Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

SC Supreme Court refuses to reconsider education ruling

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Supreme Court has refused to reconsider its order last fall that lawmakers fix the state's broken education system, officially ending Republican leaders' appeals.
By Seanna Adcox

Columbia County school rezoning plan going before panel Tuesday

Columbia County School Board trustees are scheduled to vote Tuesday on the most extensive plan ever proposed in the county.

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Decline prompts funding change

ATLANTA -- The financial future of 15 colleges and universities in Georgia that experienced declining enrollment is dependent on a revised funding formula, the university system chancellor warns.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Health care cost worries lock out substitutes

A decision on limiting hours of part-time Richmond County school employees to offset anticipated health care costs has been rescinded, but the mistake caused confusion and cost some substitute ...
By Sean Gruber

SC Legislature not expected to find education fix this year

COLUMBIA - Legislators are unlikely to respond this year to the state Supreme Court's order to fix the education system that the justices say fails South Carolina's poor, rural children.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

T.W. Josey senior to meet President Obama

An Augusta high school student will meet with President Obama, Richmond County school officials announced Friday.

Teacher creates children's show to make change

T.W. Josey teacher Benjamin Isaac was named a "Scholar of Change" by Walden University for producing an inspirational video focusing on the future of education and transforming the way children ...
By Wesley Brown

Richmond County school board looks at job programs

Richmond County Board of Education members and school officials want to re-evaluate the school system's technical and career education programs in the face of shortages in the Georgia jobs market.
By Sean Gruber

Georgia's home-schooled seek admissions equality

Georgia's home-schooled still seeking admissions equality as universities across the state begin to actively recruit home-based students.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Group starts conversation on child sexual abuse in schools

I Breathe I Rise met with about a dozen community leaders, lawmakers and educators Thursday to discuss the weaknesses in the current system and cultural barriers in the profession that make ...
By Tracey McManus

UGA to work on diversity

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia is "stronger now than at any point in our 230-year history," said UGA President Jere Morehead on Wednesday.
By Lee Shearer

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

TEDx Augusta event coming Jan. 30

The city's second annual TEDx event will focus on the theme of "connections," which organizer Grace Belangia said highlights intersections between people or concepts that are normally unexpected.
By Tracey McManus

Pay hike sought for college faculty

ATLANTA -- The University System of Georgia needs more money for building maintenance, pay raises and new construction, Chancellor Hank Huckaby told members of the House and Senate appropriations ...
By Walter C. Jones

Group pushing SC school reform

COLUMBIA -- A new committee is forming to address South Carolina's educational shortcomings following last fall's Supreme Court decision that found the state had failed to provide a "minimally ...
By Sarita Chourey

Bad health care news for school workers

ATLANTA -- The state agency that oversees the health care of almost 2.5 million Georgians has drawn sharp questioning over a budget proposal involving a small fraction of them.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Students report on Richmond County school conditions

Student Advisory Comm­ittee members gave a mid-year report to the Richmond County Board of Education, on the "positive and negative traits" of schools.
By Sean Gruber

Paine student plays role in 'Selma'

Samuel Lee Fudge, 23, appears in three scenes as a student marcher in the major motion picture Selma, which received four Golden Globe nominations.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

High school grads missing out on Pell Grant billions

High school graduates across the country missed out on an estimated $2.9 billion worth of Pell Grant funds last year simply by not filling out a free application.
By Sean Gruber

Augusta celebrates King's legacy

The program organized annually by CSRA Memorial Observance Committee aims to show how the late civil rights leader continues to influence Augusta communities.
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Augusta weighs in on new GRU president

The suggestions range from someone who is able to connect with the community to someone who may not be a medical doctor like Azziz, who resigned Thursday.
By Tom Corwin, Tracey McManus and Meg Mirshak
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