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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


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


Maker Day is Saturday

Maker Day is coming back to the Dawson County Library.

November 06, 2013 | From staff reports editor@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


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


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Articles by Section - 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


Families gear up for back to school

Children are ready to see their friends again while parents gear them up for school, which starts back next week.

July 30, 2014 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


School revises weapon policies

The Dawson County Board of Education is reviewing new policies that will allow employees to evaluate possession of what was once classified as "weapons" on a case-by-case basis.

July 30, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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