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Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

SC lawmakers to consider boosting teachers' pay

COLUMBIA - South Carolina legislators will consider increasing teachers' salaries next school year as a way to keep young teachers in the profession and be fair to those approaching the end of ...
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Schools seek flexibility in state regulations

Columbia County's school system wants to opt out of the state's new requirement to pick one of three "flexibility options" for system operations by the end of June.
By Steve Crawford

Plan calls for GRU housing on Health Sciences campus

New student housing for Georgia Regents University will go to the Health Sciences campus downtown while the Summerville campus and its surrounding neighborhood will remain largely untouched.
By Tom Corwin

GRU students, local doctors provide dental care for kids

Friday was "Give Kids a Smile Day" at Georgia Regents University, and the students at the College of Dental Medicine gave more than 80 pupils the best dentist visit ever.
By Sean Gruber

South Carolina's GOP lawmakers championing religious groups

Taking aim at California, South Carolina's Republican members of Congress pressed the state's colleges and universities to affirm religious student groups' officially recognized status and the ...
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Parents told of truancy consequences

The Department of Juvenile Justice and the Richmond County school system are ready to tamp down student truancy rates, and they have the consequences to prove it.
By Sean Gruber

Committee to search for MCG's Athens dean

A search committee to find a new dean for the Athens branch campus of Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University was announced.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Sides clash over court mandate to fix SC's poor schools

COLUMBIA — The Supreme Court’s order to fix inequities in the states’s poorest schools has opened a new battlefront for advocates of private and charter schools.
By Sarita Chourey

Famed academic dies of cancer

Pancreatic cancer took the life Saturday of former Columbia Theological Seminary President Dr. Steve Hayner at age 66.
By Walter C. Jones

Cross-school council gives students voice

Made up of 15 individuals pulled from the student councils of elementary, middle and high schools, the Richmond County Student Advisory Council offers an "in the trenches" perspective of the ...
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

MCG, middle school initiative strengthens family bonds

Twenty-six individuals are participating in Murphey Middle School's Strengthening Families Program, a 14 session "family skills" program designed to buttress ties between parents and their kids.
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Charter school construction begins

Construction has begun on Richmond County's first start-up charter school, and officials say the building will be ready in August for the 2015-16 school year.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Program provides weekend meals

Bayvale students receive take-home meals every Friday, a program born from a partnership between the Richmond County school system and Golden Harvest Food Bank.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

City's youth initiative gets underway

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis' effort to help the city's young people got under way Thursday with a brainstorming session at Richmond County TechnicalCareer Magnet School.
By Susan McCord

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Aiken Tech best in SC system

Aiken Technical College leads the 16-school technical college system in South Carolina with an achievement rate that approaches near-total student placement.
By Sarita Chourey

GRU-UGA dean stepping down

ATHENS, Ga. -- Barbara Schuster, the first and only dean of the Athens branch campus of the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, will be stepping down in May.
By Lee Shearer

Ga. lawmaker wants history books to highlight America

ATLANTA -- The conservative senator who led last year's fight against the Common Core school standards is again out front in another battle over coursework, this time saying it downplays what's ...
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Columbia County approves rezoning plan, grants waivers

Columbia County School Board trustees approved a massive school rezoning plan that could affect up to 200 Greenbrier High School students who will be moved to the Lakeside High School zone.
By Valerie Rowell

Readers are role models for kids

Glenn Hills Elemtary School's Real Men Read initiative strives to offer students examples of successful men.
By Sean Gruber

EDS students to get iPads, computers

Episcopal Day School pupils in grades first through fourth will be issued iPads, while students in grades fifth through eighth will be issued Mac laptops to use in school and at home.
By Lisa Kaylor
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State legislators won't push bill for mayor

The state legislators that Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis needs to draft legislation that will give him more power say that won’t happen this year, with less than a month remaining in the legislative ...
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