Tags: 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.…

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…

A University of Georgia research program is sponsoring the now underway Atlanta Science Festival. The research program, LISELL-B, stands for language-rich inquiry science with English language learners through biotechnology. The program holds workshops and provides information for families, creating a network of information for bilingual students. The program began over nine years ago with the…

Making Consent as Hot as Cocoa

A University of Georgia group is using Valentine’s Day to stress the importance of healthy relationships. Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention, known as RSVP on campus, held their fourth annual Cocoa for Consent on Friday, Feb. 10. The student group usually provides support and resources to students seeking help after experiencing sexual violence, but this event…

Jackson County School System rezoning assignments announced

JEFFERSON, Ga.— The Jackson County Board of Education sent letters to parents of students in the school system on Monday, Feb. 6, confirming attendance zones for the 2017-2018 school year. The confirmation letters are the culmination of a months-long process by the school board to approve the rezoning and determining the boundaries of the new…

Struggling art budget for Oglethorpe County schools

LEXINGTON, Ga. – Funding for the arts in Georgia schools has been dropping rapidly since 2011. To help make up for the deficit in Oglethorpe County, the Oglethorpe County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with local schools for its second annual Art Makes Sense student art exhibit and auction. “We were astounded last year at…

Update: Calendar Changes for Oglethorpe County Schools

LEXINGTON, Ga. –Oglethorpe County Board of Education voted on and approved calendar option one for the 2017-2018 academic school year. Under this calendar, classes start August 4th and end May 22nd. Fall break is October 9th and 10th with a student-teacher holiday listed as February 19th. There is also a professional learning day on March…