Category: Education

Student Teachers at UGA: Impact over Pay

TIME Magazine just released their latest cover story that quotes educators saying: “I have a masters degree, 16 years of experience, work two extra jobs and donate blood to pay the bills. I’m a teacher in America.” Teachers are earning less on average than they did in 1990, according to the Department of Education data.…

2018 Athens-Clarke County elections- Who & What

This year’s The Athens Clarke County local election is taking place takes place right around the corner on May 22nd. This election will include the General Primary, non-partisan primary, and a special election. Six commissioner seats, two judge seats and one mayor seat are all up for grabs this election season.  Nancy Denson is currently…

Maker Fest on Saturday

Clarke Central High School is hosting its second annual “Maker Fest” on April 15, 2018. The Maker Fest is a showcase that gives students and members of the community the opportunity to show off their invention and creativity skills. Clarke Central’s media specialists, Lindy Weaver and Mary Ann Sullivan, say that this year we can…

Is Technology a Valuable Education Tool?

Technology has become an important tool for college education and learning. Students and professors alike are using laptops, cellphones, and online courses to engage with one another, process, and distribute information. Dr. Helene Halstead, the Innovation Initiative Coordinator at UGA’s College of Education, says that she has taught online and supports online teaching. “I’m frequently…

March for Our Lives Protest This Saturday

March For Our Lives is a protest against guns in schools. Two protests will be held this Saturday at 11 a.m. in Watkinsville and 1 p.m. in Athens, alongside hundreds of other protests across the nation. The nationwide movement is in response to recent and deadly school shootings. Grady Newsource reached out to Mindy Griffith,…

Jewish Film Festival Full Schedule

March 24th marks the first day of the 10th annual Jewish Film Festival. Before the festival begins, a special screening of “Hannah Arendt” will show on March 20th in the Miller Learning Center. Dr. Illya Winham, a lecturer in the University of Georgia’s Department of Political Science will introduce the film and lead the discussion.  One…

Active Shooter Class Offered By Athens County Police Department

The Athens-Clarke county Police Department says the F-B-I has reported more than 200 active shooting situations in America since the year 2000. The police department hosted two active shooter trainings today to teach people what to do if they’re involved.The class was hosted in the Athens Regional Library.  Library director Valerie Bell required her staff…

No children were hurt this morning when a West Jackson Elementary School bus began smoking. That was according to a Jackson County School spokesperson. The fire department arrived and said it was most likely an electrical issue.   Karen Bridgeman the Communications Director for Jackson County Schools says the bus began smoking as the buses lined up outside the…