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Report cards for Georgia schools released

Report cards for Georgia schools released

ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance.

That's according to new data released on Monday. The state is releasing two years of scores for school districts, including an update to previously released 2012 numbers.

The original 2012 numbers were the result of a similar system, rating schools on a scale of 100.

Georgia Connections Academy to hold open enrollment

Georgia Connections Academy to hold open enrollment

(WXIA)--Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will be conducting in person information sessions with parents and students across the state.

“We are enrolling 1000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year,” said Lead Principal Heather J. Robinson. “We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now.”

Spending Associated with OFTC has $30M Impact in Region

Spending Associated with OFTC has $30M Impact in Region
UGA economist: technical colleges are ‘an enduring pillar’ of state’s regional economy

How much does the area served by Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) benefit economically from spending that is either directly or indirectly related to the college?

According to Dr. Jeffrey M. Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, it adds up to over $30 million.

The economic impact is in a new report from Dr. Humphreys that details his analysis of economic data from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) for the 2012 fiscal year.

Putnam High, Charter School System named AP Access and Support School

Putnam High, Charter School System named AP Access and Support School

Putnam County High School and Putnam County Charter School System were named a 2014 AP Access and Support Schools by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge.

An AP Access and Support School is a school where at least 30 percent of Advanced Placement exams are taken by students who identify as African-American and/or Hispanic. At least 30 percent of the exams taken at an AP Access and Support School earn passing scores of 3 or higher.

COS students have Paul Mitchell color class

COS students have Paul Mitchell color class

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) hosted a national educator from Paul Mitchell that presented a color class to the South Campus Cosmetology students on Monday, February 17th.

Misty Arnold has been an educator for Paul Mitchell for 3 years and is the owner of 67 Styles Salon in Statesboro. She talked with the students about the theory of color and explained color formulations.

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John Hancock Academy closed Friday

John Hancock Academy closed Friday

John Hancock Academy closed Friday, February 14.