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GCSA’s Andrew Lewis calls charter schools another tool in the belt for public education

Group stresses that public charter schools can benefit a community

Georgia Charter Schools Association make pitch to parents, educators

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Phoebe Putney’s Austin named Albany Tech board chairman

Austin succeeds Virginia Parker, who served as the chair of the Albany Tech Board of Directors since July of 2011.

Albany Technical College taps Joe Austin as new chairman

Westover boys basketball players under investigation for alleged harassment of teammate

Alleged incidents occurred at a basketball camp in Tallahassee and later on Twitter

Westover boys basketball team is under investigation for alleged harassment of teammate

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Doughtery County School Board OKs FY 2015 budget

The $122 million spending plans includes $8 million in cuts from general fund expenses

Dougherty County teachers will have two furlough days in the coming school year, while Albany Early College will move to Albany High School from the Albany State University campus.

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Albany Early College is hot topic at Dougherty School System budget hearing | VIDEO

Parents, students ask DCSS Board to find funding for the AEC program

Supporters take last stab at saving Albany Early College

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Georgia School Board OKs waiver for Dougherty School Superintendent Butch Mosely

The Dougherty School System’s chief financial officer, Ken Dyer, says the contract proposal is in line with parameters set by the retirement system.

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Dougherty County School Board hears from concerned Albany Early College Parents at public meeting

AEC is among 21 programs and personnel cuts on the block to make up $8 million budget shortfall.

DCSS holds public meeting to hear concerns of Albany Early College parents

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Dougherty County School System Notebook

News and notes from around the Dougherty County School System

News and notes from around the Dougherty County School System

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The trip of a lifetime …

10 Westover students will spend 10 days of ‘cultural immersion’ in France and Spain

10 Westover students will spend 10 days of ‘cultural immersion’ in France and Spain on the trip of a lifetime

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Dougherty School Board approves tentative 2015 budget

$122 million budget contains optional cuts which will cover an $8.1 million shortfall

Dougherty School Board gives nod to tentative $122 million 2015 budget

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Dougherty Schools Finance Committee sends FY 2015 budget to full School Board

Proposed FY 2015 budget to be discussed at a called School Board meeting Thursday

School officials say they will remain after Thursday’s meeting to speak with media and the public about the proposed spending plan.

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WILLIAMS CLASS: You have a choice and a voice

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This letter is part of a fifth-grade project at International Studies Elementary Charter School, Albany, on child and elderly abuse

Regardless of the type of abuse, effects may linger for years after the harm is done.

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GORE CLASS: Preventing child abuse everyone's duty

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This letter is part of a fifth-grade project at International Studies Elementary Charter School, Albany, on child and elderly abuse

Activities such as parental involvement classes, mentoring programs, and after school activities can help prevent or support children who are being abused. Most of all, if you believe a friend or classmate is being abused please tell the counselor or an adult.

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TALAA CLASS: Elderly, child abuse victims numbers high

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This letter is part of a fifth-grade project at International Studies Elementary Charter School, Albany, on child and elderly abuse

There are websites, organizations and hotline phone numbers that victims of abuse — and those who suspect it — can contact for help.

Wetherbee Foundation announces scholarship winners

The scholarships are annually awarded to a student from each of five public schools in Dougherty and Lee counties

The trustees of the Harold and Sara Wetherbee Foundation have announced the recipients of its scholarships for 2014.

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Southwest Georgia government news from The Albany Herald Newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com

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