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Georgia, Dougherty County schools face new student assessment testing

The Georgia Department of Education has replaced CRCT and EOCT assessments with "Georgia Milestones"

New student progress assessments and academic achievement are among the greatest changes facing students and educators for the coming school year in Georgia.

Plains hosting field day on Aug. 20

Participants should call research center by Aug. 15

University of Georgia agricultural researchers will discuss their latest findings on corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans at a field day set for Plains on Aug. 20.

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Sherwood Christian Academy breaks ground on school expansion, merger project | VIDEO

Work is under way to expand SCA's upper campus to accomodate merger with the church's elementary school

Sherwood Academy expansion under way

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Georgia back-to-school sales tax-free weekend starts Friday

Retailers are preparing for an expected increase in store traffic

The period during which no sales tax will be collected on certain back-to-school items starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and continues until midnight Saturday.

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Open houses for Dougherty County schools are Thursday

Dougherty County School System set to begin new school year on Monday

Dougherty County school officials are urging parents to attend open houses at the system’s school Thursday before Monday’s opening of the 2014-15 school year.

Albany-Dougherty NAACP to give school supplies to 50 students

The organization stressed that parents must call today to register their children for the supplies.

Albany-DoughertyNAACP to give school supplies to 50 needy children

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ASU grad Scott Craft one of 100 to attend Harvard Leadership Institute

Howard University reference librarian’s passion runs in the family

Albany State University graduate Scott Craft is one of 100 academic librarians from around the world selected to participate in Harvard’s Leadership Institute.

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Andrew College President David Seyle announces retirement

David Seyle is stepping down after 20 years at the small Methodist college

Andrew College President David Seyle has announced his retirement

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Deerfield-Windsor awarded $50,000 grant from Edward E. Ford Foundation

The funds will support conference attendance, workshops, and innovative curricular initiatives at the school

Deerfield-Windsor School awarded $50,000 grant from Edward E. Ford Foundation

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Brian Dougherty named Sherwood Christian Academy's new headmaster

Major construction planned on SCA's campus

Earlier this month, Glen Shultz made one of most difficult decisions of his career when he announced he was stepping down after nine years as headmaster at Sherwood Christian Academy.

Twenty-seven Deerfield-Windsor School students recognized as AP Scholars

The 27 students are the highest number in school history

Twenty-seven Deerfield-Windsor School Students Recognized as AP Scholars

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Dougherty County School Board approves $14.6 million One-to-One Technology Initiative

The program will place more than 15,000 laptops and tablets in the hands of every teacher and student in the DCSS by the end of the 2015-16 school year.

DCSS approves $14.6 million One-to-One Technology Initiative

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Dougherty BOE to hold unusual three-session work day Thursday

The BOE will also consider spending $13 million for laptops and tablets for each of the district’s more than 15,500 teachers and students.

Dougherty BOE to hold an unusual three-session work day Thursday

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New “Strategic Plan” being built in the Dougherty County School System

DCSS assembling a team of leaders from across the district and community to research the current condition of the system and formulate a guide improvement for coming years.

New “Strategic Plan” being built in the Dougherty County School System

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Dougherty’s CRCT scores show upward trend from 2013

Final CRCT results for 3rd through 8th grades improve in 16 of 30 content areas

State releases final round of CRCT results

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