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By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
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Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.Several hundred canoeists and kayakers are taking part in Paddle Georgia 2013. It'sMore >>
Visitors paddling through south Georgia enjoyed a street party in their honor tonight.They gathered in downtown Camilla.More >>
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Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.The Albany Housing Authority is still working on a plan that could bring up to 30-millionMore >>
Some central Albany eyesores are coming down to make way for what leaders hope will be a thriving mixed-income community.More >>
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Five months after the mysterious murder of a Coffee County woman, people gathered Tuesday night in Douglas to remember her and to launch a community effort to make sure her case isn't forgotten. FriendsMore >>
People gather to bring attention to one of many unsolved murders of women in Coffee County.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:25:17 GMT
A young man in Moultrie is turning to you for help after suffering from a rare flesh eating bacteria. Michael Hobgood suffered a cut on his thumb while shooting a gun at an area pond. The condition ofMore >>
A young man in Moultrie is turning to you for help after suffering from a rare flesh eating bacteria. Michael Hobgood suffered a cut on his thumb while shooting a gun at an area pond. More >>
August 15, 2003
Tifton- G. O. Bailey first grade students in Mrs. Beggs class are excited about reading.
"These children came to me reading from kindergarten, and I haven't had that happen," admits first grade teacher, Lola Beggs.
Eight years ago Tift County implemented a new reading program called Literacy Collaborative in their primary schools, which are all Title I recipients. And this year they all made adequate yearly progress.
"It really emphasizes the students and where they are, and how they are reading. We take children where they are and we move them up," says G. O. Bailey Primary School Principal Joy West.
In fact, Tift County has never had to allow transfers because of failing schools, an accomplishment administrators attribute to their reading programs.
"The programs that we've tried to put in place in our schools, Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative are in fact working. We have worked hard to identify research based programs and we are indeed seeing the result," say Betty Newkirk, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.
"It's been the best training I've ever had, and this is my 27th year teaching," adds Beggs.
In addition to just a library, Literacy Collaborative allows teachers to chose from literally thousands of leveled books for students to read, and in turn students can advance at their own pace.
A formula the that means success for turning out lifelong readers and schools that continue to make the grade.