Articles from the Education section archive

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Roberson 'thankful' for time on RCBOE

Richmond County Board of Education Superintendent Frank Roberson might be leaving behind his superintendent position today, but he says he will not be giving up his love for working in education.
By Sean Gruber

Officials stress safety of football games

Richmond County schools safety officials take offense at perception among some that attending high school football games is unsafe.
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Ga. to regulate school candy fund-raisers?

ATLANTA - The state Board of Education will decide whether to give schools a series of exemptions that prohibits the sale of high-calorie sweets during fundraisers.
By Andy Miller

Superintendent candidates face off in debate

ATLANTA ­- Disagreements about Georgia's use of the multistate Common Core standards were the biggest differences when the candidates met for their first debate.
By Walter C. Jones

Board OKs learning center expansion

The Richmond County Board of Education approved a pilot program to create a satellite virtual laboratory at Cross Creek High School.
By Sean Gruber

Pringle hired as superintendent

The Richmond County board of education selected Angela Pringle as their next superintendent ending their search a few days before current superintendent Frank Roberson leaves.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

First-gen college students eager, hopeful

Today about 30 percent of students enrolled in postsecondary institutions are first generation, but 89 percent of them will not complete a bachelor's degree within six years of graduating high school.
By Tracey McManus

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Educators dedicate magnet school

In a small auditorium at Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School, educators and community members celebrated all that has been achieved in the school's short history in a building ...
By Travis Highfield

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Superintendent finalist answers questions

A modest crowd of mostly of CSRA residents, former school system employees and mayor-elect Hardie Davis came out to watch Angela Pringle speak and field questions.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Superintendent interview open to public

The Richmond County Board of Education is inviting the public to sit in on superintendent candidate finalist Angela Pringle's second interview Friday, even allowing residents a chance to ask ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Carter calls technical school 'innovative' after tour

Democratic candidate for governor Jason Carter toured the Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School Wednesday, visiting the Augusta area school to see how "innovation" can be ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Board votes to make Pringle interview public, approves new millage

The Richmond County Board of Education decided to make the second round of interviews with superintendent candidate finalist Angela Pringle partly open to the public.
By Sean Gruber

Columbia County schools hit record enrollment

One week into the new school year, the Columbia County School System has already hit an all-time high enrollment and is projected to keep growing.
By Tracey McManus

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

New alternative school principal won't seek student busing

Greg Thompson said there appears to be no financial or logistical option to make a bus route possible.
By Tracey McManus

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Richmond County students to return to classes

Richmond County students will be encountering new faces, new buildings, and new technology when the first day of school begins on Monday.
By Sean Gruber

Trial of 12 educators set to begin in Atlanta cheating case

ATLANTA - More than a year after 35 Atlanta Public Schools educators were indicted in a school cheating scandal that rocked the system, 12 people are set to go to trial Monday.
By Kathleen Foody

School violence, bullying decline

Statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Justice and released by the National Center for Education Statistics indicate bullying and school violence have dropped.  
By Lee Shearer

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Superintendent finalist comes from troubled system

Angela Pringle, the finalist for Richmond County superintendent, says her experience will transfer well to Au­gusta’s schools but won’t say how or what skills she has that will change the ...
By Sean Gruber

USC president gets raise

COLUMBIA - The president of the University of South Carolina is getting a raise and his total compensation could top $1 million in three years.

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Test scores fall in all grades, in most subjects

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's elementary and middle school students posted worse overall scores on state-standardized tests last spring across all grades compared to 2013.
By Seanna Adcox

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