Stories by Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Sickness closes all McDuffie County schools

One day after closing an elementary school because of excessive absences caused by illness, the McDuffie County School System has decided to close all seven of its schools, according to its ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

School board members take service oaths

Augusta resident Charlie Hannah and incumbent Board Chairwoman Venus Cain were among those sworn in as Richmond County Board of Education members.
By Sean Gruber

Some schools make gains on report card, but system still struggles

A number of Richmond County schools showed improvements on Georgia's 2014 accountability report card measuring student achievement and progress levels, but the system itself still performed below ...
By Sean Gruber

Illnesses close McDuffie school

Maxwell Elementary School in McDuffie County will be closed from Wednesday through Friday for excessive influenza, strep and a stomach virus absences.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Richmond schools accepting magnet applications

The Richmond County school system is ready to accept applications for magnet schools and special programs, organizing open houses so student can investigate their options.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

RCBOE named board of distinction

The Richmond County Board of Education was named a Board of Distinction by the Georgia School Boards Association Dec. 5, joining other boards that "showcase the best practices in school governance ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

First Tee gives free golf lessons to students

First Tee of Augusta and Club Car provided golf lessons to 50 honor roll students at Richmond County Technical Magnet School. It's a move which they hope will create an interest in the sport and ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Board hears potential of incentive-based disciplinary system

The Richmond County Board of Education discussed using a state-lead initiative to help increase safety on school campuses and reduce discipline problems.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

New deputy superintendent starts work

Kennth Bradshaw's varied skillset convinced the Richmond County Board of Education to hire him as deputy superintendent position in November.
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Area schools show dramatic improvements in writing test scores

The Georgia Department of Education released school system level scores for the Georgia High School Writing Test Wednesday, which show increases in student performance on the test, with some ...
By Sean Gruber

Westside High student confirmed to have tuberculosis

A Westside High School student has tuberculosis, public health and school officials confirmed Wednesday, and a TB testing session for students and staffers is scheduled Friday at the school.
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Finding WWII's mysteries

Former Augustan Pat Scannon is team leader of the nonprofit BentProp project, which aims to locate and foster recovery of the remains of US servicemen missing from the World War II battles in the ...
By Sean Gruber

How your school boards work for you

Both Augusta and Columbia County have their education policies governed by local boards of education.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Christian family likes to fly

When Frank Christian, 79, greeted relatives at his home for Thanksgiving, he welcomed a family that has fully embraced aviation and piloting. Each member of his close family has experience inside ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Georgia writing test scores see gains

The Georgia Department of Education released statewide results for the High School Writing Test on Tuesday, with data showing more special education and English learners meeting or exceeding ...
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Board of Education hears school system flexibility options

All Georgia school systems must send a letter to the Georgia Department of Education on June 30, 2015 choosing one of three options offering varying levels of autonomy.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

High School students test trade skills

The Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds smelled like sawdust and sounded like a construction site Thursday as high school students participated in the first East Georgia Workforce Development ...
By Sean Gruber

GRU urges smokers to quit

Georgia Regents University observed the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke­out campaign Thursday with "commit to quit" stations to encourage students, staff and community members ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

School board discusses health screening for athletes

During the Board of Education’s committee meeting on Tuesday, representatives from University Hospital discussed establishing a program to offer free health screenings to Richmond County student ...
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Board OKs Glenn Hills, Goshen school construction

The Board of Education tentatively approved construction projects at Glenn Hills High and Goshen Elementary schools, adding several million dollars' worth of renovations and new features to the ...
By Sean Gruber

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