Richmond County school system produces video

Friday, May 30, 2014 2:03 PM
Last updated 10:25 PM
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In an effort to highlight positive aspects of a school system that’s battling negative perceptions, the Richmond County school board released a video Friday showcasing technology-based initiatives and the district’s focus on providing
“quality public school education.”
The 1-minute video, produced in-house by school employees, is designed to inform the public about the variety of educational opportunities available in Richmond County schools. In particular, the video focuses on how the school system’s Bring Your Own Technology program positively affects student achievement and the many magnet school options available.

“We wanted to reach out to the community and show everyone what’s been going on in our schools, mostly the things they may not get through regular media exposure,” Superintendent Frank Roberson said. “We have the best of both worlds here, as far as training for both higher education and for the workforce. We are excited to … present the video so everyone can see what kind of options we provide for quality public education.”


The school commercial can be viewed at

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Mr. Thackeray
Mr. Thackeray 05/30/14 - 02:16 pm
LOL..."cutting edge

LOL..."cutting edge technology" Take a look at tell me that is true at ARC...maybe if this was 2001 but not today!!!

countyman 05/30/14 - 10:00 pm

The technology field in Augusta is much larger compared to 10 years ago..

The number of magnet programs(Richmond Academy is the only IB program in the metro) and magnet schools have also increased since 2010..

Let me guess, where you live in/around the city of Harlem is on the cutting edge of technology due to their first Subway opening soon.

Augz79 05/31/14 - 04:05 pm


Gage Creed
Gage Creed 05/30/14 - 09:14 pm
Snarky Comments

Let me guess, where you live in/around the Richmond Summit is on the cutting edge of technology due to the Sprint Metro Market opening sometime.

avidreader 05/31/14 - 08:15 am
Mr. Gruber

Thanks for writing this news piece. Tracey McManus was very good at balancing the good and the bad in her reporting. You're off to a good start.

Many, many wonderful things are happening in our school system, and all of the naysayers are going to chew it up like needless fodder, when in truth, most have not idea what's going on.

I watched 250 seniors from my school graduate this week, and I personally know most of them. The vast majority are happy, hardworking kids who will carry a strong sense of confidence and self-respect into their adult lives. They will not be a burden in our entitlement society.

No school system is ever going to be perfect, but I can assure you that we're trying hard to provide children a quality education, no matter what their rank-and-file status in our community.

And YES, we are very strong in our technology needs. For me, it is a true pleasure to get up every morning and go to work. And there are thousands of other educators out there who feel the same.

AugZ79, I'm sure you think your "fry cook" remark was cute. But, seriously, you need to look deeper. Many people would consider it cool that full-service restaurant kitchens in our high schools are providing children with hands-on experience in a pathway to the adult world. Four of our recent graduating seniors are going to culinary schools this fall.


corgimom 05/31/14 - 10:26 pm
"The technology field in

"The technology field in Augusta is much larger compared to 10 years ago.."

What does that have to do with RC schools?

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