Articles from the Education section archive

Thursday, June 12, 2014

CRCT scores climb for 8th grade students statewide

Eighth-graders in particular showed improvements, with the number of students exceeding standards increasing in all subjects covered by the exam.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

School performance deadline discussed

The Richmond County Board of Education discussed giving administrators a three-year term to show improvement at their schools or face possible demotion.
By Sean Gruber

Columbia County school budget OK'd

The $187 million budget, previously scrutinized and tweaked, will allow schools to hire additional teachers and have smaller class sizes.
By Scott Rouch

Sunday, June 8, 2014

New Martinez school might not open until fall 2015

The new Martinez Elementary School should be complete in February, but it's unclear whether pupils will have to wait until the fall to use the school.
By Valerie Rowell

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Roberson reflects on role

Dr. Frank Roberson discusses his views on necessary superintendent qualities, his accomplishments and what he believes will be the biggest challenges for the school system in the coming years.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Web survey reveals wanted traits for new superintendent

Parents and teachers want the next Richmond County school superintendent to have previous experience as a teacher or principal and "special expertise" in school finances.
By Sean Gruber

Fox Creek graduates stand tall together

For Fox Creek High School principal Josh Trahan, what defined the Class of 2014 wasn't $1.103 million earned in scholarships, 10 honor graduates or athletes who signed collegiatescholarships.
By Doug Stutsman

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Paine College receives continued NCATE accreditation

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation’s improvement commission voted Wednesday to continue the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education at Paine College.
By Doug Stutsman

Georgia students will take new standardized test next year

Students in Georgia will face a new standardized test next year that focuses on college and career readiness, which officials are pegging as more rigorous than past assessments.
By Tracey McManus

New Martinez elementary to be completed in February

The new Martinez Elementary School should be complete in February, but it's unclear if pupils will have to wait until the fall to use the school.
By Valerie Rowell

Barrow working on ROTC amendment

The elimination of ROTC at Georgia Regents University and 12 other colleges was postponed this year and two U.S. congressmen are working to make sure the programs are given a fair shot before ...
By Tracey McManus

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Forum targets hate crime prevention

With nearly three dozen local citizens in attendance, Paine College hosted the first annual Hate Crimes Prevention Forum at the Health Education Complex.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Graduates celebrated at Augusta Prep

Saturday was a day of celebration for Augusta Pre­paratory Day School as it honored 53 graduates - all of whom have been accepted to four-year colleges.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, May 30, 2014

Richmond County school system produces video

In an effort to highlight positive aspects of a school system that's battling negative perceptions, the Richmond County school board released a video Friday showcasing technology-based initiatives ...
By Sean Gruber

Woman killed before attending grandson's graduation

A memorial was held this week in north Georgia for an Augusta woman who was struck by a suspected drunken driver while visiting family for her grandson's high school graduation.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Laney, Josey principals chosen

Members of the Richmond County Board of Education approved the appointments of Brenda Taylor and Isaac Lee to principal positions at Augusta-area high schools.
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sisters reunite at Cross Creek graduation

Cross Creek graduate Alexis Dunlap thought her older sister, deployed by the Navy to the Middle East, would have to miss her graduation ceremony. But her sibiling and ROTC Commander had other plans.
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hephzibah High grad trades in anger for a diploma

Jah'Von Billingsly seems like the many other HHS graduates that donned cap and gown Monday. 
By Sean Gruber

Paine College captures national grant

Paine College has been awarded $10,000 after winning the Home Depot Retool Your School Home Improvement grant.
By Doug Stutsman

Evans boy has high hopes for National Spelling Bee

Charles Li, an 11-year-old Evans boy has a single-minded purpose for being in our nation's capital this week. He's there to do his best in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
By Steve Crawford

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