Sandy Akins has been teaching in Hall County for almost two decades. She's seen educational changes stemming from standards switches, principal turnover and even recessions. Over the last few years, Akins, along with the entire teaching community, has dealt with furloughs, bigger class sizes, pay freezes and the fear of losing a job. But even as the state is undergoing a shift in how it educates its students, teachers are expected to produce - like ...
Donna Free and Joe Biddy have more than 60 years of printing experience between the two of them.
Tonight the Red Elephants of Gainesville High School have a chance to do something that hasn't been done in nearly a century: win a state football title.
It was below freezing on an early December night as a group of young men clad in red and white stepped onto the field at City Park 52 years ago.
The University of North Georgia is all but official after the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools approved the institution's plans to consolidate two area schools: Gainesville State College and North Georgia College & State University.
The Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy Show Choir is taking its show to the big time. On Friday, the choir, made up of fourth- and fifth-graders who "excel at signing and dancing," will perform at Gov. Nathan Deal's open house. From 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the choir will sing at the governor's mansion, at 391 W. Paces Ferry Road NW in northeast Atlanta. Each year, during the holiday season, the mansion hosts an open house ...
In the midst of prepping for another playoff appearance, the Atlanta Falcons, along with the National Football League and Play 60, honored a local school for its efforts in tackling childhood obesity.
For decades, homework has been the bane of many students' existence. And although most students probably still feel the same way today, homework, at least from the teachers' perspective, still has a prominent role to play in today's education.
Educators throughout the state continue to adapt to the changes in the educational world, including how they will be evaluated in the classroom.
It's been an unexpected journey to success for followers of two local high school football teams.
Traditional high schools in both the Gainesville and Hall County school systems have, as a whole, outperformed the state on the Georgia High School Writing Test.
After going a month without playground equipment, students at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy have a new way of doing recess.
Prior to the Gainesville City Council's vote to annex 115 "island" properties into the city limits Tuesday night, the Hall County Board of Commissioners moved forward with a formal objection of the annexation.
Nearly 50 people, including 42 students, were sent to the hospital after potentially lethal carbon monoxide levels were found at an Atlanta elementary school Monday, prompting some local schools to enhance safety measures.
The new year will start the age of new leadership at some area schools, as well as at the system office.