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CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL: Lithia Springs' Ainsworth named Georgia assistant principal of the year
Lithia Springs Assistant Principal Jessica Ainsworth took little credit for being named Georgia’s assistant principal of the year last week. An administrative mainstay at the school for four years,...
November 12, 2014 05:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newly-elected Douglas school board members seek more parental involvement
Newly elected Douglas County Board of Education members Tracy Rookard and Michelle Simmons said they are anxious to go to work. Months of campaigning resulted in both defeating incumbent board memb...
November 12, 2014 04:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Principal 4 A Day applications due Friday
Applications for participation in the Principal 4 A Day program are due this Friday, Nov. 14. The Douglas County School System and the Douglas County Chamber are co-sponsoring the event, which allo...
November 12, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barge endorses Democrat for superintendent
Republican state superintendent John Barge is endorsing the Democratic candidate seeking to take his place as the state's top education official. Barge said Thursday that Valarie Wilson will contin...
October 23, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas public schools improve SAT scores
Douglas County School System high school students increased their SAT scores between 2013 and 2014 despite slightly more students taking the test, according to numbers released last week. Results f...
October 15, 2014 09:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chapel Hill’s Leach honored as Douglas County teacher of the year
The Douglas County School System selected Sarah Leach of Chapel Hill High School as its 2014-15 teacher of the year last week. Leach, who teaches advanced placement literature, was officially honor...
October 08, 2014 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Manchester Spanish teacher starts year
Emily Hernandez may have known as early as middle school that being a Spanish teacher was her destiny. The Douglasville native has been involved in learning Spanish since middle school. She was par...
August 20, 2014 11:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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READY TO ROLL: Douglas school buses preparing to carry 15,000 students daily
On the calendar in the office of Douglas County School System Transportation Department Fleet Manager Charlie Brewer, the date of Aug. 6 is circled. It is the first day of the upcoming school year,...
July 25, 2014 08:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dynamic duo: New Factory Shoals leaders anchor school achievements
In their first meeting as the new principal and assistant principal at Factory Shoals Middle School last fall, Angela Carter and Emily Felton discussed many areas of their educational philosophies....
May 28, 2014 05:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math
An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil." What could be so horrible? Grade-school m...
May 15, 2014 12:34 PM | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ease of access keys Georgia Highlands’ success
Georgia Highlands College has made accessibility part of its equation for students successfully gaining associate or baccalaureate degrees. Ease of access has been the driving force behind the coll...
May 14, 2014 11:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County School System scores below state average on performance index
The Douglas County School System’s 2013 overall score on a state performance measurement released last week reflected an increase of 7.4 points over the district’s 2012 score. The Georgia College a...
April 30, 2014 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Common Core fight appears settled for now
Republican lawmakers appear to have settled a roiling fight over national education standards called Common Core. Some Republican lawmakers in Georgia and other states have pushed bills to block th...
March 20, 2014 08:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Congressman Scott hosts military academy ceremony
District 13 U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Jonesboro, will host a special ceremony to honor local students with nominations to attend the nation’s prestigious military service academies. This year’s stud...
January 31, 2014 01:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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