Esteemed education researcher visits ED Corps
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Esteemed education researcher visits ED Corps

International education researcher James Tooley visited ED Corps High School in Eastpoint April 8 as part of a series of visits to the United States to learn about innovative schools. Tooley is vice-chancellor of The University of Buckingham in England. His 2009 book “The Beautiful Tree” documented how high-quality, low-cost private schools were thriving in…

Atlanta restaurateur keynotes education banquet
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Atlanta restaurateur keynotes education banquet

At the Franklin County Education Foundation’s annual Teacher of the Year banquet last week, attendees celebrated the teachers and staff who have all year long made education happen for students. And they celebrated someone for whom it happened 17 years ago. Anthony “TJ” Sanders, Jr., partner, co-owner and executive chef of the Atlanta Breakfast Club,…

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GCSC to recognize Pathways to Success scholarship winners

Gulf Coast State College has announced the recipients of the Pathways to Success Scholarship, a program designed to support students in their transition from high school to college.  Developed in 2016, the scholarship program aims to enhance college readiness and provide mentorship for students in Gulf and Franklin counties. The nine recipients to be recognized…

Rising in the ranks
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Rising in the ranks

The students and faculty of the LPN to ADN Program Class of Spring 2024 at Gulf Coast State College marked their pinning ceremony Wednesday afternoon, May 1 at the Gulf/Franklin Campus. This program enables licensed practical nurses to become professional registered nurses and obtain their associate of science degrees in nursing. These graduates are now…

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Gulf Coast application deadlines near

The Gulf Coast State College Fire Academy is currently open for applications until May 10. The Fire Academy is offered twice per year in three modules, for those interested in pursuing a career in the fire service. GCSC’s Fire Academy offers individualized instruction and training from qualified instructors who work in the field. Students will…

Franklin County kids design license tags
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Franklin County kids design license tags

Franklin County Tax Collector Richard Watson has announced the 2024 Kids Tag Art winners All fifth graders in Franklin County were invited to compete for small cash prizes by drawing a specialty license tag with a theme of Historical Franklin County.  Leeah Ward from the Franklin County School took first place. Second place went to…

Educators host school superintendent forum
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Educators host school superintendent forum

The local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Key Women Educators held a Franklin County Superintendent Candidates Forum Tuesday, April 16 at ED Corps High School. Both candidates, incumbent Steve Lanier and opponent Jill Rudd, participated, shared their platforms, and answered questions from the almost three dozen people who attended. Delta Kappa’s president…

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T.J. Sanders to speak at Franklin education banquet

The fifth annual Franklin County Education Banquet will be held Tuesday, May 7 in the cafetorium of Franklin County School beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Franklin County Education Foundation, the banquet honors Rookies of the Year, School-Related Employees of the Year, and Teachers of the Year for the 2023-24 school year from both…

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Free prep course for ham radio license

The Franklin County Emergency Management office will host a free prep course for the general level Ham Radio license.  Because this is the second level of ham radio licenses, the first level, the technician license. has to be completed before taking the general level. Both tests can be taken at the same time; however, technician…