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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 | 16 16 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 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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A STEP FORWARD: Douglas County science fair gaining more high school participation
Although the exhibits in last week’s Douglas County School System Science Fair were impressive, it was the number of high school participants that was seen as a major milestone for the annual event...
January 31, 2014 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPEECH SAFARI: New Manchester teacher to visit west Africa as Fulbright scholar
As a French teacher at New Manchester High School, John Green has taught the language to many students. Some of them have a relatively easy time picking it up while others may find it a challenge. ...
January 22, 2014 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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STELLAR STUDENT: Alexander senior excels in athletics, classroom, life
As a member of the Alexander High School girls varsity track team, senior Remel Williams shines both in individual and relay events. Not only does the 17-year-old daughter of Jean Williams of Dougl...
January 15, 2014 05:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal to propose increase in education spending
Gov. Nathan Deal is set to propose a nearly $547 million increase in state education funding when he submits his budget proposal to state lawmakers. That's according to Deal's spokesman Brian Robin...
January 15, 2014 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas students attend Career Technical Institute Fall Leadership Conference
On Nov. 14 and 15, Career Technical Instruction students from all over Georgia attended the CTI Fall Leadership Conference at the Atlanta Marriott Conference Center in Stone Mountain Park. The conf...
December 06, 2013 10:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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State honors Douglas school for test score progress
Douglas County’s Annette Winn Elementary School was not only named a 2013 Reward School by the Georgia Department of Education last week but was the only Title I school in the Douglas County School...
November 22, 2013 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board begins discussions on legislative priorities
When it comes to public school education, members of the Douglas County Board of Education want to be proactive with regard to issues affecting students or student learning. That is why the board i...
November 01, 2013 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Douglas Elementary School student takes third in state
Even though she is just a first-grader at North Douglas Elementary School, Makaylah Nichols, has a knack for artistic creation that has made her the envy of the school, especially its art departmen...
October 31, 2013 02:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Father, college professor big influence on Douglas County teacher of the year
Jason Backus’ father and a college professor left indelible marks on the future Douglas County teacher of the year, he recalled last week. His father, Jim Backus Sr., told him he expected Jason’s b...
October 16, 2013 03:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alexander math teacher named Douglas County teacher of the year
Alexander High School math teacher Jason Backus said it was a nice “affirmation” of his work when he was named Douglas County’s 2013-14 teacher of the year Saturday. Schools Superintendent Gordon P...
October 09, 2013 10:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas schools see 35-point SAT drop between 2012, 2013
Douglas County schools will review 2013 SAT scores to see if changes need to be made in how the system prepares students for the college entrance exam after seniors scored 35 points lower than 2012...
October 02, 2013 10:46 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Average SAT scores flat in Georgia, nationwide
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's average score on this year's SAT college entrance exam was unchanged from last year, mirroring a national trend as scores were generally stagnant from the previous year. Na...
September 26, 2013 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas school board chair named to two statewide groups
Two state education groups, the Georgia School Boards Association and the Vision for Public Education in Georgia, have invited Douglas County Board of Education chairwoman Janet Kelley to serve the...
September 17, 2013 04:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board approves $220,000 security system
Douglas County officials see a new video security system as another part of the plan for upgrading security in county schools amid heightened tensions from recent security breaches by non-students ...
September 17, 2013 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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