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Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

Students react to name change

Take a few steps onto Augusta University and its hard to miss the growing excitement surrounding the new name.
By Travis Highfield

New after school bus route OK'd

The Richmond County Board of Education approved altering bus routes so that students from three schools could use district transportation to attend Jessye Norman School of the Arts' after school ...
By Sean Gruber

Lawmakers question lotto share

ATLANTA - Legislators seeking more revenue for the HOPE Scholarship probed Lottery Corporation executives Monday about cutting costs or reducing prizes.
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Paine senior named student ambassador by White House

Chika Okanya opened his iPad and noticed an email from the White House.
By Doug Stutsman

Hundreds gather to hear jazz, raise funds for Paine College scholarships

Trumpets and horns echoed over the Savannah River on Sunday as hundreds of people attended the Ann N. Johnson Jazz Festival.
By Doug Stutsman

Georgia boosts juvenile system schooling

ATLANTA - As classes started for students in traditional schools across Georgia, they also began for those behind bars, but with some of the most advanced instructional technology in the state.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Interest in cybersecurity boosts Augusta Tech enrollment

Fall enrollment at Augusta Technical College increased 5 percent this year, as school officials say more students are showing interest in Augusta's and Georgia's burgeoning cybersecurity industry, ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

School reaches out to grandparents

Morgan Road's staff worked with the Georgia Re­gents University nursing school's Healthy Grand­pa­rents program to hold Grand­parents Day on Friday, giving information on resources ...
By Sean Gruber

Augusta Tech international instructors educate students to compete with the world

Augusta Tech has eight international instructors as part of the school's effort to broaden its educational background and push students to thrive in a job market becoming increasingly diverse and ...
By Wesley Brown

Education funding to rise, official says

ATLANTA - The gap in funding for public schools below what state law requires will effectively close next year, the chairman of the education-funding review commission told local administrators ...
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Thousands attend CSRA College Night

Matteo Sherrod braved a thunderstorm and the crowds to attend the annual CSRA College Night event Thursday, one of the estimated 6,000 people who turned out for the annual event.
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Pringle makes changes to improve school system communication

One month into a sometimes tumultuous back-to-school launch, Richmond County Superintendent Angela Pringle said the district has started several initiatives designed to let employees and parents ...
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

Day of Service event to give back to community

More than 1,000 Georgia Regents University staff and students are expected to participate in the university's Day of Service on Sept. 12, working with 40 organizations to provide community service ...
By Sean Gruber

Fresh faces easing into new school

Walking into a new school for the first time can be an intimidating experience - and not just for students.
By Mike Rosier

Butler High's Class of 1966 still a family

In March 2009, a handful of members from Butler High School's Class of 1966 decided to have lunch together, unaware a tradition would be born. 
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

"Hard" lockdowns increase in Richmond County schools

The Richmond County school system experienced more "hard" lockdowns last month than during the last school year, but officials said planning has made sure they cause minimal disruption while ...
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Aiken superintendent continues tour of county

Speaking to business professionals Friday, Superintendent Sean Alford talked about the keys to effective leadership and the district's pledge to inspire students and equip them for success outside ...
By Mike Rosier

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Augusta Milestone test results returned

Fewer than 39 percent of Georgia students were found proficient during the first wave of the Georgia Milestones testing, but state officials say lower performance is linked to "more rigorous" ...
By Sean Gruber

State education department distributes books to promote literacy

The Georgia Department of Education is sending over 250,000 books out to pre-K and kindergarten classes across Georgia, an initiative school officials hope will improve literacy rates and ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Columbia County goes for flexibility, mandates in state contract

Columbia County school officials said Wednesday that the district will enter a five-year contract with the Georgia Department of Education that will provide broad flexibility in abiding by state ...
By Steve Crawford
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