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More Ga. districts converting to charter systems

Updated: 02/20/2012 - Each school in a charter district creates a council of teachers, parents and community members that makes budgetary, hiring and other decisions instead of relying on the district's central administration.

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SC State trustees meet, say nothing about probe

Posted: 02/16/2012 - When they came out, board Vice Chairman John Corbitt issued a statement saying President George Cooper would have to answer any questions about the school's internal investigation.

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Ga. GOP compromises on charter school amendment

Posted: 02/16/2012 - House Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones has added language guaranteeing that cash-strapped schools will not see reduced funding if the state creates charter schools.

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Bill would block education standards in SC

Updated: 02/16/2012 - Common Core outlines what skills students in kindergarten through 12th grade nationwide should learn to be ready for college and careers, replacing the standards that now vary state-to-state.

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Technical colleges get $50K to help with GED costs

Updated: 02/16/2012 - Experts say 1.2 million adults in Georgia do not have a high school diploma or GED. More than 19,000 residents earned their GED last year through the technical college system's adult education program.

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Georgia students score well on AP exams

Posted: 02/08/2012 - The College Board released its annual report Wednesday showing that Georgia ranks 13th in the country for the percentage of students scoring 3 or higher on the tests.

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Inside look at the first public Montessori classroom in our area

Posted: 02/08/2012 - A South Carolina school is taking a new approach to education, through the use of Montessori classrooms, which allow students to work at their own pace. Barnwell Primary has started one of the first public programs in the area.

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Mended Hearts group tours Aiken Tech

Mended Hearts members and instructors/students at Aiken Technical College are excited about the contributions given by Mended Hearts.

Posted: 02/07/2012 - A group of approximately 10 members from the organization toured the nursing lab, new paramedic classroom and visited with the Sim Man and Sim Baby.

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