Education

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.

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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.

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.

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…

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…

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 — Georgia Tech, already a leader in undergraduate cybersecurity education, is launching a School of Cybersecurity and Privacy.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Given the continued concerns around COVID-19, Alumni Weekend has been postponed from Oct. 23-25, 2020 to a yet-to-be-announced date in 2021.