Fayette County GA

Category: Education

Education Update – August 2016

The Fayette County School system is looking to grow the number of interns that they place with businesses.  Last year, Fayette County placed 77 work-based learning interns in the first half of the year and grew to 90 workers by second semester.  Students are able to explore their career interests firsthand while gaining valuable work…
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Education Update June 2016

Fayette County has had limited offerings from post-secondary institutions within the county.  Clayton State and Central Michigan University both offer classes in Peachtree City but until last year, there was no post-secondary campuses in Fayette County. Georgia Military College (GMC) opened the Fayetteville campus in the summer of 2015. Its first semester saw an enrollment…
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Education Update May 2016

Teachers to Create STEAM Lessons after Touring Local Industries By Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, Public Information Officer Fayette County Board of Education STEAM is an educational concept that integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with art (the “A” in STEM) to help prepare students for 21st century careers. STEAM is more than teaching the individual subjects.…
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Education Update March 2015

Education Centers of Excellence and Lifelong Learning    The Education Committee met March 15 and discussed Fayette‘s goal of having a world class K-12 education system.  The committee broke into smaller work groups that were tasked to define what a “world class” education system looks like and what metrics should be considered to monitor progress. The groups determined that…
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Fayette Visioning Summit – Education Report

~ The comments below were delivered by Kim Schnoes, Education Committee Chair, at the Annual Summit ~   Fayette Visioning Summit December 11, 2015 Education Committee Report A significant shift occurred for the initial steering committee upon acknowledging our aspiration to develop a “world-class” education system for Fayette County. What characteristics, curriculum and opportunities comprise…
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Fayette Visioning Summit will highlight Education successes

All Fayette citizens and stakeholders are invited to attend a Fayette Visioning Summit to learn about the ongoing work and future goals of the Fayette Visioning Initiative. The meeting will be held Friday, December 11, 2015 from 7:30 -9:30 a.m. at Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree, 201 Aberdeen Parkway, Peachtree City.  The program will focus on recent successes…
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Fayette Vision encourages support of “E.S.T.E.A.M” project

An innovative program focused on combining career exploration and leadership development for middle school students has caught the attention of Fayette Visioning team leaders.  A recent presentation by the creator of the E.S.T.E.A.M project, Dr. Vanessa Johnson, to a visioning Community implementation work group highlighted the exciting ways that this program closely aligns with several…
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Education Team Updates re Technical College, WBL

Kim Schnoes and Paul Schultz, co-chairs of the visioning Education Implementation Team, updated the Fayette County Board of Education on April 20th about the progress and goals of Fayette Visioning,  highlighting the alignment of visioning goals for expanded work-based learning (WBL) opportunities and post secondary offerings in Fayette County with recent board of education activities in those areas.

Education Implementation Team

The Education Implementation Team is focused on helping Fayette achieve three key objectives: 1) Create a K-12 system that is recognized as a world-class asset 2) Increase postsecondary education opportunities in Fayette County, and 3) Actively support district teachers and staff