Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Students get some insight into some tricky questions they will see when they re-take their high school graduation tests later this week.
"These kids are so close. They have their credits. They've past their classes and fell a little short," said state superintendent, Kathy Cox.
And that is why they are here at Project ExPreSS. The program aims to improve high school graduation rates by re-testing seniors who couldn't receive their diplomas because of those test scores.
"We believe that giving it to them in a compact way is going to open it up to them even more," said Monroe Comprehensive High Principal, Deloris Spears.
They spend four hours a day going over specific areas from the questions they missed when they took the test the first time.
"With just a small amount of time and effort in the summer, and an immediate re-test than we can see success," said Cox.
This summer these seniors are going over Social Studies and Science. "They're still the areas where kids will possibly pass all the others and just barely miss it in one of those areas," said Cox.
And though only 167 students are enrolled, administrators believe the entire community benefits from the program.
"It opens the doors for the community. I see more jobs. I see the vision of the city connecting with schools with more people passing tests. Industry will be interested in coming when we have a higher percentage of students passing," said Spears.
And hopefully 167 more seniors will receive their diplomas because of Project ExPreSS. Those high school seniors will re-take the Georgia High School Graduation Test Friday.