VALDOSTA — Quitman Elementary School (QES) was recognized on August 13th as a “High Progress” school during the regular Brooks County School board meeting. This recognition acknowledges that QES is a Title 1 school among the 10% of Title 1 schools in the state that is making the most progress in improving the performance of the “all students” group over three years on the statewide assessments. A school may not be classified as a High-Progress School if there are significant achievement gaps across subgroups that are not closing in the school. Pictured (LtoR): Mrs. Tonja Healey, School Improvement 6-12 Curriculum and Instruction/ Title 1 Director; Mr. Derrick Jenkins, QES Assistant Principal and Mrs. Patty Hancock, QES Principal.
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Getting Started: New graduates need to be ready for when jobs return
As graduation parties wrap up and summer stretches on, college and high school grads may be throwing themselves into the job search.
Families plan higher back-to-school spending, retailers’ report says
Families expect to spend more on school items than they did last year, even though more than 80 percent say the tough economy still affects their spending decisions, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual back-to-school survey.
The heavy burden of college aid
Return on investment is a clear measure of what you get for your money. Incredibly, the federal government doesn’t apply that simple concept to the $137 billion a year it spends on college financial aid.
President McKinney Announces Appointment of Dr. Kimberly Luse as Chief of Staff
Valdosta State University President William J. McKinney has named Dr. Kimberly A. Luse as his new chief of staff, effective July 21.
Brooks County School Stakeholder Meeting
All parents of students in the Brooks County School System, community members, and community partners are invited to attend a Stakeholder Input Meeting on July 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Veterans Education, Benefits, and Employment Fair
Lowndes County and surrounding communities have been known for stepping in and providing support and assistance when needed to our local military, military families, and veterans.
New student registration to be held at Lowndes BOE annex
The first day of school for students is Aug. 7.
Early Childhood Care and Education Students could be eligible for more than $1000 in grant funds
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that individuals who further their education in early childhood care from eligible colleges between January 1, 2014 and July 1, 2017 could receive a financial award.
US students in middle of pack on financial knowhow
In an increasingly global economy, just 1 in 10 teenagers around the world is able to make some key — but complex — financial decisions, including choosing among various loans or analyzing invoices and pay slips.
Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
What you study — math and science are a plus — seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department.
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