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Covington student makes Academic Achievement list at GSSU

Karen Morris, a resident of Covington, made the Fall 2014 Academic Achievement List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 468 students recognized for scholastic achievement.

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Updated: dec. 19, 2014 12:53 p.m.

How to find the right school fundraiser for you

The school year is in full swing, and parents of school-aged kids have no doubt been involved in at least one fundraiser already. Fundraisers help schools raise money for supplies or special activities that may not have been included in the budgets established by the local school district.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:55 p.m.

West Newton Elementary School removed from state focus school list

The Georgia Department of Education announced on Dec. 18 that West Newton Elementary School has been removed from the list of State Focus Schools after successfully decreasing the number of students not proficient by 18 percent. Overall, 38 schools were named from either the Priority or Focus Schools lists.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 12:48 p.m.

Shark Tank (video)

Newton College & Career Academy's Shark Tank

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 2:18 p.m. | Updated: nov. 18, 2014 2:18 p.m.
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GPC shows slight enrollment increase

Georgia Perimeter College’s fall 2014 student enrollment showed a 1.2 percent increase over fall 2013, with 21,371 students signing up for classes. The increase reverses a two-year trend that also has been experienced by other institutions of higher education.

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Posted: nov. 15, 2014 5:24 p.m.

Live Stream: Lt. Governor's Seventh Annual Business and Education Summit

Posted: nov. 14, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Partnership to improve school success

The Newton County Board of Education entered into an agreement to partner with the Newton County Community Partnership with a purpose of improving the school success and qualified workforce of Newton County.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 5:30 p.m. | Updated: oct. 18, 2014 10:27 p.m.

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