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Back to school special! $10 for Head Lice Prevention, Detection or Treatment ($25 value)

Back to school special! $10 for Head Lice Prevention, Detection or Treatment ($25 value)

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Coca-Cola Foundation gives $2 million to Agnes Scott, others

Coca-Cola Foundation gives $2 million to Agnes Scott, others

DECATUR, Ga. -- The Coca-Cola Foundation has given out more than $2 million in grants to education and youth development programs in the last three months.

The grants from the philanthropic arm of the Coca-Cola Co. include:

* $1 million to Agnes Scott College
* $100,000 to 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Inc., Oakland, Calif.
* $50,000 to Teach for America, New York City

Other recipients include the Tavis Smiley Foundation in Los Angeles and Girls Inc. of Central Alabama.

The grants come after a $1 million donation to six U.S. college for study-abroad programs in China.

The foundation was created in 1984. It focuses on stewardship, environmental issues, education and healthy lifestyles.

Schools vie for charter school of year award

Schools vie for charter school of year award

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Charter Schools Association has created a "charter school of the year" award with help from the Coca-Cola Foundation.

The first winner of the award will be announced at the association's annual meeting in October in Macon. The award carries a $50,000 prize.

Schools in the 18-county Metro Atlanta area can qualify. They must have been open five years and have demonstrated academic success and sound fiscal practices.

RELATED: 11 charter schools receive key approval

Georgia has more than 200 charter schools statewide. The schools are funded by taxpayer dollars but are given flexibility in how they meet federal education benchmarks.

Free and cheap school supplies

Free and cheap school supplies

ATLANTA -- This is the best time of year to buy both school supplies and office supplies.  Some things are as low as a penny, or even free after rebates!

I set out to find the best deals on a typical kindergarten or first grade supply list from Atlanta Public Schools.

I found the most convenient way to buy supplies is to order them through SchoolPak.com. The company will ship a box of required supplies to your home or school. The first grade list came to $55.34 including shipping.

I set out to see if I could find better deals in the stores. First our summer intern Katie and I went through the weekly sale flyers in search of the lowest possible prices for every item on our list.

DCSS annouces appoints PIO

DCSS annouces appoints PIO

DECATUR, Ga. – Recently, the DeKalb County School System announced the appointment of their new Public Information Officer, Rodney Jenkins.

Jenkins served as a communications director for the Georgia Department of Administrative Services and will serve as chief spokesperson for the school district, in his new capacity.

Jenkins can be reached at 404-486-3710 and e-mail at Rodney_Jenkins@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us

Publix school supply drive to assist Decatur students

Publix school supply drive to assist Decatur students

ATLANTA -- Parents and teachers know that having the right school supplies can mean the difference between a passing or a failing grade for students.

That's why Publix has teamed up with the United Way and several local partners to host the School Tools for Cool Kids program.

Residents can stop by their neighborhood Publix grocery stores from Monday, July 18 until Sunday, Aug. 14 to purchase and/or drop off school supplies in the School Tools bins.

"We encourage customers to donate school supplies to help . . . children begin the school year on a level playing field," said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix.

APS: Who's Really At Fault?

APS: Who's Really At Fault?

First off, let me say that I am THOROUGHLY impressed with 11Alive's coverage and breakdown of the APS investigation report. If you were not able to catch their school-by-school review, you can view the video here. WARNING: It's startling, it's disappointing and scary to think that these accounts render a "mafia-like" mentality. How can people we've held in such high regard, and entrusted the educational careers of our children in, do such things? Good question... but here's an even better one... "Who's REALLY At Fault?"