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Delta Community Credit Union sponsors financial literacy program

Delta Community Credit Union sponsors financial literacy program

(WXIA) -- For the second year in a row, Delta Community Credit Union will sponsor the brass | Media Student Program, which brings financial literacy skills to classrooms across metro Atlanta.

Teachers can register for the program at studentprogram.com. Atlanta-based Delta Community's partnership with the Student Program has helped it reach more than 200,000 students in 159 schools.

One local educator -- Michael Young, a Career & Technical Education teacher at Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County -- was the 3,000th teacher nationwide to sign up for the program. He said it has strengthened his students' understanding of money and possible career paths, and has helped them prepare for college.

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School receives $1 million for financial aid

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School receives $1 million for financial aid

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School  (HIES) has received a $1 million planned gift from former school trustee Ray Inglett Jr. These funds will be placed in the school’s endowment and go toward financial aid for students in need of assistance. The fund will be called The Inglett Family Financial Aid Fund.

Inglett, a lifetime donor to HIES has served the school and Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in a number of leadership roles. He was co-chair of the school’s Executive Board from 1988-89, and served on the Board of Trustees from 1990-91 and again from 1995-96. Inglett was also a Facilities Development Committee Chair and was appointed to many committees, including ones for the Scholarship Foundation and Strategic Planning. 

Back to school: Free and reduced-price lunch guidelines

Back to school: Free and reduced-price lunch guidelines

(WXIA) -- Thousands of Georgia students return to the classroom this week, and many of them meet the requirements for free and reduced-price meals during the school day.

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"It is important to provide our students with healthy, nutritious meals to help improve their chances of success and increase their learning opportunities," Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Director Nancy Rice said in a statement. "Research indicates that eating habits affect learning. We want to ensure all our children are well nourished and ready to learn."

Families that qualify for free and reduced-price lunch will get applications from their children's schools.

Students can receive the meals if:

Back to school surprise: Weekend roadwork canceled

Back to school surprise: Weekend roadwork canceled

(WXIA) -- This weekend will be a holiday for Georgia families in more ways than one.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended construction-related lane closures on all major interstates and highways within five miles of malls and shopping districts.

This will allow parents and students to enjoy the tax-free shopping weekend without the added stress of road delays.

"The sales tax holiday is an opportunity for Georgians to save a little money during these challenging economic times," GDOT Commissioner Keith Golden said. "The department is glad to offer some relief from lane closures as families prepare for school."

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Fulton County youth receive school supplies as costs rise

Fulton County youth receive school supplies as costs rise

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Shopping for back to school supplies can present challenges for parents trying to make ends meet and the outlook is not improving. Huntingdon Bank’s Annual Backpack Index reports double digit increases in school supply costs.

As Fulton County, Atlanta and other metro Atlanta schools prepare to open for the fall, Fulton County Commission Chairman John H. Eaves, the Fulton County Office of Children and Youth and Fulton County Health and Wellness sponsored a back to school event on Tuesday, July 29 to help parents to obtain needed school supplies.

The event at Atlanta Technical College featured school supply giveaways and free haircuts along with information and education. The event attracted 500 participants with 224 children receiving haircuts and 300 taking home school supplies.

Holy Innocents’ reaches school’s largest fundraising goal

Holy Innocents’ reaches school’s largest fundraising goal

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- In September 2013 at the Atlanta History Center, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) kicked off an ambitious $22.5-million One School Campaign—the largest fundraising campaign in Holy Innocents’ 55-year history. Now, less than a year later, those ambitions have become reality.

The campus community has reached a campaign goal that will support, among other things, a 59,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Math, Science and Dining Hall Building. Designed by Atlanta’s Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc., the flagship building is now being constructed  by Hodges & Hicks General Contractors, LLC.

Campaign funds will also be used for: renovating the Upper School’s Riley Building; strengthening the school’s endowment in order to attract and retain exceptional faculty; and paying for enhancements to Alumni Hall, which provides much-needed administrative offices and additional space for parking, meetings, and school events.