A number of educators in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal turned themselves in to the Fulton County Jail this week, following an indictment filed in the Fulton Superior Court on March 29.
Budget season is around the corner for many organizations and though the Newton County School System has not released its official budget for the 2013-2014 school year, officials are predicting a nearly $3 million deficit for the 2014-2015 school year.
Applications for the next Newton County School System superintendent are under review this week, as the Newton County Board of Education has scheduled three days of executive session in orders to trim down the list of applicants.
Stressing over finances may be linked to health problems.
The Newton County Theme School is going to be accepting applications for students entering the eighth grade next year. Applicants will be accepted during the week of April 8-12. Return completed applications and required documentation to the Newton County Theme School front office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. during the week of April 8-12
The Newton County Board of Education will meet next Tuesday at 7 p.m. Scheduled to be discussed at this monthly work session are contracts for computers, the purchase of audio, S.A.F.E. and ViewPath for each school and the approval of handbooks.
Challenge Charter Academy is facing financial woes and owes nearly $165K to state and local organizations.
Alcovy High School has announced its class of 2013 valedictorian, salutatorian and top 10 graduates.
School supporters and officials of Providence Christian Academy, a Christian school in conjunction with Crosspointe Church in Oxford, joined together to celebrate the growth of the school.
A brand new gymnasium, 24,000 square feet of classroom and library space and administrative offices were revealed during a ribbon cutting held by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce at the Covington Peachtree Academy school campus on Tuesday. The classroom space will be for the school's high school students.
Read the end-of-month notes from Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews.
Read about the Newton County Board of Education's budget projections as of this month.
All Newton County public schools will release students early Friday, March 29, for teacher professional learning activities.
Chamber President Hunter Hall addressed the board of education Tuesday, specifically District 1 representative Jeff Meadors, asking that Meadors cease writing his column for the Newton Citizen because Hall believes the information Meadors is focusing on could be detrimental to the county and potential businesses that might consider locating here.
A 16-year-old Newton High School student was arrested Wednesday, after striking another student, a teacher and an administrator, in what started out as an argument over a girl.
The Newton County Board of Education passed a resolution Tuesday stating that it "believes that the Georgia Supreme Court ruled correctly in declaring it unconstitutional for an appointed state commission to approve charter schools over the objection of the duly elected local board of education, which is accountable to the taxpaying public."
Teachers at Flint Hill Elementary got a bit of a surprise at their Wednesday afternoon faculty meeting as they learned they had been entered into a drawing to win one of 20 $50 gift cards courtesy of the local Walmart on Industrial Boulevard - a $1,000 donation for the teachers to purchase needed classroom supplies.
Students in Ms. Elizabeth Davis' English/language arts class recently read the novel, "The Last Dog on Earth" by Daniel Ehrenhaft. As part of their assessment, students picked a particular breed of dog, researched characteristics and grooming tips, and produced a visual representation of their dog. Fifteen Piedmont staff members served as distinguished judges and awarded certificates in the following categories: Best of Show, Honorable Mention, Most Creative and Most Realistic.
Georgia's technical college students will be feeling the pinch of higher education when tuition costs increase by 13 percent in 2013.
Sidney and Gloria Nicholson made it to their first Grandparents Day Friday but not from a lack of effort.
Dr. Jabari Simama, the new president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College, arrived on campus for his official first day of work recently.
State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Student Advisory Council.
Georgia Perimeter College has been hammered this year with staggering budget cuts and lowered enrollment and revenue, but interim President Rob Watts said students shouldn't see any day-to-day difference in their education. Watts said he believes the college will be on track to grow again in one year.
Golden State Foods Foundation and United Stationers have donated more than 400 backpacks (five pallets) full of school supplies for local students. Kim Donahue, Human Resources Manager for Golden State Foods made the presentation Aug. 9 at the Newton County Board of Education.
Update, Aug. 20: Local school system executive Dennis Carpenter will not be the next superintendent of the school system in Duvall County, Fla.
Newton County School System will host a PROBE College Fair at Alcovy High School on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school commons area. All Newton County School System high school students are invited to attend.
If approved Tuesday, three Newton County schools will have a new flexible learning plan in place to, hopefully, bring them off the priority and focus schools list - a new requirement for the 2012-13 school year.
Nearly 1,000 high school students retook their end-of-course tests in June. Of those, 357 - or 36 percent - passed.