Articles from the Education section archive

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

Laney High gets courtroom for lessons on law

Laney's state-of-the-art courtroom marks a small portion of its $23 million renovation project. It has exact replicas of the bench, jury box and tables for the defense and prosecution.
By Doug Stutsman

Paine leaders feel prepared for appeal hearing

As it prepares to go before a committee and appeal to keep its accreditation, Paine College officials are still working on securing another loan or line of credit to improve its balance sheet but ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

Paine prays over leaders ahead of appeal

Paine officials will present the school's case to save its accreditation Monday before an appeals committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
By Tom Corwin

Barnwell school lab promotes STEM skills

Guinyard-Butler Middle School was one of two in South Carolina selected to receive a free STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) lab.
By Jonathan Vickery

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Meadowbrook Elementary begins healthy eating campaign

Meadowbrook Elementary was recently awarded a grant for students to have fresh fruits and vegetables twice a week - in addition to breakfast and lunch.
By Doug Stutsman

Speaker offers call to action at diversity summit

Tim Wise, who has provided anti-racism training to corporations and served as an adviser to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute for two decades. said that he's "never felt we were at a ...
By Doug Stutsman

2 molested ex-students sue system

Two former students at different Richmond County middle schools who were sexually molested by the same school janitor have sued their assailant, the local school system and school leadership.
By Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Augusta leaders rally around Paine

Calling itself the Augusta Committee to Help Paine College, about 30 business and community leaders got a candid synopsis of Paine's financial troubles and what has happened under President Samuel ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

John Rosemond to talk about parenting teens at Aquinas High School

Aquinas High School has invited John Rosemond, a family psychologist who has earned the moniker "America's Parenting Authority," to speak on Understanding and Managing Your Teenager.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

UGA off 'party school' list

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Princeton Review released its annual list of top party schools - which just a few years back had University of Georgia as No. 1 - UGA is now nowhere to be found.

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

Principal resigned after giving improper grades to students

The former principal and assistant principal of Rich­mond County's technical magnet school resigned this summer amid allegations of improper grade changes, according to documents released ...
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Laney teacher chosen to be part of state program

Over the summer, Angel Little was selected to participate in a prestigious Work-based Learning Coor­dinator program offered through the Georgia Department of Edu­cation. Little was one of ...
By Doug Stutsman

School enrollment up in Columbia County, down in Richmond and Aiken

Enrollment at Columbia County schools is up by more than 750 students, while the total number of pupils has decreased in Richmond and Aiken counties.
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

ACT scores decline in Aiken County schools

Aiken County's Class of 2016 scored lower on the ACT than their peers from 2015, but school officials said Friday that's because all 1,553 seniors took the test in 2016, compared with 603 the ...
By James Folker

UGA alters adviser role

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia officials hope a new approach to advising undergraduates helps students get their degrees more quickly, and reduce student debt.
By Lee Shearer

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Agency approves one charter school, denies another

A charter school proposed for downtown Augusta has been denied approval by the Georgia State Charter Schools Commission, but the agency approved another one to be located in either Richmond or ...
By Doug Stutsman

Paine convocation welcomes students, but fewer there

Paine College senior Corinthians Brown was among the students and faculty and staff members who packed Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel on Wednesday for the fall convocation. 
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Frazier announces candidacy for school board seat

Wayne Frazier, a longtime former educator in the Richmond County School System, announced his plans to run for the District 4 school board seat currently held by Barbara Pulliam.
By Doug Stutsman

Local officials urge voters to oppose Opportunity School District

The bill is based on similar initiatives in Louisiana and Tennessee and would authorize the state to temporarily step in to assist chronically failing public schools and the students in them.
By Doug Stutsman

Monday, Aug 22, 2016

USCA, First Tee partner to raise money for practice course

A proposal to build a nine-hole practice course at the University of South Carolina Aiken could help bring women's golf to the school.
By James Folker
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