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Valdosta State kicks off 50th anniversary celebration

Special to SEGAZINE

A number of events are planned throughout the year.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times

 Animal spotted at Covington area schools was coyote, not fox
Source: Rockdale Citizen

 Retired New Zealand physicist teaches UGA students how to ‘fire walk’
John Campbell, a retired physics research associate from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, taught 180 students how to fire-walk in an event hosted by the physics and astronomy department Thursday night.
Source: Red&

 State officials visit Hampton’s Dutchtown Elementary to observe dual language program
Students are learning Mandarin Chinese along with their English studies.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

 Groundbreaking held for new Toombs County High School
Source: Southeast Georgia Today

First culinary class graduates from Goodwill’s Helms College in Augusta
Ten students completed the final day of class, receiving their culinary education diplomas by Helms College instructors, staff members and other Goodwill employees who lined the school hallway banging pots, pans and metal bowls.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Harris County Schools announces interim superintendent
Human resources director Jeff Branham will serve as interim superintendent of the Harris County School District while the board of education searches for the leader to replace the retiring Craig Dowling.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Former U.S. Ambassador to speak at UGA on Syria, international law
Former U.S. Ambassador Lee A. Feinstein will present a lecture on “Humanitarian Intervention and International Law” at the University of Georgia School of Law on Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Grant to UGA to be used to test science teaching model
A University of Georgia College of Education research team has received a $2.65 million grant from the National Science Foundation to test a new teaching model that improves science learning for middle schools educating English language learners and perhaps for all students.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

UGA professor gets Association for Women in Mathematics awards
Sybilla Beckmann, a 2011 Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences,is the recipient of the Association for Women in Mathematics’ annual Louise Hay Award.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

The Schoolhouse Squeeze report released by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
The report details the challenges of declining values for taxable property, a state government dealing with shrunken tax collections and a rise in the number of students from low-income families needing intensive instruction.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Common Core alliance unraveling
A Washington policy analyst spoke at a UGA conference about the Common Core coalition.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia State gets $19 million tobacco research grant
A five-year, $19 million grant will help establish Georgia State as one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science. The centers are tasked with studying the reasons why people choose to use tobacco.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Georgia State professor gets NIH research grant
GSU public health professor Monica Swahn has been awarded a two-year, $390,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the role alcohol may play in young people acquiring HIV in Africa.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/AP

Ben Hautt: Will Georgia Tech’s online degree hurt Atlanta’s office market?
“I was very excited when I first read about Georgia Tech’s online master’s degree. The lower cost program expands access and the degree allows people to get a great education from anywhere in the world. All in all, I believe this is a great gift to society.”
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

8 UGA Fulbright scholars highlighted
Source: Red&

Two community colleges get $5.6 million in grants
Officials say Central Georgia Technical College will be given more than $2.6 million and Moultrie Technical College will be given more than $3 million to expand partnerships with local employers.
Source: Anderson Independent-Mail/AP


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