ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nearly 30 eighth graders bend over laptops during Karen Farnsworth's Thursday morning math class, raising their hands for help as the teacher moves around pointing to their screens or providing video links. In the second row, 13-year-old Yocelin Rodriguez glances at a question about finding the height of a shape before grabbing her pencil and making calculations on a sheet of paper.
Van Wert Elementary BETA club has 29 members that met the requirements of the National BETA Organization. These members have to maintain an A average in all subject areas and show outstanding character.
Tallatoona Early Learning Center, 312 Piedmont Avenue in Rockmart, will celebrated “50 ways to say thank you” to commemorate Head Start’s golden anniversary.
Georgia Northwestern’s Department of Adult Education has secured $8,700 in grants to help pay GED testing fees and transportation costs for many adult learners across Northwest Georgia.
The University System of Georgia is an active participant in the International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 16-22. In support of this effort, Georgia Highlands College will be hosting activities to bring awareness to fraud and further promote an ethical culture on our campuses.
Polk County Schools celebrated the naming of their systemwide Teacher of the Year for 2014, Cedartown High School teacher Yvonne Lee.
The Polk Association of Educators are inviting current and former teachers in Polk County to a presentation about legislation they believe is aimed at hurting the state’s retirement system for educators.
Cedar Christian Academy held their art competition for students in first through ninth grades in three different categories.
An estimated 600 ninth graders participated in Teen Maze at Polk / Haralson Christian Life Center (Camp Antioch).
The Our House Women’s Shelter is looking for some help in making sure the women and children in their care have what they need.
Some students at Northside Elementary have another reason to cheer for local Georgia Bulldogs freshman running back Nick Chubb – now he helps them understand how weather works.
Eastside Elementary students were treated with a visit from Russell E. Andrews, Deputy Director for Investigations at the GBI last week. Their teacher, Cristi Gober, Eastside’s PEP teacher, said Andrews did a great job of explaining his job and how it relates to their unit on forensics.
Polk County Schools superintendent William Hunter is taking the ideas that local teachers and students are using to improve the use of technology in education out to the greater world.
Ashley Edge of Taylorsville has begun a project, “Knots for Nanny”, in honor of her grandmother, the late Janice Chupp Corwin of Polk County.
Students from area schools competed in the annual Fall 2014 Sixth Grade Berry College Mathematics Contest.
Rockmart Middle School and Rockmart High School FBLA members recently joined FBLA members from across Georgia to participate in the Fall Motivational Rally in Perry, Ga.
Planning has begun for Spooky Science Night at Eastside Elementary School, scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
Georgia Highlands College partnered with eCore, the University of Georgia System approved online class provider, to offer students greater online class availability beginning spring 2015.
The future of learning is today in Polk School District.
The family of Glenn York and board members for Murphy Harpst Children’s Center, along with staff, gathered Monday morning to officially unveil a new name for the educational wing of the center.
Lundy Christian Academy wrapped up their homecoming week by sticking to tradition with their annual fall festival at the 1870s mansion the school calls home.