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Friday, July 25, 2014

Board rejects fine arts charter school

Organizers behind a proposed fine arts charter school in Columbia County said they are optimistic state officials will approve their plan to open a school in 2015 - a plan that was unanimously ...
By Steve Crawford

Shoppers getting jump-start on back-to-school purchases

The start of school may still be weeks away, but back-to-school shopping has already kicked into high gear.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New tool evaluates student growth

In a new evaluation tool released Thursday, the effectiveness of Georgia schools is no longer measured just by how many students pass standardized tests but also by how much individual growth ...
By Tracey McManus

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

School superintendent search begins

The school board will begin the interview process in a closed meeting at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce at 1 p.m. Friday. A second session will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kroger gives $20,000 in school supplies to Augusta teachers

The Kroger grocery store's Atlanta division held its third annual school supply giveaway at Westside, distributing $20,000 in supplies to almost 700 Augusta teachers.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, July 21, 2014

Augusta Christian delays college plan

A two-year college that Au­gusta Christian Schools planned to open this fall has been postponed for one year.
By Tracey McManus

New science, medical MBAs at GRU

The James M. Hull College of Business at GRU will start its first MD/MBA classes this fall with about eight students. 
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Augusta area schools improve in language arts, but struggle in math and science

Students in both of Augusta's school districts made gains in several end of course tests categories this year but Richmond County students still lag behind in math and sciences.
By Sean Gruber

Web site blasts Paine president, seeks his ouster

Allegations of financial and ethical wrongdoing by Paine College officials were published on a Web site launched this month by an anonymous source.
By Tracey McManus

No wrongdoing found in Laney grade changes

Superintendent Frank Roberson said all changes made in May before final grades were submitted were justified and reflect updates made after students completed makeup work using online credit recovery.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, July 11, 2014

Georgians support school choice, poll says

ATLANTA -- Georgians, by a wide margin, support tax credits and scholarships for private-school tuition, according to a university survey released Thursday by a foundation that advocates school ...
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Term limit for poor principals?

The Richmond County Board of Education discussed giving principals a three-year period to improve their student's academic performance on pain of possible demotion during Thursday's meetings.
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CRCT school level results released

Elementary and middle school students in both Richmond and Columbia County continue to perform well in language arts but Richmond County students but fall short in math and science.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Board tours schools, inspects construction projects

Richmond County Board of Education board members received guided tours of construction projects at Sue Reynolds Elementary School and John M. Tutt Middle School.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, July 7, 2014

Group advocates, educates public on charter school systems

The Georgia Charter Schools Association held an educational meeting on charter school systems for the Augusta area, arguing for the benefits of such schools.
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, July 6, 2014

AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah and former Dollar General CEO Da­vid Perdue discuss the academic standards that have prompted concerns over federal intrusion.
By Christina A. Cassidy

Friday, July 4, 2014

New immunizations standards in effect for middle, high school students

Georgia seventh grade students born after January 1, 2002 and those entering the school system in grades 8-12 must receive a dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine to ...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Group gets $10.9 million education grant

The CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority is receiving the grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to help fund Head Start programs in the Augusta area.
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Test scores improve; math struggles continue

Georgia high school students showed improvements in most areas on the 2014 end-of-course tests, particularly in literature and science, but they still struggle with math.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ga. teachers avoiding classroom guns

ATLANTA - School leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.
By Kathleen Foody

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