Monthly Archives: June 2012

Public Invited to Review Math Instructional Materials Being Considered for Georgia Schools

The Georgia Department of Education invites the public to review textbooks and other learning resources being considered for use in instruction in grades K-12 mathematics.  The Learning Resources Evaluation site closest to Dalton is at Gordon Central High School’s cafeteria at 335 Warrior Path, NE in Calhoun, Georgia. The site will be open to the public through July 12, Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. The site will be closed on Fridays and on July 4-8. The purpose of the state learning resources evaluation process is to provide local systems with a recommended list of learning resources for use in Georgia’s public schools. Continue reading

Community Leaders Join in Commitment to Literacy, Education Investment

Dalton Board of Education Chairman Danny Crutchfield pledges the district’s re-commitment to the Literacy Collaborative at the press conference held by local community officials at the Gaston Community Center.

In a rare demonstration of unity, Dalton and Whitfield County government and education leaders on Thursday endorsed community literacy and pledged resources and support to help all area students read proficiently by third grade.

Mayor David Pennington and members of the Dalton City Council, Chairman Mike Babb and the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners, Chairman Danny Crutchfield and the members of the Dalton Board of Education, and Chairman Louis Fordham and members of the Whitfield County Board of Education agreed to sign a resolution “(to) provide resources and support to our city and county schools and families with the goal of improving early reading proficiency and helping all our children achieve grade-level reading status by the end of third grade.” Continue reading