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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…

Clarke and Oconee Counties Pass E-SPLOST

School funding and building will be boosted after all. The funding for both comes from a referendum passed by voters yesterday. Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties have passed the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) in the November 8 election. In Athens-Clarke County, about 72% of voters voted YES, and 28% voted NO for…

HUGE College Fair Tonight

High school students around Athens will have the chance answer any questions they’ve ever had about college.The Athens Probe College Fair will take place on Wednesday, September 14 from 6:00-8:00pm, with more than 75 colleges represented. This event is coordinated annually by the University of Georgia Office of Admissions. According to their website, Probe’s ultimate mission is…

7 Steps to take to reduce test anxiety

Exams… Finals… STRESS… the end of the semester is finally here. For many UGA students this is a time they feel anxious, worried and trapped… but what if we told you to stop studying an hour or so before the test. Cheryl R. Varnadoe, who is a state 4-H specialist with the UGA College of Agricultural…