Arlinda Smith Broady

Education reporter

Arlinda Smith Broady is an award-winning reporter who covers Gwinnett County schools and special needs education issues.

Latest from Arlinda Smith Broady

Engineering firm shows students how lessons apply in real world
 A primary focus of today’s school systems is educating students with an eye toward career goals, so engaging private businesses is key. A recent outing sponsored by Columbia Engineering, a community partner with nearby Coleman Middle School, shows why. It gave a group of eighth-graders what teacher LaShandia Hill called “a true...

Posted: 19 hours ago

A primary focus of today’s school systems is educating students with an eye toward career goals, so engaging private businesses is key. A recent outing sponsored by Columbia Engineering, a community partner with nearby Coleman Middle School, shows why. It gave a group of eighth-graders what teacher LaShandia Hill called “a true...
Community Lens for Feb. 22
 Calling amateur photographers! Have you taken a great picture that you’d like to share with the world? One with action, great lighting and/or interesting subjects? E-mail it to communitynews@ajc.com. Please no selfies, for-profit promotional pics, group shots or anything you wouldn’t want your grandma to see.

Posted: 3 days ago

Calling amateur photographers! Have you taken a great picture that you’d like to share with the world? One with action, great lighting and/or interesting subjects? E-mail it to communitynews@ajc.com. Please no selfies, for-profit promotional pics, group shots or anything you wouldn’t want your grandma to see.
Public school, private industry partner for student success
 A Gwinnett County education program is converging with business interests as a way to give students immediate work skills or prepare them for higher education. Shiloh High School cut the ribbon on its mock pharmacy lab Thursday. With assistance from the CVS Pharmacy chain, the new lab will provide students enrolled in the school’s Wellness...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Gwinnett County education program is converging with business interests as a way to give students immediate work skills or prepare them for higher education. Shiloh High School cut the ribbon on its mock pharmacy lab Thursday. With assistance from the CVS Pharmacy chain, the new lab will provide students enrolled in the school’s Wellness...
Gwinnett Schools: Ivy Prep charter to relocate, close for one year
 The Gwinnett campus of Ivy Prep Academy will close temporarily at the end of this school year. A recommendation from staff of the State Charter Schools Commission asks that the school be allowed a year to move to a new location and reopen for the 2019-2020 school year. The final commission decision is expected Feb. 28. Ivy Preparatory, a...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Gwinnett campus of Ivy Prep Academy will close temporarily at the end of this school year. A recommendation from staff of the State Charter Schools Commission asks that the school be allowed a year to move to a new location and reopen for the 2019-2020 school year. The final commission decision is expected Feb. 28. Ivy Preparatory, a...
Community Lens for Feb. 15
 Calling amateur photographers! Have you taken a great picture that you’d like to share with the world? One with action, great lighting and/or interesting subjects? E-mail it to communitynews@ajc.com. Please no selfies, for-profit promotional pics, group shots or anything you wouldn’t want your grandma to see.

Posted: 10 days ago

Calling amateur photographers! Have you taken a great picture that you’d like to share with the world? One with action, great lighting and/or interesting subjects? E-mail it to communitynews@ajc.com. Please no selfies, for-profit promotional pics, group shots or anything you wouldn’t want your grandma to see.
Community Lens for Feb. 8
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Posted: 17 days ago

Calling amateur photographers! Have you taken a great picture that you’d like to share with the world? One with action, great lighting and/or interesting subjects? E-mail it to communitynews@ajc.com. Please no selfies, for-profit promotional pics, group shots or anything you wouldn’t want your grandma to see.
Community Lens for Feb. 1
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Posted: 24 days ago

Calling amateur photographers! Have you taken a great picture that you’d like to share with the world? One with action, great lighting and/or interesting subjects? E-mail it to communitynews@ajc.com. Please no selfies, for-profit promotional pics, group shots or anything you wouldn’t want your grandma to see.
Gwinnett classroom attack stirs social media
 An apparent incident of bullying at a Gwinnett County school has many parents and students concerned about safety issues. A video of a violent incident between two girls at Creekland Middle School began circulating earlier this week on on social media. The incident happend on Monday, Jan. 22, when a seventh-grade girl hit another girl with...

Posted: 29 days ago

An apparent incident of bullying at a Gwinnett County school has many parents and students concerned about safety issues. A video of a violent incident between two girls at Creekland Middle School began circulating earlier this week on on social media. The incident happend on Monday, Jan. 22, when a seventh-grade girl hit another girl with...
Community Lens for Jan. 25
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2:46 PM Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

Calling amateur photographers! Have you taken a great picture that you’d like to share with the world? One with action, great lighting and/or interesting subjects? E-mail it to communitynews@ajc.com. Please no selfies, for-profit promotional pics, group shots or anything you wouldn’t want your grandma to see.
Metro school districts decide how to make up for missed class time
 Although Gwinnett County Public Schools has launched a program to give students instruction when schools close, the “digital learning days” were put in place after the district had already used its three allotted “snow days.” But the state’s largest district already had a plan to make up those days. Since...

10:19 PM Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

Although Gwinnett County Public Schools has launched a program to give students instruction when schools close, the “digital learning days” were put in place after the district had already used its three allotted “snow days.” But the state’s largest district already had a plan to make up those days. Since...
Gwinnett says students’ digital learning days were a success
 With snow and ice keeping Gwinnett County students out of school for two full days last week and causing a delayed start on Friday, the school system put a new program into action. With digital learning days, students can go online to find assignments and communicate remotely with questions and requests for help. The system is set up...

5:00 AM Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

With snow and ice keeping Gwinnett County students out of school for two full days last week and causing a delayed start on Friday, the school system put a new program into action. With digital learning days, students can go online to find assignments and communicate remotely with questions and requests for help. The system is set up...