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Former WBHS JROTC leader cleared after appealing 2013 investigation

Former WBHS JROTC leader cleared after appealing 2013 investigation

Winder-Barrow High’s former JROTC program head has been cleared to return to instructing.

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Longtime Barrow principal retires

Longtime Barrow principal retires

The Barrow County School District isn’t done hiring administrators or other staff for the just-begun school year.

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A sign of the times: "Bring your own technology"

A sign of the times: "Bring your own technology"

For those who went to school in the not too distant past, where a drawer in the teacher's desk usually served as a repository for any cell phones confiscated from students trying to sneak a peak at a text or missed call, a trip to one of many Barrow County School System classes may cause a double-take.

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New CLES principal happy to be back at an elementary school

New CLES principal happy to be back at an elementary school

It wasn’t that long ago that County Line Elementary’s new principal had zero thoughts on ever being a principal or even leaving her hometown county, Jackson.

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Barrow County Schools recognize transportation dept.

Barrow County Schools recognize transportation dept.

The Barrow County School System’s transportation department was on the receiving end of praise at the first regularly scheduled board meeting in the new school year.

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Barrow Head Start begins its 30th year

Barrow Head Start begins its 30th year

The Barrow County Head Start learning program is celebrating its 30th anniversary this school year.

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Sims Academy promises a unique experience

Sims Academy promises a unique experience

The students are associates, the teachers are trainers. There are no bells, and soon a coffee shop – run by associates in the marketing department – will welcome visitors in the front lobby.

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Barrow school leaders agree on adding more time for construction

Barrow school leaders agree on adding more time for construction

Numerous Barrow administrators took the time Tuesday night at the board of education meeting to praise all of the system staff who had done so much to get the new Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology mostly ready for students ahead of Friday’s start of school.

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BOE talks SPLOST vote, start of new school year

BOE talks SPLOST vote, start of new school year

The Barrow County School Board is already being prepped for the upcoming Special Local Option Sales Tax vote.

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Barrow School System to focus on students' weak subjects

Barrow School System to focus on students' weak subjects

The Barrow County high schools will be putting extra emphasis on some of the subjects the students fared poorly on in the final round of the End of Course Tests, according to the system’s new superintendent.

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Barrow County school system students return for another year

Barrow County school system students return for another year

Students at Auburn and Statham Elementary schools, along with their peers across the county, returned to school Friday for the first day of the new year.

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BOE approves ballott question that would bring SPLOST, bond funds for 2 new schools

BOE approves ballott question that would bring SPLOST, bond funds for 2 new schools

Barrow residents will get the chance to vote in November on a ballot question that, if passed, would allow the Barrow County School System to construct two new schools in the coming years.

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New school year in Barrow brings many changes

New school year in Barrow brings many changes

It’s almost here.

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BOE to consider putting its next SPLOST vote on November ballot

BOE to consider putting its next SPLOST vote on November ballot

The Barrow County School Board could vote Thursday on putting a renewal of the Special Local Option Sales Tax question for residents to vote on for the November ballot.

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State's students growth model helpful, to a point

State's students growth model helpful, to a point

The State Department of Education on Thursday unveiled a growth model that measures the progress of students on standardized tests from year-to-year to shine more light on progress instead of simply scores.

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Incumbents fall in Barrow BOE races

Incumbents fall in Barrow BOE races

There’s going to be some major turnover on the Barrow County Board of Education come January.

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BOE candidates make final push before runoff

BOE candidates make final push before runoff

The four Barrow County board of education candidates aren’t necessarily worried anymore about convincing residents that they’re the best candidate for the job.

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Barrow County News to once again participate in Pack the Bus campaign

Barrow County News to once again participate in Pack the Bus campaign

It’s almost time to pack the bus.

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CRCT results display weaknesses in ability of yearly tests to measure sustained success

Barrow County Schools Superintendent Chris McMichael points to some slight reductions in the pass rates among the county’s highest succeeding schools as to why some teachers in gifted and advanced classes are concerned about how the state’s new test might solve the issue.

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Barrow schools see some progress in CRCT results

Most Barrow County students displayed improvement on the majority of their subjects according to the just-released Criterion-Reinforced Competency Test school-level results.

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Georgia DOE releases final EOCT test results

The Georgia Department of Education released Wednesday the final state-wide results of the high school End-Of-Course Tests, showing continued issues in math but improvements in a number of other areas.

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Barrow Schools charter system "looked to as a model"

The Barrow County School District’s system of operation appears to be becoming even more popular in the state.

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