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MARIETTA: Teachers question raises for Cobb Superintendent's staff

MARIETTA: Teachers question raises for Cobb Superintendent's staff

MARIETTA, Ga. -- It may end up saving money, but some still question the principle of the move.

That's the bottom line to some teacher complaints about pay raises for some Cobb County school administrators while teachers face even more furloughs.

Only two months into the job, new Cobb County School Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa has won approval to raise the salaries of five members of his executive cabinet, some by as much as $19,000.

He justified the raises because those administrators will now have to perform more duties since he reduced the size of his cabinet from eight down to six.

"These individuals are taking on additional responsibilities and we've also reduced the overall cost in compensation by $80,000," school system spokesman Jay Dillon told 11Alive News on Thursday.

Cobb County teachers haven't had a raise since their pay was cut 2 percent in 2009.

Harvard, KSU to team up for media law conference

Harvard, KSU to team up for media law conference

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Anyone who publishes online content or works in digital media should have a basic knowledge of modern media law.

The Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University has teamed up with Harvard University's Berkman Center to ensure that Metro Atlanta media professionals know everything they should to keep their businesses safe.

On Saturday, Oct.

LearningRx Raises Awareness by Hosting a Free Educational Event During National ADHD Awareness Month

LearningRx Raises Awareness by Hosting a Free Educational Event During National ADHD Awareness Month

Kennesaw, GA, September 28, 2011  – Brain training provides a powerful, proven way to permanently reduce or eliminate the need for ADHD medication. The brain training experts at LearningRx say it’s a solution that parents need to learn about this National ADHD Awareness Month. On Thursday, September 29th at 6:30PM, LearningRx will host a free educational event on ADHD. Guest speaker will be Dr. Clark Cantrell of Summit Pediatrics in Marietta who will discuss ADHD and the treatment options.

“So many people still don’t know that brain training can often bring life-long relief from the stresses and struggles of ADHD,” says LearningRx Kennesaw Director Kristen Thompson. “Medication can simply mask the symptoms with a short-term fix, and the need for medication, intervention and accommodation returns.

Georgia schools recognized for library media programs

Georgia schools recognized for library media programs

ATLANTA -- A number of Georgia elementary, middle and high schools were recognized for their Library Media Programs.

State School Superintendent Dr.

KSU Homecoming festivities begin Thursday

KSU Homecoming festivities begin Thursday

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State University students and alumni are getting geared up for the nine fun-filled days of Homecoming 2011.

This year's events include:

Thursday, Sept. 22

Hoot-a-Palooza: KSU Night at Town Center at Cobb
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Anyone with a KSU ID card will get great discounts at mall stores. There will also be activities, performances, raffles and more. Town Center at Cobb is located at 400 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw.

Friday, Sept. 23

Nestfest Pep Rally
KSU Sports & Recreation Park, 5 p.m.

Soccer Match: KSU v. Belmont University
KSU Soccer Stadium, 7 p.m.
The KSU Alumni Association will sponsor post-game fireworks.

Saturday, Sept.

Mt. Paran to host Christian college fair

Mt. Paran to host Christian college fair

KENNESAW, Ga. -- More than 40 top Christian colleges will be represented at the 2011 National Christian College Fair, which comes to Georgia on Sept. 29.

The Murray Arts Center at Mt. Paran Christian School in Kennesaw will host the fair, which begins at 6 p.m.

See a list of participating colleges here.

Admission to the fair is free. Financial aid experts will also be on hand to help students and their parents discover ways to pay for college.

For more information, visit www.nccf.us.

Mt. Paran Christian School is located at 1275 Stanley Road.

Georgia's university system eyes campus mergers

Georgia's university system eyes campus mergers

ATLANTA -- The University System of Georgia will consider merging some of its 35 campuses to save money in a tight economy, system Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced Wednesday.

In his first initiative since taking office in July, the former state lawmaker and university administrator is instructing his staff to immediately start assessing opportunities for consolidations that would let the system operate more efficiently without jeopardizing its teaching, research and service missions.

The idea of merging some of the smaller Georgia colleges into larger campuses has been talked about off and on over the years but never has gone past the discussion stages. The staff, students and parents from the affected schools and their representatives in the General Assembly pose the most likely obstacles to consolidation plans becoming reality.