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Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

Supplies, haircuts given at event

Back 2 School Jamz Cutz, sponsored by Perry Broadcasting, provided free school supplies, haircuts and manicures to more than 2,000 children heading back to school.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, July 31, 2015

Newly retired Aiken County superintendent proud of tenure

Dr. Elizabeth Eve­ritt, the superintendent of Aiken County schools since 2008, retired this week. She sat down to talk about her four decades in education.
By Mike Rosier

Alternative school to launch mentoring program

Kim Evans, of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the CSRA, said the program will help students learn about making good choices, choosing the right friends, coping with emotions and other issues that ...
By Tracey McManus

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Harlem Middle teachers get red carpet

A limousine ride and walk down a red carpet, complete with photographers, might be more pomp than many teachers are used to, but Harlem Middle School Principal Car­la Shelton said her teachers ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Schools look to curb crime rise

While area schools are prepping for the upcoming year, administrators say they're keeping an eye on an area that could impact student achievement - crime.
By Travis Highfield

Pharmacy residency added

Georgia Regents Medical Center got a $40,000 grant this year to add another first-year pharmacy residency position but more are needed across the country, the American Society of Health-System ...
By Tom Corwin

Sales tax holidays coming up

Back-to-school shoppers will get sales tax breaks over the next two weekends.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Georgia easing teacher testing rules

Georgia public school students won't have to take as many tests in the upcoming school year, the state Department of Education announced Monday.
By Lee Shearer

Monday, July 27, 2015

Keel pledges to have university work with Augusta

Georgia Regents University and Augusta are on a “two-way street” where they should work together to become great, new GRU President Brooks Keel said.
By Tom Corwin

Annual college night Sept. 10

The annual CSRA College Night for high school students will be Sept. 10 at James Brown Arena.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Pringle looks to build resources, trust during school year

As she looks toward her first full year at the helm of district, Superintendent Angela Pringle said she is focused on putting her own stamp on Richmond County's schools.
By Sean Gruber

GRU Literacy Center improving its tutoring curriculum

The GRU Literacy Center has been helping children and adults improve their reading skills since 1990, but it is now updating its curriculum with a partially online-based program.
By Tracey McManus

Student teachers must prove classroom skills

Georgia has become one of 12 states to require aspiring teachers to pass a performance-based assessment called edTPA, where candidates must demonstrate their effectiveness in the classroom.
By Tracey McManus

Friday, July 24, 2015

Water main break sends BOE employees home

Board of Education spokesman Israel Butler said the water main break occurred in the basement.

Area teachers benefit from giveaway

About 1,500 educators received $20,000 of instructional materials during Kroger's annual Teacher Supply Giveaway at Westside Comprehensive High School in Augusta.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Butler High School shows off renovations

As Butler High School Assistant Prin­cipal Kimberly Mathews inspected her school's new look Thursday alongside alumni and the Richmond County Board of Education, she said her only thought was ...
By Sean Gruber

Kroger to give away more than $20,000 in classroom supplies

Kroger's Atlanta Division will show its support for Augusta-area educators on Friday by giving away classroom supplies valued at more than $20,000 at Westside Comprehensive High School on Patriots ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Columbia County teachers undergo orientation

More than 190 new teachers got their first in-depth look at their new school system Wednesday morning, undergoing orientation as Columbia County braces for a predicted population boom.
By Sean Gruber

Incoming medical students take EMT training

Medical College of Georgia started a pilot program this summer with about 20 incoming students to put them through 150 hours of EMT training and get them certified before they even begin classes.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

School board questions application of stormwater fee to schools

The Richmond County Board of Education voted to approve a motion asking the Augusta Commission for more information on the newly passed stormwater fee, with some board members arguing that state ...
By Sean Gruber
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Heavy rain floods roads

Parts of Columbia County and Richmond County fell victim to flash floods Sunday after heavy rain hit the area.
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