Category Archives: Education

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ decision to allow Georgia to take part in ‘creative, new ways’ to access student performance could have big impact on Floyd, Polk, Calhoun and Trion schools.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ decision to allow Georgia to take part in ‘creative, new ways’ to access student performance could have big impact on Floyd, Polk, Calhoun and Trion schools.

  A decision by the U.S. Department of Education to allow Georgia and North Carolina to “to assess student achievement in new, creative ways” will have a major impact on Floyd County Schools as well as students in Polk County, Trion City and Calhoun city schools. According to a media release, “The Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority … Read more

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Rome Schools: ‘Rollin’ with RCS 2020′ targets Jan. 7 startup for student bus operations; some drivers hired; more sought; incentives on the table. Plus: School registration schedule.

Rome Schools: ‘Rollin’ with RCS 2020′ targets Jan. 7 startup for student bus operations; some drivers hired; more sought; incentives on the table. Plus: School registration schedule.

From a media release: The Rome City Schools Board of Education met for a special meeting on Monday to discuss personnel items and information regarding the new transportation program that will begin Jan. 7. The “Rollin’ with RCS 2020” plan already is underway, said Superintendent Lou Byars as he offered the board some of the specific… Read more

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Education: Life Church of Rome hosting community back-to-school prayer event on July 26. Rundown of when students return to class.

Education: Life Church of Rome hosting community back-to-school prayer event on July 26. Rundown of when students return to class.

Many local students will be heading back to school in just a matter of weeks. As teachers, parents and students prepare for the upcoming school year, Life Church of Rome wants to offer the community an opportunity to cover everything in prayer. A community-wide prayer event is scheduled for Friday, July 26 at Life Church… Read more

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Education: Tri for the Kids raises $18,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia. Floyd Medical teen volunteers earn scholarships. North Georgia EMC awards scholarships to two Armuchee High grads, another from Gordon Central. Shaw helping associates’ students.

Education: Tri for the Kids raises $18,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia. Floyd Medical teen volunteers earn scholarships. North Georgia EMC awards scholarships to two Armuchee High grads, another from Gordon Central. Shaw helping associates’ students.

  Tri for the Kids raises $18,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia. Beth Smith, representative of R.A.C.E. Rome, along with several Tri for the Kids triathletes, recently presented J.R. Davis, executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia, a check for $18,000 from the proceeds of the 11th annual… Read more

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Updates: Three Unity Christian School students among those chosen for High School Leadership Rome this year. Earlier: 15 Floyd County students selected.

Updates: Three Unity Christian School students among those chosen for High School Leadership Rome this year. Earlier: 15 Floyd County students selected.

The following students from Unity Christian School have been selected for the upcoming High School Leadership Rome offered by the Rome Floyd Chamber: Jake Burkhalter Tiffany Creel Mary Holly Post 15 Floyd County students to participate in High School Leadership Rome XXXII: The high school sequence is an eight-month leadership training program organized by the Rome… Read more

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Catching up with Dr. J. Tygar Evans: The principal who helped Rome High earn national recognition once again leads a high school, this time in Tuscaloosa.

Catching up with Dr. J. Tygar Evans: The principal who helped Rome High earn national recognition once again leads a high school, this time in Tuscaloosa.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net After leading Rome High School to be recognized as one of the “Best High Schools in Nation” by U.S. News and World Report, Dr. J. Tygar Evans retired from Rome City Schools in 2015. With 30 years in education, he soon moved to Alabama and decided he wasn’t quite ready to step away… Read more

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Newsmakers: Crossing guard ‘Miss Emma,’ at 94, has been keeping kids safe for more than 20 years.

Newsmakers: Crossing guard ‘Miss Emma,’ at 94, has been keeping kids safe for more than 20 years.

  From a media release:  You may have noticed a woman in a bright orange vest helping children cross Shorter Avenue for the past 21 school years. Emma Brown is always there and has been serving the Elm Street community as a crossing guard faithfully. Patrolling the busy roadway in the mornings, she helps students who… Read more

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Education: More gold for Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s SkillsUSA team.

Education: More gold for Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s SkillsUSA team.

