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More than 800 GED students graduated from Lanier Technical College's Adult Education Program on Friday night, the school's largest number yet.
Results from summer retest scores at the high school have confirmed that the Dawson County School System did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress.
Robinson Elementary School teacher Cathy Carlisle said the beginning of a new school year can stir a spectrum of emotion in children and parents.
Angela Cooper and her children walked the halls of Riverview Elementary School on Sunday afternoon.
Officials with a college prep school for athletes have signed a one-year lease to use the campus of a local catholic college, which closed its doors in April.
Until Monday, the closest Quinton Lyons had been to a fire was camping.
Dawson County school officials are holding a special dedication ceremony Aug. 1 for the district's newest school, located on Dawson Forest Road West.
Lanier Technical College is seeking accreditation for another year, but this time it's under tougher standards.
Reading Education Association of Dawson County honored GED graduates July 14 with a reception at the Adult Learning Center.
Lanier Technical College graduated its largest class of students Friday night - and the programs just keep growing.
All Dawson County schools except one made Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, this year, but the high school's failure to do so affected the entire system.
Each year Dawson County Retired Educators Association sponsors an essay contest for fifth grade students. The topic this year was: "Grandparents, or other adult relative, who have influenced my life."
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Each year, the Dawson County school system sets aside a week for "exceptional students."
Dawson County students who otherwise may not have been able to afford college are getting another shot at higher education.
Dawson County voters have decided to extend the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for a fifth time.
The tax received 398 votes (83.44 percent) in favor to 79 votes (16.56 percent) against it.
Students returned to school last week following a period of wintry weather that left 75 percent of the county without power and nearly 1,000 trees down in the area for several days.
Dawson County voters will get a say this and next week over whether or not they want a 1-cent educational sales tax to continue.
Some students plan and schedule to be the best student they can be. For others, hard work and a thirst for knowledge help them reach for the stars.
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