Education

In nine years of teaching English to teenagers, I thought I had heard it all – until essays from a writing assignment revealed the secret lives of my students. Their papers opened my eyes to the psychological traumas that plague their lives – pressures that COVID-19 is exponentially magnifying.

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp Thursday called for increasing funds to Georgia public schools by more than $1.2 billion to help offset cuts to education the General Assembly imposed last year.

Georgia Highlands College’s Bachelor of Business Administration Program (BBA) Coordinator Mecole Ledbetter has been named a recipient of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 IMPACT Awards.

Well, the Floyd County Board of Education and Superintendent Glenn White decided to close Glenwood and Cave Spring elementary schools, despite tremendous opposition from the community. It’s time to start looking at reality.

I attended the community forum at Coosa High School regarding the closing of Cave Spring Elementary (along with about 150 other people). The superintendent and the Floyd Board of Education said they would listen. At least three solid proposals were brought forth by the community as alternati…

“I wanted to give all students a gift that promotes the reading initiative that we have started at AKD,” Anna K. Davie Elementary Principal Felisha Jackson said. “I once read that reading gives us someplace to go when we must stay where we are. We all know 2020 has caused us to stay inside a…

A public comment session concerning the closure of Cave Spring Elementary School saw a large, and heated, turnout as Floyd County school board members prepare for a similar meeting Thursday evening.

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awarded $11,900 in scholarships to 31 qualifying students. Between $250 - $500 was awarded to each student to assist in paying for the upcoming spring semester at GNTC.

The first annual Floyd County Schools Safety & Security Award of Honor was presented to Model Attendance Area School Resource Officer Ginger Shelly for outstanding service to her schools and community through her integrity, honesty and character. Pictured (from left) are Superintendent G…

It was a special day when donors dropped off string cheese at the Rincon Library outside Savannah. Luxury items like that weren’t always on the menu at the COVID-19 pandemic’s peak this past summer, when the library-turned-food bank was often serving 90 meals a day to Rincon’s neediest children.

Just back from Cape Canaveral, Florida, where he will soon be working as an Integration Technician for SpaceX, Georgia Northwestern Technical College graduate Palmer Moye dropped in on the GNTC Aviation Training Center for one last visit.

Cloth face coverings can be safely worn by children ages 2 and older, but finding the right size mask for a young child is often a problem. Enterprising Berry College students normally busy designing and producing costumes for the theatre program, learned of just such a need at the South Rom…