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Tri-Cities junior to rep Georgia at Boston medical meet
Tri-Cities High School junior Ashley Myrick is set to represent Georgia at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in June, a three-day convention in Boston hosted by the National Academy of Future ...
February 12, 2016 12:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas principal among six finalists for state award
The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals recently named Chapel Hill High School Principal Sean Kelly as one of six finalists for its Principal of the Year award. Kelly, who has served...
February 12, 2016 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Creekside coach to lead Douglas County High football
The Douglas County High School football program has found its next head coach. On Tuesday, the Douglas County School Board approved the hiring of Johnny White to replace Jason Respert, who was fire...
February 10, 2016 06:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County School System on way to overcoming $6M shortfall
Jeff Allie, assistant superintendent for financial services, this week gave Henry County School System stakeholders cause for optimism regarding a $6 million shortfall identified during the fiscal ...
February 10, 2016 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rising costs make pay raises ‘challenge’ for Paulding schools officials
Paulding County School District officials are “closely monitoring” Gov. Nathan Deal’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposal as systems statewide grapple with rising insurance costs and a call for higher...
February 09, 2016 09:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas may consider Deal's suggestion of teacher pay raises
Douglas County School System may have the chance to accomplish more than usual with Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed additional education funding in the 2017 budget. Deal’s recent State of the State add...
February 08, 2016 03:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board announces February community meetings
The Fulton County Board of Education Monday announced its February community meetings. Each board member sponsors a monthly meeting open to all members of the community. The sessions provide an opp...
February 08, 2016 11:17 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Early voting begins Monday in Douglas for presidential primary, ESPLOST
Douglas County voters can cast ballots before election day beginning Monday for Georgia’s Presidential Preference Primary and a county referendum for continuation of the current education special p...
February 05, 2016 11:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board names sole superintendent finalist
Fulton County Board of Education Friday announced it has named Philip D. Lanoue, Ph.D., as its sole finalist for the system’s next superintendent. Lanoue, currently the superintendent of Clarke Cou...
February 05, 2016 10:46 AM | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas school board honors system's top counselors
Douglas County Board of Education recognized its top elementary, middle and high school counselors with awards during its monthly meeting Feb. 1. Elementary Counselor of the Year was awarded to Col...
February 05, 2016 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County Schools to launch school bus cameras
The Fulton County School System Thursday announced it will activate its new bus stop arm cameras Monday, with a 30-day warning period on tickets to allow drivers to become familiar with the new saf...
February 04, 2016 09:04 PM | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park teacher nominated for national life changer of year award
Savanah Forsythe, a sixth- and seventh-grade science teacher at Main Street Academy in College Park, has been nominated for the 2015-16 national Life Changer of the Year award. Sponsored by the Nat...
February 02, 2016 05:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves agreement with city, BeltLine, school district
The Atlanta City Council Monday approved by a 13-2 vote a new intergovernmental agreement settling a monetary dispute between the city, the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta Public Schools. The measure ...
February 01, 2016 04:01 PM | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County school board trumps Georgia in educator raises
The Henry County School System is ahead of the curve when it comes to rewarding workers with tangible forms of appreciation. Seven months before Gov. Nathan Deal in his state of the state address a...
January 29, 2016 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta, Cobb districts: No plans yet for non-teacher pay raise
With Gov. Nathan Deal planning to give the state’s public school teachers a 3 percent raise as part of Georgia’s budget for fiscal 2017, which starts July 1, local school districts could approve a ...
January 28, 2016 05:57 PM | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County Schools to host annual teacher job fair
Henry County Schools is set to hold its annual certified teacher job fair Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at Hampton High School, 795 Hampton-Locust Grove Road in Hampton. Each year, hundreds of teacher...
January 28, 2016 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton educators may not see Gov. Deal’s pay raises
Gov. Nathan deal wants to give Georgia teachers a raise. He has proposed allocating $300 million to increase pay for teachers in the state. But Fulton County Schools spokeswoman Susan Hale said the...
January 28, 2016 01:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding schools to host stakeholders meeting Monday
The Paulding County School District will focus on Georgia’s new dual enrollment program during its quarterly stakeholders' meeting Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Hiram High School. School system officials ...
January 27, 2016 05:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County Schools to host last listening session Thursday
Henry County Schools leaders are set to again welcome community members to the fifth installment of the Leadership Listens series this month. The meeting will take place at Locust Grove High School...
January 27, 2016 05:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miriam Heiskell, 97, remembered for education, faith
Miriam Heiskell is being remembered as a woman who cared deeply about education and her religious beliefs. Heiskell, 97, died after a brief illness Thursday at her home in Buckhead. In 1949 she fou...
January 27, 2016 04:19 PM | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas' top science, engineering fair winners advance to regional event
The Douglas County Schools' Science and Engineering Fair included 74 projects from 85 students. All first- and second-place winners advanced to the regional state fair at the University of West Geo...
January 25, 2016 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Innovators of tomorrow present concepts at Douglas science fair
Exhibits showed the advantage of balloon-powered cars and the benefits of prosthetic limbs. However, before the scientists and engineers responsible for these works can embark on their careers, the...
January 22, 2016 03:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local school districts closing schools early Friday
The four local public school districts covering the area Thursday announced they will close school early Friday due to inclement weather predicted for that day. According to its website, the Nation...
January 21, 2016 11:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Galloway withdraws plans for sports complex
The Galloway School in Buckhead will not build a sports complex in the High Point neighborhood in Sandy Springs after all. “There is a lack of community support for this project,” Sharon Gay, an at...
January 21, 2016 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County school system campaigns for fifth e-SPLOST round
Early voting starts Feb. 8 for the fifth round of Henry County’s education special purpose local option sales tax; the deadline to register to vote is Feb. 1. Supporters include the Henry Council f...
January 21, 2016 01:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County School System to celebrate summer program finalists
The Henry County School System will celebrate 75 of the top sophomores and juniors in the school system Thursday with a reception at 6 p.m. and a program at 7 p.m. at Henry County High School prior...
January 20, 2016 06:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding schools receiving $561,000 to upgrade high-speed internet access
Paulding County schools will receive almost $561,000 as part of a state initiative to provide classrooms in Georgia with high-speed broadband access required for digital and blended learning. Gov. ...
January 19, 2016 11:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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State program giving Douglas schools $136,000 for high-speed internet access
Douglas County schools will receive more than $136,000 as part of a state initiative to provide classrooms across the state with high-speed broadband access required for digital and blended learnin...
January 19, 2016 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County schools, government fight childhood obesity
The Fulton County department of health and wellness’ Partnerships to Improve Community Health program is collaborating with the Fulton County School System to inject physical activities into the sc...
January 18, 2016 07:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Re-elected Douglas school board chairman to see SPLOST vote, superintendent search
The Douglas County Board of Education recently voted to re-elect D.T. Jackson as chairman. Jackson, who represents District 2 on the board, will oversee a significant workload for the board, includ...
January 13, 2016 08:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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