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Georgia Power honors local schools for efficient energy use

Georgia Power honors local schools for efficient energy use

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County schools have received an honor from Georgia Power for their efficient use of energy.

The school system was given money from Georgia Power to install efficient energy equipment in two new high schools in the area. This year, Fulton County schools also took two major awards: the U.S. Green Building Council's Georgia Chapter was recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency for a School System, and the Leadership in Water Efficiency. 

 A spokeswoman for the Fulton County School System said part of receiving the honor is to maintain a high Energy Star rating. Fulton County averages a score of 87, and 57 of their 58 schools are Energy Star certified. 

Spelman music professor performs classical compositions

Spelman music professor performs classical compositions

ATLANTA -- The Spelman College Department of Music presents a performance by pianist Hyunjung Rachel Chung, Ph.D., associate professor at Spelman College, Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. in Sisters Chapel. Chung will perform a selection of classical compositions to include Beethoven’s “Fantasia Sonata In D,” Faure’s “Valse-Caprice No. 1 Op. 20” and works by Debussy. The recital is free and open to the public.

85 Fulton students chosen for Governor's Honors

85 Fulton students chosen for Governor's Honors

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Dozens of Fulton County high school students were selected to participate in the prestigious Governor's Honors Program.

The honor, which is given annually to some of the state's best and brightest, involves a summer program where high school juniors and seniors spend four weeks studying in areas where they excel.

Nearly 3,000 students were nominated for GHP. That number was whittled down to 690 finalists, 85 of whom are from Fulton County.

They include:

Alpharetta HS
* Trisha Ahmed, biology
* Bryson Culver, biology
* Grant Farsi, communicative arts
* Esther Hwang, music (flute)
* Soundarya Kanthimathinathan, communicative arts
* Lillian Ko, music (cello)
* Jongrak Koh, German
* Anastasia Mulia, chemistry
* Ranjani Sundaresan, chemistry
* Kenneth Yang, mathematics
* Diana Ye, social studies
* Mingcheng Yu, music (piano)

All 35 indicted APS educators bond out of jail

All 35 indicted APS educators bond out of jail

ATLANTA -- All 35 of the indicted educators accused in the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal have bonded out of the Fulton County Jail after turning themselves in on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

PHOTOS | Indicted educators report to jail

Here are the people who've turned themselves in so far, their charges and their bond amounts:

Beverly Hall (Former superintendent) -- Racketeering, theft by taking, false statements and false swearing -- $200,000 bond

Armstead Salters (Principal at Gideons Elementary) -- Racketeering, false statements and influencing witnesses -- $100,000 bond

Tabeeka Jordan (Assistant principal at Deerwood Elementary) -- Racketeering, theft by taking and false statements -- $10,000 bond

Desai Curb (Teacher at Dobbs Elementary) -- Racketeering and false statements -- $60,000 bond

Ambassador to Discuss Dynamics of Diplomatic Service April 1 at Spelman

Ambassador to Discuss Dynamics of Diplomatic Service April 1 at Spelman

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, director general of the Foreign Service and director of human resources for the U.S. Department of State, will address the dynamics of diplomatic service during a presentation titled, “Meeting Today's Global Challenges with 21st Century Diplomats,” at Spelman College, Monday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield leads a team of 400 employees who carry out a range of personnel functions for the State Department’s 60,000-strong workforce − from recruitment and hiring, through evaluations and promotions, to retirement. 

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."

Toni Cade Bambara Conference addresses black feminism

Toni Cade Bambara Conference addresses black feminism

ATLANTA -- The13th Annual Toni Cade Bambara Scholar-Activism Conference, “Shattering Silences, Speaking Resistance, and Seeking Sites of Liberation,” convenes March 22-23, 2013, at Spelman College to explore issues impacting women nationally and globally such as gender violence, misogyny in the music industry, mental health and its correlation to Black feminism, and sex trafficking. Conference presentations, panels and workshops will equip attendees, particularly the Millennial Generation, with strategies and methods to effect positive social change around these issues. Hosted by the Spelman College Women’s Research and Resource Center in the Cosby Academic Center, the conference is free and open to the public.