Saturday, June 26
Blueprint: Early reading program works, review finds
An independent evaluation of the Clarke County School District's Early Reading First program shows that it's preparing preschool students to move on to kindergarten.
Thursday, June 24
Bread for Life helps those in knead
About five sets of hands worked a wheat dough into golf ball-sized plops Monday, cutting and rolling and molding them until they were all uniform.
Friday, May 21
Blueprint: Young pirates on the hunt for literary treasure this summer
WATKINSVILLE - Swashbuckling kids celebrated the start of summer reading Thursday by painting cardboard pirate ships and launching into a water balloon battle on the lawn of the Oconee County Library.
Monday, May 17
Friday, May 14
Blueprint: Small-scale project builds interest in history
For as long as Jeremiah Whitaker can remember, he's dreamed of flying.
Tuesday, April 20
Monday, April 19
Schools favoring charters
Two Northeast Georgia school districts are taking steps to gain more spending flexibility and freedom from rigid state regulations under laws that give schools the option of setting up self-governing systems.
Monday, April 05
High school students persuade Commerce officials to clean up city reservoir
COMMERCE - When they saw that town leaders were overlooking obvious problems at the city reservoir, one group of Commerce High School students stepped up to protect the lake from the litterbugs, partiers and mud-boggers who were putting the public water supply at risk.
Friday, April 02
Fair amount of science displays
Several students clustered around Elliott Chung and his small, black, wheeled robot Thursday to watch a video of the robot moving on command.
Wednesday, March 10
Barrow County schools aims to prove there's an art to learning
In some Auburn Elementary School classrooms, students aren’t just learning how to read words — they’re pulling them apart and turning them into music.
Sunday, December 06
Lanoue convinces dropouts to return
Almost a dozen dropouts accepted Philip Lanoue's challenge to come back to school after the Clarke County School District's new superintendent sent out personalized letters urging them not to give up on their education.
Sunday, November 22
Oglethorpe band holds fundraiser for booster
Donna Magnus is one of the Oglethorpe County High School's biggest band supporters.
Wednesday, October 21
Fowler Drive science teacher wins prestigious award
Every week, Fowler Drive Elementary students peer through microscopes to look at cells or don protective goggles to study chemical reactions.
Wednesday, October 07
Governor rewards Oglethorpe for boosting SAT scores
LEXINGTON - Oglethorpe County High School achieved a feat few schools have accomplished and received accolades from two of the state's top executives Tuesday.
Sunday, October 04
Blueprint: Successful schools make it a family affair
School administrators could spend thousands of dollars each year on teachers and programs, but none of it will help students do better unless parents are involved, according to a leading expert on families and schools from the Annenberg Institute for School reform.
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Athens-Clarke police Chief Joseph Lumpkin and Ed Benson of the Rotary Club recently delivered copies of “A Student’s Dictionary” to pupils at J.J. Harris Elementary School. Chief Lumpkin also spoke with students about the “Hands Are Not for Hitting” program. A Student’s Dictionary program provides a book to every third-grader in the Clarke County School District. Each student is expected to write their name in their books as well as their expected graduation year to reinforce the importance of getting a high school diploma. Hands Are Not for Hitting is a program designed to allow for family discussions to emphasize that it is not acceptable to act violently.
When Mary Shavonne (Shae) Wilson-Gregg started working at the Athens YMCA as a teen, she didn’t know she was embarking on what would become a life-long career.
The Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute (GTIPI) at the University of Georgia will bring P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error) to the Athens area on Thursday at the Athens Career Academy to help Clarke County parents prepare their 14-, 15- and 16-year-olds to drive.
16th Annual Christmas in Comer Reindeer RunWalk
December 5, 2009 • More Photos
Athens Sculpture Festival Preview Party
June 23, 2010 • More Photos