School district officials in western Georgia are asking parents to ensure their children aren't playing a game called the "Knockout Challenge." Pediatricians warn the game poses health risks — including death — to participants.
Public schools in the Columbus area may have a new superintendent soon. It's been a long wait. Current superintendent Susan Andrews announced her retirement 16 months ago. Muscogee County school officials have scheduled a news conference for next Tuesday, when they hope to introduce a new top administrator.
A west Georgia school system has approved a package of cuts that includes closing an elementary school and a middle school. The Muscogee County School Board approved the plan with a unanimous vote Monday night. The recommendation by interim Superintendent John Phillips includes closing Edgewood Elementary School and Marshall Middle School.
One of Georgia's largest school systems is set to discuss a security plan that includes equipping schools with panic buttons. The district's security task force designed the five-year plan with input from local emergency agencies, school leaders, teachers, parents and others in the community.