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Schools

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How Do Georgia Schools Rank Against Other States?

How Do Georgia Schools Rank Against Other States?

A new study by WalletHub ranks Georgia as the state with the highest dropout rate.
Threat of Winter Weather Closes Oconee Schools, Feb. 11

Threat of Winter Weather Closes Oconee Schools, Feb. 11

No decision on a makeup day.
Metro Area Schools Make Decisions on Thursday Classes

Metro Area Schools Make Decisions on Thursday Classes

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Oconee, Athens-Clarke School Systems Will Be Delayed on Thursday

Oconee, Athens-Clarke School Systems Will Be Delayed on Thursday

The school day will start two hours later than usual.
School Closings in Athens and Oconee

School Closings in Athens and Oconee

Area schools are all closed because of inclement weather.
Three Finalists Chosen for Oconee Board of Education Position

Three Finalists Chosen for Oconee Board of Education Position

The board will interview the three finalists in a special session on February 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Come Help Build a Trail for the Oconee County Middle School Runners

Come Help Build a Trail for the Oconee County Middle School Runners

The work session will be from 8am to 4pm, and lunch will be served.
Schools in Oconee County Closed on Tuesday, January 7th

Schools in Oconee County Closed on Tuesday, January 7th

The Oconee County government will open for business at 10am on Tuesday.
Oconee County in Top Tier for 2013 High School Graduation Rate

Oconee County in Top Tier for 2013 High School Graduation Rate

North Oconee and Oconee County high schools had some of the highest graduation rates in the state.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
Interested in Serving on the School Board? Post 4 Is Coming Vacant

Interested in Serving on the School Board? Post 4 Is Coming Vacant

The board will appoint a replacement for outgoing member Mike Burnette.
Athens Academy Students Recognized by National Merit

Athens Academy Students Recognized by National Merit

Athens Academy students have accounted for 32% of all National Merit Semi-finalists named in Oconee, Clarke, and the eight surrounding counties* since 2004.
Seventh Graders Qualify for Duke Talent Identification Program

Seventh Graders Qualify for Duke Talent Identification Program

59 Athens Academy students scored at or above the 95th percentile.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Little by Little, School Lunch and Breakfast Menus Become Healthier

Little by Little, School Lunch and Breakfast Menus Become Healthier

Schools in Georgia – and all over the nation - are expanding their menus to meet the new requirements set by Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger Free Kids act.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
Oconee County High School's Lisa Vaughn Named Georgia's Assistant Principal of the Year

Oconee County High School's Lisa Vaughn Named Georgia's Assistant Principal of the Year

Vaughn has worked for the school district since 2005.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Governor Deal and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Recognize Oconee and Five Other School Systems for Go Build Georgia High School Teams

Governor Deal and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Recognize Oconee and Five Other School Systems for Go Build Georgia High School Teams

“Oconee County Schools is committed to ensuring that all of our students are career and college ready. The Go Build Georgia program is an important part of our comprehensive plan to accom