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State’s ninth-graders will have to pick career paths

Special to SEGAZINE

Hoping to address a dismal graduation rate and prepare students for the workforce, the state is requiring ninth graders to pick one of 17 broad career “clusters,” such as finance or health sciences.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Lanier Technical College’s Dawson County campus hits record enrollment
A record 213 students enrolled this fall.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com

 Two Darton College wrestlers still in critical condition after heat-related illness
One of three Darton State College wrestlers stricken by heat-related illness during the school’s first week of practice was airlifted early Sunday morning to a Florida hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
Source: Albany Herald

 SCOTUSblog panel at UGA looks at problems of judiciary journalism in digital age
SCOTUSblog publisher Tom Goldstein said in a forum at the University of Georgia Monday that the “tipping point” behind a favorable turn in the blog’s long-standing campaign to receive Supreme Court press credentials was earning a Peabody Award last May.
Source: Red&Black.com

State Supreme Court upholds school attendance statute
The law holds parents and guardians responsible for sending their children to school.
Source: Albany Herald

U.S. News & World Report puts UGA in top 20 of public universities
The University of Georgia landed at No. 20 in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2014 edition for public universities and No. 60 among best national universities this year.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

• Emory, Georgia Tech, UGA make Top 100 universities list
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle 

Public health dean at UGA joins governor’s childhood obesity advisory council
Dean Phillip Williams has been named to be a part of the newly formed Governor’s Advisory Council on Childhood Obesity.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

UGA students show record levels of interest in research
This semester, almost 20 percent more students are requesting Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities courses for individualized research projects.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

‘The Peabody Decades’ screenings look at UGA’s award archives
More than 70 years worth of entries to the Peabody awards are housed in the library’s basement, and archivists are planning to hold two screenings a month focusing on a specific decade.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Hall County’s Raptor Visitor Management System keeping schools safe

The system requires each visitor to a school to present a driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID. The ID card is scanned and checked against a criminal database. If a match is found and confirmed, school administration is alerted. If the ID is cleared, then the visitor receives a visitor badge and can visit the school with no further questions.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com

Gwinnett County Public Schools’ enrollment passes projection
Gwinnett Public Schools is the 14th largest school district in the nation; currently, there are 168,696 students enrolled.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

 

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