Education

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…