Articles from the Education section archive

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

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

Groundbreaking held for new Leavelle McCampbell Middle School

Designed by McMillan Pazdan Smith architecture, the new school on Weldon Way off of Bettis Academy Road will fold familiar aspects of the historic old building.
By Mike Rosier

High school grad rates jump

Graduation rates in nearly every high school in Richmond and Columbia counties increased slightly
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Sean Gruber

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

Augusta University enrollment down but tuition up

Enrollment at Augusta University has fallen 12.8 percent since Fall 2012, according to figures obtained from the University System of Georgia.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Paine leader says late wages paid

Paine College's interim president said the school has a "balanced budget" and has paid employees who did not get a paycheck last week, but he warned of additional cuts or shortfalls in the future ...
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

School officials report on tax collections, projects

NORTH AUGUSTA — Community members across the district participated in a virtual meeting Thursday evening with school officials, who gave an update on penny sales tax projections and ...
By Mike Rosier

Hephzibah High School to host resource fair

Educational and health organizations will provide information on the programs and services they can offer to families struggling with medical or financial issues.
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

University system wants cybersecurity center in Atlanta

ATLANTA - The University System of Georgia asked Gov. Nathan Deal Wednesday for funds to create a cybersecurity center to address employers' growing demand for graduates.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Paine College unable to pay some employees

According to an announcement on the college's Web site, the school was unable to meet its scheduled payroll, but no explanation was given as to why.
By Travis Highfield

State will be in dentistry school name

The new name - the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University - addresses concerns raised by dental students that the university's new name would not accurately reflect the college's ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Aiken school officials announce test scores, STEM initiative

The district administered the assessment for the first time in April, and results were released to parents this week.
By Mike Rosier

Amerigroup gives supplies, money to schools

Representatives from Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia delivered boxes of school supplies and a $500 check for any additional needs.
By Sean Gruber

Augusta Tech offers free driver's ed course

Thanks to Kia and a $17,836 grant from the Georgia Driver's Education Commission, Augusta Tech will begin offering 36 hours of free classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction to first-time drivers ...
By Wesley Brown

Principal on leave after DUI arrest

Michael Bradley Watson, 39, principal of Hammond Hills Elementary, was booked into the Aiken County jail after police found him driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.13.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Paine will not revoke Bill Cosby's honorary degree, for now

Comedian Bill Cosby will keep his honorary doctorate from Paine College for now, according to officials at the school.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Board OKs superintendent's recommendations

Chief among Dr. Sean Alford's recommendations are increasing expectations for students, and a better leveraging of available community assets.
By Mike Rosier

UGA hits record grad rate

ATHENS, Ga. -- Only about one in 20 of last year's University of Georgia freshmen didn't make it to their second year of college, the university announced Monday.
By Lee Shearer

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Viking re-enactors showcase skills at Augusta Prep

August Prep history teacher Bill White said he wanted students to get a better understanding of the depth and influence of Viking culture from re-enactment.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Superintendents have differing views on flexibility option

The Richmond and Columbia county school districts chose to adopt the same school flexibility option for similar reasons this month, but the superintendents offer contrasting views of how it will ...
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Augusta students learn about aviation careers

Thirty Richmond County high school and middle school students got a "behind the curtain" look at how airport workers do their jobs during Augusta Regional Airport's Aviation Career Day.
By Sean Gruber
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