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Ethan Fowler

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Teacher gets suspension

A Dougherty County School System teacher was transferred from Albany Early College to the system's alternative school after her arrest.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Former teacher Wesley arrested

Abraham Wesley, who lost his teaching job due to "sexting" an Albany High student last year, was charged recently in Decatur.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Lomax returns for PAGE-paid visit

Reigning State STAR student Michael Lomax will speak today to political and education leaders at PAGE's board of trustees meeting.Ethan Fowler, education writer

Students trickling into county schools

Enrollment in DCSS has increased about 25 percent since school started Aug. 2.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Author shines at Deerfield

Award-winning author John Tkac enthralled Deerfield-Windsor students.- Ethan Fowler, educaton writer

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School chief hopeful questions testing

State School Superintendent candidate Joe Martin says too much emphasis is being placed on standardized tests.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Nurse follows calling with OakCrest

OakCrest Academy is one of the only Albany child development centers with a pediatric nurse on site.Ethan Fowler, staff writer

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Boy Scout honors legacy of teacher with garden

Jordan Cox uses his Eagle Scout project to memorialize a former LIFE Lab teacher who died in 2007 from cancer.

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Officials involved in altercation

A pair of central office administrators with the Dougherty County School System are involved in a "one-sided physical altercation."Ethan Fowler, education writer

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School System Finance Director, public information officer involved in altercation

A pair of administrators with the Dougherty County School System are involved in a "one-sided physical altercation."

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DWS grad snags grants after speech in Vienna

Carl Findley III wins two $1,000 grants recently after being invited to speak at the University of Vienna in Austria.Ethan Fowler, education writer

DCSS leaders respond to state

Dougherty County school officials assert the validity of their district investigations as part of the state's 2009 CRCT erasure analysis investigation.Ethan Fowler, education writer

Lee school officials await 'Today' show decision

"Today" show news anchor Ann Curry may visit Lee County Middle School in early September.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Educating children runs in Davis family

Three of the five sons of John I. Davis and wife Iris work for the Dougherty County School System.Ethan Fowler, staff writer

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Community learns about ATC offerings

Albany Technical College officials showcase the college's campus to the Hispanic community and others.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Albany State recognizes community supporters

SB&T President Mark Lane receives honor at the ASU inaugural Community Service Award Banquet.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Murfree reduces DCSS police officer's suspension

DCSS Superintendent Joshua Murfree reduces district Police Officer Keith Frazier's unpaid suspension from 35 days to 15.- Ethan Fowler, educaton writer

Baker County School Board finally passes budget

In a special called meeting, the Baker County School Board passes the district's 2011 Fiscal Year budget Sunday. - Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Darton officials focus on retention rate

Gary Barnette, Darton's vice president of student affairs, gives staff new plans on how to retain students. - Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Darton's new student center gets rave reviews

The $19 million Darton College student center dazzles students, faculty and community members with its multiple offerings. - Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Panel OKs change orders for schools

A Dougherty County School Board committee learns about the next set of schools to be renovated. - Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Baker County teachers to get pay deferment

Superintendent Tommy Rogers says teachers understand why they will be receiving a three-month, 30 percent pay deferment.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Expert: More focus needed on college juniors and seniors

Blane Harding, a Colorado State University adviser, shares ideas with ASU officials on ways to retain students.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Baker School Board again delays budget decision

The three newest Baker County Board of Education members ask for help deciphering the district's 2010-11 spending plan.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Lee County thanks, encourages staff

Lee County School System highlights programs and successes at kick-off pep rally.

Updated 11:30 a.m. - Three killed in Lee County crash

Leesburg, Ga.; Tragedy struck on a Lee County highway overnight as state troopers say three people were killed in a violent car crash.

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Deerfield welcomes new director Kesler

Deerfield-Windsor School's new middle/upper school director moves from Tennessee to be a part of the private school's staff.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Dorks Textbooks fills Albany niche

A new college textbook store offers local students an opportunity to buy and sell textbooks.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Monroe grad finishes internship program

Zandria Chambers earns a $1,600 stipend after participating in an eight-week internship program at Fort Valley State University., education writer

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New registration location cuts travel

The Lee County School System offers a new one-stop approach to parents registering in the district.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

School Board committee recommends policy change

The DCSS Instructional Services & Accountability Committee learns about curriculum changes and programs.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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First day goes smoothly for kindergarten class, district

The Dougherty County School System kicks off its 2010-11 school year Monday.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Westover celebrates AYP accomplishment

Westover High School was the only metro Albany high school, and one of only 136 in the state, to make AYP.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Top Chefs: Albany Tech

The Albany Tech Culinary Arts Department impresses with its consistent quality of food and refreshments.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Student eager to attend Young Leaders conference

Deerfield-Windsor School rising sixth-grader Tyler Jennings will attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference, which starts today. - Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Griffin: Voters still believe in me

Incumbent Milton Griffin appears wins the Democratic nomination for a fourth term on the Dougherty County School Board.Ethan Fowler, education writer

Lee County AYP streak ends

Lee County High School missed meeting the national AYP standard for the first time in seven years.Ethan Fowler, education writer

15 DCSS meet Adequate Yearly Progress

Three Dougherty County public high schools, three middle schools and five elementary schools didn't meet the national AYP standards.

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Turner Elementary receives new playground equipment

The Dougherty County School System starts installing new playground equipment at four of its elementary schools.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Georgia Tech president impresses alumni in Albany

Georgia Tech's 11th president, G.P. "Bud" Peterson, addresses a large contingent of Albany alumni at Doublegate Country Club.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

DCSS expects 15 schools to meet AYP standards

Following a first-round preliminary report, Dougherty County School System officials expect that 15 of its 26 schools will meet Adequate Yearly Progress.

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Ealum, Phinazee vie for Board seat

The Dougherty County School Board District 6 race pairs Dean Phinazee and Darrel Ealum.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Griffin makes unusual impression on opponent

DCSS School Board District 2 incumbent Milton "June Bug" Griffin faces challenge from newcomer Sherrell Byrd.- Ethan Fowler, educaton writer

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LCSS sets millage rate

The millage rate for school property taxes in Lee County will remain the same in Fiscal Year 2011.

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Dougherty school millage rate flat

Vinson Davis follows in his father's footsteps as principal of Radium Springs Middle School.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Deerfield student continues family tradition

Davidson Goldsmith will be the first Albany resident in 18 years to attend Boys Nation in Washington, D.C.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Radium Middle excels in CRCT

Several area schools improve significantly on portions of state-mandated competency tests.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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School Board candidates pledge transparency

Candidates discuss issues facing the Dougherty County Board of Education as July 20 primaries near.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Teacher plans suit against DCSS

A Westover teacher gives the DCSS notice that he plans to sue it after his pay was allegedly reduced while serving his country.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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Family celebrates Fourth with soldier's homecoming

More than 100 family members and friends honor Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Montaveous T. Thomas returning from Iraq.Ethan Fowler, education writer

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