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Georgia’s Virtual Charter, Connections Academy, welcomes “mid-year” switching if your child needs a new school right NOW

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal So, the holiday break is upon you and there is no avoiding one reality: Your child is miserable in their school. This might not be what you wanted to concentrate on during the winter break, but it’s not uncommon.

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DARTON PROFESSOR WINS TEACHING AWARD

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY – Dr. Sarah Kuck, assistant professor of Political Science at Darton State College, has been recognized for her teaching excellence by the Georgia Political Science Association (GPSA).  Dr. Kuck was recently announced as a recipient of the GPSA Emerging Leader in Teaching Award.

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Bully-A-Day: December 17

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet The Albany Journal has decided to make a public stand against bullying following experiences our staff has had, coupled with what has happened to Dustin Hammonds.  As such, we put out a call for stories of bullying.  Today’s story takes us out of Southwest Georgia, and into Hot Springs Elementary School in North Carolina.  [...]

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Bully-A-Day: December 16

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Bullying is a far more prevalent problem than many people in Southwest Georgia are aware.  Following the tragedy involving Dustin Hammonds, many parents are reaching out, sharing the stories of their own encounters with bullying.  The Journal has asked to run these stories, in hopes of running a bully story per day, and we [...]

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400 graduate from GSW, Watts says “Find your life’s work”

By   /  December 14, 2013  /  Education, Uncategorized  /   Comments

GSW President Kendall Blanchard hands a diploma to Jennifer Starvetsky of Warner Robins, Ga., who graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in biology.

Tweet 400 graduate from GSW, Watts says “Find your life’s work” AMERICUS (Dec. 14, 2013)—As it does this time each year, excitement filled the air today in Convocation Hall of the GSW Student Success Center for Fall 2013 Commencement. Rob Watts, interim president of Georgia Perimeter College, was the keynote speaker as 405 students from [...]

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ASU to Welcome New Educators into Teaching Field

By   /  December 14, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet by Pearlie M. Bowser Future educators at Albany State University are preparing for the crucial transition from college to the classroom and they will not do it alone. A group of ASU students with career aspirations in education were officially inducted into the teaching profession Friday, Dec. 13 at the Educator Preparation Program’s annual [...]

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Gates Millennial Scholars Make ASU First Choice

By   /  December 13, 2013  /  Education, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet by Pearlie M. Bowser For more than a decade, the Bill Gates Millennial Scholars program (GMS) has helped to fund the college dreams of over 16,000 students from throughout the country. Among the scholarship recipients are two Albany State University students. Ocquianna Suggs is a freshman from Atlanta majoring in forensic science. Graduating senior [...]

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DARTON STATE COLLEGE CONGRATULATES GRADUATES AT FALL COMMENCEMENT

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet ALBANY- Congratulations to the Darton State College graduates who received degrees and certificates at the fall commencement ceremony held Tuesday, December 10, at the Cavalier Arena. A total of 607 students from summer and fall semester were eligible to march in the fall commencement ceremony. Graduates are listed below by county. Appling Richard Riddle [...]

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Rob Watts to keynote GSW Commencement Dec. 14

By   /  December 10, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet AMERICUS (Dec. 10, 2013) —Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its Fall 2013 Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in Convocation Hall of the GSW Student Success Center. Rob Watts, interim president of Georgia Perimeter College, will be the commencement speaker. With 405 students expected to graduate, ample space for guests [...]

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Emergency College Loan Fund Announcement Scheduled for Dougherty County School Board Meeting

By   /  December 7, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

From left: Willie Beatrice Brown-Dukes and Rep. Winfred Dukes.

Tweet by Pearlie M. Bowser Dougherty County high school students who are in a pinch to make ends meet in college are getting a financial boost. State Rep. Winfred Dukes, his mother Willie Beatrice Brown-Dukes, and Albany State University Vice President for Institutional Advancement Clifford Porter Jr., will announce a new emergency loan fund at [...]

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