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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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DCHS principal finalist announced

The Dawson County Board of Education has announced the sole finalist to become the next principal of Dawson County High School is a veteran educator from neighboring Hall County.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Porter named interim school chief for Forsyth

The Forsyth County Board of Education announced Monday afternoon that Keith Porter will serve as interim superintendent of the school system until the position is filled in the fall.

June 04, 2014 | By Jennifer Sami DCN regional staff | Education


Superintendent settling in

Dawson County's new school superintendent is ready to pick up where his predecessor left off.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Library offers summer full of fun

The Dawson County Library is gearing up for a summer full of shows for all ages.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Riverview breaks ground on structure

Since its opening in 2010, students at Riverview Elementary have noticed one particular problem with their otherwise great school. Shade.

June 04, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Student excels in reading program

Erin Osborne has accomplished something that, according to Riverview Elementary officials, no other student from Dawson County has.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Schools offer summer lunches

Dawson County schools and parks will be opening their doors once again to help feed the hungry over the summer.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Event raises money for Kilough campus

Kilough Elementary had its students running laps half the day May 9.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Future looks bright

Students who had eagerly awaited this moment for 13 years gathered at Tigers Stadium on Saturday morning to begin their future.

May 28, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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