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Wilcox County Schools: Staff wants to continue 4-day work week

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According to a survey of teachers in the Wilcox County School System, 80% of the respondents said they prefer the four-day school week for the 2014-2015 year.
Source: Cordele Dispatch


Dalton schools were already preparing when Newtown shootings took place
Department spokesman Bruce Frazier said the police department’s policies and practices haven’t been significantly beefed up since the shootings in Newtown, Conn., and that’s because they were already working with local schools to prepare for such events years before the Sandy Hook shootings happened.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen


Georgia College ranked as top value public college
Georgia College was one of only four schools in the state included on the top 100 list from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.
Source: Milledgeville Union-Recorder


Georgia begins reporting five-year graduation rates
For the first time as part of its graduation-rate report, the state reported the “five-year adjusted cohort rate.”
Source: Statesboro Herald


Giving: The unusual tale of Oseola McCarty, an obscure Mississippi washerwoman
Eighteen years ago, Oceola McCarty, 87, decided to give 60% of her hard-earned estate to the University of Southern Mississippi for student scholarships. Her story inspired others to give over the years and now, 44 students have received the scholarships.
Source: Wall Street Journal


Audio: Morris Brown College unveils plan to emerge from bankruptcy
The Atlanta based college has $34 million in debt.


Georgia Regents University now accused of mistreating primates
The Humane Society of the United States alleged Friday that GRU is in violation of the federal Animal Welfare Act for not addressing clear distress shown by the majority of the roughly 50 primates in its research facilities.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday


GHSA state title games: Class A
The Marion County Eagles beat Charlton County 12-3 to win the GHSA Class A state football championship Saturday in the Georgia Dome.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturda

• Carrollton Trojans battle Griffin Bears for Class AAAA championship title
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

• Class AAAAA title goes to Creekside
Creekside High beat Tucker High, 52-28 to win the state championship.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday/AP

• Class AAA championship title goes to Buford
Buford beat Washington County 35-19 for their sixth state championship in seven seasons.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post/weekend

• Norcross High wins Class AAAAAA state championship game against North Gwinnett
The score was 31-14.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

• Lovett wins Class AA state championship game against Greater Atlanta Christian
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

• Wrap-up of high school football state championship games
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)

UGA awards first dual master’s degrees in social work, public health
The social work and public health dual degree program, established in 2011 through a partnership between the School of Social Work and the College of Public Health, is the first of its kind in Georgia.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday

More than 2,000 graduate from UGA
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday

• Georgia Southwestern University graduates 400
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

• Nearly 1,600 graduate from Georgia Southern
Source: Statesboro Herald

• More than 700 graduate from Georgia Regents University
Source: Augusta Chronicle

• Albany State University graduates 325 over weekend
Source: Albany Herald

Officials with Bibb County’s first charter schools preparing for next fall’s first class
The Academy for Classical Education and the Macon Charter Academy are set to hit major milestones in the next two weeks.
Source: Macon Telegraph/Saturday

Marietta High tops state on annual writing test
At Marietta High School, 98 percent of students tested either met or exceeded standards, surpassing both the state at 94 percent and the metro Atlanta’s average of 95 percent.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal/Saturday

North Georgia Middle orchestra heads to Chicago this week
The orchestra will perform at a prestigious international event that will take place in Chicago this week — the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post/weekend

Georgia Tech to host 2016 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle




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