Articles from the Education section archive

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Schools to get $1 million technology upgrade

The Richmond County school system received over $1 million in grant funding from several Georgia agencies Monday, and will use the money to upgrade its Internet capabilities and improve the ...
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Millions at stake in proposed penny sales tax, including Aiken

A handful of school districts across the state, are counting down to Election Day when hundreds of millions of new dollars could be promised to facility needs - $125 million of which could be ...
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Speakers say 'no room' for bullying in school system

The rally at Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School was attended by students from several Richmond County schools, board of education members and parents.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Journal gives GRU graduate students unique experience

Georgia Regents University's College of Education is ready to publish a new open access online journal geared toward graduate students, offering GRU's younger researchers the opportunity to get ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

T.W. Josey student praises principal

A student from T.W. Josey High School gave a public comment during a board of education meeting, giving examples of how she feels school Principal Lee changed the student culture.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

School funding, standards are focus of SC superintendent debate

COLUMBIA - Both major party candidates to be South Carolina's top educator said they support the idea of revamping school funding guidelines and are looking at a more equitable way to do so.
By Meg Kinnard

Experts say Carter's school funding model untested

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign.
By Kathleen Foody

University of Alabama holds student recruitment dinner

University of Alabama officials held their student-recruitment dinner in Rich­mond County for the third time in five years Monday evening.
By Doug Stutsman

New Barney's Pharmacy will take over old KFC building

A building that once served up Kentucky Fried Chicken will become a pharmacy where Goodwill Industries students can intern.
By Tim Rausch

Azziz UNLV president finalist

Ricardo Azziz, who has been mentioned in the past for other open university positions in Florida and Texas, is one of three finalists for the position.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

ARC to honor 1956 championship team

Because the championship year of 1956 has never lost its glory in Richmond Academy football lore, the team will be honored Thursday at the third annual ARC Hall of Fame banquet, where 10 alumni ...
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Middle-class voters at core of HOPE debate

ATLANTA - Since launching his campaign for governor, Democrat Jason Carter has charged that Gov. Nathan Deal ignored the middle class for four years, leading to lower income and high unemployment ...
By Kathleen Foody

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

School board candidate's claims fall short

Franklyn Beckles has an impressive resume, but many of Beckles' claims are demonstrably false, and others are exaggerated.
By Sean Gruber

Acting president reinstated after Paine protest

About 300 Paine College students, faculty and alumni boycotted the Founders’ Day Convocation ceremony Friday morning and peacefully protested outside of the chapel, demanding the school’s ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Autistic student crowned Josey's homecoming queen

When she was crowned Josey's 2014 homecoming queen Saturday, Adejah, 17, became Richmond County's first special education student ever to earn the title.
By Tracey McManus

Lifelong resident wants schools to thrive

School board candidate Charlie Hannah said he wants to serve the schools he grew up with and continues to visit by introducing a new focus on trade-based electives and doing "more with less."
By Sean Gruber

Paine faculty want board chairman to step down

Paine College faculty members asked for the resignation of Silas Norman on Thursday after the Board of Trustees chairman orchestrated the removal of acting President Samuel Sullivan earlier this week.
By Tracey McManus

Education commons allows future growth

With two 300-seat classrooms, significantly larger than what either the dental or medical school had before, the $76 million building will allow for expansion of those classes in the future.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Josey student remembered by school, community

Throughout Recardell Sheppard's memorial service the students, parents, staff and community members who came to celebrate Sheppard's life and accomplishments joined together through their shared ...
By Sean Gruber

New education building at GRU opens

The J. Harold Harrison MD Education Commons Building has its grand opening Thursday.
By Tom Corwin

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