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Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

(WXIA) -- A few seats are still available at Georgia Connections Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

Georgia Connections Academy is a virtual K-12 public school that allows students to learn at their own pace. It is fully accredited and open to all school-age Georgia children.

"We are enrolling 1,000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year," lead principal Heather Robinson said in a release. "We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now."

Georgia Connections Academy will hold a number of information sessions across the state for parents who want to know more. Additional enrollment information is available at connectionsacademy.com/georgia-virtual-school.

Upcoming information sessions in the Atlanta area include:

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Gordon Biersch to debut beer inspired by 'Once'

Gordon Biersch to debut beer inspired by 'Once'

ATLANTA -- Broadway in Atlanta and Gordon Biersch Brewery in Midtown announce the launch of North Strand Imperial Pilsner, a Gordon Biersch beer, in conjunction with the Atlanta debut of Once at the Fox Theatre.

North Strand Imperial Pilsner is a classic style Pilsner. The beer boasts spicy, citrus flavors and aroma of the abundant Hallertau hop used in the recipe. This beer has intense flavor without overpowering the senses and is well-balanced with malty notes and a crisp dry finish.

Gordon Biersch Brewery will offer free tasters of the North Strand Imperial Pilsner to all ticket holders, and the beer will be available for $5.50 at the Midtown location only. A special tapping party will take place on Wednesday, March 5 from 6-9 p.m. with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Broadway Cares.

Weekend roadwork planned for I-85, Ga. 400, Connector

Weekend roadwork planned for I-85, Ga. 400, Connector

(WXIA) -- With a warm weekend on the horizon, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to perform some much-needed roadwork throughout north Georgia.

Closures and delays can be expected on a number of major roads and highways.

"Plan ahead -- I can't say it enough," GDOT District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a release. "If you plan ahead, you can avoid some potentially heavy delays."

Some notable roadwork includes:

Downtown Connector
Two right lanes of I-75/85 north near University Avenue will be closed for pavement work Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

I-285
Three lanes will be closed in both directions between West Paces Ferry and Roswell roads for sign replacements. All work will take place overnight -- from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Public Input Requested for Fulton County FY2013 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report

Public Input Requested for Fulton County FY2013 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report

The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department has released for public comment the draft FY2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which covers the period January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013.  This evaluation report is required as part of HUD’s Consolidated Planning process. 

DRAFT CAPER Announcement

Draft CAPER announcement in Spanish

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Atlanta Public Schools makes big principal changes

ATLANTA -- In an effort to "move in a different direction," Atlanta Public Schools leaders are making principal changes across several schools.

11Alive's Duffie Dixon has confirmed 11 to 13 principals at schools will be removed.

Those changes include:
- The principal at Mays High School
- The principal at Grady High School
- The principal of South Atlanta Computer Animation and Design
- All principals at Washington High School
- The principal at Carver High School's School of Technology
- The principal at Miles Elementary

By state law, any tenured principal must be given another principal contract. APS has only five tenured principals.

The non-tenured principals are being told their contracts are not being renewed, and if they are interested in a teaching contract they should contact the district.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA -- As the GHSA state basketball tournament heads for the semifinal round, there is a new edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll. The GACS boys continue to lead the way. 

The Greater Atlanta Christian Boys are marching toward Macon and holding down the top spot, followed by Wheeler, Allatoona, North Gwinnett and Miller Grove.

Berkmar is 6, with Walton, Columbia, Pebblebrook, Stephenson, and Alexander completing the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.Com by USA Today High School Sports

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll is ready for inspection. The McEachern girls hang on to the top spot as the GHSA state tournament heads for semifinal weekend.

McEachern and Southwest DeKalb are 1 and 2 again this week with Redan, Parkview, and Archer in the top 5.

North Forsyth, Tucker, Hillgrove,Wesleyan and Norcross round out the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 poll is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.Com by USA Today High School Sports