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Fayette’s first charter school to get a hearing

Parent and Liberty Tech Charter School representative Christi McCully. Photo/Ben Nelms.

New school would add 30 instructional days to the standard 180-day year

The Fayette County Board of Education will hold a called meeting July 28 and likely vote on the application submitted by the Liberty Tech Charter School. If approved by the school board or by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission, Liberty Tech hopes to open its doors in the 2015-2016 school year. Read More»

Sandy Creek's FBLA competitors win awards

National FBLA winners: From left, Ellie Klarl, Jamarcus Mathis, Tamara Lopez, Carlisle Vidourek, Rosie Jamison, Saridh Galvan. Photo/Special.

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter at Sandy Creek High wrapped up its inaugural year by bringing home high honors from the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville.

The team of Saridh Galvan, Carlisle Vidourek, and Tamara Lopez won sixth place in Digital Design and Promotion. Ellie Klarl, Jamarcus Mathis, and Rosie Jamison placed eighth in Hospitality Management. Read More»

Coweta beats state in final year of CRCT

The Coweta County School System in the final year of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) outperformed the state of Georgia on all grades and subjects. The CRCT test will be replaced with the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System during the 2014-2015 school year.

The CRCT measures student mastery of Georgia’s basic curriculum in the subjects of reading, English/language arts, math, science and social studies in grades 3-8. Read More»

Fayette’s 8th-graders score among best in Ga. CRCT

Fayette County eighth grade students scored among the best in the state in the recent Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT). The test will be replaced with the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System in the 2014-2015 school year.

School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said compared to other system scores released by the Ga. Department of Education, Fayette’s elementary and middle school students in grades 3-8 posted high pass rate percentages for meeting or exceeding standards in all subject areas tested. Read More»

A mini-nation

A mini-nation

Third grade students at Peachtree City Elementary School celebrated the culmination of their Mini Society unit with a Market Day. Classrooms worked together to build their own mini-nations, complete with individual currencies, economies, and job positions. Students then worked with partners to design a product, produce it, and market it to their peers. All activities were tied back to their studies of economics, wants and needs, and laws of supply and demand. The budding entrepreneurs pictured are Justin Humes and Jonathan Paparo. Photo/Special.

Students headed to nationals

Central Educational Center students Breanne Thompson (L) and Lauren Veal will compete in the 2014 SkillsUSA Championships held in Kansas City, Missouri June 22-27, as part of SkillsUSA’s 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference. Photo/Special.

Two students from the Central Educational Center’ (CEC) will be competing in this summer’s SkillsUSA national championships in Kansas City, Missouri.

Breanne Thompson (Central Educational Center, Northgate High School) won first place in Graphics Communications at this year’s SkillsUSA Georgia competitions and Lauren Veal (Central Educational Center, Newnan High School) won first place in Early Childhood Education. Read More»

West Georgia Technical College sees increase in students at Coweta campus

The new West Georgia Technical College (WGTC) campus opened in Coweta County nearly a year ago. A report on the status of the new campus and WGTC’s efforts in Coweta was presented at a recent meeting of the Coweta County Commission. The report noted a large increase in the number of students at the Turkey Creek Road campus and the Central Educational Center in Newnan since last fall.

Located on Turkey Creek Road near Interstate 85, the new campus opened in August 2013. Read More»

College baseball signee from McIntosh

McIntosh senior Charles “Tre’’ Hudak III has recently signed to play baseball at Reinhardt University and study physical therapy. Seated are parents Chuck and Raelynn Hudak. Standing, from left, are McIntosh head coach Brad Campbell and pitching coach Scott Camp. Photo/Special.

Trade school signs up to produce film workers

Griffin’s Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) is about to get in on the action created by the arrival of Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville. SCTC has been approved to create the Georgia Film Institute (GFI), which will provide technical certificates for use in the growing film industry.

SCTC Director of Marketing and Public Relations Anna Taylor on June 4 said the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia approved the first five film and television technical certificates of credit created by Griffin-based SCTC. Read More»

Common Core tests v. 2.0 arrive in Fayette

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Two familiar mainstay tests used by Georgia schools are about to pass into history. The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) and the End of Course Tests (EOCT) will be replaced next school year with the Georgia Milestones Assessment System, also aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.

Ga. Dept. of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said school systems across the state will implement the new Georgia Milestones testing system during the 2014-2015 academic year. The new system will replace both the CRCT and EOCT. Read More»

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