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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


Graduates take stage

More than 300 GED graduates, including 57 Dawson students, walked across the stage on Aug. 31, at Free Chapel in Gainesville to receive their diplomas from members of the Lanier Technical College Board of Directors.

September 04, 2013 | editor@dawsonnews.com | Education


School year off to a smooth start

The Dawson County school system is rounding out the first full week of the 2013-14 school year and things couldn't have gone better, according to administrators.

August 14, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Lanier Tech, system extend partnership

Lanier Technical College and the Dawson County Board of Education kicked off another school year by signing an agreement to continue the dual enrollment program they share.

August 14, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


New special ed director small-town native at heart

Dawson County has quite a few new faces in the school system due to retiring teachers and new hires, but one new hire is working to keep the entire special education department running smoothly.

August 14, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Teachers ride, shop

Riverview Elementary School teachers received a surprise on Monday in the form of a shopping trip to Walmart.

August 07, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School starts Thursday

With the start of the 2013-14 school year on Thursday, motorists are encouraged to be mindful of buses and increased traffic.

August 07, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


Board of education opens doors of new building

The Dawson County Board of Education opened the doors on its new downtown central office Monday.

August 07, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Program helps children understand Bible stories

Former Dawson County school teacher Donna Weaver is reaching out to the community to come join Grace Presbyterian Church to get children involved in Godly Play, a program that teaches children to better understand the Bible.

July 31, 2013 | By Amanda Head For the Dawson Community News | Education


Schools ready for students

Much to the collective groans of children across Dawson County, school will be opening its doors and ushering in students next week.

July 31, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Results ‘favorable’

Dawson County students in third through eighth grades are showing gains in their Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, or CRCT, scores despite their teachers having to deal with less funding and materials, officials say.

July 24, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School board raises tax rate

Citing a declining tax digest and rising operational costs, the Dawson County Board of Education voted 3-0 on Friday to raise the county's millage rate by 1.7 mills.

July 17, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Fire academy aims to teach

Students on summer vacation enjoyed a soot-covered and wet time during the recent junior fire academy.

June 18, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Budget set for schools

The Dawson County Board of Education set the budget for the upcoming fiscal year at $33.9 million during a meeting Monday night.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Teachers of the Year named

The Dawson County Board of Education has announced its list of Teachers of the Year for 2015.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | Education


New test promotes problem solving

The Georgia Department of Education is rolling out a new set of tests to replace the old methods of assessing students.

June 11, 2014 | David Renner | Education


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


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