16 May
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No one eats alone at Jenkins County Middle School

By Jason Raven | Posted: Fri 8:12 AM, Mar 09, 2018 Friday, March 9, 2018 (News 12 This Morning) http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/No-one-eats-alone-at-Jenkins-County-Middle-School-476367563.html MILLEN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — A schoolroom cafeteria is a busy place, it’s loud, but for some it might be loneliest time of the day, but not for kids at Jenkins County Middle School. Students at Jenkins County Middle […]

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11 May
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Pike County: What is the Portrait of a Graduate?

What is the Portrait of a Graduate? Preparing Students in Pike County for a Complex Future By Scotty Brewington, Contributing Writer, Marketjet, LLC During his 13-year tenure as superintendent, Dr. Michael Duncan felt things were going well for Pike County Schools. Graduation rates were up 25%, there had been a 300% increase in dual-enrollment, standardized […]

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10 May
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Innovative Education Initiative Redefines Teamwork in Carroll County

By Scotty Brewington, Contributing Writer, Marketjet LLC As a graduate of Central High School and the University of West Georgia, both in Carroll County, Amanda Wright remembers the rivalry that used to exist between the city and county high schools. But today, as the program coordinator for the university’s office of community engagement, she sees […]

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13 Oct
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Columbus student suggests ‘Top 3 Ways to Improve Public Education in Georgia’

Ledger-Enquirer Story Link http://www.ledgerenquirer.com/news/local/education/article174356881.html BY MARK RICE mrice@ledger-enquirer.com SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 1:27 PM A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to writing this column. More like frustrating – and almost embarrassing. When the Georgia Department of Education announced the 142 members out of more than 1,500 applicants from middle schools and high schools selected to […]

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07 Sep
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Tift Academy Provides Options & Opportunities

When he was 10 years, Gage Linville was ranked as the fastest motocross rider in the world for his age. He’s now 13 and is pursuing his dream of turning pro. He will quickly tell you Tift Academy is helping to make that possible. Tift Academy is the online class program offered by Tift County […]

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04 Aug
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Teachers Creatively Aim to Bring Business & Industry Professionals into the Classroom

Submitted by: Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, Public Information Specialist, Fayette County Schools Fayette County Schools high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers have plans to actively involve more business and industry professionals in the classroom this year. To help them achieve this goal, they spent time during their preplanning working with consultant Greg Wilson of the […]

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05 May
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Auriel’s Way: From Macon to Harvard…

By Scotty Fletcher Living in a socio-economically depressed school district doesn’t mean your path in life is set in stone. With enough hard work and initiative, that path can lead all the way to Harvard and even Shanghai, China – just ask Auriel Wright. Auriel graduated in 2015 the valedictorian of Northeast High School in […]

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05 May
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How One Georgia High School is Burning Down Barriers and Beating the Odds

By Scotty Brewington Though many families in Chattooga County, set in rural northwest Georgia, may struggle financially, poverty hasn’t negatively impacted the county’s high school graduation rate. This small, close-knit mill community’s single high school graduates 92% of its students. Over 72% of Chattooga High School’s 850 students receive free and reduced lunch, yet 92% […]

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04 May
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Beating the Statistics

Beating the Statistics: The transformative potential of business & school system partnership June 7th, 2016 – Atlanta, Ga. Stephanie Critchfield, ADDO Worldwide By 18, most people in Nivenitie McDaniel’s life expected her to drop out of high school with a baby on her hip. Instead, she graduated with honors from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services. “If not […]

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08 Feb
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For the Love of Science. And the Pursuit of Curiosity.

March 24, 2016 Stephanie Critchfield, ADDO Worldwide Growing up in Virginia, Brian Butler was a self-described weather nerd, fascinated by its unpredictability and the science of it all. It’s that innate curiosity that motivated him to leave home at 17 years old to pursue Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. Then the military came knocking. They were looking for weather […]

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