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Moultrie Teen Maze shows students consequences of actions

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About 270 volunteers took time from their professional and personal lives to give a healthy amount of one-on-one attention to nearly 650 ninth graders during the two-day event.
Source: Moultrie Observer

 Valdosta State to host discussion on campus weapons bill
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise

 Georgia Tech investigating frat’s email
“Georgia Tech is investigating reports that a fraternity member wrote an email with instructions for “luring rapebait” at parties with the help of alcohol. The email has been widely circulated on Internet sites.”
Source: Newnan Times-Herald/AP

 DeKalb County Schools names Michael Thurmojnd as superintendent
Former Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond has been upgraded from Interim Superintendent to Superintendent of Schools until June 2015.

 Maria Saporta: Georgia State is one of the most diverse universities in the country
“If Georgia State University were human, it probably would identify with Rodney Dangerfield. For those younger than 30, Dangerfield was the comedian (1921-2004) who coined the catchphrase: “I don’t get no respect!” But it may be time for Georgia State to be viewed as being in the same league as the much more revered University of Georgia and Georgia Tech.”

Muscogee County School District warns about potentially fatal game students are playing
The “Knockout Challenge” or “Passout Challenge” can lead to injury and even death; at least six students have reportedly taken turns in this fad.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Georgia College Advising Corps gets $1 million grant
The program, which was launched in 2008 and is sponsored by the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education, sends recent college graduates on a two-year commitment to serve as college advisers in 17 Georgia high schools.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

National Head Start Association says donation will fund programs 
A donation of up to $10 million from two philanthropists will help keep Head Start programs running in six states, including Georgia, during the government shutdown. 
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Cobb County school officials pitch new LEST tax for schools
Called a Local Education Sales Tax, or LEST, the tax would support a financially unstable school district.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Armuchee group wins national award
The SOLE (Self Organized Learning Environment) contest challenged educators and parents to conduct a SOLE toolkit in their own schools, homes, or after school programs and share their observations in a blog post.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Diana Nyad’s daring has roots in Emory lore
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)


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