Articles from the Education section archive

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Schools showcase special programs at mall fair

The displays were part of Richmond County’s Magnet School and Special Programs Fair, an event aimed at informing the community of programs for students.
By Sean Gruber

Columbia County's school rezoning plan still has hurdles

With one public meeting in the books, Columbia County school officials appear on their way to instituting the most extensive rezoning the county has ever seen.
By Steve Crawford

Paine officials confirm football program suspended due to cost

Interim president Samuel Sullivan said the board of trustees voted to suspend the program for two years, leaving the option to bring football back in the future.
By Chris Gay

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Columbia County school change gets crowd

Columbia County School District officials presented proposed rezoning plans before a packed public hearing at the Grovetown High School auditorium Thursday
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

UGA approved for solar farm

Georgia Power and the University of Georgia got the green light to establish a 10-acre solar farm on university land to demonstrate tracking sunbeams.

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Georgia State, Georgia Perimeter to merge

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a proposal to merge Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College into the largest school in the state.

Richmond Academy teacher wins teaching award

Creative projects and enagaging lessons were what qualified ARC teacher Jeremy Knox to recieve Governor Nathan Deal's Innovation in Teaching Award Tuesday, one of only five teachers in the state ...
By Sean Gruber

New education doctorate started at GRU

The new Doctor of Education in Educational Innovation program at GRU is also part of a national movement to redefine what they enable graduates to do.
By Tom Corwin

Richmond Academy teacher earns honor

Jerry Knox, a mathematics and science teacher at the Academy of Richmond County, is one of five named as winners in the Innovation in Teaching Competition.

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Richmond County school board elects new leadership

Helen Minchew and Marion Barnes were elected president and vice president of the Richmond County Board of Education on Saturday.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Bill would allow magnet school students to play for other schools

In his first bill proposal as a state legislator, Rep. Brian Prince has prefiled legislation that would allow students who attend magnet schools to play sports at other schools.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

Marijuana oil trials about to start at GRU

The school has the green light to begin a two-patient compassionate access trial of Epidiolex, a drug made from purified cannabidiol oil, an active ingredient in marijuana.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

University system uses loophole to lobby lawmakers

ATLANTA - University System of Georgia officials spent tens of thousands of dollars on football tickets, meals and events despite a law banning freebies for Georgia's Legislature.

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

New superintendent feels at 'home'

While it's too early to see how she's affected Augusta area schools, Richmond County School Superintendent Pringle has acted on many of the promises she made after taking her oath of office in ...
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Tumultuous 2014 for Paine

Over the course of one year, Paine College experienced a campus shooting, an upheaval in administration, received its third accreditation sanction in three years and heard from hundreds of ...
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

No new TB cases at Westside

As tuberculosis testing appraches conclusion at Westside High School no other case of the disease has been found.
By Sean Gruber

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Historic building on Laney campus demolished

The demolition of the 89-year-old Cauley-Wheeler building on the Lucy C. Laney High School campus is over, but the plan for a building that will act as a link to the former site and its story has ...
By Sean Gruber

Students train to be first-responders

It might seem very intense for a training scenario, but the instructors of A.R. Johnson's Teen Community Emergency Response Class believe stress and realism are the best teachers.
By Sean Gruber

Ex-superintendent to write of miraculous recovery

Taking his doctor's advice, former Richmond County school Superintendent Frank Roberson has nearly finished writing a 150-page book about his remarkable recovery from brain trauma.
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Columbia County Alternative School holds winter graduation

Twenty students got their high school diplomas as a part of Columbia County Alternative School's Save our Seniors program.
By Scott Rouch
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