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Dougherty County School Board approves $1.4 million for new textbooks

The Dougherty School Board adopts the Charter School Option as its School System Flexibilty Model

Dougherty School System officials say this is the school district’s first major textbook purchase in nearly a decade and a half.

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Deerfield-Windsor students to present 'Shrek the Musical'

The musical fairy tale will be performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium

Seventy-nine Deerfield Windsor students create “Shrek the Musical” for three performances this weekend at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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Darton State College Nursing Program gains additional accreditation

Darton State College’s RN to BSN Completion program was recently granted another accreditation.

U.S. Supreme Court divided on rationale for rejecting challenge to Michigan law against racial preferences at universities

The high court rules 6-2 that a law against using racial preferences for university admissions is constitutional

The court made it clear it was not deciding the larger and divisive question of whether affirmative action admission policies can be lawful.

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Albany Technical College plants a live oak in celebration of Arbor Day

ATC horiculture students plant a third tree in front of the Nathaniel Cross Health Care Technology Building

ATC also celebrates another year of being named a Tree Campus USA

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Doughtery Schools show CCRPI improvement

Dougherty schools show improvement in 2013 CCRPI results

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Albany State University Briefs - April 19, 2014

A roundup of news from the Albany State University campus

An ASU business student places in elevator pitch competition, students are recognized for academic excellence and new online courses are now available.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook

News and notes from around the DCSS

Dougherty County School System Notebook

Metro Albany Briefs - April 16, 2014

News briefs from the Albany area

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Elimination of Dougherty County school staff furlough days still on agenda

The unexpected loss of $2.6 in equalization funding complicates adding instruction days and eliminating furloughs

Elimination of four furlough days for Dougherty County School System staff would cost $2 million.

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Dougherty County Teacher of the Year finalist Sandra Masters says each child is unique (Video)

The county’s Teacher of the Year will be announced at a banquet Thursday

Sandra Masters is one of eight finalists for Dougherty County Teacher of the Year.

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Dougherty Teacher of the year finalist Martez Favis credits success to pain, support (Video)

The Sherwood Acres teacher is a finalist for the county's top teacher award

Dougherty County’s Teacher of the year to be named at a banquet Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Dougherty Teacher of the Year finalist Tracey Wingfield believes greatness lies within all students (Video)

She is among eight finalists for Dougherty County’s 2014-15 Teacher of the Year

Dougherty County’s 2014-15 Teacher of the Year to be named Thursday.

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Dougherty Teacher of the Year finalist Sarah Bivins says her mother knew best (Video)

Dougherty High School educator in running for county’s Teacher of the Year

Dougherty County’s 2014-15 Teacher of the Year to be announced at a banquet Thursday.

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Dougherty Teacher of Year finalist Jennifer Lewis-Polite always wanted to be a teacher (VIDEO)

Dougherty Teacher of the Year will be named at a banquet Thursday at Hilton Garden Inn

Dougherty Teacher of Year finalist Lewis-Polite always wanted to be a teacher

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