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Monks begin work on mandala in Oxford

Tibetan Buddhist monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta started work on a sand mandala at the Oxford College Library Monday.

February 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education


Sand mandala on display at Oxford College

Seven monk artists from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will construct a sand mandala painting in the Oxford College Library over the course of ...

February 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS announces 2017 Valedictorians, Salutatorians

Newton County School System announced its highest-ranked students of the graduating class of 2017 this week, including the announcement of each high school's valedictorian ...

February 19, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Education


Study: Big data helps struggling college students graduate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A ...

February 18, 2017 | Maria Danilova Associated Press | Education


Georgia's Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's 2017 Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher, but he is urging everyone in the state ...

February 18, 2017 | Mark Rice The Ledger-Enquirer | Education


NCSS, Kiwanis Club of Covington announce 2017 STAR Students, STAR Teachers

Staff Reports

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Historic Partnership Announced between Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clark Atlanta University

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have agreed to launch a historic partnership to expand postsecondary educational opportunities, strengthen academic rigor ...

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Additional advisers help keep students on track

Students at Georgia State University's Perimeter College are receiving added attention, thanks to the hiring of 30 new academic advisers.

February 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia State-Newton’s Daffodil Festival coming

On Valentine's Day, Sallie Paschal, mathematics professor at the Newton Campus of Georgia State University, led an informal "daffodil walk." The walk served as ...

February 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


NCSS sets the stage to address poverty in Newton County

The Newton County School System (NCSS) sponsored the first of two poverty awareness sessions Feb. 14. Anyone interested in learning more about poverty in the ...

February 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Law Enforcement Academy tries to bridge communication gap

The Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) of Georgia Piedmont Technical College(GPTC) hosted its second week-long session designed to train working police officers in the art ...

February 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Piedmont Academy offers option for Newton County students

Seventy-four Newton County children are enrolled at Piedmont Academy, Monticello this year. That number represents 26 percent of the 280 students studying at this area ...

February 14, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


Newton County Theme School announces 2017-2018 application procedures

The Newton County Theme School opened in the fall of 2009 and pilots special features, such as the development and implementation of a program which ...

February 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Newton County Schools celebrate birthday

According to a statement released by Samantha Fuhrey, superintendent, Newton County's first board of education (BOE) was officially formed Feb. 7, 1871.

February 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


BOE members to ask for salary increase

At its Feb. 7 meeting, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) debated and then approved a resolution aimed at raising the ...

February 09, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education


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Newton Foundation awards teachers spring classroom grants

The Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence is pleased to announce the recipients of the Foundation's Spring Classroom Grants for 2015-2016.

April 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Eastside senior to compete in international competitions

The son of two entrepreneurs, Melissa and Christopher Worton of Covington, Brian Worton is already following his parents' lead. A senior at Newton College and Career Academy, Worton already owns his own business - a website and marketing firm - as part of the Entrepreneurial Business Incubator (EBI) program and is currently being mentored by County Commissioner Lanier Sims, owner of Dualdeko.

March 20, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Education


Oxford’s community classroom series to begin this spring

Oxford College of Emory University is hosting a series of interactive classes for the community this spring.

March 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


Trey Bailey appointed to BOE District 1

The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Trey Bailey as its District 1 representative Tuesday night.

March 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS’s top speller wins regional Bee

Jett Rawls wasn't satisfied with simply winning two consecutive Newton County School System (NCSS) Spelling Bees. He went on to win the District 5 Regional Spelling Bee in Riverdale, competing against students from Bremen City and Butts, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Griffin-Spalding, Heard, Henry and Rockdale county school systems.

March 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC and GPC sign educational memorandum with National Guard

Two college systems recently signed an educational Memorandum of Understanding with Georgia National Guard, Oct. 9, 2015 at Georgia Perimeter College. The agreement will open up "quality educational opportunities for members of the guard and also allow both systems' military outreach personnel access to National Guard posts across the state," said Col. Kevin Berkman, director of personnel for the Georgia Army National Guard. From left, standing: Patricia Ross, Director of Military Affairs, Commissioner's Office, Technical College System of Georgia; Dr. Jabari O. Simama, President, Georgia Piedmont Technical College; Dr. David Snow, Director of Military Affairs, University System of Georgia ...

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


GPTC signs up for new transcription ordering system

As a student-centered institution, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) announced it is the first technical college within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) to sign a contract with Chicago-based Credentials Solutions for transcript processing.

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS principals honored for national Principals' Month

Principals play an essential role in making a school great, said Newton County School System Superintendent Dr. Samantha Fuhrey.

October 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Diploma equals jobs

It's can be someone's second chance.

August 04, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Education


Superintendent Fuhrey gets contract extension

CONVINGTON- Newton County School System (NCSS) Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey will not be leaving anytime soon.

July 23, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


Superintendent Fuhrey gets contract extension

CONVINGTON- Newton County School System (NCSS) Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey will not be leaving anytime soon.

July 23, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


BOE lowers bond millage rate to zero

COVINGTON- The Newton County School Board (BOE) decided to maintain the current maintenance and operations (M&O) millage rate while lowering the bond millage rate to zero at its meeting Tuesday night.

July 23, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


BOE sets public hearings for budget

The Newton County Board of Education adopted a tentative 2015-16 budget based on a total millage rate of 20.00 mills.

June 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


NCSS approves tentative budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) approved of a tentative budget for the 2015-2016 school year during its Tuesday night work session.

May 14, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


BOE discusses possible raises

Newton County school officials discussed four possible budget scenarios for the next school year that could cease any furlough days, increase the amount of money paid to the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) and raise for all employees' salaries in the Newton County School System (NCSS).

April 22, 2015 | Martin Rand | Education


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