Woodstock: A City Rich in History

Just north of Atlanta, is a city rich in history, Woodstock. Founded more than 100 years ago, the city was once home to the railroad, gristmills, mining and cotton production. Now, Woodstock is the fastest growing city in Cherokee County. The current population of 54,409 is double the size of the city's population 10 years ago, and with Interstate 575[...]

New Education Option for Henry County Students

The Henry County School system has recently declared a new way for high school students to attend classes. “Impact Academy” will be an online school which allows kids to take the four core subjects as well as electives and Advanced Placement classes. This opportunity will allow students to attend school full time and online. According to Steve Thompson, the administrator[...]

Gwinnett County Public School Awarded Grant to Improve Student Achievement

Congrats to Gwinnett County Public Schools, which recently learned that it is one of six districts nationwide that will share in a $75 million grant from the New York-based Wallace Foundation to train, hire and support new school principals. Gwinnett County Public Schools is the largest district in the metro Atlanta area and one of the highest ranking in student achievement.[...]

Forsyth County’s Population To Double By 2040

A recent Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) study has big news for Forsyth County. The study indicates that the county’s population and employment ranks will more than double by 2040. The growth projections place Forsyth in the top five metro Atlanta areas in terms of population and job growth increase. These five metro areas are predicted to grow by 3 million[...]

Atlanta Charter Schools a Popular Education Choice

Choosing the right school is important for obvious reasons. Parents want their children to learn the skills necessary to grow and mature. Sometimes the options for schools are limited or even nonexistent depending on district lines and location. But with the growth of Atlanta charter schools in recent years, parents have more options and more control over their child’s education. So[...]