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Make-up days set for NCSS students

The Newton County Board of Education has approved a plan for students to make-up three of the seven missed instructional days due to inclement weather.

February 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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NCSS says enrollment up slightly

Officials with Newton County Schools say the school system has seen a slight enrollment increase that may lead to more funding in the future.

September 14, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


BOE may bring in math experts

Low math scores on recent End-of-Course-Tests (EOCTs) have the Newton County School System considering hiring a consulting firm to train teachers of high school mathematics.

September 12, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


PHOTOS: 9/11 ceremony at Cousins

Cousins Middle School held a 9/11 remembrance ceremony Wednesday, featuring the school band, choir, the Covington Fire Honor Guard, a candlelight remembrance and guest speaker Andrea Bishop-Marbury, a professional psychologist.

September 11, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Education


Schools name teachers of the year

The Newton County School System has named its 2012–2013 school-level "Teacher of the Year" recipients, who will contend to be the Newton County School System's 2014 Teacher of the Year.

September 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Early release day for students

Students will be released early Friday for parent/teacher conferences.

September 10, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Lawyers file answer in bus wreck suit

Defense lawyers representing the Newton County Board of Education have answered a class-action lawsuit filed by the father of two children who were among the 40 people sent to the hospital after a two-bus accident in January. The defense denies allegations in the lawsuit and says the BOE is "not the proper party defendant capable of being sued.''

September 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


NCSS says no cellphones during tests

Despite a school year promoting the use of technology in the classroom and for instruction, Newton County School System students have been told to turn off their cellphones and put them away or hand them over to teachers during standardized testing.

September 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Photos: Celebrating the new Newton

Newton County School System officials, Newton High administrators, students, and members of the community gathered at Newton High School Sunday afternoon to celebrate its new building.

August 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


School safety: Variety of efforts

Last week, more than 800 students were evacuated from Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur as a man with an assault rifle and other weapons exchanged gunfire with police at the elementary school.

August 27, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


BOE renews contracts

The Newton County Board of Education renewed several annual contracts at its meeting Tuesday.

August 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


New NHS to hold open house Sunday

The Newton County community will have the opportunity to tour the new Newton High School at a dedication ceremony this weekend.

August 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Newton’s ACT scores drop slightly

Newton County School System scores dropped slightly across the board on the 2013 ACT college entrance exam; the district also saw a drop in the number of test takers compared to 2012. The average score for English dropped from 18.3 in 2012 to 17.9 this year while math decreased from 18.3 to 17.8. Reading scores went from 19.4 in 2012 to 19.0 in 2013 and science saw a very slight decrease, going from 18.7 in 2012 to 18.6 in 2013. As a result of the score decreases in each subject, the district ...

August 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Education


AHS to host college fair

Newton County high school students are invited to register for a college fair to be held at Alcovy High School in September.

August 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


Re-Imagine Newton winners honored

The Newton Education Foundation recognized its Re-Imagine Newton 2012-13 grant recipients and donors at a reception Tuesday.

August 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


School enrollment increases

Enrollment has increased slightly from the last school year in Newton County schools.

August 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education


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