Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Augusta University gains most Post-9/11 GI Bill students, dollars in 2014

According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill at Augusta University increased by 175 students and $3.2 million in 2014.
By Wesley Brown

Two schools on lockdown after reported online threat

Hephzibah Middle School and Hephzibah High School are on soft lockdown after a group of students reported seeing a school shooting threat online.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Westmont teacher is tops in Columbia County

Jennifer Gurley, who is in her fourth year teaching at Westmont Elementary, said teaching had always been her calling as long as she can remember.
By Steve Crawford

Retired Army major general speaks about cybersecurity

The "human element" has caused more security breaches and computer network damages than any technology failure, retired Army Maj. Gen. John Davis said Thursday night.
By Sean Gruber

Reading program pairs pupils, mentors

As soon as Sabrina Paige heard about the Power Lunch Reading Initiative that launched at Richmond County elementary schools this week, she said she “jumped at the chance to participate.”
By Sean Gruber

Loss of state name concerns dental school

Soon after the name change to Augusta University, College of Dental Medicine Dean Carol Lefebvre said she heard from students concerned that the name Georgia no longer graces the state's only ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Major general to speak about cybersecurity ethics

Army Maj. Gen. John Davis will give a free lecture on cybersecurity ethics at Augusta University's Summer­­ville campus today, focusing on his experience developing "cyber policies."
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Aiken County schools reopen Wednesday

Schools reopen after being closed the past two days because of area flooding.

Aiken County schools closed Tuesday

The closing also extends to all after school activities, athletics, the adult education program and Freedman Parenting Center. The substitute teacher workshop at Byrd Learning Center is also ...
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Emanuel settles suit over teacher-led prayer

The Freedom From Religion Foun­dation settled a lawsuit Mon­day with the Emanuel County School District after stopping teacher-led prayer, officials say.
By Doug Stutsman

SRS internship program opens doors for veterans

Savannah River Remediation has hired veterans through its Veteran Cooperative Program, a new educational opportunity that provides qualifying veterans competitive part-time pay, marketable job ...

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Augusta school uses hatchery to teach pupils

The hatchery project, funded primarily by private donors and built by volunteers, aims to expose students to the natural world in a way that many children don't get to experience.
By Sean Gruber

SRS internship program opens doors for veterans

Savannah River Remediation has hired veterans through its Veteran Cooperative Program, a new educational opportunity that provides qualifying veterans competitive part-time pay and marketable job ...
By Wesley Brown

Aiken, Edgefield schools closed today

Schools in Aiken and Edge­field counties will be closed Monday because of the heavy rain in South Carolina. Schools in Bamberg District 1 will also be closed Monday.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

T.W. Josey teacher uses humor, trust to engage students

After working for nine years as a teacher - five at Josey High School - Benjamin Isaac said he has definitely found his passion: teaching English to students who struggle with the subject.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Producer for 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' talks to students

Emmy-winning television reporter and producer Mike Morris has traveled the world with chef Guy Fieri as the senior field producer for the popular Food Network television show Diners, Drive-Ins and ...
By Mike Rosier

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

State school superintendent visits Augusta schools

State School Superintendent Richard Woods began his tour at Butler High School, and then traveled to John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School and the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

State superintendent to tour Augusta schools

Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods will tour three Augusta schools Wednesday, hoping to learn "what is working and to assess the areas where schools need assistance."

Davidson earns Blue Ribbon honor

John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School was named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School Tuesday, earning the reward through stellar student performance on state and national assessments.
By Sean Gruber

Augusta Tech awarded $3 million federal grant

The new four-year grant is a successor to the Predominantly Black Institutions project awarded in 2011 with the goal of improving the educational outcomes of African-American male students.
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