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Magazine grades states' education

Education in Georgia and South Carolina received a B-minus, scoring better than the national grade of C on a report card prepared by Education Week magazine.

The annual report card, known as Quality Counts, analyzed six factors in determining each state's grade. Georgia scored an A-minus in standards, assessments and accountability, while South Carolina received an A in that category.

On the low end, Georgia received a D-plus for K-12 achievement, and South Carolina a C.

Manager threatened by woman caught stealing

A thief threatened to cut the manager of Dollar General at 3120 Peach Orchard Road after she was caught stealing Tuesday from the store.

The manager told Richmond County Sheriff's deputies she confronted the woman about putting several items in her purse, a sheriff's report said.

The woman pulled a box cutter from her purse and threatened to cut the manager if she wasn't allowed to take the items, which included a small rug, a variety box of chips, a pack of gum balls and a box of candy.

Suit claims child left on bus for 6 hours

The mother of a 3-year-old girl has filed suit against Aiken County schools accusing workers of leaving the special needs student on a bus for six hours.

April Williamson filed the civil action suit Dec. 21 against Aiken County Schools' District 3 for "careless, negligent, willful, wanton, reckless and unlawful acts, according to court documents. The mother is seeking actual and punitive damages for the pain and suffering she claims her daughter experienced while strapped in an unventilated school bus between about 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 21.

Aiken County Schools received notice last week.

Aiken County schools input meeting scheduled for tonight

The Aiken County School District will hold its first public input meeting on facility upgrades tonight at Aiken High School.

District administrators and school board members want feedback on Area 1 facility needs, particularly Aiken High since it made the list as one of the six worst facilities in the district. Aiken High was recommended for $45 million in upgrades to combat overcrowding and security issues at the 61-acre campus.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the C-2 wing of the school.

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NEone
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NEone 01/14/10 - 04:41 am
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How did the lady put a small

How did the lady put a small rug in her purse?

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InChristLove 01/14/10 - 09:30 am
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The article concerning the 3

The article concerning the 3 year old special needs child left on the bus for six hours is horrible. My question is, What was a 3 year old child doing riding a school bus, much less one with special needs. I don't believe this child is old enough to attend school, and do the school buses transport children to day care now? This child should be home with her mother, and if the mother works, then the mother should transport the child to a sitter or a day care, (in my opinion). I think a 3 year old is too young to be riding a school bus.

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MoosePile 01/14/10 - 09:50 am
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Twenty-one years ago

Twenty-one years ago President Ford along with Congress passed legislation that was intended to improve opportunities in education for handicapped children and adults through the provision of a free appropriate public education. This law was called Public Law 94-142. This law provided that handicapped children and adults ages 3-21 be educated in the "least restrictive environment" to the maximum extent appropriate, meaning that they are educated with children who are not handicapped and that special classes, separate schools or other removal of children from their regular educational environment occurs only when the severity of the handicap is such that education in regular classes cannot be achieved.

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Little Lamb 01/14/10 - 09:51 am
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You are absolutely correct,

You are absolutely correct, InChristLove. This is an example of why your school taxes have gone through the roof. Our Board of Education Trustees have bowed down to the god of education with it's high priest, the U.S. Secretary of Education and the priest's consorts, the state legislators. Enough is enough - take the schools back to basics and get the special needs children out of public schools.

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cakewalk30904 01/14/10 - 10:21 am
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She was going to cut her for

She was going to cut her for gum balls?????

What a joke
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What a joke 01/14/10 - 12:11 pm
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On the education item. I am

On the education item. I am seeing that Georgia is gertting a grade of A- for keeping records and administering tests to see how well the children are learning but is getting a D- for creating children that actually learned something. The efforts are in the wrong place!!!

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andywarhol 01/14/10 - 02:28 pm
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30 more days and I'll my

30 more days and I'll my family will be free from Richmond Co!

AtlasShrugged
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AtlasShrugged 01/14/10 - 03:56 pm
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andywarhol and his family

andywarhol and his family must be spending their time at 401 Walton Way and are hoping for an early release!

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mieshel 01/14/10 - 05:20 pm
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So are u saying that special

So are u saying that special needs children should not be allowed to attend school? WOW!! little lamb you are disgusting

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corgimom 01/14/10 - 08:23 pm
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InChristLove, your ignorance

InChristLove, your ignorance is showing. Under Federal law, special needs students can begin receiving services from a school system at age 3, and bus service must be provided. It's not day care. You seem to be unaware that early intervention is critical in speech therapy, occupational therapy, autism, cerebral palsy, neurological disorders (that just names a few things, that's not inclusive), please eduacate yourself. Early intervention isn't day care, and just how Christian is it, that you feel it's wrong for disabled children to receive intensive help that makes a crucial impact in their lives?

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GaMedic 01/14/10 - 11:29 pm
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To InChristLove, the Christ I

To InChristLove, the Christ I am walking and talking with daily must be hurt and ashamed that you would have such a disdainful attitude regarding "the least of these, my brothers." There but for the grace of God, go you or a loved one who needs special programs because of disease, an accident or a birth defect. The earlier a child with special needs can be helped the better his chances are of reaching full potential. This isn't about politics, it's about human decency. Shame on you for thinking otherwise! "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' " Matthew 25:40

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