Media release: The Georgia Northwestern Technical College SkillsUSA team has yet another title to add to its collection. A quartet of gold medals now hang around the necks of GNTC TeamWorks squad members Ryan Banks (Whitfield County), Jesse Flanagan (Polk County), Gabriel Lopez (Bartow County), and Joel Paez (Whitfield County). They are the winners of… Read more

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Armuchee High students and staff come together to transform school with positive, inspirational messages. Project to continue into upcoming school year.

Armuchee High students and staff come together to transform school with positive, inspirational messages. Project to continue into upcoming school year.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net As students return to Armuchee High School in August, they will have some new wall inspiration thanks to a duo of creative sophomores and supportive staff members. Students Makayla Downs and Emma Harrell were given the green light this week from Principal John Rhodarmer to transform three bathrooms with positive, inspirational messages.… Read more

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Buzz: New student registration for Floyd Schools begins July 9. Rome-Floyd Development Authority calls meeting Tuesday. GNTC students place at national SkillsUSA competition.

Buzz: New student registration for Floyd Schools begins July 9. Rome-Floyd Development Authority calls meeting Tuesday. GNTC students place at national SkillsUSA competition.

New student registration for the 2019–2020 school year will be held at the Floyd County Schools (FCS) Central Office, located at 600 Riverside Parkway, NE, Rome, GA. These new registration dates are for students new to the school system or students who have moved to a new attendance area within the system. Students advancing to… Read more

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Education: Darlington senior in D.C. for conference on ‘how rapidly the journalism world is changing and for the better.’ Rome City Schools’ instructional specialists on the move.

Education: Darlington senior in D.C. for conference on ‘how rapidly the journalism world is changing and for the better.’ Rome City Schools’ instructional specialists on the move.

  Rising Darlington senior Alexander Greene recently represented the state of Georgia at the 2019 Al Neuharth Free Spirit & Journalism Conference. He blogged about the experience at the Freedom Forum Institute and the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Some excerpts appear below; you can read his article by clicking Journalism. “… We had a wide variety of platforms used… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia Council on Substance Abuse honors Dempsey, Living Proof Recovery founder Claudia Hamilton. GNTC Foundation awards scholarships. Floyd Board of Education sets called meetings on millage rates.

Buzz: Georgia Council on Substance Abuse honors Dempsey, Living Proof Recovery founder Claudia Hamilton. GNTC Foundation awards scholarships. Floyd Board of Education sets called meetings on millage rates.

  State Rep. Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) recently named a 2019 Champion of Recovery and friend of the Georgia Recovery Community by the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse. Dempsey received this award at an event to launch The Georgia Recovers Project, where she also served as a speaker for the event. Said Dempsey: “As Chairman of… Read more

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Buzz: Bob Berry named to board of directors of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Hood completing his term on Airport Commission; chairs today’s meeting and serves until June 30.

Buzz: Bob Berry named to board of directors of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Hood completing his term on Airport Commission; chairs today’s meeting and serves until June 30.

  Media release: Attorney Robert L. (Bob) Berry, a senior partner of Brinson Askew Berry, was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s  newest Board of Directors member by Stuart Phillips, interim president of GNTC, at the June meeting held on the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton. Berry has served as a partner for… Read more

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Education: Shorter ‘on warning’ from accreditation agency because of ongoing financial woes; university outlines steps to reduce those concerns. Also: Notes from annual audit showing enrollment plunge, budget cuts.

Education: Shorter ‘on warning’ from accreditation agency because of ongoing financial woes; university outlines steps to reduce those concerns. Also: Notes from annual audit showing enrollment plunge, budget cuts.

    In context: Shorter University has announced it is “on warning” from its accreditation team because of its financial situation — something it had anticipated because of ongoing financial concerns. The warning has no impact on the academic standing. Below please see a Shorter media release detailing some of the conclusions and mapping the… Read more

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Education: Berry selected for  Humanities Research for the Public Good initiative; focus will be Civil Rights Movement in Rome using collections in the college archives.

Education: Berry selected for Humanities Research for the Public Good initiative; focus will be Civil Rights Movement in Rome using collections in the college archives.

Media release: Berry College is one of 25 colleges nationwide selected to participate in the Humanities Research for the Public Good initiative. The Council of Independent Colleges’ initiative is an effort to promote student research at private colleges and universities, address issues of public significance, and showcase the rich archival, library and museum collections held by… Read more

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