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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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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 | 39 39 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 | 34 34 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 | 6 6 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 | 8 8 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 | 120 120 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 | 25 25 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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Douglas school chorus concert series in 16th year at courthouse
The Douglas County Courthouse atrium stairs were transformed into a stage and the sounds of music reverberated throughout one recent afternoon for the Christmas in the Courthouse concert series. On...
December 23, 2015 10:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas school opts for charter extension, awaits funding law change
Douglasville charter school Brighten Academy recently opted for a year-long extension of its current charter rather than a five-year renewal because of expected changes by the Georgia General Assem...
December 22, 2015 03:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas sales tax renewal could raise $164 million for schools
In anticipation of the March 1 vote, Douglas County School System officials have been planning a list of projects to be funded with a continuation of a special purpose local option sales tax since ...
December 16, 2015 03:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas schools honored for increasing access to Advanced Placement classes
The College Board recently honored the Douglas County School System with placement on its sixth annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to Advanced Placement course work while simultane...
December 09, 2015 05:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donation sparks idea for Douglas fundraising project seeking 10,000 toys
A donation of toys to local group Faith in Action sparked an idea that has evolved into a new fundraising project benefiting the children of the community. Acceptance of donations began only in ear...
November 27, 2015 04:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas school choruses to perform Christmas concert series in Courthouse
For the 17th consecutive year, the Douglas County Courthouse atrium will be filled with the sounds of children singing during the holidays. On weekdays between Dec. 2 and 18, groups from Douglas Co...
November 23, 2015 03:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lithia leads Douglas schools to 12 percent graduation rate increase
A major increase in Lithia Springs High School’s graduation rate helped Douglas County increase its overall graduation rate more than 12 percent in one year. The graduation rate was 88.2 percent in...
November 18, 2015 05:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas superintendent leading effort to encourage school attendance
Attending school regularly is being emphasized in Douglas County. School system Superintendent Gordon Pritz has pledged to involve all the county’s public schools in a nationwide absenteeism initia...
November 06, 2015 03:59 PM | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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