Education

  • From staff reports
  • ()

With the recent announcement of Alto Park Elementary School Principal Angela Brock planning to retire this spring, Floyd County Schools will need to find principal replacements at four schools over the coming months.

  • By Spencer Lahr, Staff Writer
  • ()

Longtime Rome Board of Education member Faith Collins will continue to serve at least another year as chairwoman and newcomer Jill Fisher will be her vice chairwoman.

  • ()

The meeting of the Rome Board of Education on Tuesday will be the first for four new members who were elected to their posts in November’s election.

  • Press release
  • ()

Sixteen Shorter University students were inducted into the university’s chapter of the Alpha Chi national honor society during the fall semester. All of the inductees ranked within the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes.

  • By Nick Godfrey, Georgia Highlands College
  • ()

Lucas Lester’s college journey didn’t start like most. He wasn’t eagerly waiting for an acceptance letter. He wasn’t researching what degree he wanted to get or planning what career he might pursue. His future began with a decision—a decision to turn his life around...

  • The Marietta Daily Journal
  • ()

Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens will be resigning from the position on February 15, the university announced Thursday.

  • press release
  • ()

The Georgia Independent College Association and The Association of Private Colleges and Universities of Puerto Rico have partnered to assist in the placement of college students temporarily displaced in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria.

  • Press release
  • ()

Floyd County Schools ranked above the state average on the 2017 College and Career Ready Performance Index scores released on November 2, 2017, by the Georgia Department of Education. FCS scores exceeded last year’s averages on elementary, middle and high school levels. All public schools in…

SEARCY, Ark.— Kathi Vosevich, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Provost at Shorter University, has been elected as Vice President of the National Council of Alpha Chi through 2019. The vice president, who is a member of the Council’s executive committee, has primary duti…

  • By Spencer Lahr, Staff Writer
  • ()

“Chibi kart racing is a noncontact sport,” Zane Cochran, a Berry College creative technologies instructor, reminded students before their custom-built electric race karts hit the floor of Makervillage Wednesday evening.

  • Press release
  • ()

Georgia Highlands College has launched a new robotics program for middle school students called Charger Robotics. Students from fifth grade through eighth grade were formed together into teams, and will compete in the upcoming 100 Scholars First Lego League Regional competition on December 1…

  • ()

Early voting on an extension of the 1-cent education local option sales tax, which would fund the $80 million package of ELOST projects for the Rome and Floyd County school systems, has already gotten underway before the Nov. 7 election date.

  • By Spencer Lahr, Staff Writer
  • ()

When West End Elementary School fifth-grader Nuluu Johnson saw her family walk into the lunchroom Friday morning, she was a tad bit confused. But confusion quickly turned into sheer surprise, as the tears began to well up in her eyes, knowing her wish had been granted. 

  • From staff reports
  • ()

Floyd County school system students will get a jump on their fall break today, as a teacher planning session gives kids an additional day off before schools close for all of next week.

  • ()

In the second year of fully implementing the PBIS approach across the Rome school system, the number of disciplinary incidents in the district have been chopped in half when compared to the years before it was put in place, according to Robbie Vincent, the PBIS district coordinator.

  • ()

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.

  • ()

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.

  • ()

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…