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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


Students compete in bee

Black's Mill Elementary School held its spelling bee Jan. 15 in the media center, where fourth and fifth grade students competed for the title of spelling champ.

January 20, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Award recipient thanks Rotarians for education

Local rotarians welcomed an 18-year-old native of Scotland last week during the organization's regular breakfast meeting.

January 13, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Too cool for school

Frigid winter weather continued to make its presence felt early this week, disrupting school and travel in parts of Dawson County.

January 13, 2010 | Frank Reddy | Education


Schools to close early Thursday

Dawson County Schools will be dismissed early Thursday as the result of a wintry weather forecast.

January 06, 2010 | | Education


National bulletin touts DCHS

A career and technical program at Dawson County High School recently received national attention in an education newsletter that promotes academic performance.

December 30, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Local man selected for NASA teaching project

A lifelong fascination with space travel and astronomy paid off for a Dawson County man when he was accepted last week to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate Project.

December 30, 2009 | Michele Hester | Education


Outdoor opportunity

Clad in camouflage and heavy coats, junior marksmen and women set out earlier this month for Dawson Forest.

December 30, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


Special education honored

The district's special education program made the honor roll at an annual conference that recognizes the merits of schools statewide.

December 23, 2009 | Frank Reddy | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Local school system speaks out on transgender bathroom order

The ripple effects of President Barack Obama's administration's directive regarding the treatment of transgender students and their access to both restrooms and locker ...

May 25, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County High Class of 2016 graduates

After four years of hard work, practice and preparation, the graduating class at Dawson County High School had to wait a little longer to commence ...

May 25, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County High School Valedictorian Sarah Tinsley's commencement speech

Good morning! Thank you all very much for celebrating with us this great milestone in

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Dawson County Salutatorian Dana Little's commencement speech

I don't know. There, Dana, you owe me five bucks.

May 25, 2016 | | Education


Black’s Mill students develop successful portfolios

The Georgia Council for Economic Education (GCEE) recognized fourth and fifth grade students from Black's Mill Elementary for their successful ventures in the Stock ...

May 19, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Dawson County High School graduation set for Saturday

The Dawson County High School Class of 2016 will bid a fond farewell to friends and teachers on Saturday when they walk across the stage ...

May 17, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Tinsley and Little named top of class

Sarah Tinsley achieved another goal.

May 10, 2016 | Amy French | Education


DCHS drama department honored at Shulers

Dawson County High School's drama department received multiple honorable mentions at this year's Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards (Shuler Awards) as well ...

May 08, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Fifth graders learn connection between academics, career

Robinson Elementary fifth grade students Ian Costley and Brianna Savage had to be reassured they weren't really married.

May 05, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Teachers honored at luncheon

During the monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon April 14, Dawson County teachers of the year were honored by local business and political leaders.

April 27, 2016 | Amy French | Education


‘Olympians’ compete in special games

Student Olympians from across Dawson County were going for gold last week as they sprinted, tossed and bowled in some very special games held at ...

April 20, 2016 | Michele Hester | Education


Teachers honored at luncheon

During last week's monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Dawson County teachers of the year were honored by local business and political leaders.

April 20, 2016 | Amy French | Education


Career day gives 7th graders glimpse at real ife

"How do you drill a bone?"

April 06, 2016 | Amy French | Education


EAGLE winner Desmond Vaird earns GED, overcomes addiction to continue education and 'give back' as t

Desmond Vaird says he is on cloud nine after being selected as the Technical College System of Georgia's 2016 Adult Education Student of the ...

April 06, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin DCN regional staff, editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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