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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teachers get their first look at new Martinez Elementary School

About 50 teachers and staff members were invited to tour the newly constructed Martinez Elementary School by Principal Wade White on Wednesday.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

GRU educator's Nepal trip now includes aid mission

Jessica Schwind's mission to teach basic epidemiology in Nepal and help build up public health capacity just got more urgent. after the recent earthquake in that country.
By Tom Corwin

Richmond, Columbia County schools eligible for 'Connections for Classrooms' funds

Schools in Richmond and Columbia counties could gain access to lucrative federal technology grants through the second round of Georgia's Connections for Classrooms program.
By Sean Gruber

Career expo held at Fort Gordon

More than 50 companies participated in the Georgia Department of Labor and Fort Gordon's Army Career and Alumni Program's career expo.
By Michael Holahan

Monday, May 4, 2015

Ga. colleges push cheaper textbooks

ATLANTA - The Board of Regents may be boosting tuition by 9 percent this year at the state's major universities while the overall economy's inflation rate is essentially zero, but the University ...
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, May 1, 2015

Georgia officials say bugs in new exam 'unacceptable'

ATLANTA - Technical issues with Georgia's new online system for state exams affected an unknown number of students taking tougher exams tied to Common Core standards.
By Kathleen Foody

Welding students learning valuable, lucrative skill

That shared dedication to hard work has kept Richmond County's only welding prorgam together since the 1980s, a course designed to offer a "supportive family" and future career prospects.
By Sean Gruber

Teacher uses unique methods to prepare for new test

Sherri Darden's U.S. history class Thursday morning looked less like a Georgia Milestones test review session and more like game night.
By Sean Gruber

New MCG, University ties possible, dean says

Medical College of Georgia Dean Peter Buckley revisited the school's strategic plan and checked in on satellite campuses across the state.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Deal signs duel enrollment bills

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed two bills into law that remove barriers to dual enrollment participation for students without college plans and also for high school youngsters who want to earn ...
By Bill Hendrick

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Paine College drops 35 students for nonpayment

Paine College is dropping 35 students as a result of nonpayment of tuition, a “tough decision” being made to reduce the college’s debt and help remove Paine from a probation sanction with its ...
By Tracey McManus

GRU to hold groundbreaking ceremony for dorm

University officials, students, and developers will host a groundbreaking for a new 724-bed dormitory complex Friday, the opening move in GRU's decade long plan to integrate the university's ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ga. school boards may get funds flexibility

ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia Education Reform Commission met Tuesday to consider ways to give local school boards more discretion in how they spend billions of dollars in state taxpayer ...
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, April 27, 2015

Milestones tests see smooth launch locally

As some schools in Geor­gia reported glitches during the Georgia Milestones launch, Co­lum­bia and Richmond counties said they avoided the worst of the technical issues.
By Sean Gruber

Gun found at Hephzibah Middle School

A custodian found an unloaded 38-caliber handgun that an eighth-grade student had taken from a school resource officer's vehicle.
By Doug Stutsman

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mock job interviews help students prepare

Around 330 Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School students attended a "Business Buzz" breakfast designed to teach "soft skills" to high school students readying for college or future careers.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, April 24, 2015

GRU students rally to support grieving Georgia Southern

About 300 other students from GRU's College of Nursing gathered Friday to pay their respects to five Georgia Southern students who were killed in a crash.
By Travis Highfield

Paine trustees extend interim president's contract

The Paine College board of trustees voted to extend interim President Samuel Sullivan's contract until June 2016 at its spring meeting last week, and voted to establish a search committee for a ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Opinions on Murphey-Josey merger remain mixed

Around 50 Murphey Middle School and T.W. Josey High School parents gathered at Joey's cafeteria to discuss the planned merger of the two schools with Richmond County school officials Thursday.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Apollo 13 astronaut, flight director at GRU

Two men noted for their roles in the Apollo 13 moon mission will speak at Georgia Regents University’s Maxwell Theatre on Saturday as part of the school’s alumni weekend.
By Travis Highfield
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