Articles from the Education section archive

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

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Gains made in CRCT scores

Eighth-graders from Richmond and Columbia counties showed strong gains in reading, science and social studies.
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Students study along researchers at GRU camp

For Academy of Richmond County science teacher Judy Ward and four current and recently high school grads, summer vacation entails biomedical research, empiricisms and lab safety.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Richmond Academy seeks to preserve history with museum

A history museum is being constructed in the Academy of Richmond County media center to house photographs, documents, athletic items, and other artifacts from its 230-year legacy.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, June 23, 2014

Former dean at GRU leaves behind legacy

Former College of Dental Medicine dean Connie Drisko leaves behind a very tangible legacy at Georgia Regents University. Drisko, 73, died Sunday after battling leukemia.
By Tom Corwin

South Carolina voters return to polls today

Voters will return to the polls to pick their parties' choice to be South Carolina's education superintendent, while Republicans will also pick their lieutenant governor nominee.
By Seanna Adcox

State's beachfront restaurant needs manager

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. -- There's a beachfront restaurant sitting empty on this state-owned barrier island, and the governing authority wants for it to be open.
By Terry Dickson

Friday, June 20, 2014

GRU students check up on nursery workers

To help reach the underserved Hispanic community, Georgia Regents University students provided free health screenings to more than 300 farm workers at Costa Layman Nurseries in Trenton, S.C.
By Tracey McManus

Paine president asks for continued support

A day after Paine College was sanctioned for repeating three years of financial and management failures, President George C. Bradley assured the community that the college "has made great strides" ...
By Tracey McManus

50 years ago, Four Seasons played at Richmond Academy

Oh, what a night. As improbable as it sounds, an Academy of Richmond County student managed to book Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - subjects of the new movie "Jersey Boys" - for a high school ...
By Doug Stutsman

Bill lets school board offer penny tax

COLUMBIA - With less than two hours left in the two-year legislative session, a bill cleared the S.C. General Assembly, allowing voters to approve a penny sales tax to pay for school construction.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Paine placed on probation

Paine College was placed on probation by its accrediting body Thursday, the most severe and final sanction possible before accreditation is revoked.
By Tracey McManus

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