In the wake of the second fatal shooting at Virginia Tech in four years, text message, email, website and social media emergency alerts are becoming commonplace in colleges across the nation, and the area universities are no exception.
'Twas the week before Christmas when all through the club, every child was excited - you could tell through the hubbub.
Four area elementary schools were given top honors Tuesday afternoon. Demorest Elementary in Habersham County and Settles Bridge Elementary, Shiloh Point Elementary and Vickery Creek Elementary in Forsyth County were all named 2011 Georgia Schools of Excellence. "This designation is the end result of our teachers' and staff members' concerted efforts to improve student achievement," Demorest Elementary Principal Connie Yearwood said in an email to The Times. "The teachers and students all feel a sense ...
OAKWOOD - Blackshear Place Baptist Church was packed to the gills Tuesday night as World Language Academy students, faculty and families celebrated an international Christmas.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Since it opened, Flowery Branch High School has had a unique celebratory tradition: a holiday pep rally.
Building robots is more than just a hobby for students in Gainesville. It's the city school system's first steps toward revolutionizing engineering education. School board members at their Monday meeting discussed implementing a new initiative, the Remote Automation Management Project, at Gainesville High School. The project, if approved, will connect students in Steve Lawhorne's engineering and technology class at Gainesville High to troubleshooting experts at a centralized command center. Experts will be able to see ...
The year 2011 is almost over for the Gainesville City and Hall County school systems. It was a year of change, as both districts began their stint in Race to the Top, a $4 billion federal grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support school improvement. It was also a year of preparation for the multitude of changes coming down the pipeline for 2012. "We are on the cusp of doing some exciting ...
More parents across the country are choosing not to vaccinate their children, according to recent studies.
Visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center this weekend will see a special holiday treat - some of the wonders of the world, in gingerbread form.
Hall County school officials ended part of a new instructional coach program almost before it began.
After a lengthy process, the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education has new districts. The chosen map, Plan 3, was developed in August by board members and Linda Meggers, formerly of the Georgia General Assembly's Reapportionment Office. Board members approved the map as a legislative resolution at their called meeting Wednesday and presented it Thursday morning to members of the local legislative delegation. It is not the same map Gainesville City Council members approved in ...
Brenau University's 2025 strategic plan involves doubling enrollment and bringing in more graduate students.
Gainesville City Schools received a stamp of approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools at a called board meeting Wednesday.
When Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School moved to the Wood's Mill campus this year, it became difficult for students to go to the Boys & Girls Clubs after school.
A Hoschton man was arrested Tuesday night on outstanding warrants for five counts of cruelty to children in the first degree.