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$10M in limbo over teacher pay based on merit

Georgia could lose out on $9.9 million in Race to the Top grant money if it doesn't implement merit-based pay for teachers by September 2015.

August 01, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Schools keep eye on class sizes

With tight budgets and student numbers slowly ticking upward, classroom sizes have increased incrementally over the years.

July 31, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Class Notes: Feds move to withhold Race to the Top funding

In a letter addressed to Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education said it intends to withhold $9.9 million in Race to the Top grant funding from the state.

July 31, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County Schools embrace Google technology

Textbooks can be an expensive, large chunk of school budgets.

July 29, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Student veterans use grant for campus, other area improvements

They deserve a hero's welcome, but all too often returning veterans barely register to their fellow Americans as people who need help.

July 29, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Textbooks not quite dinosaurs at Gainesville schools

Gone are the days of trudging to school in the snow, uphill both ways, perilously carrying a stack of heavy textbooks.

July 28, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Dreams still in limbo for many young immigrants

It's just another day at the office for paralegal Maria Quiroz.

July 27, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Students RISE in learning initiative to stay up on their studies

It was time for one more graduation Friday morning, recognizing young students who have spent their summer in a classroom setting to remain at grade level in their subjects.

July 26, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Schools tweak safety plans

With the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., still a raw memory, the topic of school safety remains timely, particularly as the new school year approaches.

July 25, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lanier Tech’s HVAC apprenticeship program first in TCSG

Lanier Technical College is the first technical college in the state to offer an apprenticeship program to its students.

July 25, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


National board looks at bus safety standards

Federal regulators are considering new safety standards and technologies for school buses, while locally all motorists are being urged to practice caution on the roads throughout the upcoming school year.

July 23, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


State to create its own tests to assess Common Core standards

Georgia leaders announced Monday the state will develop its own assessments for the Common Core standards, opting out of a national consortium in the process of creating those tests.

July 23, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall school leaders want to revamp social studies

An action committee will study Hall County Schools' social studies curriculum, as approved by the Board of Education at its Monday meeting.

July 22, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Community groups plan school supply events

Families who need extra assistance in securing school supplies and other necessities have two options for relief this week.

July 22, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


Wood's Mill offering new choices, more freedom this fall

What started as an alternative high school choice for the Gainesville school system now presents a number of options for students who, for whatever reason, don't quite fit in with the traditional high school setting.

July 20, 2013 | Carly Sharec | Local


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A new home for the law in South Hall

With the snip of a ribbon, the Hall County Sheriff's Office has a permanent presence in the South Hall area.

November 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


2 arrested in South Hall burglaries

A Gainesville couple are in custody after Hall County authorities linked them to a string of residential burglaries in South Hall.

November 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


West Hall focuses on community ahead of big football game

For West Hall High Principal Scott Justus, tonight's football game is less about the result and more about the community the team's winning season has inspired.

November 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch to lift suspension of Growlers on Main license early

Flowery Branch's Growlers on Main will reopen a week after being shuttered by the city for violations of its alcoholic beverage license.

November 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch shuts down Growlers on Main temporarily

It's closing time - at least temporarily - for the popular Growlers on Main draft beer business in downtown Flowery Branch.

November 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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