Articles from the Education section archive

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

Ex-UGA official faces child porn charges

ATHENS, Ga. -- A former University of Georgia official has been indicted on child pornography charges.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

Board might raise classroom temperatures

The current temperature is kept at 68 degrees.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

About 200 students take part in service program

Students from Westminster Schools of Augusta spent Tuesday and Wednesday working in food banks, working with the homeless and beautifying creeks as part of the school's Winterim program.
By Sean Gruber

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Dozens of teenagers vow celibacy until marriage at ceremony

After 17-year-old Keone Cooper took her oath of sexual abstinence and her family members placed a sterling silver ring on her finger, she said one word described her experience: "pride."
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Education reform chairman addresses criticism

The chairman of the Governor's Edu­ca­tion Reform Commis­sion defended the group's work Friday on the eve of legislative consideration of its recommendations.
By Walter C. Jones

Teacher of the Year says school environment drives many away

Ernie Lee, a one-time lawyer who turned to education when the recession crippled his real estate law practice, said the current school environment is a major reason teachers leave the profession.
By Walter C. Jones

Meeting will provide update on Murphey, Josey merger

Parents, students and Richmond County school employees will get an update on the ongoing merger of Murphey Middle and T.W. Josey High schools at a community meeting Monday.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Augusta University considers hoverboard ban

Augusta University officials said Thursday that they might join other colleges in banning hoverboards, the popular motorized scooters that have been blamed nationwide for a series of unexpected fires.
By Sean Gruber

SC may raise dropout age

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina lawmakers are making another attempt to cut the state's high school dropout rate. A bill to be considered by General Assembly this year would raise the minimum ...

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Many teachers don't recommend field to others, survey says

More than 60 percent of Georgia public school teachers said they would not recommend that high school students follow them into the education field, according to a survey released Wednesday.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

Teachers use work day to focus on testing, planning

Richmond County teachers spent their first work day of 2016 participating in a district-wide professional learning session to better prepare for the upcoming spring semester - courtesy of the end ...
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016

Audit questions teacher incentives

ATLANTA - A new state audit suggests that lawmakers might want to reconsider an incentive program aimed at attracting more and better-trained math and science teachers.

School board chief looks ahead

The president of the school board says the adoption of the Strategic Waivers School System flexibility option and the growing school-age population are some of the main changes the district will ...
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Name change, new president highlight Augusta University's 2015

Augusta University got its current name and a new president this year.
By By Mike Wynn

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Top 10: Paine College faces financial issues

The school went into 2015 on probation from an accrediting body. It ended the year seeking donations from the community and alumni to help pay the salaries of some employees.
By Mike Wynn

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Proposed system won't judge SC teachers on end-of-year tests

COLUMBIA - Teachers won't be judged by their students' scores on end-of-year tests under a proposed revamp of South Carolina's educator evaluation system.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

Company's tax refund demand hits Richmond County schools

A multimillion-dollar sales tax overpayment by an aircraft maintenance business means Richmond County schools will be on the hook for about $1.86 million, plus interest.
By Susan McCord

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

New school standards to be initiated after break

As the Richmond County school district prepares to implement the Strategic Waivers School System flexibility option after Christmas break, school officials are offering more details on how it will ...
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Applicants attend education job fair

The fair drew job hopefuls from across Richmond and Columbia County, some arriving an hour early to make sure they were among the first to be interviewed.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

Board approves buying land for new school

Board President Helen Minchew said the property near Jimmie Dyess Parkway and Interstate 20 would be an ideal place for a K-8 school meant to serve some of the military families moving to the area.
By Sean Gruber
 
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