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Mashburn to lead new elementary school

The Dawson County Board of Education voted Feb. 8 to approve its principal at Riverview Elementary School, which is slated to open in fall 2010. Superintendent Keith Porter recommended Julia Mashburn for the spot, which the school board approved in a unanimous vote. Mashburn is currently principal at Black's Mill Elementary School. The board also approved Porter's recommendation of Cindy Kinney to be the new principal at Black's Mill. Kinney is currently vice principal at the school.

Funding for Riverview Elementary school came from the county's last 1-cent educational sales tax. Dollars were earmarked for "acquiring ...

February 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Grant to aid young drivers

Dawson County's Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter received a $2,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently to enhance its programs.

February 10, 2010 | | Education


DCHS principal resigns

Dawson County High School's principal has resigned.

February 10, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Moye to leave Lanier Tech for job in Macon

Lanier Tech President Mike Moye will leave his post of eight years this month to become president of Central Georgia Technical College in Macon.

February 04, 2010 | | Education


Helping Haiti

In the wake of disaster in Haiti, a universal spirit of charity is surging.

February 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Locals learn about poverty

Dawson County residents wanted to see how some families live.

February 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Word wiz wins bee

The best young spellers in town gathered last week for the school-wide bee, an hour-long alphabetical battle.

February 03, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Program celebrates 14th year of service

In 2009 the senate of the United States signed a resolution designating January as National Mentoring Month.

January 27, 2010 | | Education


Teacher pay could be based on performance

Gov. Sonny Perdue is looking to change the way teachers get paid in Georgia, basing salaries on performance instead of tenure and advanced degrees.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


‘Best of a bad situation’

Some students in Bill Wood's GED preparation course come from the school of hard knocks.

January 27, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Schools face more furloughs

Education cuts announced last week by Gov. Sonny Perdue mean Dawson County school employees will have three furlough days for the second half of the academic year.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Board inks emergency Red Cross shelter deal

The Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 at the Jan. 11 meeting to sign a contract with the American Red Cross for use of school facilities in case disaster strikes.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


2 schools honored by state

It was no surprise to Riverview Middle School's principal that his students placed high in a statewide program that recognizes achievement.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Slaton, Wade named as 2010 BOE officers

The Dawson County Board of Education voted 4-0 on Jan. 11 to make Roger Slaton 2010 chairman.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Ethics panel looks at school official

The state government agency that certifies educational personnel is investigating the conduct of Dawson County High School's principal.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Literacy group spreads words

Dawson county students were paid a visit by a local literacy group last week.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

A pumpkin patch has sprouted in the lobby of Riverview Elementary School.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Chorus teacher hits the high notes

Students with musical interests at the high school will most likely be familiar with the school's director of choral arts.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


‘Backpack Buddies’ provides snacks for kids

A new collaboration is gearing up to make sure local children are not going hungry when they leave school and are home on the weekends.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


School board seeks community input

The Dawson County Board of Education is seeking comments from residents to help develop a new plan for students.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Middle school media specialist named tops

Dawson County Middle School's Media Specialist Kim Dutton is in the school's library and media center each day to help students reach their goals.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | Education


System honors award winners

Two Dawson County High School students were recognized during the last board of education meeting.

September 17, 2014 | David Renner | Education


System awarded

The Dawson County school system was honored by the state Monday night for its financial reporting.

September 10, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Robinson educator named tops

Robinson Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Bessiere has been named teacher of the year for the downtown school.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Dawson County prepares for Milestones testing

The State of Georgia is getting ready to roll out a new set of tests for students in order to comply with the Common Core State Standards system.

September 03, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Greenhouses open

After nearly two decades of work and the efforts of three teachers, Dawson County High School has a new greenhouse facility.

August 20, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School system adopts new policies

The Dawson County Board of Education voted unanimously during its Monday night meeting to approve changes to the way the school system handles two long-standing operations.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Back to school

With budgets set, teachers hired and summer building projects nearing an end, schools across Dawson County eagerly opened their doors to students.

August 13, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Organizations aim to ease burden

With school starting Thursday, parents, teachers, faculty and students are getting ready for a new school year. Forms are filled out and paperwork submitted, though not all of them concern enrollment.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


School starts on Thursday

Dawson County school system teachers and administrators were in full preparation mode for starting classes this week.

August 06, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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