Education

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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…

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“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.

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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…

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.