Updated: 11/10/2005 - Aiken County gets a good report card for the fifth straight year from the state Department of Education. 2004’s Adequate Yearly Progress report dropped slightly for Aiken County. They got a good rating, but several individual schools declined.
Updated: 10/31/2005 - Plans to build a new elementary school in Richmond County have one homeowner upset. The school board sent out six letters on Friday to the homes near the future site of Hornsby Elementary off Sand Bar Ferry and Kentucky Ave.
Updated: 10/27/2005 - Most of the money it takes to run school programs may soon be coming out of your pocket. And that’s because local schools are not getting enough from the Department of Education. News 12 is on your side with the rising cost of public education.
Updated: 10/17/2005 - Many Columbia County parents are just finding out some schools did not make the requirements under the federal No Child Left Behind Act last spring. News 12 is on your side with ways they plan to turn things around.
Updated: 10/14/2005 - In Columbia County, the school attendance policy is a hot topic. The county’s new state-mandated attendance policy for this year allows for only two excused absences. But this short notice is a problem for some families who are planning vacations.
Updated: 10/13/2005 - In Columbia County, the Board of Education is fighting to save a piece of local history. Evans Middle School is over capacity and the current building will be demolished.
Updated: 10/12/2005 - Most of the middle schools in Columbia County are at capacity. News 12 is on your side with how a new school may help solve the problem.
Updated: 10/10/2005 - Say ‘science and math’ and some kids run scared. But News 12 is on your side with some ways educators are getting kids jazzed about those very subjects.
Updated: 10/06/2005 - These are tough times for the Augusta Youth Center. Tuesday, they got a $5,000 donation, but now that money is gone. News 12 is on your side to show you why the center may have to close if more money doesn’t come in soon.
Updated: 10/05/2005 - The rise in fuel costs is making it hard for everyone, even daycare centers. As News 12 reports, many centers have had to go up on their fees in order to continue operating their vehicles.
Updated: 09/29/2005 - 1 out of 3 parents in Georgia has a reading related difficulty. It could be as simple as reading a note your child brings home from school. We're on your side with as closer look at the problem and how there's help right here at home.
Updated: 09/27/2005 - Getting childcare at the last minute is a challenge. And that’s why many parents were left to do after Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue cancelled school on Monday and Tuesday to help the diesel fuel shortage for school buses.
Updated: 09/27/2005 - There’s an open seat on the Richmond County School Board and three people want to fill it. Johnny Hatney’s qualified to run for the Augusta Commission, and now someone has to fill the remainder of his term for super district 9.
Updated: 01/11/2007 - Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue’s request for public schools to take two days off this week is causing parents to scramble and day care centers to make some changes. It’s all an effort to conserve fuel across the state.
Updated: 09/26/2005 - Governor Sonny Perdue has requested Georgia public schools close on Monday and Tuesday to conserve fuel. The following schools have confirmed they will be closed: Lincoln County, Columbia County, Glascock County...
Updated: 08/24/2005 - From the daily grind at Fort Gordon to the daily grind in high school. Last month, Janet Hicks retired as Fort Gordon’s commander, taking a job at Augusta Prep. News 12 shows you how Janet Hicks is handling students of a different kind.
Updated: 01/11/2007 - Picture your high school gym class. Now think of who was running the track and who was walking in the back. Often, it’s teenage girls who detest fitness. But a University of South Carolina study finds there are ways to change that. Three of the school in their study were in Aiken County.