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    Friday, December 15 2017 5:48 PM EST2017-12-15 22:48:23 GMT
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    The City of Savannah has received the results of the survey regarding the Confederate Memorial standing in Forsyth Park. Citizens were able to comment on the city council's decision to potentially re-purpose the monument, a decision that came shortly after one woman was killed in protests surrounding a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville. 

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Heard Elementary School and the Savannah Arts Academy were among 26 schools named 2011 Georgia Schools of Excellence.

The 2011 Georgia Schools of Excellence in Student Achievement honored those schools that have shown the greatest improvement or highest achievement in the state.

The schools will receive a $1,000 from Georgia Natural Gas that can used however they wish.

The schools chosen from each Congressional District must be in the top 10 percent in Georgia as measured by assessments in reading and mathematics and have demonstrated greatest continuous gains in student achievement for the past three years as measured by assessments in reading and mathematics, according to a Savannah-Chatham County Public School System news release.

Other criteria for consideration: Schools must also meet AYP minimums for three years in a row; must meet or exceed state mean scores in Science and Social Studies; cannot be considered a "Persistently Dangerous School" under the Unsafe School Choice Option of No Child Let Behind. High schools must offer a minimum of two Advanced Placement courses, be at least five years old and must not have been under any type of state investigation within the last year.

Heard Elementary School was honored in the Greatest Gains category. The Savannah Arts Academy won in the Top 10 Percent category.

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