Stories by Jason Wermers

Friday, April 6, 2012

Richmond County sees fewer erasures

Erasure marks on state test answer sheets dropped significantly across Georgia, including in Richmond County public schools, in 2011, according to a report released this week.
By Jason Wermers

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Incident similar to 'Charlie Rape Gang' reported

An incident similar to those reportedly done by the "Charlie Rape Gang" occurred last month in Glenn Hills Middle School, according to a Richmond County tribunal finding.
By Jason Wermers

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

6 suspended after cafeteria fight

Eight pupils were involved in a cafeteria fight at Sego Middle School, according to a Richmond County tribunal finding recently made public.
By Jason Wermers

Friday, March 23, 2012

Schools put off bus privatization

It will be at least one more year, if at all, before the Richmond County school system privatizes its bus transportation services.
By Jason Wermers

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Student suspended for throwing bullet

A Lucy C. Laney High School student threw a bullet at another student during an after-school program and acted like he had a gun, according to a Richmond County tribunal finding recently made public.
By Jason Wermers

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pupil tried stab another with a knife

A Spirit Creek Middle School pupil tried to stab another pupil with a knife, according to a Richmond County tribunal finding recently made public.
By Jason Wermers

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Charge sends student to Tubman

A Cross Creek High School student was assigned to the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program after the student was adjudicated on a possession of a firearm charge.
By Jason Wermers

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

2 students suspended for smoking marijuana

Two George P. Butler High School students were suspended after they smoked marijuana in the restroom Feb. 1, according to a recently released Richmond County tribunal finding.
By Jason Wermers

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

3 students suspended for smoking marijuana

Three Westside High School students were suspended after they smoked marijuana on the way to school, according to a Richmond County tribunal finding recently made public.
By Jason Wermers

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Students suspended for marijuana possession

Marijuana possession got two students in trouble, according to recently released Richmond County tribunal findings.
By Jason Wermers

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

More score well on AP exams

More students are taking challenging Advanced Placement courses and passing the corresponding exams than before, according to recently released data.
By Jason Wermers

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012

Student pulls down girl's blouse

A Cross Creek High School student pulled down a female student's blouse, exposing her chest, and touched it, according to a recently released Richmond County tribunal finding.
By Jason Wermers

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

Student suspended for 4th cellphone violation

A Hephzibah High School student who once again refused to turn over her cellphone to administrators was suspended for the rest of the school year, according to a recently released Richmond County ...
By Jason Wermers

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012

Charges send students to alternative school

Two students were assigned to the alternative school pending the outcome of robbery charges, and another was suspended for fighting with a school safety and security officer, according to Richmond ...
By Jason Wermers

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012

Students sent to Tubman after being charged

Several students were assigned to the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program after they were charged with criminal offenses in unrelated cases, according to Richmond County tribunal findings ...
By Jason Wermers

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011

Does middle school hurt students?

A recently released Harvard University study that tracked Florida students from the middle grades through 10th grade showed that students who went to a traditional middle school, with the ...
By Jason Wermers

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

School board approves redistricting plan

The Richmond County school board accepted a compromise on district lines Tuesday that the Augusta Commission rejected last week.
By Jason Wermers

Lady A trumps graduations

Lady Antebellum did more than sell out its May 22 concert at James Brown Arena in five minutes earlier this month.
By Jason Wermers

Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

Freedom Park achievements honored

Freedom Park School was named a national model Monday for the reform program it uses, America's Choice School Design.
By Jason Wermers

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011

7 teachers get certification

Seven Augusta-area teachers recently obtained certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
By Jason Wermers

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