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Common Core opponents say states' repeal boosts momentum
State lawmakers opposed to nationwide educational benchmarks known as the Common Core say recent moves by three states to repeal the standards are fueling the movement to roll them back in Wyoming.
Wiregrass Foundation South Receives Kindles for Adult Education Classes
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation South received a very generous donation of $10,000 from an unnamed donor to purchase Kindles and books for adult education students. The donor was especially interested in providing new opportunities to help students with reading skills by incorporating Kindles into the classroom.
Berrien Primary School earns money and prizes by recycling drink pouches
Berrien Primary School students earn money and prizes for their school by collecting and recycling the drink pouches they use at home and in the lunchroom.
Home-schooling parents rally against Common Core
Home-schooling mom Jenni White gave some of the loudest cheers when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation to repeal the Common Core education standards.
Getting Started: Attention on student loans yields efforts for reform
Repaying student loans can be a drag — and not just on your own finances.
‘Kids to college’ savings programs take root
Like many busy mothers of young kids, Sylvia Suarez never thought too much about college for her two boys, much less saving for it. College simply seemed a long way off.
Valdosta Teacher attends C-SPANS 2014 Educators' Conference
Alishia Gaston, a social studies teacher at Lowndes Middle School, is one of 32 educators from across the nation selected to attend C-SPAN Classroom’s 2014 Educators’ Conference to be held in Washington, DC, Monday, July 7, and Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
LHS graduate heading to West Point
Jadon was a 2014 Honor Graduate from Lowndes High, graduating as #15 of 663 in his class. He was in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program and completed eight AP courses.
VSU Partners with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce to Offer Internship Opportunities
As college graduates begin to enter the workforce, many companies are observing that today’s entry-level employees lack necessary workforce skills, including effective communication, critical thinking, creativity, and ability to collaborate or work as a team.
GMC student attends Honor Council Summit
Georgia Military College is a public-independent college “whose mission and purpose is to produce educated citizens by providing junior college students with a liberal arts based two-year associate degree through a curriculum . . .which is conducive to the holistic development of the intellect and character of its students” (GMC Student Handbook 3).
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