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Georgia school system considers putting rifles in schools

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The Gainesville City School system is considering putting guns, locked inside safes, in three of its schools.
Source: Gainesville Times

 Dean at ABAC says jobs still available in health care profession
“Jobs in the health care profession appear to be recession proof,” said Troy Spicer, the interim dean of the ABAC School of Nursing and Health Sciences. “There’s no end in sight as far as the shortage of nurses in this country.”
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise

 Cursive handwriting no longer a priority in school curriculum
Neither the Common Core Curriculum, adopted by 45 states, nor the former Georgia Performance Standards for the state’s public schools placed much emphasis on learning the looping curves of cursive handwriting.
Source: Brunswick News

 Covington warehouses Scholastic Book Fairs materials
Employees are preparing to send out education materials for book fairs across Georgia.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

 UGA President Morehead begins new need-based scholarship
Source: Red&

 Hall County Schools implements new security system
The system tracks registered sex offenders and has detected seven on various campuses since being implemented.
Source: Gainesville Times

 East Georgia State College to celebrate 40th anniversary
The 40th anniversary is planned for Saturday, September 28.
Source: Swainsboro Forest-Blade

 Settlement agreement with Atlanta Housing Authority’s Renee Glover less than expected
The total value of the separation agreement is well under previous estimates, some of which had totaled more than a million dollars given the number of years remaining on Glover’s five-year, $1.5 million contract.

UGA to host conference on Women and Girls in Georgia, with focus on arts
The University of Georgia Institute for Women’s Studies in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences will present the fifth conference on Women and Girls in Georgia Oct. 19 in the Zell B. Miller Learning Center.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Eight UGA students get Fulbright travel-study grants
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Cedar Shoals High School to pilot football program aimed at reducing concussions
The pilot program, backed by the NFL, is called Heads Up Football and is an awareness and training program designed to reduce the frequency of football helmet-to-helmet contact.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Goodwill Industries’ School of Health holds open house in Macon
It’s a new allied health and holistic arts career college.
Source: Macon Telegraph

APS Superintendent Erroll Davis takes stand in trial of administrator

• Questions linger whether APS administrator will testify in her own defense
Tamara Cotman is accused of distributing a ‘go to hell’ memo to principals, urging them not to talk to detectives from the GBI.

State Superintendent John Barge to visit Gwinnett County today
Barge will be on hand to congratulate four schools named last month as Schools of Excellence.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Dougherty County School Board taken to task over charter denial
Late last month, the Dougherty County School Board voted 3-3 along racial lines to not support the creation of the proposed River School for Children STEM Academy; academy CEO Jewel Faison fired off a three-page news release blasting the decision.
Source: Albany Herald

Parents on guard after sixth-grade girl reports kidnap attempt in Clarkston
Source: WSB-TV

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