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Students get in touch with technology

Backpacks are getting a lot lighter for sixth-graders at Gainesville Middle School as items such as pencil and notebooks are being left at home.

March 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Early voting on SPLOST will end at 5 p.m. today

Early voting on a 1-cent sales tax for education ends at 5 p.m. today, and about 1,300 votes were cast as of Thursday.

March 11, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville school officials discuss accreditation, planning

Accreditation and long-term planning were among topics of a mid-year retreat Wednesday for administrators and principals from Gainesville City Schools.

March 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Math curriculum draws mixed reviews

Georgia educators and parents gave mixed reviews Wednesday to the state's mathematics curriculum as the state Board of Education prepares to give school districts the flexibility to choose what classes they offer.

March 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Panel reverses judge's nepotism ruling

A federal appeals court has reversed a judge's decision that blocked Georgia elections officials from enforcing a nepotism law.

March 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Deal backs off call for shorter pre-K day

Gov. Nathan Deal says he won't cut the state's prekindergarten program to a half-day after an outcry from parents and teachers.

March 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville schools may revamp data management systems

An overhaul of the Gainesville City School's data management systems could happen in the near future, Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said Monday.

March 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Lakeview Academy student heads to state spelling bee

Going head-to-head with the trickiest words Merriam-Webster has to offer, Lakeview Academy student Dhruv Gaur was undaunted, surfacing as one of the region's best private-school spellers.

March 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Life top stories


Gainesville schools to discuss new systems to track student progress

There was a time when educators would look to progress reports or semester grades to gain insight into a student's abilities.

March 06, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


SPLOST or no, schools have to pay either way

Hall County voters soon will check "yes" or "no" on a sales tax for education. Whether it passes or not, school leaders say they will need money for critical renovation work and to pay bond debt.

March 06, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hands-on lesson helps students learn about physics

The rain wasn't the only downpour Friday at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville.

March 05, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Foster care helps shelter animals get adopted

Amanda Threadgill said she's not adverse to opening her home to strangers.

March 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


First lady reads 'Green Eggs and Ham' to class

An audience decked out in handmade striped red hats listened carefully before answering Sandra Deal with a resounding "No!"

March 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Camp immerses students in French language

When Gainesville High School senior Lindsey Watts explained the rules of volleyball to friends at camp last month, she was tongue-tied.

March 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


3 education sales taxes helped schools grow

Schools were bursting at the seams in 1997 when Hall County voters said "yes" to the first sales tax to fund education.

March 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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