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Report cards for Georgia schools released

Report cards for Georgia schools released

ATLANTA (AP) - State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance.

That's according to new data released on Monday. The state is releasing two years of scores for school districts, including an update to previously released 2012 numbers.

The original 2012 numbers were the result of a similar system, rating schools on a scale of 100.

OFTC GOAL and Rick Perkins Winners speak at Sandersville Rotary

OFTC GOAL and Rick Perkins Winners speak at Sandersville Rotary

Sandersville, GA - Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s 2014 GOAL and Rick Perkins winners spoke to the Sandersville Rotary Club on Thursday, April 3rd about the importance of technical education.

Janet Smith, OFTC’s GOAL and Rick Perkins Coordinator, gave the Rotarians an overview of both programs before introducing the College’s 2014 GOAL winner Miriam Holtzclaw, an accounting student at OFTC's Sandersville campus. Miriam spoke about her choice of technical education and how important a local, affordable education was to her and her family.

WCHS senior Jodi Johnson signs letter of intent with BPC

WCHS senior Jodi Johnson signs letter of intent with BPC

Washington County High School senior Jodi Johnson signed a Letter of Intent to play softball for Brewton Parker College in Mt. Vernon.

Adult Education students learn about Army careers

Adult Education students learn about Army careers

Adult Education students at OFTC's North Campus in Sandersville met with Sergeant First Class Steven R. Carpenter of the United States Army this morning. Students learned about the wide variety of careers in the Army, and enjoyed asking questions of Sergeant Carpenter's time in the service. Thank you, Sergeant Carpenter!

For students interested in the Army or learning more about this great opportunity, call the local recruiting office in Macon or Milledgeville at 478-453-9315.

WACO athlete commits to Georgia Tech

WACO athlete commits to Georgia Tech

Sandersville's All State quarterback A.J. Gray committed to Georgia Tech Tuesday.

According to the Rumble Seat, he's committed to Tech as a safety, rather than a quarterback.

He chose Tech over North Carolina, where his sister, Allisha, plays for the Tar Heels basketball team.

Spending Associated with OFTC has $30M Impact in Region

Spending Associated with OFTC has $30M Impact in Region
UGA economist: technical colleges are ‘an enduring pillar’ of state’s regional economy

How much does the area served by Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) benefit economically from spending that is either directly or indirectly related to the college?

According to Dr. Jeffrey M. Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, it adds up to over $30 million.

The economic impact is in a new report from Dr. Humphreys that details his analysis of economic data from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) for the 2012 fiscal year.

Washington County High named AP Challenge School

Washington County High named AP Challenge School

Washington County High School was named a 2014 AP Challenge School by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge.

An AP Challenge School is a school with no more than 900 students and have students testing in for of the core areas: English, math, science and social studies.