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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
August 21, 2003
Albany-- After a progress report was released naming schools on the needs improvement list, many parents were left with questions about the "No Child Left Behind" act. Parents are concerned why so many south Georgia schools are on the list. Educators say, the truth is, south Georgia school's are improving.
Turner elementary has improved dramatically in reading, English and language arts and mathematics, but there is room for more improvement, and that is what the "No Child Left Behind" act is designed to accomplish. "We want to make sure we have a good strong partnership between the child, the parent, the school and the community," said Congressman Sanford Bishop.
Parents were encouraged to stay involved with their children's education. Congressman Bishop said "When there's parental involvement children are excited and get involved. Without it, children do not perform at the maximum." Michelle Jackson is the parent of a first grader. "Parents are the foundation for a child's success and the more involved the parent is, the more successful a child can be," explained Jackson.
Parents often feel helpless when their children ask for assistance but they were assured today that help is available. A fter the meeting and explanations about the policy, parents seemed a little more confident.
It is now just a matter of staying informed and involved to keep south Georgia kids ahead.
Parents were also reminded that they can meet with administrators to discuss the qualifications of their children's teachers.