Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Goodbye set for old Davidson school

More than 100 John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School alumni, teachers and students are expected to gather to say goodbye to the old Davidson building on Telfair Street on Saturday, celebrating ...
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Clyburn donates historic papers to USC

COLUMBIA, S.C. - James Clyburn announced Monday he's sending his congressional papers to the University of South Carolina to help bring attention to his state's contribution to the national ...
By Susanne M. Schafer

Gaps in testing spur call for funds

ATLANTA - Test scores released last week prompted representatives of various minority-rights organizations to call Monday for greater taxpayer funding of public schools to close the performance ...
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Poor results prompt schools to begin preparations for next Milestones

School district officials said they are taking steps to prepare students and teachers for the next wave of Milestones testing during the upcoming spring semester.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Aiken County school is model site for arts education initiative

East Aiken School of the Arts has been selected as a model site for the Arts in Basic Curriculum Program, a statewide initiative that works to ensure all South Carolina students have access to a ...
By Mike Rosier

Georgia education reform plan draws support, criticism

ATLANTA - A day after the Education Reform Commission voted on recommendations for revising how public schools are funded and teachers are paid, supporters and opponents began lining up Friday on ...
By Walter C. Jones

River Ridge Elementary hoping for visit from UGA player

River Ridge Elementary is trying to get Georgia Bulldog wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who has written a children's book, to visit the Evans school.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Event at fairground tests students' trade skills

Students from 11 different high school technical programs statewide participated in the East Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge in construction-related competition ranging ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Crash, power outage send pupils home

GRANITEVILLE -- A single car crash at the entrance to Byrd Elementary had knocked out power to the school this morning, forcing students to be sent home early.
By Mike Rosier

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

RCBOE approves bid for Murphey-Josey merger

The Board of Education approved a bid of more than $12 million for renovations at T.W. Josey High School during a regular board meeting Tuesday, taking another step toward merging the school with ...
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Local students struggle with Milestones test

Students from Richmond and Columbia counties struggled with the first round of Georgia Milestones testing, according to results released Monday.
By Sean Gruber

Ga. college on lockdown over nearby shooting

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Officials say an Atlanta-area college is on lockdown after a woman was found fatally shot in an apartment nearby, and police are looking for her husband.

Paine passes fundraising goal

Paine College has received over $264,000 donations since the start of the "Build it Back" rally held last Tuesday, exceeding its $250,000 fundraising goal.
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Studies show lack of geography skills

According to a report released by the Government Ac­count­ability Office last month, roughly 73 percent of eighth-grade students taking the National Assessment of Educa­tio­nal ...
By Sean Gruber

State still implementing measures from education grant

ATLANTA - Georgia Milestones test results to be released this week by local school districts are among the most visible evidence to parents of how a package of federally-funded initiatives have ...
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Milestones test results to be released Monday

The state Department of Education will release the school and district level scores for the first wave of Georgia Milestones test Monday.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

As grad rates climb, school officials cite 'personalized learning'

High school graduation rates are climbing, and school officials said they hope to continue the trend with a mix of "personalized learning" and a focus on intervening with struggling students as ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Officials: Paine rally raised more than $200,000

Vice President of Institutional Advancement Sunya Young said the college was still receiving gifts, and officials were still working to tally up total donations.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Augusta University stops tougher admissions

Plans to keep raising admissions standards at Augusta University ground to a halt after administrators decided it was hurting enrollment growth, President Brooks Keel told the Board of Regents.
By Walter C. Jones

Hundreds attend Paine College fundraiser

Roughly 300 people filled the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, singing hymn, offering prayers and delivering envelopes containing money to help the struggling school.
By Sean Gruber
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