Articles from the Education section archive

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Richmond County Teacher of the Year inspires others

Richmond County Teacher of the Year JaVonne Jones earned the title through her work ethic and passionate love of her job, according to those who know her.
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Student faces suspension over BB gun

A Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School student is facing suspension after bringing a BB gun to campus Friday.

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

GRU enrollment numbers show decline

Its undergraduate body alone fell to 4,899 - an 8 percent drop from 2013 and a 25 percent decline from Augusta State University's 6,528 class in fall 2012, the last year before it consolidated ...
By Tracey McManus

Students learn to live without technology

The Academy of Richmond County held a "Blackout Day" event Friday, cutting off the classroom lights and asking students to put away their digital devices and experience life without the technology ...
By Sean Gruber

Augusta Prep announces new head of school

Augusta Preparatory Day School announces that Peter Huestis will be its Head of School, officially starting in the 2015-2016 school year.

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

SC representative awards scholarship funds

South Carolina Rep. J. Roland Smith established a new scholarship fund Thursday, contributing $20,000 in financial aid to Aiken Technical College students.
By Sean Gruber

Movement to raise teacher salaries in SC begins

COLUMBIA - The head of South Carolina's Education Association is urging lawmakers to consider raising the starting salary for a public school teacher to $40,000 in order to attract and keep ...
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Hannah wins school seat by big margin

Richmond County School Board candidate Charlie Hannah handily defeated rival Franklyn Beckles and gained the District 2 seat Tuesday night, winning the election by more than 2,000 votes.
By Sean Gruber

Act to provide students, staff with information on campus security

The Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to comply with the conditions as part of their participation in Federal student financial aid programs.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Students warned about drug use, violence

The presentation was part of the Dream Builders of America's Youth organization's outreach to help steer teens from drugs and violence and into careers and education.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Deer Chase teacher named Richmond County's best

Deer Chase Elementary music teacher JaVonne Jones was named Richmond County's 2014 teacher of the year Monday night.
By Sean Gruber

Huckaby: GRU consolidation put almost $16 million into academics

Should GRU President Ricardo Azziz decide to leave for another position, it will not be an “acrimonious” process to negotiate the end of his contract.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Students warned about drug use, violence

The presentation was part of the Dream Builders of America's Youth organization's outreach to help steer teens away from drugs and violence and into careers and education.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Event aims to shine light on bullying

There were about 50 parents and children of different races, ages and educational backgrounds in the auditorium Thursday, but all fit into one of two groups, said Richmond County Superior Court ...
By Wesley Brown

Deputy superintendent retiring

Deputy Superintendent Tim Spivey took an unconventional route to becoming one of the most influential officials in the Richmond County school system.
By Sean Gruber

Grad rates show improvement by local school systems

Graduation rates in both Richmond and Columbia counties followed the statewide trend of slow and steady increases in 2014, although progress in individual schools varied greatly.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

SC audit: Lottery-funded scholarships need review

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's college oversight agencies do not verify that students who receive more than $220 million in lottery-funded scholarships are eligible to for them, according to an audit ...
By Seanna Adcox

Board of Education fills three administrative positions

The Richmond County Board of Education approved Superintendent Angela Pringle's recommendations for deputy superintendent, assistant superintendent of secondary schools and chief of human ...
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Schools to get $1 million technology upgrade

The Richmond County school system received over $1 million in grant funding from several Georgia agencies Monday, and will use the money to upgrade its Internet capabilities and improve the ...
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Millions at stake in proposed penny sales tax, including Aiken

A handful of school districts across the state, are counting down to Election Day when hundreds of millions of new dollars could be promised to facility needs - $125 million of which could be ...
By Sarita Chourey

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Storm brings heavy rain, property damage reported

The National Weather Service in Columbia says the threat of severe weather has left the Augusta area, but not before leaving behind some property damage Sunday.
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