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State superintendent visits career academy

Students, faculty and staff were all smiles as they welcomed State School Superintendent John Barge to the Newton College and Career Academy for the first time Tuesday.

May 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


BOE to vote on supt May 14

The Newton County Board of Education is expected to choose a new superintendent next week and will also vote on a new director of research, testing and evaluation.

May 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Anatomy of a teacher

Louise Harwell is packing up her brains, bones and microscopes.

May 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Theme school’s middle school CCRPI scores

The Newton County School System has released the College and Career Readiness Performance Index score - the state's new accountability score - for the middle-school grades at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, after an oversight left the school off the initial report.

May 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Theme school CCRPI scores released

The Newton County School System has released the College and Career Readiness Performance Index score – the state's new accountability system – for the middle school grades at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, after an oversight left the school off the initial report.

May 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


BOE to vote on new superintendent

The Newton County Board of Education is expected to choose a new superintendent next week and will also vote on a new director of research, testing and evaluation.

May 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Rotary Club honors top 10 students

The Covington Rotary Club recognized 30 students and more than 25 teachers at its 48th annual Top 10 Banquet and Awards ceremony Tuesday night at Alcovy High School.

May 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS seeks community input for vision statement

The Newton County School System is updating its strategic plan and is asking the community for input on a vision statement for the school system.

May 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


CCRPI scores released for NCSS schools

The Georgia Department of Education has released College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores for schools in the state, and results show that Newton County Schools have made "significant improvement" over the past three academic years, NCSS Superintendent Gary Mathews said.

May 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Cycling into a dream

Learning how to ride a bike is a childhood rite of passage. Learning how to fix a bicycle as a child has turned into a lifelong business venture for Bill Adcock.

May 04, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Seventh graders earn national honors

Fifteen seventh-grade students in the Newton County School System have qualified for State Recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification Program for their performance on either the SAT or ACT, and several others qualified for the Academy for the Summer Studies program.

May 04, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Superintendent projects improvement

Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews said schools overseen by the Newton County School System have been improving over the past three years, based on state College and Career Ready Performance Index scores.

May 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Lyda’s Gallery of Gifts opens

As Mother's Day, weddings and a number of other events approach during the spring and summer season, many people may be looking for the perfect gift to give to their family members and friends and that special little something just may be at Lyda's Gallery of Gifts.

May 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


SKC named 2013 Partner of the Year

Local industry SKC, a global supplier of polyester films, was named the 2013 Partner of the Year at the Newton County School Systems Cornerstones Partners in Education Reception Tuesday.

May 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL


Oxford to break ground on new hall

Students, faculty and members of the community participated in a ceremonial ground-breaking for a new residence hall at Oxford College.

May 02, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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