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Gainesville schools to be visited by auditors

Auditors will visit two Gainesville schools this week to investigate last month's Criterion-Referenced Competency Test erasure analysis that found an abnormally high number of erased and changed answers on last spring's test.

March 08, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Oh, the places these kids will go

Some of literature's most beloved characters jumped off the pages and into the hallways of Riverbend Elementary School on Friday afternoon.

March 07, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Life

Teachers wary of pay-for-performance legislation

Some local educators are skeptical of new legislation that would link teacher pay to student performance and eliminate pay incentives for teachers studying to get advanced degrees.

March 06, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Georgia Legislature

Superintendents: Parents need to be child’s primary teachers

Hall County School Superintendent Will Schofield was the lone lion in a den filled with lionesses at Thursday's WomenSource luncheon.

March 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Georgia aiming for an education payout

Georgia came one step closer on Thursday to getting a slice of the $4.35 billion pie the federal government is offering to states that prove they are committed to education reform and student achievement.

March 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Perdue speaks out against education cuts

Local college leaders were heartened on Thursday by Gov. Sonny Perdue's pledge to protect the state's public colleges from sweeping cuts that would force thousands of layoffs and steep tuition hikes.

March 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Georgia Legislature

Hall, Gainesville schools make most of time off because of weather

If the folks at the Gold Dome could have predicted North Georgia's winter weather, there might have been no need to call for an extra three teacher furlough days this semester.

March 03, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Students, officials respond to proposed university system budget cuts

Following Monday's release of a proposal to shave hundreds of millions of dollars from the University System of Georgia's budget, North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College communities are scrambling to rally against the unprecedented cuts.

March 02, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Georgia Legislature

Ga. cuts hurt efforts to trim city schools' deficit

The Gainesville city school system may not reach its goal of eliminating a remaining $780,000 deficit if the state continues to hack away at public school funds.

March 01, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

State budget worries colleges, students

As public universities scramble to meet state legislator's demands this week to slice their budgets by millions, local students are busy finding creative ways to fund their own higher education.

February 28, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Georgia Legislature

CRCT is a test for parents, too

Ready or not, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test is coming.

February 28, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Life

Repairs, high-tech projects wait for federal funding

Hall County Board of Education members rolled out plans for repairing schools and completing projects at a retreat Saturday, but whether funds will be there to see them through still was in question.

February 27, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Boys and Girls Clubs award student

Hall County's Boys and Girls Clubs announced their Youth of the Year winner Friday afternoon.

February 27, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Students want laptops, digital books in class

Hall County school board members gave students the chance to sound off on technology's progress in the classroom at Friday evening's board retreat.

February 27, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Academy's students, parents celebrate diversity through food, entertainment

More than 300 Lakeview Academy students, family and staff were treated to an intercultural culinary celebration Thursday night.

February 25, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

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