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TIGER PRIDE: Douglas County High claims ninth straight countywide STAR student
Douglas County High School is making room for yet another student on its list of school district superlatives. For the ninth consecutive year, the school is the home of Douglas County’s Student Tea...
March 11, 2015 04:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County U.S. military academy nominees to be honored
U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Jonesboro, will host a special ceremony Saturday to honor local students from Georgia’s 13th Congressional District with nominations to attend the nation’s military service...
February 06, 2015 12:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former superintendent inspired, motivated teachers
When she learned of the death of former Douglas County School System Superintendent Kathryn Shehane late last month, Rhonda Baldwin said she knew what she needed to do to remember best the individu...
February 04, 2015 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County Schools' science fair adds engineering component
A developing trend in projects submitted for the annual Douglas County School System Science Fair is attracting more student interest, officials say. More high school and middle school students are...
January 21, 2015 06:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 53 53 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 | 54 54 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 | 54 54 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 | 69 69 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 | 59 59 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 | 56 56 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 | 73 73 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 | 63 63 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 | 56 56 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 | 74 74 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 | 66 66 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 | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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