Albany and Southwest Georgia Education News


Governor's education reformers take aim at Georgia teacher pay scales

Georgia teachers have been paid for decades by a predictable salary scale, but that could change as a panel working for Gov. Nathan Deal considers an overhaul of education policy.

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Leadership Albany welcomes new class | PHOTO GALLERY

New Leadership Albany class begins program

A new crop of the Albany area’s best and brightest have begun the process of honing their leadership skills as Leadership Albany welcomed its newest class with a reception Thursday night at the Albany Museum of Art.

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State, Albany State University investigating Financial Aid Office

The investigation is looking at possible irregularities within the department

Albany State University Interim President Art Dunning confirmed late Wednesday afternoon that the university and the University System of Georgia had begun a probe into possible irregularities in ASU’s Financial Aid Office.

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Dougherty County School Board approves phase-out of Albany Early College

Falling enrollment numbers, duplication of services cited in decision

The Dougherty County School Board on Wednesday voted 5-2 for a two-year phase out of Albany Early College (AEC). Board members Lane Price and Milton “June Bug” Griffin were the dissenting votes.

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Dougherty school system police official arrested on credit card charges

Theotis Gervin, assistant police chief, suspended without pay following arrest

Mark Pro, assistant special agent in charge of the GBI Sylvester office, confirmed that Theotis Gervin, the assistant police chief with the DCSSPD, was arrested on credit card fraud and misuse of office charges.

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College and Career Academy grant application process gets under way

The $3.5 million application must be submitted to the state by Sept. 11

The fledging Albany Region College and Career Academy took another step toward reality Tuesday at a charter grant application workshop led by educational consultant Russ Moore. The grant is worth $3.5 million.

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Dougherty County School System has modest enrollment spike after two weeks of school

School system has more than 15,000 students enrolled for month for August

The Dougherty County School System began its 2015-16 school year with what officials are saying was the smoothest in the three-year tenure of DCSS superintendent Butch Mosley.

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Science gets three dimenional at ABAC

Science and math students at Tifton college now have access to a 3D printer

Students in the School of Science and Mathematics at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College are stepping into the future through a new dimension. Three dimensional printing has arrived at ABAC.

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Albany Technical College, Savannah State University sign articulation agreement

The agreement was signed by ATC President Anthony Parker and SSU President Cheryl Dozier

ATC now has articulation agreements in place with Albany State, Fort Valley State, Mercer, Middle Tennessee State, Georgia Southwestern, Valdosta State, and Southern Polytechnic State — now merged with Kennesaw State-Savannah State.

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Doughtery County School Board gives Butch Mosely an excellent evaluation

BOE gives Mosley an average rating of 3.75 out of a possible 4.00

The Dougherty County School Board’s evaluation of Superintendent Butch Mosely’s job performance in 2014-15 yeilded an average rating of 3.75 out of a possible 4.00. The final evaluation report concluded Mosely’s performance during the past school year was excellent.

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Anthony Parker asks Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission to support college and career academy

College and career academy would spur economic development in Dougherty County

As the possibility of starting a college and career academy in Dougherty County moves closer to becoming a reality, Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker, is urging his fellow Albany Dougherty County Economic Commission (EDC) board members to publicly show their support of the endeavor.

ASU College of Education receives national accreditation

NCATE recognition reaffirmed for College of Education

The Albany State University College of Education has received accreditation through spring 2019 under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards.

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Albany and Southwest Georgia Briefly

Downtown Albany Waffle House opens Thursday

New Waffle House to open Thursday in Albany; University of Georgia retired econ professor wins Farm Bureau award; ABAC’s Baldwin Players to host auditions for fall production.

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Dougherty County educator, public official Commodore Conyers dies

Former Dougherty High principal spent a life time in public service

Commodore Conyers found dead at his home.

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Sherwood Christian Academy opens newly merged campus | Photo Gallery

The $5 million project places all SCA students at a single campus

As students poured into Sherwood Christian Academy on Old Pretoria Road on Friday, SCA Headmaster Brian Dougherty could not help but smile broadly. After a year and a $5 million expansion, all SCA students are united on a single campus.

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