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Ga. lawmaker wants schools to go digital by 2020

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.

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Sunday 11/16/2014
Van Wert club gives back to community
Posted: November 16, 2014

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.

Early Learning Center prepares for anniversary
Posted: November 16, 2014

Tallatoona Early Learning Center, 312 Piedmont Avenue in Rockmart, will celebrated “50 ways to say thank you” to commemorate Head Start’s golden anniversary.

Thursday 11/13/2014
GNTC secures $8,700 in grants for adult education
Posted: November 13, 2014

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.

GHC partners in fraud awareness week program
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 10:37 am

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.

Wednesday 11/12/2014
Cedartown High School's Yvonne Lee named Polk School District Teacher of the Year
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Polk County Schools celebrated the naming of their systemwide Teacher of the Year for 2014, Cedartown High School teacher Yvonne Lee.

Polk Association of Educators to hold meeting Thursday
Posted: November 12, 2014

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 School holds Art Competition
Posted: November 12, 2014

Cedar Christian Academy held their art competition for students in first through ninth grades in three different categories.

Local Teen Maze helps students make right decisions
Posted: November 12, 2014

An estimated 600 ninth graders participated in Teen Maze at Polk / Haralson Christian Life Center (Camp Antioch).

Tuesday 11/11/2014
Our House needs supplies for shelter residents
Posted: November 11, 2014

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.

Friday 11/07/2014
Teacher uses Chubb to connect students to science
Posted: November 07, 2014

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.

Wednesday 11/05/2014
GBI visits Eastside students
Posted: November 05, 2014

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.

Tuesday 11/04/2014
Polk Superintendent talks about technology plan and more on EdSurge
Posted: November 04, 2014

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. 

Monday 11/03/2014
‘Knots for Nanny’ project brings warmth to area cancer patients
Posted: November 03, 2014

Ashley Edge of Taylorsville has begun a project, “Knots for Nanny”, in honor of her grandmother, the late Janice Chupp Corwin of Polk County.

RMS students compete in area math contest
Posted: November 03, 2014

Students from area schools competed in the annual Fall 2014 Sixth Grade Berry College Mathematics Contest.

Sunday 11/02/2014
Rockmart Middle School FBLA takes part in rally
Posted: November 02, 2014

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.

Wednesday 10/29/2014
Spooky Science Night at Eastside
Posted: October 29, 2014

Planning has begun for Spooky Science Night at Eastside Elementary School, scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.

Tuesday 10/28/2014
GHC joins eCore to provide more online courses
Posted: October 28, 2014

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.

Polk School District embracing technology
Posted: October 28, 2014

The future of learning is today in Polk School District.

Murphy Harpst honors Glenn York with academy name change
Posted: October 28, 2014

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 celebrates the fall season
Posted: October 28, 2014

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.

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