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Graduation rates increasing

Dawson County High School is seeing an increase in graduation rates from last year.

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


Ornaments benefit charity

Robinson Elementary continues its ornament sale trend for a second year in a row.

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


Christmas for Critters back for second year

Last year, Riverview Middle School student Shannon Porter started a charity to help the Dawson County Humane Society provide for animals during the holiday season.

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


School chief to retire

Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter's announcement that he would retire at the end of the school year left friends and colleagues praising his service and dedication.

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


Riverview plans changes

In the center of Riverview Elementary School stands an intersection where the entrance meets the media center and splits into two wings for classrooms.

November 27, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Student shows leadership

Sarah Tinsley was announced as the 2014 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership award winner during the Dawson County Board of Education meeting Nov. 11.

November 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Students encouraged to continue education

Last week, Dawson County High School officials encouraged seniors to take the next step to higher education.

November 13, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Mothers and sons gather for block party at Kilough

Students at Kilough Elementary got a chance last week to spend time with their mothers at school.

November 13, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


College debuts spa on campus

In its ongoing commitment to prepare students for careers, Lanier Technical College has opened a spa in Dawsonville.

November 13, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Maker Day is Saturday

Maker Day is coming back to the Dawson County Library.

November 06, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


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


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Articles by Section - Education


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


Funding presents options

Dawson County teachers may be spending more days in class next school year.

February 19, 2014 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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