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Fire academy aims to teach

Students on summer vacation enjoyed a soot-covered and wet time during the recent junior fire academy.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Lanier Technical College graduates 1,100 students

In an emotionally uplifting commencement ceremony at Free Chapel, 1,111 students graduated from Lanier Technical College on June 13.

June 18, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


New test promotes problem solving

The Georgia Department of Education is rolling out a new set of tests to replace the old methods of assessing students.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Teachers of the Year named

The Dawson County Board of Education has announced its list of Teachers of the Year for 2015.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Budget set for schools

The Dawson County Board of Education set the budget for the upcoming fiscal year at $33.9 million during a meeting Monday night.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Riverview breaks ground on structure

Since its opening in 2010, students at Riverview Elementary have noticed one particular problem with their otherwise great school. Shade.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Library offers summer full of fun

The Dawson County Library is gearing up for a summer full of shows for all ages.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Superintendent settling in

Dawson County's new school superintendent is ready to pick up where his predecessor left off.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Porter named interim school chief for Forsyth

The Forsyth County Board of Education announced Monday afternoon that Keith Porter will serve as interim superintendent of the school system until the position is filled in the fall.

June 04, 2014 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | Education


DCHS principal finalist announced

The Dawson County Board of Education has announced the sole finalist to become the next principal of Dawson County High School is a veteran educator from neighboring Hall County.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Future looks bright

Students who had eagerly awaited this moment for 13 years gathered at Tigers Stadium on Saturday morning to begin their future.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Event raises money for Kilough campus

Kilough Elementary had its students running laps half the day May 9.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Schools offer summer lunches

Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors once again to help feed the hungry over the summer.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Student excels in reading program

Erin Osborne has accomplished something that, according to Riverview Elementary officials, no other student from Dawson County has.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Community honors retiring school leader

It was a veritable who's who of school superintendents and system employees, both past and present and from surrounding counties, at the Dawson County Board of Education on Sunday.

May 21, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Kindergarten registration April 17

The Dawson County School System is already looking ahead to its newest generation of students.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Musician and storyteller to perform at library

The Dawson County Public Library will soon play host to a nationally known singer and storyteller.

March 25, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Week highlights children of all abilities

Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students."

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Program helps Dawson County students achieve

Dawson County students who otherwise may not have been able to afford college are getting another shot at higher education.

March 18, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Voters approve education tax extension

Dawson County voters have decided to extend the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for a fifth time.

The tax received 398 votes (83.44 percent) in favor to 79 votes (16.56 percent) against it.

March 17, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Schools plan make-up days

Students returned to school last week following a period of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Sales tax referendum set for next week

Dawson County voters will get a say this and next week over whether or not they want a 1-cent educational sales tax to continue.

March 11, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County student and teacher reaching for the STARs

Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.

March 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


Dawson crowns best school speller

With words like "spaceship" flying out of the caller's mouth, the Dawson County System-wide Spelling Bee was sure to make its winner "famous," which, coincidentally, was another of the words that the county's best spellers had to figure out to move on.

February 04, 2015 | David Renner | Education


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