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Warner Robins head coach Mike Chastain expected to leave for new job Houston County Sharks win seventh straight state basketball title Jones County lineman Trey Bonner signs intent to attend Georgia State Kathleen man charged with sexual

04-18-2019

...the Telegraph that current Warner Robins head football coach Mike Chastain will be presented to the school board Friday morning. School board approval means Jones County can move forward on hiring him as...Read More


Council agrees to pursue repairing cemetery streets

04-18-2019

...sessions have been taking place in the cramped second-floor city office conference room because Hastings Board of Education meetings are held in the council chambers during the third Monday. Regular council meetings...Read More


JUST IN: Atlanta teacher arrested after student injured in ‘altercation’

04-18-2019

Atlanta By Chelsea Prince, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution An Atlanta Public Schools teacher was arrested Tuesday after he was involved in a physical altercation with a middle school student, district...Read More


Active shooter drills scaring kids and may not protect them, but some schools taking new approach

04-18-2019

...“That’s what schools are for.” BORROWING POLICE AND PRISON LINGO FOR SCHOOLS Virtually all public schools in America teach students some form of emergency preparedness, ranging from fire and tornado drills...Read More


Nearly 200 Metro Atlanta Teens To Visit Morehouse Today For STEM Career Summit

04-18-2019

...College Fund (UNCF) will share information on STEM initiatives and college scholarships. Several public schools have confirmed attendance for CodeHouse, including KIPP Academy, a member of a national network...Read More


Thousands In Fulton County Don't Have Enough To Eat

04-18-2019

...different," Cohon said. "No one feels singled out or different." Fulton County Schools and Atlanta Public Schools currently do not have a Breakfast in the Classroom program. Here's information on how to start...Read More


Census: One-fifth of 21,000 new Paulding residents since 2010 came in past year

04-18-2019

...year, about 1.4% or about 430 new students, schools finance director Steve Barnette recently told the school board. In addition, the county’s recent population growth rates are far below the rates seen in the...Read More


APS parents can vote online through April 24 to elect school reps

04-18-2019

Education By Vanessa McCray, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Parents with children in Atlanta Public Schools can vote online until April 24 to elect 128 representatives to serve on dozens of school governance...Read More


House speaker: School funding overhaul not likely in budget Federal grant helps bring five eco locomotives to Macon rail hub 6 things to do when negotiating your salary A high school dropout, pastor, soldier, mother of 3. Older students s

04-18-2019

...2019 01:32 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio The leader of the Ohio House says a proposed overhaul of the state's school funding system probably will have to be handled separately from the state budget due by the end of...Read More


This report shows how Macon is doing in education, jobs and quality of life since 2013 Bibb district to build future leaders through new program At Match Day, Mercer medical students find out which US hospital they’re moving to Pe

04-18-2019

...up. The OneMacon Steering Committee released a scorecard Tuesday on how Macon-Bibb County fared in public education, job growth and quality of life over a five year period. The committee, comprised of 40...Read More


Colorado schools reopen as FBI examines teen suspect's past

04-18-2019

...bicycle stands in the rack outside East High School, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Denver. Denver-area public schools closed Wednesday as the FBI hunted for an armed young Florida woman who was allegedly "infatuated"...Read More


Dalton High hires new band director

04-18-2019

Submitted by Dalton Public Schools 55 min ago Luke Skylar McHan will be the new band director at Dalton High School starting in August after the Dalton Board of Education approved the recommendation...Read More


Hall County passes 200,000 in population - why it's more important than you think

04-18-2019

...reacting to the growth, hence the new Cherokee Bluff middle and high schools. During a Hall County Board of Education meeting on Oct. 22, 2018, Hall County Schools projected $537 million in building, technology...Read More


Reader thankful for article on Glynn Middle band

04-18-2019

...community of highly performing peers, which helps them to successfully navigate their teenage years. Our Board of Education should be pleased with the return on investment that our community receives through their...Read More


Middle school teacher arrested after alleged altercation with student

04-18-2019

...children and battery, after an alleged altercation at Ralph Bunche Middle School. According to Atlanta Public Schools, the system is investigating the altercation that happened Monday between a teacher, Brodrick...Read More


Arming teachers stays in school safety bill as Senate prepares to vote

04-18-2019

...Fla. (CNS) -- The Florida Senate gave tentative approval to legislation that would expand the state’s school safety program, including a measure that would allow classroom teachers to carry a gun on campus....Read More


