The Floyd County Board of Education plans on scheduling upcoming public meetings to discuss the closures of Cave Spring Elementary and Glenwood Primary.
During a work session Friday morning, the Floyd County School Board spent an hour and a half discussing COVID-19 with Northwest Health District Director Dr. Gary Voccio and how it has impacted the school year so far.
Northwest Georgia’s U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, left his seat vacant when he resigned Oct. 4 — but the staff of the 14th Congressional District office remain on the job.
Darlington students tried something a little different this year and held their traditional middle grades fall concert — which includes the orchestra, band and jazz band — via Facebook live.
Georgia public school officials have released a plan calling for the number of year-end tests required for the state’s K-12 students to be drastically reduced and replaced with assessments and coursework tailored more to individual students.
Shorter University business students got a piece of advice from the head of a local nonprofit: Roll up your sleeves and get to work now.
ACT scores for students at Darlington School were above the local, state and national averages. Darlington posted an average composite score of 22.6 which is 2 points higher than the national average of 20.6, 1 point higher than the state average of 21.7, 2 points higher than the Floyd Count…
Rome High School organized a door decorating contest to mark National Hispanic Heritage Month, with each class competing to educate the others about the Hispanic culture in a colorful and creative way.
ACT scores for the Floyd County Schools graduating class of 2020 were competitive with the state and national averages in a report released by ACT.
Nebrea Askew, a junior at Rome High School, is one of 64 students selected by State School Superintendent Richard Woods to serve on his 2020-21 Student Advisory Council.
As the world continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has stepped up its health and safety measures for the fall semester.
The University System of Georgia delivered an economic impact of $18.5 billion to the state during fiscal year 2019 while generating 157,770 jobs, system Chancellor Steve Wrigley reported this week.
The Peach State Marching Festival will go forward on Oct. 24, Rome City Schools Superintendent Lou Byars told board members.
Shorter University’s traditional, online and graduate programs in Sport Management recently earned accreditation through the Commission of Sport Management Accreditation organization.
As Rome students come off fall break and Floyd County heads into a week off, superintendents for both systems are looking forward to what may amount to a quarantine reset.
Georgia lawmakers are looking at ways to boost the number of people who earn high-school and college degrees amid a changing labor market that is tending toward more automated technical jobs.
ATLANTA — An organization representing Georgia teachers has filed a lawsuit accusing Gov. Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods of mishandling the reopening of public schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The nursing computer laboratory at Shorter University has been named in memory of a renowned surgical oncologist thanks to a recent grant made through the Georgia Baptist Foundation.
In a lecture he gave to Darlington Upper School students, attorney J. Tom Morgan talked about legal proceedings involving teenagers and minors in Georgia and the various ways a young person can be charged with a major crime.
Rome Middle School students in the system’s construction pathway are making picnic tables for use at lunchtime at the College and Career Academy.
The State Board of Education is taking public comments in advance of a vote on lowering the course grade weight of the year-end Georgia Milestones tests.
The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning named Heather Melillo from West End Elementary School its Georgia’s Pre-K Teacher of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year.
An advisory group mulling whether to rename buildings and academic colleges on the University System of Georgia’s 26 campuses has whittled down to a list of 840 buildings and nearly 40 college and university names for further research.
As COVID-19 continues to impact lives across the state, the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation is working to help residents of the northwest Georgia region by launching a fundraising campaign, which will run from Oct. 1 – Dec. 1.
The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today that it awarded scholarships in 2020 totaling $503,000.
ATLANTA — An Antares rocket scheduled for launch Thursday night from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will carry a small research satellite developed by students at the University of Georgia.
Anna K. Davie Elementary students file into the school for their Super Reader program where Willie the Wolf was waiting to greet them with elbow bumps and air hugs. It’s their first year participating in the Rome City Schools program. “In prior years, we have participated in the Red Hat Achi…
The Floyd County Board of Education will meet Wednesday at 8 a.m. in the FCS boardroom to get an update on the search for a permanent superintendent.
Two students each from Rome and Darlington have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship program.
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.