Richmond County Board of Education

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Kids, parents get early look at pre-K

The prekindergarten experience came a few months early for the 22 families roaming the halls of Blythe Elementary during the school's Transitional Tour on Thursday afternoon.
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, May 7, 2015

Richmond, Columbia County schools eligible for 'Connections for Classrooms' funds

Schools in Richmond and Columbia counties could gain access to lucrative federal technology grants through the second round of Georgia's Connections for Classrooms program.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Welding students learning valuable, lucrative skill

That shared dedication to hard work has kept Richmond County's only welding prorgam together since the 1980s, a course designed to offer a "supportive family" and future career prospects.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, May 1, 2015

Teacher uses unique methods to prepare for new test

Sherri Darden's U.S. history class Thursday morning looked less like a Georgia Milestones test review session and more like game night.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, May 1, 2015

Milestones tests see smooth launch locally

As some schools in Geor­gia reported glitches during the Georgia Milestones launch, Co­lum­bia and Richmond counties said they avoided the worst of the technical issues.
By Sean Gruber | Monday, April 27, 2015

Mock job interviews help students prepare

Around 330 Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School students attended a "Business Buzz" breakfast designed to teach "soft skills" to high school students readying for college or future careers.
By Sean Gruber | Sunday, April 26, 2015

Opinions on Murphey-Josey merger remain mixed

Around 50 Murphey Middle School and T.W. Josey High School parents gathered at Joey's cafeteria to discuss the planned merger of the two schools with Richmond County school officials Thursday.
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, April 23, 2015

School board approves Davidson building sale

New York businessman Ernest English Jr. said he plans to close on a $500,000 purchase with the Richmond County Board of Education on May 7. The board of education approved the sale on Tuesday.
By Tracey McManus | Thursday, April 23, 2015

New workers not prepared for job openings

The Augusta region's workforce is getting old, and the younger generation isn't studying career fields to prepare for job openings in the next five years, according to a study released Wednesday.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

RCBOE officially chooses IE2 flex option

The Richmond County Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to choose the Investing in Education Excellence flexibility option during Tuesday's committee meeting.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, April 21, 2015

School board to make decision on flexibility option

After six months of deliberation and five community meetings the Board of Education will decide which one of the three school flexibility options best fits the needs of Augusta's schools during ...
By Sean Gruber | Sunday, April 19, 2015

Schools prepare for new cybersecurity curriculum

As five schools in Rich­mond and Columbia counties begin implementing a new "cybersecurity" career pathway this summer, teachers and students are busy preparing for the new curriculum.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, April 17, 2015

Residents voice support for school flexibility option ahead of board vote

A small crowd of Richmond County residents attended a community meeting discussing the school flexibility option Tuesday, offering their support for what they see as the right option for Augusta ...
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Students take charge for 'Students as Teachers' night

Student teachers spent an hour running mock classrooms, offering lessons on biology, English and mathematics, and using smart boards and videos to augment their lessons. 
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Schools urged to get back to basics in technical education

As school systems across Georgia start to overhaul their career, technical and agricultural education programs to fit the needs of local employers, they're being encouraged by tradesmen and ...
By Sean Gruber | Friday, March 27, 2015

Richmond County schools add GPS bus tracking

Using the Zonar system, the school system hopes to compile data on route times to create more efficient routes and offer more security to more than 22,000 students and school system employees.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, March 27, 2015

School system begins overhaul of hiring process

Richmond County school officials are overhauling how teachers are hired and support staffs are supervised, which they say necessary for building stronger bonds between schools and their staff.
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, March 24, 2015

School boards oppose Deal legislation

Board of Education members from Richmond and Columbia counties said they strongly opposed Governor Nathan Deal's proposed school opportunity district legislation.
By Sean Gruber | Monday, March 23, 2015

National Hills Elementary history remembered

Before packing up a collection of old scrapbooks and photo albums this week, Leslie Olig was nearly brought her to tears as she flipped through more than 50 years of National Hills Elementary ...
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer | Monday, March 23, 2015

Entry security systems added at schools

Thirty-eight of the Richmond County school district's 56 schools now have buzz-in security systems, requiring visitors to press a button by the locked front door and identify themselves to the ...
By Tracey McManus | Saturday, March 21, 2015
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