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Wilcox BOE to provide online option for all students

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Should a student choose to complete his course work at any grade level through UMA, he could work at home or wherever he had internet access, still be counted as a full-time student in the Wilcox County school system and go to the school only for standardized testing and any extracurricular activities in which he wanted to participate.
Source: Cordele Dispatch

 Rockdale County Schools’ graduation rates improve
The rate was 72 percent for the 2011-12 school year, and 66.2 percent for the 2010-11 school year.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

28 Muscogee County schools to offer free meals to all students in pilot program 
The federal Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 includes the implementation of the Community Eligibility Option to ensure that every student in low-income neighborhoods can participate in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. A school qualifies if it has 53 percent or more of its students eligible for free meals.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

TSYS Future Scholars program gives 52 students $71,000 in scholarship money
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

UGA’s Terry College of Business hires two new executives-in-residence
Former UGA accounting professor Dennis Beresford and retired U.S. Air Force Gen. William M. Rajczak have signed two-year agreements to act as classroom lecturers, student mentors and program advisers in the Terry College.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Floyd County Schools’ summer program feeds 3,000 daily
Source: Rome News-Tribune

South Rome Early Learning Center to open in 2015
Source: Rome News-Tribune

School boards skip buying new textbooks as districts lose money
While publishers now offer electronic textbooks, which are cheaper, several school administrators say they have delayed purchasing new textbooks, both online and physical, to keep class sizes low and central office staff intact.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)

 

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