Education Notes – The Newnan Times-Herald


Applications open for the Student Advisory Council 2022-23

State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking students in grades 10-12 to serve on its 2022-23 Student Advisory Council.

These students will meet with Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom and other education-related issues. They will serve as the superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools.

Applicants must be enrolled in a Georgia public high school or charter school for the 2022-23 school year as a sophomore, junior, or senior. Virtual learning students are included. The Student Advisory Council will meet four times in person during the school year – meeting dates are listed in the application.

Applications must be submitted by September 9, 2022 at 5 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted. Selected students will be contacted by email.

For more information or to apply, visit www.gadoe.org/studentadvisory. Applicants can return to the page on October 11, 2022 at 10 a.m. to determine if they have been selected.

University of North Georgia announces honors

Local residents were among the students named to the University of North Georgia Academic Honors Lists for the 2022 summer semester. They included:

PRESIDENT’S HONOR ROLL: Newnan’s Joshua Davidson. To be eligible, students must maintain a 4.0 GPA while completing at least 12 academic credit hours.

DEAN’S LIST: Audrey Tone from Newnan and Jake Reed from Senoia. To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA while completing at least 12 academic credit hours and earning no grade lower than a B.

Woodle named to Manchester U’s Dean’s List

Newnan’s Sarah Woodle has been named to the University of Manchester’s Deans’ List for the Spring 2022 semester.

Woodle specializes in exercise science and fitness.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA while completing at least 12 academic credit hours.

New website details college affordability and value

The University System of Georgia has created a new website, Georgia Degrees Pay, to help students and families make critical decisions about college affordability and value.

The website provides an array of public data on Georgia’s 26 public colleges and universities and allows comparisons on overall cost of college education, majors and fields of study, average student borrowing, and average career earnings USG graduates.

It includes tools for comparing the cost of attendance, future earnings, and student success, all developed by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia, in conjunction with members of the USG Research and Policy Analysis and Communications.

Each tool allows users to compare colleges and universities on a range of statistics. For example, in the cost of attendance tool, users can compare tuition and compulsory fees, total cost of attendance, average scholarships and grants, and net price.

They can also find student loan results such as the percentage of students who borrow each year, the average amount borrowed each year, the percentage of graduates who have debt related to pursuing their bachelor’s degree, the average amount borrowed among bachelor’s degree graduates, the percentage of graduates who have debt while pursuing their associate’s degree, the average amount borrowed among associate’s degree graduates, and the default rate for graduates.

The website’s new future earnings tool allows users to see the average earnings of USG Georgia graduates after graduation, as well as earnings from different majors, alumni earnings from different institutions, and a range income by academic field for one, five and 10 years after graduation.

To get the best results from the benchmarking tools, users are encouraged to compare institutions in the same industry. USG’s 26 institutions fall into four general sectors – research universities, comprehensive universities, state universities, and state colleges – each with unique missions, requirements, and academic programs to meet a range of needs. students across the state.

Georgia Degrees Pay also includes links to information on scholarships, online degrees, online courses, and student support efforts such as Complete College Georgia, Affordable Learning Georgia, and eCampus, among others.

For more information, www.usg.edu/georgia-degrees-pay .

Coweta County School Board

At its regular monthly meeting on August 9, the board:

• Approved the 2022-2023 Georgia School Boards Association membership fee for $25,325.

• Approval of an emergency change request to supply additional components of the ground retaining wall system for the reconstruction of the Newnan High School gymnasium. The net cost of the change is approximately $31,000.

• Approved a request for $273,423 in Carl D. Perkins V grants to cover equipment, supplies, professional development, program enhancements, extended day pay, apprenticeship, and supervisory pay for vocational, technical and agricultural education programs and courses at Central Educational Center, East Coweta High School, Newnan High School and Northgate High School.

• Approval of an emergency change request to move a section of sidewalk and gutter in the Newnan High School parking lot to be used for loading and unloading buses. The cost is around $23,000.

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