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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


John H. Lloyd Jr., Lanier Tech's first director, dies

July 10, 2013 | By Jeff Gill DCN regional staff | Education


Student chosen national FBLA president

The largest and oldest student business organization in the country will be led by a Dawson County High School student.

July 03, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Camp enables kids to teach

Students at Kilough Elementary spent last week learning how to help their fellow students in the classroom.

July 03, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


School board talks tax increase

With a working budget set for fiscal year 2014, the Dawson County Board of Education has moved on to addressing the school system's millage rate.

July 03, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | Education


Fire academy fun

Dylan Head knows what he wants to be when he grows up.

June 26, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


School board approves budget

The Dawson County Board of Education on Monday approved a $32 million budget for fiscal year 2014.

June 12, 2013 | Michele Hester | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Literacy group spreads words

Dawson county students were paid a visit by a local literacy group last week.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Pumpkin patch supports arts

A pumpkin patch has sprouted in the lobby of Riverview Elementary School.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Chorus teacher hits the high notes

Students with musical interests at the high school will most likely be familiar with the school's director of choral arts.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


‘Backpack Buddies’ provides snacks for kids

A new collaboration is gearing up to make sure local children are not going hungry when they leave school and are home on the weekends.

October 01, 2014 | Michele Hester | Education


School board seeks community input

The Dawson County Board of Education is seeking comments from residents to help develop a new plan for students.

October 01, 2014 | David Renner | Education


Middle school media specialist named tops

Dawson County Middle School's Media Specialist Kim Dutton is in the school's library and media center each day to help students reach their goals.

September 24, 2014 | David Renner | 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


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