Barrow schools would add 36.5 positions in $134.5 million budget

04-18-2019

...7.7 percent more revenue for next year than the current year. Fiscal Year 2020 starts July 1. The school board got a 90-minute presentation on the budget and the budget process Tuesday night from Jennifer...Read More


APS teacher charged with battery, child cruelty in alleged attack on student

04-18-2019

...reflected. Medics took The seventh grader to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Atlanta Public Schools Police investigated and obtained two warrants against Halls on charges of cruelty to children...Read More


School board gives update on gym construction

04-18-2019

...author Published 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019 During Monday night’s meeting, the Troup County School Board received a brief update on the construction progress for the gymnasiums at LaGrange High School...Read More


AP-NORC Poll: Most believe schools have become less safe But majority say schools aren't at fault for shootings

04-18-2019

...laws in the United States. While 44 percent of adults under 30 say tightening gun laws would improve school safety, 60 percent of adults over 30 say the same. Half of adults under 30 say arming trained teachers...Read More


GHSA committee votes to split Class A into public, private regions

04-18-2019

...Beginning in 2020, the county's private-school programs will be playing in region separate from their public-school counterparts. Ken Thoma The Georgia High School Association voted to further split Class...Read More


Fulton County superintendent finalist announced

04-17-2019

...COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Fulton County Board of Education announced Wednesday the finalist for Superintendent of Schools for the county. Officials said Michael “Mike” Looney received a Doctorate in Educational...Read More


Arming teachers brings contentious debate in Florida Senate

04-17-2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrats failed to strip language out of a Florida Senate school safety bill that would expand a law allowing some teachers to carry guns in school. Senators spent nearly two...Read More


Fulton County Schools announces Tennessee official as superintendent finalist

04-17-2019

...oversee major capital projects in Sandy Springs, such as the rebuilding of Riverwood International Charter School and North Springs Charter High School. Looney said his current district builds on average...Read More


Beaufort County school board makes pick for next superintendent

04-17-2019

...Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 12:46 PM EDT Apr 17, 2019 Beaufort County school board makes pick for next superintendent Frank Rodriguez of Palm Beach County was approved with...Read More


U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Touts Education Freedom Scholarships, Encourages Kentucky Leaders to Further Embrace School Choice at Roundtable Discussion

04-17-2019

...Development Cabinet Linda Hampton, Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Hal Heiner, chairman, Kentucky Board of Education Milton Seymore, vice chairman, Kentucky Board of Education Dr. Gary Houchens, Kentucky...Read More


The Latest: FBI: No more threat to Colorado schools

04-17-2019

...closed Wednesday as authorities search for her. ——— 8:05 a.m. A spokeswoman for Miami-Dade County Public Schools says the woman allegedly obsessed with the 1999 Columbine school massacre who authorities...Read More


The Latest: Student says Florida woman kept to herself Easter Bunny roars down New Jersey road with eggs on motorcycle Witness describes accident involving horse-drawn carriage What to know about these new businesses opening their doors i

04-17-2019

...closed Wednesday as authorities search for her. ___ 8:05 a.m. A spokeswoman for Miami-Dade County Public Schools says the woman allegedly obsessed with the 1999 Columbine school massacre who authorities...Read More


Carter Center Hosts Forum On School-Based Mental Health

04-17-2019

...parents, policy leaders, behavioral health experts and providers understand and implement changes in public schools that will lead to a more positive school climate, where students and staff members feel safe...Read More


Event to provide free veterinary services, pet supplies

04-17-2019

...northwest Atlanta. No registration is necessary and those attending will have access to vaccinations, vouchers for free spay/neuters, microchipping, registration, food, leashes and much more. And the best part,...Read More


Here's everything that will be closed on Good Friday

04-17-2019

...courthouses, will remain open. But the United Nations headquarters in New York City will be closed.Are public schools open on Good Friday?The answer varies depending on a child's school — the week of or after...Read More


Cook wins school district's Extra Mile award

04-17-2019

Butts County Board of Education member Kelly Strickland Raney presents Gary Cook with the district's Extra Mile award April 16. Special Photo Henderson Middle School cafeteria worker Gary Cook is the...Read More


