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"Operation Isaiah" at Ahavath Achim Synagogue

“Operation Isaiah” is back for its 20th year. More than 30 metro Atlanta Jewish Congregations are coming together on Friday, September 17th from 6-7 p.m. at the Ahavath Achim Synagogue (600 Peachtree Battle Blvd.

Free Standardized Test Prep

According to a report released Monday, the average score for the state’s public, private and home school students fell for the fourth straight year.

To try and intercept this issue, the Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell and Kaplan are offering a free college entrance exam preparation series. This year is the programs 9th year.

This year Georgia saw its largest and most diverse group ever of graduating seniors take the SAT, the most widely used entrance exam for in-state colleges and universities. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 was 74 percent, ranking Georgia among the top 10 in the nation, state officials said.

New Course for 2010 Atlanta Half Marathon

The Atlanta Track Club announced a new course for the 2010 Atlanta Half Marathon that will take place on Thursday, November 25, Thanksgiving Day.  The Atlanta Half Marathon, which previously started on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Chamblee and finished just outside of Turner Field on Hank Aaron Drive, will now boast a new course that starts and finishes outside of Turner Field and takes participants through areas of Atlanta including Downtown, Atlantic Station, Midtown and Cabbagetown. 

The new 13.1 mile course provides a taste of Atlanta as participants pass by well-known Atlanta landmarks such as Centennial Olympic Park, Piedmont Park, Oakland Cemetery, Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Georgia State Capitol and under the Olympic Rings.

“We are really excited about the changes that we’ve made to the Atlanta Half Marathon course,” commented Tracey Russell, Executive Director of the Atlanta Track Club.  “Not only will Atlanta Half Marathon participants