Articles from the Education section archive

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Aiken school board reduces its choices to 4 for superintendent

The Aiken County Board of Education moved a step closer to naming a new superintendent Tuesday, trimming a list of eight candidates to four unnamed finalists in an ongoing search that began ...
By Mike Rosier

Saturday, June 13, 2015

New Hephzibah charter school closely tied to city

Hephzibah Mayor Robert Buchwitz said the city's financial commitment and role in operating the Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics is a sound investment. But some question whether the ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, June 12, 2015

SC State could be plaintiff, defendant in education suit

CHARLESTON - South Ca­ro­lina State University will be part of a lawsuit alleging the state still has a segregated system of higher education. The only question is whether the school will ...
By Bruce Smith

Augusta Tech software grant aims to better prepare students

In an effort to boost productivity and cut manufacturing costs in half, Siemens announced this month it would provide its Teamcenter and Tecnomatix software to Augusta Tech for free to give ...
By Wesley Brown

Ex-UGA president headed to Pepperdine

ATHENS, Ga. -- Former University of Georgia president Michael Adams is headed back to California's Pepperdine University to become the elite private school's chancellor.
By Lee Shearer

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Paine College remains on probation

Paine College's accrediting body voted to keep the school on probation for a second year while it continues to resolve violations of financial and operational standards.
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Boy, 9, remembered at memorial service

The 200 school faculty members, youth organization representatives and community residents who crammed into C.T. Walker's Butterfly Garden on Wednesday night said they were ready to celebrate Eric ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Columbia County school board passes budget

The Columbia County school board unanimously approved a $199.8 million budget which includes raises for all school employees and additional teaching positions.
By Steve Crawford

Richmond County Board of Education approves 2016 budget

The Richmond County Board of Education approved its 2016 budget granting a raise to school employees and eliminating furlough days.
By Sean Gruber

Warrior Project leader touts Success Center

USC Aiken features an on-campus Veteran and Military Student Success Center, where veterans can lounge, do homework or get help with transitional paperwork or financial aid.
By Mike Rosier

Haley signs tuition bill for vets

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed Senate Bill 391 at USC Aiken to provide in-state tuition at all state public colleges for military veterans and their dependents.
By Mike Rosier

Suit challenges SC tuition rules

COLUMBIA - A federal lawsuit accuses South Carolina of unconstitutionally denying college scholarships to resident U.S. citizens and forcing them to pay out-of-state tuition.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, June 8, 2015

Ga. college president pay defended

ATLANTA  — The head of Georgia's university system says million-dollar pay packages are justified for the presidents of Georgia Tech and Georgia State University.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

School board to finalize budget

The Richmond County Board of Edu­cation will hold a final vote Tues­day on the proposed 2016 budget, which offers raises to school employees and eliminates furlough days.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, June 5, 2015

High school grad overcomes cancer, hopes to be 'inspiration'

Few high school students have fought as hard as Crystal Thurmond to make it to their graduation ceremony.
By Sean Gruber

Paine professor works to impact future of young black girls

While working at a majority black, low-income elementary school during her undergraduate studies at Morris Brown College, LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis saw students struggle with academics with no ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Crowd gathers to remember life of Warren Road student

The crowd of 50 teachers, students and community members gathered at Warren Road Elementary School for John Powell’s memorial service came with balloons and markers in tow.
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Deal pushes back deadline for school funding recommendations

Gov. Nathan Deal has asked for recommendations by Aug. 1, but he told lawmakers on the Education Reform Commis­sion in a letter that the deadline would be extended to Dec. 18.

Construction ongoing at Butler, Josey high schools

Construction projects at two Richmond County high schools are getting under way this summer, bringing thousands of square feet in extra space, new classrooms and infrastructure improvements to ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Board asks for stormwater fee waiver

Members of the Richmond County Board of Education want the Augusta Commission to exempt the school system and its properties from a controversial stormwater fee.
By Sean Gruber
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Georgia state workers, teachers pay more for health care

ATLANTA - Teachers and state employees in Georgia are paying more for their health care than other public sector employees, according to a new study by the state Depart­ment of Community Health.
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