Articles from the Education section archive

Monday, June 29, 2015

ARC announces Hall of Fame inductees

Ten Academy of Richmond County graduates, including a prolific artist, a newspaper editor and a federal judge, will be inducted into the school's hall of fame this fall.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Aiken superintendent finalists all Palmetto State educators

AIKEN - One of the four finalists for Aiken County superintendent will replace Dr. Elizabeth Ever­itt, who is retiring July 31. She was named superintendent in 2008.  
By Mike Rosier

Friday, June 26, 2015

Students see improved academic performance at summer school

Around 270 elementary school students are participating in the Title One School Summer School program at Haines Elementary this year, with over half showing improvements since enrolling on June 5.
By Sean Gruber

ATC scholarship deadline Wednesday

The Aiken Technical College Foundation will award more than $75,000 in scholarships for the 2015-16 school year, and applications are needed by Wednesday.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Students learn about cybersecurity at GRU summer camp

Students attended the Cyber Sciences Summer Academy this week, an effort by GRU to not only pique teenagers' interest but to also reveal to them how important the field was to their everyday lives.
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Augusta Tech offers troops, veterans space of their own

Augusta Tech's Military Service Center is a place where veterans and service members can relax, study and learn how to maximize educational benefits, such as the G.I. Bill.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

4 candidates in Aiken school leader search

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Board of Education named four finalists Tuesday in the search for a new superintendent to follow retiring Dr. Elizabeth Everitt.
By Mike Rosier

Board approves 'pay card' option for employees

The Richmond County Board of Education voted to approve a "pilot pay card program" designed to phase out the practice of delivering paper checks to employees.
By Sean Gruber

Columbia County denies arts-based charter school petition

Columbia County school board members voted unanimously Tuesday to deny a charter school petition to the group behind the proposed Columbia County School for the Arts.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, June 19, 2015

GRU summer academy will teach cybersecurity skills

A group of 80 students will learn the details of cybersecurity during Georgia Regents Uni­versity's Cyber Sciences Summer Academy starting next week, gaining skills useful for future careers.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer program provides meals to Richmond County students

The summer feeding program helps Richmond County residents younger than 18 continue to receive free meals after schools close for summer break.
By Sean Gruber

Columbia County school officials plan rollback of property taxes

Columbia County school officials plan to roll back property taxes next month, but the impact on individual tax bills is expected to be small.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tenure stays now, but school board looks at changes

The Richmond County Board of Education unanimously voted to retain the practice of paying employees their original salary for one year after demotion or "relocation."
By Sean Gruber

Board agrees to loan extension for SC State

The Budget and Control Board voted unanimously to extend the final due date to June 2020, with a first payment of $355,036 required next summer.
By Seanna Adcox

Aiken school board reduces its choices to 4 for superintendent

The Aiken County Board of Education moved a step closer to naming a new superintendent Tuesday, trimming a list of eight candidates to four unnamed finalists in an ongoing search that began ...
By Mike Rosier

Saturday, June 13, 2015

New Hephzibah charter school closely tied to city

Hephzibah Mayor Robert Buchwitz said the city's financial commitment and role in operating the Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics is a sound investment. But some question whether the ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, June 12, 2015

SC State could be plaintiff, defendant in education suit

CHARLESTON - South Ca­ro­lina State University will be part of a lawsuit alleging the state still has a segregated system of higher education. The only question is whether the school will ...
By Bruce Smith

Augusta Tech software grant aims to better prepare students

In an effort to boost productivity and cut manufacturing costs in half, Siemens announced this month it would provide its Teamcenter and Tecnomatix software to Augusta Tech for free to give ...
By Wesley Brown

Ex-UGA president headed to Pepperdine

ATHENS, Ga. -- Former University of Georgia president Michael Adams is headed back to California's Pepperdine University to become the elite private school's chancellor.
By Lee Shearer

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Paine College remains on probation

Paine College's accrediting body voted to keep the school on probation for a second year while it continues to resolve violations of financial and operational standards.
By Tracey McManus
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