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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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Pumpkins encourage competition

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

October 16, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | 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 drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Family night a success at Riverview Elementary

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

September 18, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Local campus sets record

Lanier Technical College graduated 1,212 students from its programs in 2012.

September 11, 2013 | By Carly Sharec DCN regional staff | Education


High school debt paid off

After 16 years, Dawson County High School is now the property of the Dawson County Board of Education.

September 11, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


JROTC course opens

Dawson County High School is now home to a competition-level training course for its JROTC cadets.

September 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Local teen provides comfort to troops

Many high school students spend their summer relaxing or visiting with friends. But one Dawson County teen gave his summer up to provide comfort for those far from home.

September 04, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Newly formed fishing club getting bites

While only in its first year of activity, the Dawson County High School fishing club is already making waves.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Secretary wins award

As part of a 14-year tradition, Dawson County educators have recognized one of their own for excellence in special education.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


First lady visits

Riverview Elementary preschoolers and kindergarteners were treated to a special reading session March 7 courtesy of Georgia's first lady.

March 12, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


High school to get greenhouse complex

Funding for long-sought new greenhouse complex at Dawson County High School has been approved.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School budget on mend

For the first time in more than five years, the Dawson County Board of Education foresees no impending budget cuts.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students speak on healthy living

Black's Mill Elementary is continuing its dedication to prepare students for higher learning.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Superintendent search reaches next level

The Dawson County Board of Education has taken the next step in finding a replacement for retiring Superintendent Keith Porter.

March 05, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Board announces school makeup days

With ice and snow hitting Dawson County during January and February, students and teachers missed almost two weeks of school.

"As you know, this winter has been especially harsh, which has resulted in nine days of absences due to the inclement weather...," said Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter in a letter addressed to parents dated Feb. 21. "The difficult situation with missed days is made worse due to the fact that we started the year two days short of a full student calendar due to budget."

February 26, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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