Aaron Turpin has been named as one of the "40 top innovators in education" by the Center for Digital Education, a research institute specializing in education technology trends.
Different programs of interest may be in the future for Lanier Technical College.
The future of Wood's Mill Academy remains uncertain. It's been proposed the building, at 715 Wood's Mill Road, be closed as a separate school for middle and high school students. Under the proposal, a portion would remain open for high school students seeking alternative ways of learning; the building would also open to middle school students choosing to pursue the International Baccalaureate program. Two community members, including a Wood's Mill student, voiced their concerns at ...
Gainesville school leaders are considering closing the Academy at Wood's Mill at the end of this school year.
It's a well-known cliche that kids just don't come with instruction books. One program, sponsored by Gainesville City Schools, is working to provide just a little bit of that extra assistance. Read and Rise, a six-week program, is now in its second year. Rather than children being the students, parents are taking their turn in the hot seat, attending a weekly class to learn more about how they can help their young children prepare for ...
There are hair stylists, and there are artists. "I was the kid (who) always used to chase my sisters around to do their hair," Dennis Stokely said. "I've always had a knack for hair. I've always loved beautiful women." The art and passion for his profession can't be taught, said Stokely, who styled Paula Abdul's hair for her final two years on "American Idol." However, proper skills and technique can. The 49-year-old celebrity hairstylist showed ...
A number of recent residential fires have increased safety awareness.
As the state looks at how to better grade school systems, local school leaders want to see more emphasis on student progress.
Poet Jonida Beqo, also known as Gypsee Yo, performs Friday for Da Vinci Academy and World Language Academy eighth-grade students. Her performance primarily focused on the human experience and bullying. The award-winning slam poet, based in Atlanta, also conducted some writing exercises with students, who are finishing up a unit in poetry. Slam poetry is performed in front of an audience, often during a competition between poets, with emphasis put on not just ...
A young boy burned in a residential fire this past weekend is now back with his family. Jeremiah Williams, 7, was sleeping in a front room of his home on Banks Street in the early morning hours of Nov. 9 when fire spread through the house. Six adults and two other children were able to escape. However, Cpl. Drew Reed and Officer Steven Folker with the Gainesville Police Department had to remove a window unit ...
Scam artists are coming out to play in the colder weather, with Jackson Electric Membership Corp. reporting an increase in scam attempts in its 10-county service area.
A suspect is still at large following an armed robbery in the early morning hours of Thursday.
Two separate but similar incidents in Hall County schools over the past couple of weeks have emphasized the importance of knowing what to do when a person is choking.
Will Barrett's success story is just beginning. The North Hall High sophomore is involved in several classes and activities at school, but the story of the 2003 Challenged Child & Friends graduate could have been very different if he had not attended the inclusive preschool. "I have Asperger's (syndrome)," he said. "As you may know, that is a special form of autism. ... Early intervention is essential for kids like me." Barrett was ...
One is a guitar-playing athlete. The other is a theater-loving sound engineer. Together they're producing songs that, as singer-songwriter Parker Oliver puts it, are a "cross between John Mayer and Jack Johnson." Oliver, a junior at Lakeview Academy, is releasing his first single "Get to You" this week across multiple platforms including iTunes and Spotify. "I've always been into music and singing," Oliver said. "About a year ago, I really decided that it was something ...
Two male juveniles were arrested Wednesday in connection with a threatening note found in a Gainesville High School boys restroom.
Construction is continuing on schedule for Hall County's two new fire stations, though the recent rainy weather is slowing things down just a tad.
Middle and high school girls heard a special presentation Wednesday about the importance of self-respect and setting goals.
Brenau University President Ed Schrader stood among the construction of the Brenau Downtown Center as workers continued to place the final touches of a renovation that's been nearly nine months in the making.
Classes will continue as normal at Gainesville High School today, though with ramped-up security following a threatening note found Tuesday afternoon.
Hall County School District representatives will meet Thursday with the Georgia School Boards Association to share some of their "innovative promising practices," including many of the programs of choice in the county system.
Multiple studies show college students gain weight through their academic career, but two area institutions are working to change that reality for their students.
A better way to distribute tax dollars is at the top of the Gainesville City Schools wish list for the upcoming state legislative session.
An expected change to the way the state funds public libraries could mean less money overall for the Hall County Library System.
A local school has seen improvements in standardized test scores after implementing what's been a controversial grading method in other parts of the country.
East Hall and North Hall high schools will soon be home to brand-new facilities for their fine arts departments, including their respective theater programs.
If you're looking for a way to work off that holiday turkey and extra helpings of mashed potatoes, lace up those walking shoes and head to North Hall Middle School.
Thanksgiving is often portrayed as when families sit down to painstakingly crafted homemade meals, but that's not the reality for many who may have to work or are unable to visit family.
Fourth-grade students at Lakeview Academy recently learned that cooking the first Thanksgiving wasn't quite as simple as it can be today.
There's no need to drive to Atlanta or another major city to view dinosaur fossils; the Mesozoic Era is officially here in Hall County.