Articles from the Education section archive

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Defense, prosecutors preview school cheating cases

ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate ...
By Kathleen Foody

Science lesson 'sinks' in

By Michael Holahan

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Teacher evaluations to have consequences

For years growing up, Lee Benedict hated the best teacher he’d ever have. His high school teacher and principal, Michael J. Spear, was demanding and never let his students settle for mediocrity.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

With rap star, Georgia governor taps unlikely partner

RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.
By Kathleen Foody

River Road Advisory Panel sets open house

The River Road Advisory Panel will be holding an open house at W.S. Hornsby K-8 School on Oct 9 at 3 p.m., inviting community members to quiz the organizing industries about their work and role in ...
By Sean Gruber

Pringle to meet, greet in Districts 4, 5

Three Richmond County Board of Education members are hosting a meet-and-greet on Monday for citizens in Districts 4 and 5 to get to know Superintendent Angela Pringle, who took office last month.

One positive TB reaction at Columbia County elementary school

The Columbia County Health Department administered the test to 62 children and adults at the school in Evans on Wednesday and results were revealed Friday, said the health department's county ...
By Valerie Rowell

Josey fight under investigation

Richmond County school administration and safety officials are looking into a student brawl that occurred at T.W. Josey High School on Thursday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Doug Stutsman

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

A Decade Strong

By Chris Thelen

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Elbert High band gets apology for Augusta visit

The Richmond County School System issued an apology to Elbert County Comprehensive High School after a "miscommunication" caused the marching band to not perform last week.
By Sean Gruber

Local calls to ban books are rare

As the library association observes its Banned Books Week initiative to increase awareness of censorship and banning of medias, both the Augusta-Richmond County public library and school systems ...
By Sean Gruber

Pupils, teachers tested for TB

The free TB skin tests were offered to classmates, teachers, and pupils on the bus of the student who was possibly exposed to the disease Sept. 18.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

School system hosts parental involvement meeting

The Richmond County school system held the first of several scheduled "parent involvement" workshops to inform the public of programs to raise involvement in local schools.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Superintendent holds first listening session

Richmond County schools Superintendent Angela Pringle held the first in a series of community listening events at the Academy of Richmond County on Monday, answering questions fielded by a small ...
By Sean Gruber

Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize

ORLANDO, Fla. - In a first for the largest education award given to public schools nationwide, jurors decided to split the $1 million Broad Prize between two urban districts - a past winner with ...
By Mike Schneider

College Board: US history course not anti-American

COLUMBIA - Conservative activists say a new outline for the Advanced Placement U.S. history course shows an anti-American bias by either downplaying or omitting the country's most heroic figures ...
By Seanna Adcox

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Military academies offer information to prospective students

John Barrow's Augusta Academy Day was designed to bring all of the service academies together "so that everybody who's interested in anything can find out about everything," the Augusta ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Many black colleges struggling

Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Pupil evaluated for possible tuberculosis exposure

The Georgia Department of Public Health informed school officials to isolate the fourth-grader and send him home until he could be further evaluated, said Columbia County Superintendent Sandra ...
By Valerie Rowell

Where you live

Alex Santos, 5, walks by a mural at North Augusta Elementary School as he and other kindergartners march in the Teddy bear parade. The children spent the past week learning about bears and ...
By Michael Holahan

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Azziz is finalist for UNLV presidency

Ricardo Azziz, who has been mentioned in the past for other open university positions in Florida and Texas, is one of three finalists for the position.
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