Communiqué Connection - Fall 2010

Communiqué Connection - Fall 2010

Links to Learn More for Parents and Community Members

Welcome to Communiqué Connection, where you will find links to additional information, useful resources, and more. In the printed version of the Fall 2010 Communiqué, a symbol like this pointed the way to more information on the system web site on what makes GCPS great, ways to connect to GCPS news, tips for parents, photo essays, video clips, honors, and more. Well, you've come to the right place. The links below expand on articles recently featured in the Fall 2010 edition of Communiqué. While you’re here, please tell us what you think of this issue of Communiqué.

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About… The Broad Prize for Urban Education
There are good days and there are great days. Oct. 19 was a great day… the day Gwinnett County Public Schools was named the 2010 winner of the The Broad Prize for Urban Education. With the videos and other resources below, share some of the pride and excitement of the day with our teachers and administrators-- the folks in the local schools who make a difference for our students every day.

About… Gwinnett’s Strategic Priorities for 2010-2020: 1 Document, 10 Priorities. 1 Direction.
“What should Gwinnett County Public Schools be like in the next decade?” That’s the question we asked ourselves and our stakeholders as we developed and fine-tuned the school district’s Strategic Priorities for 2010–2020. On the school system website, you’ll find a number of resources that help communicate GCPS’ strategic direction… how we see the district moving ahead in the next 5 to 10 years and the role you can play in making public education in GCPS even better and stronger as we work together to build a better Gwinnett.

About… Race to the Top
On Aug. 24, the state learned that it had been awarded a $400 million federal grant over the next four years to pursue the education improvement initiatives outlined in Georgia’s Race to the Top (RT3) application. Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is one of the 26 partner school districts in the state's application, with a share of about $21 million for its RT3 initatives.

About... GCPS Honors
On the heels of the thrilling Oct. 19 announcement that Gwinnett County Public Schools is the 2010 winner of The Broad Prize for Urban Education, the great news keeps coming…

About... GCPS Dates and Calendars
The calendar is always chockful of local school and school system events, activities, and deadlines.

About... News and Notes on the GCPS Bulletin Board
Here’s your chance to catch up on some recent news, reminders, and resources for families and community members.

Follow What’s Happening in the School System with These Resources…