Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
June 22, 2006
Valdosta - In the next week and a half, sixty teachers will become math and science students. Middle school teachers from 11 South Georgia counties gathered at Valdosta State University to learn new ways of teaching their classes.
Lowndes Middle School 7th grade life science teacher says, "If you stop learning, they stop learning so to continue in the classroom, you've got to get out in this field and learn yourself so you can portray a person who's inquiry based as well." The teachers will use what they learn to develop new curriculums that will promote hands on learning for students.
Although these teachers must sacrifice two weeks out of their summer, they are enthusiastic about attending programs like these. They know their lost will lead to the students' gain. "Currently our school is in need of improvement so we are trying to get as many teachers in these programs as we can so that we can increase our students performance," said 7th grade science teacher Royce Thomas.
The program is part of the MathScience Partnership, a project funded by a grant from the Department of Education. The success of this program has led to the possibility of creating more programs for elementary and high school teachers as well.
Math and Science teachers will finish their first string of classes Friday and begin unit and lesson plan writing next week.
Here's a closer look at how Georgia ranks with the rest of the nation.
According to Georgia's Kindergarten through twelve-education report card, the state scored 272 in mathematics on the 2005 National Assessment for Educational Progress. The national average was 278.
In the 2004-2005 annual report cards for public schools, Georgia's average ACT score in math and science reasoning was 19.8, while the national average was 20.7 in math and 20.9 in science reasoning.
Georgia's average math sat score was a 495. The national average was a 515.