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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Georgia seeks one-year flexibility from consequences of student growth on teacher and leader evaluation
Posted: September 24, 2014

Georgia will seek flexibility from its Elementary and Secondary Education waiver in order to delay, for one year, the high-stakes consequences related to the use of student growth measures in new teacher and leader evaluation systems, Superintendent Dr. John Barge announced today.

GNTC has most dual enrollment students in Ga. for second year in a row
Posted: September 24, 2014

For the second consecutive year, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has the largest number of dual enrollment students out of all of the technical colleges in the state of Georgia according to the 2014 End of Year Enrollment Report issued by the Technical College System of Georgia.

Tuesday 09/23/2014
Shorter University School of Education awarded $10,000 grant, partners with Pepperell Elementary School
Posted: September 23, 2014

Thanks in part to a $10,000 Georgia Network for Transforming Educator Preparation Award, the Shorter University School of Education has forged a partnership with Pepperell Elementary School aimed at enriching the education of elementary students as well as the university’s teacher candidates. The grant, which will be awarded to the School of Education this month, will be utilized over the course of the 2014-15 academic year to fund educational needs such as professional development for teachers, while offering Shorter teacher candidates professional development opportunities working alongside teachers and with students.

GHC commended for online resource tool used for responding to students' enrollment questions
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 11:25 am

The University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby named Georgia Highlands College a recipient of the Chancellor’s Service Excellence Student Improvement Initiative Team Award. The service excellence awards recognize employees or teams who perform well above their expected responsibilities.

Monday 09/22/2014
Parents attend Pepperell Primary math workshop
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 10:50 am

Parents and grandparents of Pepperell Primary students learned how to help children with math homework last week at a Common Core math workshop held at the school. Interested adults learned the basics of a new computer based study program known as “A Story of Units” used by the primary grades in Floyd County Schools. The program is an online learning resource that assists students, and parents with homework and learning outside of the classroom. “The parents are very excited to discover what is out there for them and their child” said Margaret Bagwell, lead teacher and instructor of the parent math program at Pepperell Primary. "Parents have been very receptive to the program and what it has to offer.”

Friday 09/19/2014
Glenwood Primary School students learn how to solve mysteries, collect evidence
Posted: September 19, 2014

Children’s literature and TV shows are full of young detectives ranging from Encyclopedia Brown to the Scooby Gang to Nancy Drew; they are much beloved and quite the sleuths.

1.2 million childhood education dollars awarded to GNTC
Posted: September 19, 2014

The next generation of Northwest Georgia students and Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will benefit from a 1.2 million dollar gift headed their way. The State of Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning has awarded the Early Education Empowerment Zone initiative grant to benefit the children of Catoosa, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, and Whitfield counties.

Wednesday 09/17/2014
Darlington college fair draws crowd; Unity Christian, Oak Mountain also attend
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Huffman Athletic Center was buzzing with activity as students from three area private schools had the opportunity to meet with college recruiters from 172 colleges and universities.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
McHenry Primary and West Central Elementary listed in Georgia's Highest-Progress Schools
Updated: September 17, 2014 - 3:41 am

Two local schools were recognized for their strong academic progress among Title I schools in Georgia.

GNTC to give free GED practice tests September 22 to October 3
Posted: September 16, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is giving away free GED® practice tests from September 22 to October 3 to all current or potential students who come into one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine county service area.

Monday 09/15/2014
Governor appoints Berry College Chief of Staff to state board
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 1:11 am

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Berry College Chief of Staff Alexander Whitaker to the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.

Art students using lessons to help feed hungry
Posted: September 15, 2014

Art students at Armuchee High are busier than normal right now, as they throw bowls for a good cause.

Sunday 09/14/2014
Gordon selected as Early Education Empowerment Zone
Posted: September 14, 2014

Gordon County, in partnership with Whitfield, Catoosa, Gilmer and Murray counties, was selected Wednesday as one of Georgia’s four Early Education Empowerment Zones and will participate in a community commitment ceremony at 3 p.m., Oct. 3.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Study: Exercise emphasis making students healthier
Posted: September 11, 2014

Georgia’s prescription of more daily physical activity for students has led to improved health results, state officials say.

Wednesday 09/10/2014
Pepperell High Homecoming Parade returns tomorrow
Posted: September 10, 2014

Pepperell High School and the community will bring back the traditional homecoming parade to Lindale tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 p.m.  The homecoming parade has not marched down Park Street in Lindale since 2001.  The school and community have decided to resurrect the tradition in recognition of 9/11 and Patriot Day on the same day.  

The parade will feature the homecoming court, student groups, clubs and a special float recognizing veterans of the community.

The parade will begin at First Baptist Church in Lindale at 5:30 p.m. and make its way down Park Street to the high school.

Armuchee, Coosa and Model teachers are finalists for Teacher of the Year
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 4:30 am

Finalists for the 2015 Teacher of the Year have been selected for Floyd County Schools.

Unity Christian School students place 3,000 flags in memory of 9/11
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 5:19 am

Unity Christian School students placed 3,000 flags in front of the school this morning in memory of the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

Monday 09/08/2014
Armuchee Middle is a finalist in 2014 STEM Education Awards
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 6:39 pm

Armuchee Middle School has been named a finalist in the middle school category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards presented by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).

Jumping Jackets a rare team: Cave Spring Elementary jump-ropers perform at events around region
Posted: September 08, 2014

Things really are jumping at Cave Spring Elementary School.

Thursday 09/04/2014
Georgia Highlands College Floyd Campus open today
Updated: September 04, 2014 - 8:36 am

Georgia Highlands College is open after having to cancel classes for two days in a row.

Tuesday 11/12/2013
1. UPDATE: Video released of Adairsville shootout
Updated: January 02, 2014 - 7:33 pm

Adairsville police have released video footage from a patrol car dashboard camera of a shootout at a Hardee's from last week.

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Wednesday 11/06/2013
2. Sinkhole found under Cave Spring quadruplex
Updated: November 07, 2013 - 12:52 pm

CAVE SPRING — A large sinkhole under a Park Street apartment forced one tenant to find somewhere else to stay Tuesday night, said Cave Spring fire officials.

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