Education

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Floyd County Schools hit a testing milestone last school year by earning an average ACT composite score that exceeded the national average for the first time, based upon available records, since 2010.

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Cave Spring Elementary Principal Trina Self and Glenwood Primary Principal Jill Shepherd will both see the end to their decades-long careers in education as they plan to retire during this school year, according to a newsletter from Superintendent John Jackson.

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The sale of 3.443 acres of property where the old Midway Primary School stands to the Georgia Department of Transportation will generate approximately $1.77 million for Floyd County Schools, to be put toward the cost of replacing the HVAC system at Pepperell High School, according to Superin…

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If the Rome Board of Education approves purchasing 600 Chromebooks for second-graders this evening, then the school system would be one step closer to achieving a goal of equipping each student with their own device.

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The teachers and students of Rome City Schools will embark on a new school year this morning, once again filling the halls of their respective schools. But with the extra traffic brought on by the first day of school, Rome police want to make sure everyone arrives safely and without incident.

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The plan by Rome City Schools to make North Heights Elementary into a sixth-grade academy does not just impact those who would go there, but would affect each elementary school as well by opening up classrooms formerly occupied by sixth-graders, said Superintendent Lou Byars.

The new teachers for Rome City Schools who gathered for an orientation filled with ice breakers and socializing on Friday at Rome High all came with different back stories as to how they got there.

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For the most part, the scores of Rome and Floyd County students reflected increases in the English language arts and mathematics portions of the Georgia Milestones tests, matching up with statewide trends, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education on Thursday.

It was a bit of an unfamiliar experience for new Anna K. Davie Elementary School Principal Clifton Nicholson recently when he was thrown a surprise reception at the school that had top system officials and board of education members in attendance.

Despite having 23 years of experience in education under her belt, Brig Larry said she is still a little bit nervous about the start of this school year, when she’ll welcome students back as a first-time principal.

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College is looking for some young adults who are looking for work. Alisa Kinnebrew-Owens, director of the Work Source Georgia Youth Success Academy at GNTC, said a special one-week class to get young adults certified in welding on the GNTC Rome campus is slated…

John Rhodarmer said the idea of being a high school principal in a small community like Armuchee “pulled on my heart strings a little bit” and reminded him of the small northern Alabama town he grew up in.

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Pepperell and Rome high schools could potentially have a school-based health center — which would primarily service students, but could extend to staff, families and the community — established sometime around the start of 2018, according to community officials and systems’ superintendents.

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