Laney teacher chosen to be part of state program

Over the summer, Angel Little was selected to participate in a prestigious Work-based Learning Coor­dinator program offered through the Georgia Department of Edu­cation. Little was one of 20 educators statewide chosen for the event.
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken County schools resume today

Across Aiken County today, nearly 25,000 students and 3,350 employees - including about 1,500 teachers - will return to 20 elementary schools, 11 middle schools and seven high schools.
By James Folker

No opposed races for Aiken County school board

There will be one new face on the Aiken County school board after November's general election, and it will belong to Ahmed Samaha, who is assistant vice chancellor of student life at the University of South Carolina Aiken.
By James Folker

Traffic congestion one of few issues

Nearly 26,000 students returned to school in Columbia County on Monday with few problems other than the usual first-day traffic congestion and back-to-school jitters.
By Abbigail Lennon

Aiken superintendent discusses goals

Dr. Sean Alford talked about preparing students for college and the workforce, getting parents more involved, helping solve teachers' problems and fixing or replacing old buildings in a recent interview.
By James Folker

Unlawfully passing school buses can hurt license

Unlawfully passing a school bus can have serious consequences for motorists that extend beyond the obvious child safety issues.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

City to present school donations, and community center to give away supplies

Augusta will presdent school supplies to the Richmond County superintendent Friday, and later a back-to-school giveaway will distribute school supplies at the Henry Brigham Community Centeer.

Back to School Bash

Children pick up school supplies during the annual Jamz Cuts Back to School Bash at Augusta's May Park on Monday.
By Todd Bennett

Back to School Information

Learn what you need to know to survive the Back to School season.

First Days:

Richmond County: Tues., Aug. 2

Burke County: Wed., Aug. 3

McDuffie County: Fri., Aug. 5

Columbia County: Mon., Aug. 8

Aiken County: Mon., Aug. 15

Edgefield County: Tues., Aug. 16

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A little organization can keep school art from overwhelming

Kids often come home from school bearing armfuls of classroom art. It's worth creating a system to manage the flow because school artwork can quickly pile up.
By Melissa Rayworth

Use parent portals wisely to keep good, bad grades in perspective

Once upon a time, finding out how your child was doing in school could require weeks of patience. Now, a growing number of families can get instant access to grades and other school information through online "parent portals."
By Lisa A. Flam
 
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