Discussion by city commissioners of annexation impacting residents of the Celanese, Honeysuckle Ridge and Horseleg Estates communities caught some county school leaders by surprise last week.
NEW YORK (AP) — Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets or internet service let us down.
Georgia’s top school official aims to make year-end standardized tests count “essentially zero” toward students’ final grades in the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized Johnson Elementary School as one of 367 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020 on Thursday. Johnson was one of only five public elementary schools in the state of Georgia which was afforded the honor.
Coosa High was awarded the Glenn White Award for 2020. The award is given annually to the Floyd County high school that’s accumulated the most GADA Director’s Cup points over a school year. Pictured are Assistant Principal Judson Cox (left) and Jeff Shiflett, the school’s athletic director.
The Floyd County Board of Education is working to determine the possible impact if the city decides to move forward on the annexation of three communities.
The Floyd County school board approved a capital outlay application for fiscal year 2022 to begin work on the roof and HVAC units at Armuchee High School.
The Floyd County school system’s Class of 2020 outscored state and national averages on the SAT, according to results released this week by the College Board.
Several groups are pressing Gov. Brian Kemp to start divvying out small federal grant funds aimed at helping families pay for school supplies, child care and other expenses while their children are taking online classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 class of Eagle Scouts in the Coosa District of the Northwest Georgia Council were honored in annual ceremonies by the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League. Twenty-five honorees received Certificates of Good Citizenship and Challenge Coins acknowledging the bond between the Marine…
As a part of the Floyd County School Board work session on Friday morning, Interim Superintendent Glenn White recommended the school system permanently close Cave Spring Elementary and Glenwood Primary in 2022.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College is proud to announce the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2020 summer semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit ho…
From now until Nov. 14, St. Mary’s Catholic School will be hosting a virtual 7.5K to raise money and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the school’s founding.
Georgia Highlands College is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary this fall. Since 1970, students, faculty, and staff at GHC — formerly Floyd Junior College and Floyd College — have worked to expand the college in a number of ways, including some long-standing areas in student publicat…
ATLANTA — University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley Tuesday defended his decision to bring students back to the system’s 26 campuses this semester for in-person classes.
Most Georgians believe parents should receive small federal grant funds to help pay for school supplies, child care and other expenses while their children are taking online classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a poll released this week.
Floyd County Schools student lunches will be free through the end of the calendar year because of extended meal service flexibilities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With many teachers opting out of returning to the classroom because of the coronavirus, schools around the U.S. are scrambling to find replacements and in some places lowering certification requirements to help get substitutes in the door.
The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awarded $10,900 in scholarships to 26 students. Scholarships between $250 and $500 were awarded to students to assist in paying for fall semester at GNTC.
Shorter University recognized faculty members Julie Pond and Katherine Dudley for outstanding dedication and achievement at the start of the academic year. These awards are for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Students in the Rome City Schools are getting three new career pathways as part of their Career, Technical, Agricultural Education program as the system prepares to open its new College and Career Academy.
After receiving guidance from the governor’s office, the Floyd County school system is shifting its policy to follow Department of Public Health quarantine orders concerning students who have had a possible COVID-19 exposure.
Rome school board members will hear presentations concerning 2020-2021 enrollment and personnel as well as an education local optional sales tax update at Tuesday’s meeting.
The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday signaled it will deny Georgia’s request to waive year-end standardized tests for the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking a bold backlash from the state’s top school official.
For the past 21 years, Georgia Highlands College’s George White has made a considerable impact on local communities through his efforts as the director of the Continuing Education program.
Darlington is continuing a tradition of helping students prepare for college, even during a pandemic where travel is limited and many events have become virtual.
ATLANTA — With more than 3,000 public university students and employees across Georgia testing positive for COVID-19 since Aug. 1, some schools are taking action to slow the spread of the respiratory illness.
Its was fist bumps all around after the Floyd County School Board appointed a new member to fill the role of Melinda Jeffers, who retired as of Aug. 31.
Hundreds of University of Georgia students tested positive for COVID-19 during the first full week of classes that began last week, the school announced Wednesday.
Dr. Sylvia Washington, chair of the department of pediatrics at Floyd Medical Center, will be the featured speaker at Shorter University’s 2020 Christmas on the Hill President’s Gala. The dinner will be held Thursday, December 3, at 7 p.m. following a reception at 6 p.m. The event will be in…
Georgia Northwestern Technical College is expanding wireless internet coverage in order to assist students who may have unreliable internet access at home.
Help is on the way for low-income Georgia families whose young children attend public schools that are holding classes virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) announced Monday.
All Floyd County schools will be open on Monday after the school system adopted new guidelines concerning student and staff quarantines after a possible COVID-19 exposure.
Rome City and Floyd County schools will get small funding boosts to help serve students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia school officials have adopted changes to reduce the number of year-end tests K-12 students must take, but it remains up in the air whether final assessments will be scrapped entirely this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CALHOUN — The Calhoun City Schools system notified teachers this week that they are now considered essential workers and therefore exempt from mandatory quarantine rules following a possible exposure to COVID-19.
A longtime Georgia educator has been appointed to work with local school districts on public-health issues as students resume in-person and online classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pepperell High School Freshman Academy teachers have gotten creative to ensure that certain traditions continue on despite the pandemic.
ATLANTA - A new partnership between the state agencies in charge of higher education and K-12 will expand the University System of Georgia’s fintech curriculum into high schools.
Polk School District and its individual schools took to social media last week in an effort to explain the reasoning and procedures behind keeping kids out of class because of a positive case of COVID-19.