Schools see more success

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Our school-based staff deserves celebration. The Richmond County school system is on the rise, as measured by an increase in SAT scores. Our principals and teachers are collaborating to create a culture of learning for our students. Students are responding well to these teaching and administrative efforts.

Academic success does not come instantaneously. Success comes at the end of a collection of useful experiences over time. For example, the teachers and principals students have had during their 12-year experience are calculated automatically into the final success of students. In other words, this success has been in the making for 12 years or more.

I applaud the students for taking learning opportunities seriously. The schools presented the opportunity, and students accepted it. Know that success does not come without the expenditure of effort and hard work. They took learning seriously. E2020 and other SAT preparation programs are in place to assist students who take advantage of available resources.

The system is working consistently at preparing as many students as possible to be ready for college and career success. Now they are prepared to receive a college education. After college, students will be prepared to take an industrious place in an economically healthy, global society.

Let us stay on this course. We are moving in a very positive direction.

Frank G. Roberson, Ph.D.


(The writer is superintendent of schools for the Richmond County school system.)

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KSL 09/30/13 - 02:30 am
How about students whoare not

How about students who are not really college material?

Riverman1 09/30/13 - 05:30 am
Technical High School

The new technical high school should go a long ways toward helping those students not suited for college learn a valuable skill. The school system has a difficult challenge, but it's making progress.

seenitB4 09/30/13 - 07:54 am
Tech schools

I have to agree with the tech school concept.....Many learn a workable trade & some are not suited for college... we all know how much a plumber makes!!

Darby 09/30/13 - 09:19 pm
"The Richmond County school system is on the rise,

as measured by an increase in SAT scores."

But did our position nationwide change? Don't think so, did it? So are we improving, or just running in place?

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