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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Georgia college attains university status

ATLANTA - As of July 1, Georgia will have another university to be known as Middle Georgia State University, the state's Board of Regents said Wednesday.
By Bill Hendrick

Burke County school system to reopen Thursday

Burke County public schools will open and operate on regular schedule Thursday, less than 24 hours after a ruptured water line resulted in the system shutting down all its facilities.

Tobacco bans a 'normal part of life' for schools

As public school districts across Georgia continue to ban tobacco products, Richmond and Columbia County officials say their long-running bans have become “a normal part” of school life.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Columbia County voters renew school levy

Columbia County voters overwhelmingly approved a renewal of the local education sales tax sales Tuesday, providing officials with a reliable source of revenue to fund improvements in the county's ...
By Steve Crawford

Atlanta test cheating trial continues

Closing arguments continued Tuesday in the trial of a dozen former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy.

School board opposes governor plan

Board of Education members unanimously approved a resolution to send a message to local legislators and the Georgia School Board Association voicing their opposition to Governor Deal's "school ...
By Sean Gruber

Hornsby pupil with knife charged

A 15-year-old Hornsby K-8 student was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts of battery and one count of possession of a weapon on school property after she was found with a knife on the ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, March 16, 2015

SC State trustees vote to fire president

After meeting in private for more than an hour, trustees voted 6-1, with three abstaining, to end Elzey’s contract with more than two years remaining.
By Jeffrey Collins

Education sales tax to get vote

If approved, the education special purpose local option sales tax (ESPLOST) referendum will renew collection of the tax starting in 2017.
By Steve Crawford

Pre-K program aims to help kids

Richmond County parents not lucky enough to win one of the 1,124 pre-K slots during last week's registration lottery might still have options.
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, March 15, 2015

School chief calls flexibility choice "middle ground"

The Richmond County school board chairwoman said the decision by the board to go with the Investing in Educational Excellence flexibility option was the only way to maintain control over the ...
By Sean Gruber

Friday, March 13, 2015

Students learn benefits of science, technology, math education

Close to 20 presenters from about a dozen organization went into the classroom Friday to pass along general physics knowledge.
By Wesley Brown

Paine grant will fund youth health outreach

Paine College was awarded an $888,000 federal grant it will use to address HIV, substance abuse and hepatitis C among young people in the area, the school announced Friday.
By Tracey McManus

Why did SC school principals quit?

UNION, S.C. - The principal and assistant principal at Union County High School have resigned and school district officials have not explained why.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Business leaders tour Richmond County schools

Augusta business leaders looking to forge new bonds with a future workforce marched to the Richmond County Board of Education’s Central Office and toured five high schools Thursday.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

School board panel picks flex option

The Richmond County Board of Education voted to accept a recommendation to become an "Investing in Education Excellence" school system. The move still must be approved by the full board.
By Sean Gruber

Obama assails student loan woes

ATLANTA -- President Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.
By Josh Lederman

School worker insurance cuts worry lawmakers

ATLANTA -- The budget issue that has most rattled the General Assembly this year involves the proposed elimination of health insurance for 11,500 part-time school employees, mainly bus drivers and ...
By Andy Miller

Monday, March 9, 2015

South Carolina close to replacing Common Core in classrooms

COLUMBIA - South Carolina could be one step away from replacing Common Core education standards with state-developed guidelines, as the Legislature required last year.
By Seanna Adcox

Sunday, March 8, 2015

SC State not alone among HBCUs struggling to survive

COLUMBIA- While decades of leadership strife have contributed to South Carolina State University's fiscal crisis, it is certainly not alone among historically black colleges nationwide struggling ...
By Seanna Adcox
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