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ASU announces first endowed chair

By   /  September 6, 2011  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Special to The Journal   Albany State University officials announced today ASU’s first endowed chair. The Fuller E. Callaway Endowed Chair of Nursing is funded by the Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chairs Trust through Bank of America. The trust provides a 50 percent supplement to the Callaway Endowed Chair’s salary. “Being selected for the [...]

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WHATLEY: CHEATING HAPPENED

By   /  August 10, 2011  /  Education, News, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Former Dougherty Schools Superintendent Sally Whatley said Tuesday that system officials investigated a Criterion-Referenced Competency Test cheating complaint during 2008 and that it was dealt with appropriately. An anonymous tipster prompted the investigation, Whatley confirmed, responding to an Albany Journal inquiry after the tipster’s complaint to Whatley was posted Tuesday on [...]

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Dr. Murfee discusses back-to-school issues

By   /  July 20, 2011  /  Community, Education, Government, Lifestyle and Entertainment, News, Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet SUPERINTENDENT’S PRESS STATEMENT July 20, 2011 THE DOUGHERTY COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL These are exciting times in the Dougherty County School System. Veteran teachers are preparing their minds and hearts to return to class and new teachers are being indoctrinated into school and classroom instructional management. In short, we are looking [...]

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Dougherty County Schools Superintendent Joshua Murfree’s Statement on the CRCT Cheating Investigation

By   /  July 19, 2011  /  Crime, Education, Government, News  /   Comments

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Tweet This morning, Superintendent of Schools Joshua Murfree issued the following statement on the governor’s CRCT cheating investigation: I have asked you here today to make sure our community knows that, as superintendent of schools, cheating is something that will not be tolerated in our school system. Although I came to this office after the [...]

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Phoebe Worth Medical Center To Host ‘Scenes of Worth’

By   /  July 18, 2011  /  Business, Education, Lifestyle and Entertainment, Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Phoebe Worth Medical Center and the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce are inviting media and the public to join them for a premier viewing and dedication on Monday, July 18. “Scenes of Worth,” a pictorial view of Worth County as seen through the lens of Doug Wolfe, is part of Phoebe’s Centennial Celebration recognizing [...]

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School is out for summer!

By   /  July 13, 2011  /  Outlook  /   Comments

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Tweet While this may be true for students and teachers, it does not mean that education is not on the mind of Georgia’s state legislature. From charter schools to QBE funding to the Atlanta school system cheating scandal, education in our state has remained a hot topic during the summer.

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Help a Child in Your Life Prepare for a Successful Future

By   /  June 24, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet By: First Lady Sandra Deal Family is such an important part of my life. As a mother of four and a grandmother of six, much of my life’s focus has been spent working to create a bright future for them. As a teacher, my goal expanded to help many other children. I wanted to [...]

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ASU students no longer required to take Regents’ Test

By   /  June 23, 2011  /  Education, News  /   Comments

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Tweet Albany State University officials learned today that the Regents’ Test will no longer be a requirement for ASU students. Virginia Michelich, associate vice chancellor for student achievement with the University System of Georgia, wrote to ASU President Everette J. Freeman that ASU’s application for exemption from the Regents’ Test is approved. The exemption is [...]

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Keep racial politics away from education

By   /  June 21, 2011  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet There have been a series of decisions made lately really have me scratching my head. For example, the Dougherty County School Board voting to fire folks when there’s a white majority, and then when there’s a black majority they reverse the decision. Far too many votes are coming down along racial lines, and that [...]

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ASU’S FREEMAN UNDER FIRE OVER DNA EXPERIMENT

By   /  June 15, 2011  /  Education, Government, News  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp   (UPDATED 7 P.M. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15. Please check back for additional updates)   Albany State University is accused of botching a federally funded 2010 DNA study involving 21 undergraduate students by failing to obtain approval for the project beforehand and by not following privacy regulations, training requirements and other protocol, [...]

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