Terry Lewis

Education Reporter



Terry Lewis is the education reporter and feature writer for The Albany Herald.

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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 County School System, Albany YMCA renew 21st Century partnership

The Dougherty County School System and the Albany Area YMCA have renewed their 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) partnership for five years with two grants worth a combined $3,870,000 over the next five years beginning in FY16.

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Fonda Thompson of Open Arms says child abuse not limited by race or economic status

Open Arms was founded in 1991 to fight child abuse following a recommendation by a grand jury

As executive Director of Open Arms, an organization which bring healing, hope, and help to children, adults, and their families in need of support, intervention and prevention as a result of child abuse, Fonda Thompson has seen many disturbing things.

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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.

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Ex-Albany Civil Rights Institute Director Lee Formwalt wins Lillian Smith Book award

His book recounts history of the Albany Movement

Former Albany Civil Rights Institute Executive Director Lee Formwalt’s book, Looking Back, Moving Forward has been selected as one of two books from 42 nominees to receive the 2015 Lillian Smith Book Award.

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Sen. David Perdue talks about global security and ISIS during swing through Albany

After six months in Washington, Sen. Perdue describes Washington as dysfunctional

After serving just six months in Washington as Georgia’s junior U.S. Senator, David Perdue said he has learned a lot about how business is conducted in the nation’s capitol. And he doesn’t like what he has seen.

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Albany officials dispute Harper's Magazine account of city's lack of economic progress

Kai Wright’s story cites Bobs Candies, Cooper closings as death blow to city

It’s not often that a community gets to see its city painted by a national magazine as the poster child for poverty and called out as a failure to recover from the Great Recession. Albany will get to see it next week.

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New Marines leadership team in Albany takes a look Darton State College

Maj. Gen Craig Crenshaw, Col. James Carroll III given a guided tour by Interim Darton State College President Paul Jones

Darton puts best foot forward for MCLB-Albany’s new leadership team.

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Dougherty School Board delays vote on college and career academy

Dougherty Board also tables resolution on tightening up student attendance policy

The Dougherty County school board on Monday heard an update from Seamless Education Associates Consultant Russ Moore on the status of the district’s college and career academy application.

Albany police investigating two weekend shootings

Police say no injures were reported in two different incidents

The Albany Police Department is investigating two separate shootings which occurred early Saturday and Sunday mornings. Police reports say neither shooting resulted in injuries.

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