Category: Education

January 13, 2022

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $5 million in grants to develop a diverse talent pool of aviation maintenance technicians. The Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grants were awarded to organizations that will teach technical skills and prepare participants to pursue aviation maintenance careers. “A career as […]

January 10, 2022

    CONYERS, GA– The graduation rate for Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) students involved in Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs increased to an all-time high of 98.23% for 2021, rising above the state-wide rate which held steady at 97%. The rate applies to students who complete a Career Pathway. RCPS Superintendent Terry Oatts […]

January 4, 2022

  CONYERS, GA—After careful consideration and deliberation, Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) announced today that it has extended its remote learning schedule through Friday, Jan. 14, 20with in-person teaching and learning set to resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18, following the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. “In reviewing the new CDC guidelines for isolation and […]

January 3, 2022

  DEKALB COUNTY, GA—iThe DeKalb County School District to begin second semester virtually January 5-7, due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Georgia.COVID-19 testing will be available for employees at the Administrative & Instructional Complex in Stone ​Mountain on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students will return to face-to-face instruction on Monday, Jan. 10. […]

December 30, 2021

    CONYERS, GA – Due to the current spike in COVID-19, Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) Superintendent Terry Oatts announced that all students will return to a virtual/remote learning environment on Tuesday, Jan. 4 following the Winter Break. In-person learning is scheduled to resume on Monday, Jan. 10, he said. Teachers and staff will work  virtually […]

December 28, 2021

    Brookwood High School junior Niheer Patel, a junior at Brookwood High School in Gwinnett County, has been named the winner of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced. The Congressional App Challenge is an annual competition showcasing the value of computer science and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and […]

December 20, 2021

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the Biden-Harris Administration is providing up to $1.5 billion to states and school districts to help school meal program operators deal with the challenges of supply chain disruptions brought on by the pandemic. With funding made available through USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA will provide […]

December 16, 2021

      The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) is offering internships to provide hands-on experience in research and program planning to currently enrolled college students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens who attend school in Fulton or DeKalb counties. The Michael R. Hollis Internship Program and The Frank H. […]

December 14, 2021

    CONYERS, GA– Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) is formally exploring the expansion of the Office of School Safety with the creation of a Public Safety Division. After years of researching the merits of establishing a Public Safety Division and School Safety Officers within RCPS, Superintendent Terry Oatts, in consultation with the RCPS Office of […]

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