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Friday 11/21/2014
School waivers, Common Core a focus for GAE president
Posted: November 21, 2014

One of the top priorities for the new Georgia Association of Educators president, Sid Chapman, is keeping an eye on the upcoming legislative session to see what’s in store for education this year.

Thursday 11/20/2014
College and Career Academy to host Hour of Code event
Posted: November 20, 2014

We all use computer programs but not many understand how the programs work with the computer. Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy will offer the chance for you to unwrap the mystery as the school will host an Hour of Code event as part of the national celebration of Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14. Each afternoon of the week, the school's computer lab will be open from 4 to 5 p.m. to allow third-grade to adult learners to try their hand at writing code.

Pepperell SADD chapter awarded another Highway Safety Grant
Posted: November 20, 2014

Teens at Pepperell High School are trying to reverse the trend of teen drivers being the source of bad press in their community because of tragic driving deaths due to crashes involving texting, speed or alcohol.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
School board to fill superintendent slot before Thanksgiving
Posted: November 19, 2014

The Rome Board of Education will hold a vote to decide on their new superintendent on the day before Thanksgiving.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Berry College will go tobacco-free in 2015
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 1:59 am

All 27,000 acres of Berry College, the world’s largest college campus, will become tobacco-free beginning Aug. 1, 2015.

Chickens, horses, bunnies in this week's Young Romans
Posted: November 18, 2014

Coming in Wednesday’s Young Romans, students at Elm Street Elementary School got to enjoy visiting with chickens, horses and bunnies during Farm Day.

Monday 11/17/2014
Rome Noon Optimist Club's students of the month for November
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Rome Noon Optimist Club awarded their Student of the Month designatin for November to Maleny Escobar, Model; Halle Hanks, Pepperell; Kimberly Comix Silis, Rome; Rebecca Landsdell, Unity; Andrew Hollis, Armuchee; Chandler Hart, College and Career; Molly Nicole Van Kleef, Coosa; Jackson Wall, Darlington; Shayla Acree, GSD.

Saturday 11/15/2014
Fall of Berlin Wall remembered by Unity students as earth changing
Posted: November 15, 2014

Corey Stone was born in 1998, nine years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany.

Friday 11/14/2014
Deputy Bibb Co. superintendent didn't apply for vacant Bibb post
Posted: November 14, 2014

A school district administrator may be in line for a superintendent’s job, but it won’t be in Bibb County.

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
Rome schools system names 2 superintendent finalists: Buck, Castlin-Gacutan
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 5:00 am

The Rome City Board of Education announced Tuesday that Mike Buck and Kelley Castlin-Gacutan are the finalists for the superintendent position.

Tuesday 11/11/2014
Shorter University teacher candidates, Alto Park students present Veterans Day program
Posted: November 11, 2014

A timeline of prominent American freedom fighters, brought to life by Alto Park third- and fourth-grade Kaleidoscope students, was the centerpiece of the local elementary schools’ annual Veterans Day program Tuesday morning. Teacher candidates from the Shorter University School of Education joined the students as they recounted eight U.S. heroes’ achievements throughout the history of the United States.

Berry College students tackling new majors and minors this year
Posted: November 11, 2014

ROME, Ga. – Students at Berry College are busy exploring eight new majors, minors, and concentrations this academic year.

Monday 11/10/2014
Pepperell students mark progress, take pledge to heart as clock ticks toward graduation
Posted: November 10, 2014

The countdown to graduation is on at Pepperell High School.

Friday 11/07/2014
Shorter University cuts ribbon for nursing school dedication
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Rome, Ga. — Shorter University has received a seven-figure gift from the Benjamin F. Brady Charitable Foundation. In recognition of this gift, the university is renaming its nursing school the Ben and Ollie Brady School of Nursing.

Georgia Milestones exam won’t seal students’ fate
Posted: November 07, 2014

Schools across the state will not be using the new Georgia Milestones test as a deciding factor to pass or fail a student next year.

Thursday 11/06/2014
Floyd County teachers present at state math conference
Posted: November 06, 2014

Three math teachers from Floyd County Schools presented their work at a state math conference last month to help other teachers across the state teach math concepts to children. Dr. Robbie Vincent, a third grade teacher at Pepperell Elementary and Angela Lacey Hester, a math teacher at Coosa High School, presented strategies for math vocabulary and Jennifer Greer, math facilitator for Floyd County Schools, presented the systems Math Tutor program and a new Advanced Algebra course. The teachers shared their math instruction knowledge at the 55th Georgia Mathematics Conference held at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia.

Wednesday 11/05/2014
Shorter University to officially name nursing school Friday
Updated: November 05, 2014 - 5:26 pm

Shorter University has received a seven-figure gift from the Benjamin F. Brady Charitable Foundation. In recognition of this gift, the university is renaming its nursing school the Ben and Ollie Brady School of Nursing.

A new twist: Darlington teacher contributes thoughts on how to fight cyberbullying
Posted: November 05, 2014

ROME, Ga. — Darlington School’s Cynde Reneau, instructional technology coordinator, was recently featured online as a contributing author for the International Society for Technology in Education.

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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