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1st annual Teacher's Ball supporting Dekalb Teachers with prizes and more

1st annual Teacher's Ball supporting Dekalb Teachers with prizes and more

Stone Mountain, GA --  V-103 and the We Need 2 Read Foundation will be supporting Dekalb teachers by throwing them a big back to school party at Echelon 3000 this weekend.

They will be giving away $5000 in laptops and school supplies to the Dekalb County school with the most attendees, so gatehr up all your co-workers and come out.

1 lucky teacher will also win an I-pad 2!

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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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.

Mountain West Church Gives Back to Local Teachers and Families

Mountain West Church Gives Back to Local Teachers and Families

Tucker, GA --  (submitted by Mountian West Church) 

Mountain West Church is giving back to local school teachers and holding their annual Back 2 School Blessing services on Sunday, August 7, 2011.

Church representatives sought out seven area teachers to get school supply lists and teacher dream items.  Economic conditions have caused decreases in both school budgets and parent supply contributions.  Teachers play a significant role in shaping the lives and education of children.  Providing school supplies to these teachers is a way for the Mountain West Church community to give back and fulfill the church mission of love God and love people.

Mountain West Church is also holding their annual Back 2 School Blessing Services.  The special service will include special performances, prayer over the youth, and presentation of all donated school supplies to the teachers.

The special services will be held Sunday, August 7, 2011 a

Publix school supply drive to assist DeKalb students

Publix school supply drive to assist DeKalb 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.

Help Metro Atlanta schoolchildren at Simon malls

Help Metro Atlanta schoolchildren at Simon malls

ATLANTA -- The first day of school will be here in less than a month for some Metro Atlanta children.

While many students are looking forward to back-to-school shopping, others do not have the money or the means to purchase those much-needed items that will help them succeed in the classroom.

Want to help?

Now through Tuesday, Aug. 2, Variety of Georgia and Atlanta-area Simon malls will team up to collect back-to-school supplies for disadvantaged youth in the area, giving them the ability to enter a new school year full of hope.

Accepted items include pens, pencils, notebook paper, glue, crayons, colored pencils, erasers, folders and binders.