Cherokee County Students Shines in State Career Skills Contest

Cherokee County Students Shines in State Career Skills Contest

Cherokee County School District students recently showcased their talents at the statewide career skills competitions, demonstrating their skills and dedication in various fields. At the SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership Conference, students from Cherokee High School’s welding program took home the top prize in the metalworking display category. Julio Rutiaga-Gamero and Hunter Newberry, guided by their … Read more

Sprayberry High School Students Try Out Driverless Transportation

Sprayberry High School Students Try Out Driverless Transportation

Sprayberry High School students recently embarked on a groundbreaking journey into the world of driverless transportation. Riding aboard the Cumberland Hopper, a cutting-edge autonomous shuttle, these students experienced a glimpse into the future of mobility. The Cumberland Hopper pilot program, initiated in July, has exceeded expectations, garnering enthusiasm from the community and potentially extending its … Read more

Marietta Teacher Becomes Finalist for Georgia’s Best Teacher Award

Marietta Teacher Becomes Finalist for Georgia's Best Teacher Award

Candace Torrence, a 14-year veteran educator in Marietta City Schools, has been named a finalist for the esteemed title of Georgia Teacher of the Year. Her dedication to innovative teaching strategies and fostering an inclusive learning environment has set her apart as an exceptional educator. At Burruss Elementary School, where Torrence teaches in the gifted … Read more

‘Operation Orange’ inspire future doctors at OSU-COM.

Operation Orange' inspire future doctors at OSU-COM.

Oklahoma State University for Health Sciences held “Operation Orange.” on March 2. This one-day mini medical camp targeted 9th–12th graders to spark their interest in medicine and other health fields. The program at the Cherokee Nation campus of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine gave students hands-on medical experience. They might visit campus stations to … Read more

Seven schools in Clayton County have been recognized as AP Honor Schools.

Seven schools in Clayton County have been recognized as AP Honor Schools.

In a significant achievement for Clayton County, seven of its schools have been recognized as 2024 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools. This recognition highlights the dedication and commitment of students, teachers, and the entire community toward rigorous academic excellence. Elite Scholars Academy emerges as a standout performer, securing recognition in four distinct categories of the … Read more

Decline in Sandy Springs Public School Enrollment Persists Amidst Rise in Private School Attendance

Decline in Sandy Springs Public School Enrollment Persists Amidst Rise in Private School Attendance

In the educational landscape of Sandy Springs within Fulton County Schools (FCS), officials are grappling with a persistent decline in public school enrollment, exacerbated by a notable uptick in private school attendance. The latest figures reveal a complex interplay of factors, including housing market dynamics and shifting demographic trends, shaping the region’s educational landscape. Tarika … Read more

Georgia “School Choice Bill” Advances Private Education Access Explored

Georgia "School Choice Bill" Advances Private Education Access Explored

Georgia’s “school choice bill,” Senate Bill 233, has cleared a crucial hurdle as it moves through the legislative process. Approved by the House Education Committee, the bill is now poised for a final vote on the floor of the Georgia House. The proposed legislation aims to provide students in Georgia’s lowest performing schools with access … Read more

Leigha Burnham Emerges as Top 10 Finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year

Leigha Burnham Emerges as Top 10 Finalist for Georgia Teacher of the Year

Leigha Burnham, the esteemed Library Media & Technology Specialist at Summerville Middle School in Chattooga County, has clinched a coveted spot as one of the top 10 finalists for the esteemed title of the 2025 Georgia Teacher of the Year. In a surprise announcement, Superintendent Woods personally visited Summerville Middle School to deliver the news … Read more

Cherokee County Students Shine Bright at State Theater Conference

Cherokee County Students Shine Bright at State Theater Conference

Cherokee County School District proudly announces the remarkable achievements of its students at Georgia’s esteemed student theater conference, the Georgia Thespian Conference. The conference, known for its workshops, competitions, and performances, attracts high school theater students and educators from across the state. Students from Cherokee High School, Sequoyah High School, and Woodstock High School showcased … Read more

Missouri Senate Reaches Accord to Enhance Public-School Funding within Private-School Tax-Credit Legislation

Missouri Senate Reaches Accord to Enhance Public-School Funding within Private-School Tax-Credit Legislation

The filibuster ended after Republicans agreed to incorporate provisions to bolster public school funding and teacher retention efforts into the legislation. The bill, which received first-round approval in the Senate, underwent significant modifications during negotiations. Originally a 12-page document, it expanded to 76 pages before ballooning to 153 pages after subsequent negotiations. While some Democrats … Read more