the state is placing five specialists in the 50,000-student district and providing training for educators until at least June.

A state investigation in July revealed widespread cheating by educators in nearly half of the district's 100 schools dating back to 2001.

FULL COVERAGE | APS Cheating Investigation

Need a vacation? Get 69 percent off a trip to Pigeon Forge

Need a vacation? Get 69 percent off a trip to Pigeon Forge

ATLANTA -- If the kids are getting restless and screaming for a family vacation, this weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal was made for you.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can pay $99 for a weekend getaway to Pigeon Forge in Tennessee's beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.

This exclusive offer, valued at $328, is good for two adults and up to three children, and includes one night at the James Manor hotel, in the heart of all the action; $100 worth of dining certificates; a gift basket upon arrival; and five passes to the Lazer Port Fun Center.

A Quote To Live By: Special Olympics Winter Games

Watch as we talk to two amazing athletes about the Special Olympics. Why are these athletes so inspiring and what words did they teach me to live by? Watch and find out!

For more stories like this one go to http://www.ConnTV.com.

Milton and McEachern top the Metro Atlanta Super 25

ATLANTA--The latest edition of the USA Today Super 25 high school basketball polls for metro Atlanta has the Milton Boys and the McEachern Girls on top.Miller Grove, Columbia, Douglas County, and Shiloh complete the boys top 5. Wesleyan, Norcross,Parkview, and Stephenson complete the Girls top 5.

Zoo Atlanta hosts job fair on Jan. 24th

Zoo Atlanta hosts job fair on Jan. 24th

Atlanta - (submitted by Zoo Atlanta) ZOO Atlanta will be hosting a job fair on Tuesday, Jan 24th from 10AM - 2PM to fill entry level, seasonal positions for the upcoming peak season.  

Positions available in all areas including Gift Shop, Admissions, Education and Membership.  Positions pay $7.25 - 9/hour. For more information on available opportunities, go to www.zooatlanta.org

BEST SPOTS: Live Music Venues

BEST SPOTS: Live Music Venues

 

ATLANTA – Atlanta is known for being the home of southern rap and a number of rap megastars, however, one of Atlanta’s thriving undercurrents is that of “live music”. Check out these spots recommended by our Facebook friends and explore one of Atlanta’s most underrated subcultures.

Fulton County Seeks Public Comment Regarding County’s Disability Access

Fulton County Seeks Public Comment Regarding County’s Disability Access

 

Fulton County Government is in the process of conducting an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) self-evaluation and transition plan update. Areas to be evaluated include facility and program accessibility, accommodations for individuals with disabilities, and administrative policies and procedures.

We are asking all Fulton County citizens, agencies and organizations to take our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self Evaluation Survey.

Let us know how you feel about your disability access needs by answering survey questions found at www.fultoncountyga.gov and click on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self Evaluation Survey.

Your answers will help us with our transition plan update to enhance services in the future.