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State-sponsored clubhouse opens in Dawson County

One of three state-sponsored clubhouses in Georgia has officially opened its doors to Dawson County students.

November 06, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Local students get new learning tool

Third grade students at every elementary school in Dawson County received a visit Oct. 24 from a local educational advocacy group.

October 30, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Club awards fifth-grader

Rotary Club of Dawson County's October Student of the Month is Brock Bearden, a fifth-grader at Black's Mill Elementary School.

October 30, 2013 | | Education

Teacher ‘flips’ class

One Dawson County teacher is flipping math class on top of itself.

October 30, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

School sales tax funding exceeds projections

Dawson County's 1-cent sales tax for education is running $1 million over projections and about 18 months ahead of schedule, officials report.

October 23, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Week encourages drug-free students

More than 1,500 schools across Georgia are setting aside time this week to celebrate drug-free students.

October 23, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Armstrong announces bid for school board

Dawson County resident Karen Armstrong has announced her candidacy for the 2014 Board of Education.

October 23, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Education concerns topic of discussion

Parents, educators and school administrators from across northern Georgia voiced concerns ranging from the balance of funding to the controversial common core curriculum during an educational summit in Dahlonega last week.

October 16, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education

Earning high marks

The Dawson County Board of Education recognized the teachers of the year at the district's seven schools, as well as the system's top teacher, during a ceremony Monday night.

October 16, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Pumpkins encourage competition

For the second year, Robinson Elementary's entryway is full of pumpkins.

October 16, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Head Start reopens

The Ninth District Head Start program was open Tuesday, thanks to private funding.

Staff and parents were notified Monday that the preschool program was reopening, said Kay Laws, Head Start director for Ninth District Opportunity.

October 09, 2013 | By Carly Sharec DCN regional staff | Education

Riverview Elementary gives Dimes for Downs

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and to celebrate, Riverview Elementary is giving dimes away.

October 09, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Summit discusses educational issues

A legislative summit next week will give the community an opportunity to discuss educational issues facing the state.

October 02, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education

Library plans night of fun

The Dawson County public library is offering the community a night of fun, frights and festivities as it begins a new event.

September 25, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

Family night a success at Riverview Elementary

Riverview Elementary held its first family event on Sept. 5.

September 18, 2013 | By David Renner | Education

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Children learn flamenco dancing

Carmen Dauset Moreno, also known as the Spanish dancer Carmencita, originally from Spain, is known for making flamenco dancing popular in the U.S.

July 23, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education

Learning center gains accreditation

Students interested in taking religious education classes have a way to learn and gain graduation credit at the same time.

July 23, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Changing work force

Growing up, Tesela Dutton wanted her first car to be a truck and her first job to be in a garage.

July 16, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education

Lanier Tech wins at national competition

A team of students from a local college has ranked nationally in a skill completion.

July 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Education

Library offers tech savvy tips for all ages

Getting a tablet or any other technology device can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating if it is not known how to use. However, the Dawson County Library is there to help.

July 09, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education

School board, Lanier Tech renew agreement

In a continued effort to give Dawson County students the best education possible, the board of education has renewed its contract with a local college.

July 09, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Board of education talks about millage

With the budget for the next fiscal year set, the Dawson County Board of Education has set its sights on the school system's millage rate.

July 02, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Local club to host technology day

With school out for the summer, one local hang-out for kids is keeping Dawson County's students engaged in learning.

July 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Education

Officers train to protect schools

During the summer months, there are not students roaming the halls of area schools, but come August, when class is back in session, officers charged with securing their safety plan to be ready in the event of a dangerous situation.

July 02, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education

Edible food science program at the library

The Dawson County Library was flooded with kids looking for food, fun and learning last week during the Edible Science display.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Blood drive in memory of late teacher, historian

Dawson County residents will have a chance to honor a late teacher and historian with the gift of life.

June 25, 2014 | David Renner | Education

Local doctor rides for reading

After jumping in a cold lake in February for three years in a row, Brian Burke has decided to find a warmer way to raise money for literacy.

June 25, 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 | Education

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

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

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