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Educators gain access to new Teacher Resource Link

Educators gain access to new Teacher Resource Link

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Education launched the Teachers Resource Link (TRL) on Tuesday, giving educators access to digital resources that go along with Georgia's K-12 curriculum.

Mat Cardoza of GaDOE Communications reported that the TRL was developed to help facilitate teachers when they look for digital materials for students to use, based on their academic performance. By using the TRL, the state can quickly find those resources the students need to excel in the classroom.

There are 18,000 digital resources currently that make up the TRL, based on Georgia standards for K-12 teachers, Cardoza said. Every teacher has the same information coming from the same knowledge base. 

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said, "These kinds of tools are invaluable because they save our teachers a tremendous amount of time and will ultimately help our students be college and career ready because they are getting the best instruction possible."

Ga. Gwinnett College names interim president

Ga. Gwinnett College names interim president

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Dr. Stanley "Stas" Preczewski has been named interim president of Georgia Gwinnett College.

Preczewski is currently the college's VP for Academic and Student Affairs. He will replace Dr. Daniel J. Kaufman, who is leaving the school to be president of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

"I look forward to working with the (University System of Georgia) and the Board of Regents," Preczewski said in a statement. "As we transition our growth model to complement the USG's strategic direction, there is great opportunity to build upon the countless achievements of President Kaufman and consolidate our strengths to leverage further success for our entire community in the years ahead."

Gwinnett County Schools recognized for music education

Gwinnett County Schools recognized for music education

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Public Schools was recently named among the Best Communities for Music Education by the National Association of Music Merchants. 

The organization, according to a spokeswoman for GCPS, is a National Program that puts schools in the spotlight for outstanding commitment to teaching students about music. 

The spokeswoman said the Best Communities for Music Education survey acknowledges schools and districts across the country for their support and consistency in educating students on various aspects of music. 

Over 100 Gwinnett Schools open books for 2013 Readers Rally

Over 100 Gwinnett Schools open books for 2013 Readers Rally

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Students from more than 100 schools in Gwinnett County will take on the school district's reading event, the 2013 Readers Rally starting Saturday, March 16. 

That day, students compete in a literary quiz bowl at Berkmer High, where school levels match up and get cheers from school faculty and parents. An opening ceremony will kick off the Rally at 9:00 a.m., followed by the middle and high school competition at 10:00. 

After the first round, four elementary school teams, two middle school teams and two high school teams will move on to the final challenge. 

The Championship Readers Rally Competition will be held Thursday, March 21 at the GCPS TV studio in Suwanee. The event will be recorded, and shown on GCPS TV Monday, March 25 and Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. 

 

 

School district names new COO

School district names new COO

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Daniel Jardine has been named the Gwinnett County School District's new Chief Operations Officer.

Jardine's appointment was announced at the Gwinnett County Board of Education's February meeting.

In his new position, he will oversee construction, building maintenance, risk management and transportation, among other divisions in the district.

Jardine's experience includes facility planning and service work in Cobb and Gwinnett counties. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of Carter and Associates, a commercial real estate firm in Atlanta.

Jardine earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech.

He replaces longtime Gwinnett County School District COO Jim Steele, who retired in November.

Ga. Gwinnett College food court passes follow-up inspection

Ga. Gwinnett College food court passes follow-up inspection

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A food court at Georgia Gwinnett College has passed a follow-up inspection after scoring a failing grade of 64 out of 100 on an earlier review.

The food court posted a score of 90 out of a possible 100 on the Tuesday follow-up inspection.

The earlier inspection on Feb. 21 had given the site a score of 64, resulting in an unsatisfactory report.

Georgia Gwinnett spokeswoman Sally Ramey says the Lawrenceville school uses a food management service firm for its food services.

Before the two most recent inspections, the location scored a 100 on Nov. 28, 2012 and a 90 on Apr. 20, 2012.

10 students disciplined over marijuana brownies

10 students disciplined over marijuana brownies

DACULA, Ga. -- Authorities say 10 students at a high school northeast of Atlanta have been disciplined after school officials say one of them brought marijuana brownies to school and shared them.

Gwinnett County schools spokesman Jorge Quintana says an 11th-grade student brought the brownies to Dacula High School on Feb. 20. 

According to Quintana, the school began in investigation into the incident after receiving information that the brownies contained marijuana. 

Quintana said a total of 10 students were disciplined because he said the students received the brownies knowing marijuana was in them.