Articles from the Education section archive

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Board hears potential of incentive-based disciplinary system

The Richmond County Board of Education discussed using a state-lead initiative to help increase safety on school campuses and reduce discipline problems.
By Sean Gruber

Foundation jump starts GRU's child cancer trials

GRU researcher Theodore Johnson hopes his immunotherapy approach could become the beginning of what might be a unique program for children with cancer.
By Tom Corwin

Official lauds school meals program

In Richmond County, the Community Eligibility Provision program has eliminated a burdensome application process families had to use to qualify for free or reduced meals.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

New deputy superintendent starts work

Kennth Bradshaw's varied skillset convinced the Richmond County Board of Education to hire him as deputy superintendent position in November.
By Sean Gruber

Glenn Hills' gym to be named after Curry

Glenn Hills will have a Tuesday ceremony to name its new gym after former basketball player Michael Curry.
By Wayne Staats

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Man with Ménière's disease inspires clinical trial

A fledgling clinical trial could provide data about the impact stress has on people with salt-sensitive hypertension.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Area schools show dramatic improvements in writing test scores

The Georgia Department of Education released school system level scores for the Georgia High School Writing Test Wednesday, which show increases in student performance on the test, with some ...
By Sean Gruber

Episcopal Day School taking different path to new facility

Almost two years after announcing a major expansion planned for Episcopal Day School, Headmaster Ned Murray said the proposal has now evolved into "a transformational way" to approach American ...
By Tracey McManus

Westside High student confirmed to have tuberculosis

A Westside High School student has tuberculosis, public health and school officials confirmed Wednesday, and a TB testing session for students and staffers is scheduled Friday at the school.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Many college students don't finish in 4 years

While Georgia is one of 34 states recognized by Complete College America for adopting innovative support programs, on-time completion is still stark.
By Tracey McManus

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

Finding WWII's mysteries

Former Augustan Pat Scannon is team leader of the nonprofit BentProp project, which aims to locate and foster recovery of the remains of US servicemen missing from the World War II battles in the ...
By Sean Gruber

How your school boards work for you

Both Augusta and Columbia County have their education policies governed by local boards of education.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

GRU restarts paramedic program

Local EMTs are getting hands-on experience in GRU's paramedic program for the first time since 2011.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

SC lawmakers study school ruling

COLUMBIA - In ruling that South Carolina's educational system is broken and fails to provide every child the opportunity to succeed in school, the state's Supreme Court provided no instruction for ...
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Georgia writing test scores see gains

The Georgia Department of Education released statewide results for the High School Writing Test on Tuesday, with data showing more special education and English learners meeting or exceeding ...
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Board of Education hears school system flexibility options

All Georgia school systems must send a letter to the Georgia Department of Education on June 30, 2015 choosing one of three options offering varying levels of autonomy.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

High School students test trade skills

The Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds smelled like sawdust and sounded like a construction site Thursday as high school students participated in the first East Georgia Workforce Development ...
By Sean Gruber

GRU urges smokers to quit

Georgia Regents University observed the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke­out campaign Thursday with "commit to quit" stations to encourage students, staff and community members ...
By Sean Gruber

Stallings Island Middle earns award, ice cream

Stallings Island Middle School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

School board discusses health screening for athletes

During the Board of Education’s committee meeting on Tuesday, representatives from University Hospital discussed establishing a program to offer free health screenings to Richmond County student ...
By Sean Gruber

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Kettle donations rise in 2014

After a disappointing showing last year, donations to the Salvation Army's local Red Kettle Campaign have risen nearly 20 percent in 2014.
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