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St. Teresa's School gets helping hand from UGA's Summer Scholars Program

Volunteers renovate courtyard pond and irrigate the nearby school garden

When St. Teresa’s Catholic School students report to their first day of classes on Monday, they’ll find something different about the school’s pond in the center courtyard and the garden located out back.

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New Broadcast Journalism elective emerging at Deerfield-Windsor School

The school is turning its old library into a student-inspired Design Lab

Funded by a $40,000 grant from the Benedict Foundation, Deerfield-Windsor School has created of a new Broadcast Journalism elective which involves renovating the school’s “old Library” into a new “Design Lab.”

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Albany Back 2 School Bash puts spotlight on education | PHOTO GALLERY

Back 2 School Bash: A Commitment to Learning was hosted by GCAPS at Robert Cross Park on Saturday.

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Jim Wagenschutz takes the reins at Byne Christian School

Byne leader comes to Albany after serving 10 years at Hickory Grove School in Charlotte, N.C.

Jim Wagenschutz’s office at Byne Christian School is littered with empty packing boxes. The walls are bare. It’s obvious Byne’s new school administrator (which he prefers as a title instead of headmaster) is still settling in after spending 10 years at Hickory Grove Christian School in Charlotte, N.C.

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Jenny Collins leaving CVB for Darton

Collins had been with Albany Area Chamber/CVB for over a decade

After more than a decade as a familiar face with the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jenny Collins is leaving the fold to pursue a job at Darton State College.

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Dougherty County School System committee approves phase-out of Albany Early College

Instructional Accountability Committee gives nod to two-year draw down.

The Dougherty County Instructional Accountability Committee voted 3-0 Friday to approve a proposal from Associate Superintendent for Academic Services UFOT Inyang to begin gradually phasing out Albany Early College (AEC).

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National Night Out provides school supplies for Dougherty County kids | PHOTO GALLERY

Dougherty County law enforcement agencies participated

Albany’s 8th annual National Night Out helps kids start school with the supplies they need.

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Dougherty County School System welcomes students back to class | First Day Photo Gallery

First-day attendance about 800 over last year’s total

The Dougherty County School System began its new 2015-16 school year Wednesday with most of the anticipated 15,000 students pouring back into the district’s 23 schools — including an impromptu welcome back pep rally at Northside Elementary School.

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Maj. Gen. Craig Crenshaw visits Albany Technical College

The general visited Darton State College last month and will see Albany State University some time this month

Maj. Gen. Craig Crenshaw, Commanding General Marine Corps Logistics Command (LOGCOM), was given a personal tour of Albany Technical College’s campus by President Anthony Parker on Tuesday.

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Dougherty County School System parents can now track school buses

Mobile phone app and webite should reduce number of DCSS students missing the bus

The Dougherty School System is now offering a new mobile phone app and a web link that will allow parents to better track their children’s bus, which should greatly reduce the number of students missing the morning bus.

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Send us your back-to-school photos

Back-to-school photos will be included in online gallery

The new school year is about to start. Send in your first day of school photo to be included in a photo gallery at

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Albany State University marching band seeks funding for Rose Bowl Parade

University officials say now is the time for the alumni to support the school

Fundraising for the Rams in the Roses and Beyond Campaign is gaining momentum as Albany State University alumni are joining forces in support of the ASU Marching Band which is scheduled to perform in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1.

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Southside Middle School's Debra Johnson selected to participate in national program

She is among one of 30 teachers nationwide selected for the Library of Congress Teaching Institute

Debra Johnson, who teaches Georgia Studies and Social Studies at Southside Middle School, was selected from among 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching the Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute.

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Dougherty School System has full plate at start of 2015-16 school year

Supt. Butch Mosely sees opportunities and potential problems

As the Dougherty County School System prepares for the first day of school on Aug. 5, the district has a full plate of opportunities and potential problems laid out on the table.

Deerfield-Windsor School awarded grant for innovative teaching

The $40,000 grant from The Benedict Foundation supports independent schools with emphasis on innovation

Deerfield-Windsor School recently received a $40,000 grant from The Benedict Foundation for Independent Schools. The Foundation supports independent school education in the United States.

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