CSU, Middle Georgia State students will see tuition increase. Here’s a breakdown. At Match Day, Mercer medical students find out which US hospital they’re moving to How a middle school book club heard a famous author speak What to know ab

04-17-2019

By Britneé Davis April 17, 2019 10:58 AM Budgeting tips for college students Here are five easy ways college students can save money during the school year. By Up Next × Here are five...Read More


Senate takes up bill to arm teachers

04-17-2019

...including Schentrup, arrived by the busloads to oppose House Bill 7093 and Senate Bill 7030: versions of a school safety act expansion to allow Florida teachers to be armed. “It was important for me to protest because...Read More


Lowndes High project needs portable classes

04-17-2019

...a few portable classrooms once the Lowndes High School project begins in June. The Lowndes County Board of Education approved local Firm Foundations to renovate the portables that the school system purchased...Read More


“Death of a child is imminent,” detective says of vaping

04-17-2019

...to combat vaping among teens and the vaping of illegal synthetic substances. The meeting at the school board offices featured the demonstration of a $48,000 handheld device that could identify the “fingerprints”...Read More


Brown bests Amos for District 3 Atlanta council seat

04-17-2019

...over Brown in terms of political experience. The Vine City resident served as the District 2 Atlanta Board of Education member for seven years before resigning in January to run for this seat. Also that month...Read More


Elementary students win science, writing contests

04-17-2019

BOARD OF EDUCATION Board of Education members celebrated student successes at ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber?...Read More


$5.7 million conference center planned at Savannah Tech

04-17-2019

...Rigsby @GGRigsby1 Wednesday Apr 17, 2019 at 6:54 AM Apr 17, 2019 at 6:54 AM The 2020 fiscal year state budget calls for a $5.7 million transportation and conference center at Savannah Tech’s Rincon campus,...Read More


Bill requires schools to conduct Pledge of Allegiance

04-17-2019

Alabama lawmakers might soon require public schools to start the day with the Pledge of Allegiance. Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 5:20 AM EDT MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers might soon require...Read More


Beaufort County selects new superintendent

04-17-2019

...BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) - The search for a new school superintendent in Beaufort County is over. The Board of Education made a final decision at Tuesday night's meeting. Members voted to offer Frank Rodriguez...Read More


Brown bests Amos for District 3 Atlanta council seat

04-17-2019

...over Brown in terms of political experience. The Vine City resident served as the District 2 Atlanta Board of Education member for seven years before resigning in January to run for this seat. Also that month...Read More


Career center hires three new instructors

04-17-2019

...Career Center has filled three instructor positions with local Barnwell County residents. During the school board’s April 8 meeting, the board approved the hiring of Blackville resident Harry Felder as the...Read More


Helping students catch up

04-17-2019

MONROE, Ga. — Two years ago, Foothills Charter School’s Walton campus opened its doors in Monroe Area High School to give students an alternate option to earn their high school diploma from a fully accredited...Read More


Nonprofit offering hope to sex trafficking victims

04-17-2019

...activities. They’re also homeschooled at the house. “A lot of times, putting a girl back into the public school system or private would be adding to her trauma,” Hendrix said. “Because she’s missed so much...Read More


After executive session, school board still has no answers on Wright's death

04-17-2019

...{copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Updated: 11:14 PM EDT Apr 16, 2019 After executive session, school board still has no answers on Wright's death Reniyah Wright's family still asking how the child...Read More


Beaufort County Board of Education announces new superintendent

04-17-2019

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WTOC) - The Beaufort County Board of Education has selected Dr. Frank Rodriguez to be their new superintendent of schools. The school board meeting was supposed to get started around...Read More


Brown beats Amos to fill vacant Atlanta District 3 seat

04-17-2019

...District 3 Atlanta City Council runoff election, businessman Antonio Brown edged out former Atlanta Public Schools board member Byron Amos for the seat left vacant by Ivory Lee Young Jr., who died late last...Read More


New school construction to move forward

04-17-2019

...the know the moment news happens Subscribe to Daily and Breaking News Alerts The Coweta County Board of Education voted 6-1 at its April 9 meeting to move ahead with construction. Barker said the school...Read More


DICK YARBROUGH: May the Lord help school board understand senior citizens aren’t the problem

04-17-2019

The more things change, the more they remain the same. I am talking about the Cobb County School Board. They provide more column fodder that a pod has peas. Who can forget the tumultuous times of Drs....Read More