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Friday, July 17, 2009

Board votes against raising tax

A Thursday vote by the Richmond County school board spared taxpayers, but it might cost some district employees their jobs.
By Greg Gelpi

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Laney's graduation rate surges in 2009

Richmond County Superintendent Dana Bedden called it one of the most embarrassing statistics -- 31 percent.
By Greg Gelpi

Increasing school tax is on table

Richmond County school board members could vote to raise taxes when they hold a special called meeting today.
By Greg Gelpi

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2,113 pupils flunk CRCT 2nd time

At least 1,780 Richmond County students are at risk of not being promoted after failing the CRCT a second time.
By Donnie Fetter and Greg Gelpi

More schools make adequate yearly progress

The number of local schools making adequate yearly progress increased this year, including one that made it for the first time since the federal benchmarks were established in 2002.
By Donnie Fetter and Greg Gelpi

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Local schools show AYP improvement

By Donnie Fetter and Greg Gelpi

18 schools' gains on tests raised suspicions

Eighteen schools in Georgia -- none in the Augusta area -- made such drastic gains on state testing last year that their improvements were suspicious and warranted investigation, according to ...
By Greg Gelpi

Early retirement for Augusta city workers discussed

The pot could be sweetened to encourage Augusta-Richmond County employees to take early retirement, potentially saving taxpayers an estimated $2 million.
By Greg Gelpi

Augusta Commission keeps millage the same

Despite an overall slip in Richmond County property values, city commissioners voted Monday not to turn to taxpayers to offset the decline in tax revenue. With members J.R. Hatney and Joe Jackson ...
By Greg Gelpi

Monday, July 13, 2009

18 schools' scores suspicious

Eighteen schools in Georgia – none in the Augusta area – made such drastic gains on state testing last year that their improvements were suspicious and warranted investigation, according ...
By Greg Gelpi

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Judge hopes for truancy overhaul

Children are no longer being dragged into Richmond County Juvenile Court after a few unexcused absences.
By Greg Gelpi

Saturday, July 11, 2009

List of schools in cheating scandal still secret

The larger list of Georgia elementary schools suspected of cheating on state tests won't be known for at least a few more days because an official with the information took it with her to a wedding.
By Greg Gelpi

Friday, July 10, 2009

School work doesn't stop in summer months

Summer vacation isn't always a summer break for Richmond County educators.
By Greg Gelpi

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

CRCT math scores vary widely

Georgia's children made gains in math, but a closer look at test scores shows wide swings -- both up and down -- in Richmond County.
By Greg Gelpi

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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