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Superintendent contract close to final

Updated: 07/16/2007 - The Richmond County Board of Education's choice for superintendent has almost worked out all the details on his contract.

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School report cards out

Updated: 07/10/2007 - The AYP reports are out, and some Richmond County schools failed to make adequate yearly progress.

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School Test Scores Out Show Mixed Results

Updated: 08/16/2007 - Georgia released CRCT (Criterion-Referenced Competency Test) results for individual schools Tuesday. The scores show some improvement for some Richmond County schools in reading and math, while other schools' scores are dramatically declining.

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Educational standards vary across nation

Updated: 06/08/2007 - Georgia and South Carolina's standards vary greatly when it comes to judging a child's progress in school. An education department survey says there are vast differences state-to-state.

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Voyager teacher surveys in

Updated: 06/08/2007 - Teacher surveys on Voyager are in. The results show a majority of teachers don't think it meets their students' needs.

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Authorities step up patrols at graduation time

Updated: 05/31/2007 - It's one of the happiest days for many high school seniors in Richmond County: graduation day. But the happy day could turn to a sad night for many who don't use common sense.

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Paine College President Set to Retire

Updated: 05/31/2007 - She's the thirteenth president at Paine College, a private school in Augusta. After thirteen years on the job, Dr. Shirley A.R. Lewis is planning to step down at the end of June.

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Should guns be allowed on school campus?

Updated: 05/17/2007 - Should guns be allowed on school campus? It's a question that has a lot of people talking in South Carolina after some lawmakers say concealed weapons should be allowed on campuses, even at elementary schools.

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Richmond County evaluates new educational model

Posted: 05/11/2007 - 60 school districts in Georgia are now using parts of an educational model that originated in Gainesville. Gov. Sonny Perdue believes it's the best system in the state. Now Richmond County is looking at the program.

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Richmond County school bus drivers air grievances

Updated: 05/11/2007 - Bus drivers in Richmond County are hoping for more pay and buses in better running condition. They protested at Thursday night's Richmond County Board of Education meeting.

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Grant-winning principal demoted, transferred

Updated: 05/11/2007 - Some big money is headed to an Augusta middle school. Glenn Hills Middle announced today they've been awarded a $1 million grant. But now the principal who worked to get the money won't get to see it used.

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Richmond County discusses bomb threat policy

Updated: 05/09/2007 - Richmond County schools have seen more than 120 bomb threats this school year. Now leaders and parents are trying to figure out what they can do. Tuesday, they held a public meeting to discuss the options.

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Special Assignment: Reading Right

Updated: 05/07/2007 - When it comes to teaching our kids to read, one local school has it figured out. In Mrs. Wright's second grade class, learning to read and write has never been so much fun...and the right answers just keep coming.

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Richmond County BOE to hold bomb threat meeting

Posted: 05/04/2007 - The Richmond County BOE will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 8 at 2 o'clock to discuss the increasing number of bomb threats to schools in Richmond County. The public is invited to attend.

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