Education

Columbia County School Rezoning Moving Forward

Richmond County BoE holds rezoning meeting

Ribbon cutting at Georgia Cyber Center 2nd building

Classes cancelled Monday at Thomas Jefferson Academy

McCormick County schools in $2 million deficit

Columbia County rezoning proposal revised, now only two schools involved

Continued Coverage

‘Adulting Day’ teaches local high school seniors how to cook, change a tire, pay bills

Bomb threat at Midland Valley High, school evacuated

Virginia College closing, Augusta campus shut down Wednesday

Columbia County school bus driver arrested for charges of sexual assault of a minor

Over 300 students in Columbia County could be impacted by rezoning

Bus to Nowhere: More than 600 kids in CSRA school systems are homeless

Columbia County Republican Women’s Club hands out Constitutions at Columbia County elementary schools

Fourth graders at three elementary schools were given mini-Constitutions by members of the group.

Augusta Technical College is partnering with Unisys to create an apprenticeship program

The Cyber Security Support Technician Apprenticeship Program will provide training workers in our area and career opportunities for veterans.

  Investigation reveals no credible threat to Lakeside High and Lakeside Middle

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office determined there was no direct threat to two high schools.

Martinez Elementary School could be first STEM-certified elementary school in Columbia County

Martinez Elementary School is working toward STEM certification. In that initiative, students experience hands-on learning. Kindergarteners had the chance to design and construct garden boxes with construction workers from RW Allen.

Columbia County school buses delayed due to Mike Pence’s visit

Tips from Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on suspicious packages

Paine College’s president optimistic about future despite accreditation battle

Aiken Youth Empowerment will host its Teen Life Maze

School closings and delays for Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael cancels Governor Deal’s visit to upgraded cancer research building

  Report: Former SAIL superintendent tried to illegally change her contract

Former SAIL charter school superintendent Kristy Zgol could be facing legal repercussions over allegations that she illegally altered her contract with the school.

South Carolina Schools to Celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 10

South Carolina schools will be joining schools from around the world to again celebrate International Walk to School Day (iWalk) on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world that also celebrate walking to school.

Augusta Regional Airport’s STEM Program Soars to New Heights

The Georgia Department of Education Aviation Pathway offers students full courses in Flight Operations and Aviation Maintenance.

Hundreds of students compete in STEAM event at Augusta University

Hundreds of students from across Georgia gathered at Augusta University for the first-ever MINDFRAME competition.

USC President Harris Pastides to step down in 2019

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides announced on Wednesday that he will be stepping down from his role at the university.

Augusta Technical College to offer FAA drone pilot certification class

Augusta Tech Continuing Ed. and Workforce Training Dept. partners with CrossFlight Sky Solution to offer a Commerical Drone Pilot Traning and Certification Course.

State Representative Brian Prince reads to Pre-K students in Augusta

Tuesday, State Representative Brian Prince made a stop at Belair K-8 to read to pre-k students in honor of Georgia Pre-K Week. This is the eighth year of the Georgia Pre-K Week and the goal is to raise awareness for the importance of quality early childhood education.

Richmond County School System Receives $250,000 DOJ Grant

RCSS receives a grant from a DOJ program that supports efforts by state, local, and federally-recognized Indian Tribes to prevent and reduce school violence.

Aiken County Schools announce Hurricane Florence make-up days

Even though Hurricane Florence didn't make a major impact in the CSRA, many students still missed school. Aiken County has settled on the days students will be making up that missed time.

Luke Bryan concert will cancel school in Edgefield County for a day

Luke Bryan will be holding a concert in the Sweetwater Community on Oct. 5 and, due to the increase in traffic volume and potential road closures, Edgefield County Schools have decided to cancel school for the day.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

USC Aiken declares Constitution Week

USC Aiken is taking Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to another level, dedicating this week as Constitution Week.

As Paine College prepares for decision soon on it's accreditation; Growth still ongoing

Paine College is undergoing a transformation internally and around campus. While trying to deal with accreditation issues, the construction around campus has new students and alumni excited for what the future has in store.  Construction signs by the athletic complex say closed but classes have been in session for over a week at Paine College. "I had offers from schools out of state but when I met Coach Mike and the rest of the coaching staff it was a nice fit," ...

Scam alert for college students heading back to school

The Better Business Bureau offers these tips to avoid falling for these scams: Financial Aid Scams: These scams can include scholarships, financial aid and seminars.

How to find background info on SC and GA public school teachers

Some North Carolina teachers with troubled pasts are being allowed into classrooms. Some say this is because several states have weak background check systems.

Richmond County School Board members call for defeat of "Opportunity School District" bill

At a board meeting Thursday, August 18, nine members of the Richmond County Board of Education signed a resolution requesting voters to defeat Georgia Senate Bill 133 in the November vote.

Augusta teacher recruiting parents to help fix county's failing schools

A local teacher is taking the lead on an effort to turn Richmond County's failing schools around and recruiting parents to help. FOX 54's Jake Rakoci explains why community involvement may be exactly what our schools really need right now.

Students get hands-on STEM experience at Guinyard-Butler Middle School

Seventh and eighth-grade students at Guinyard-Butler Middle School had the chance to do some hands-on learning Thursday at the school's annual STEAM Day.

Superintendent addresses increased threats against schools

Dr. Angela Pringle, Superintendent of Richmond County Schools, has addressed the growing concerns about safety in the county's schools following the massacre at Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

A look at Dr. Hardee's first 9 months as Paine College president

Paine College introduced its new President almost a year ago. Dr. Jerry Hardee accepted the role as many experts questioned whether the school was viable.

Richmond County 2018-2019 school choice fair

On Saturday, Nov. 4, the Richmond County School System will hold its School Choice Fair. The fair will be held at the Augusta Mall on Wrightsboro Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2017 CSRA back-to-school dates

Below is a list of all back-to-school dates for schools in the CSRA.

Eisenhower Medical Center to host screenings for first-time GA public school students

The Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Fort Gordon is preparing to host its annual School Screening event. The event will be on three Saturdays: July 22, July 29 and Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Richmond County Schools to present annual report

The Richmond County School System is presenting its annual report Thursday morning. The report will give parents an update on what leaders are planning for Education in Richmond County.

Richmond County Superintendent provides information regarding students' right to silently protest national anthem

During tonight's school board meeting, Dr. Angela Pringle said that a disruptive, silent protest is against the student code of conduct. However, a non-disruptive silent protest is a teachable moment. The difference between the two protests was not made clear.

Aiken County students graduating on time at all-time high

In 2016, Aiken County students graduated on time at an unprecedented rate. According to report card data released by the State Department of Education, the number of Aiken County students graduating on time was higher that it's ever been: 88.6%.

Richmond County Board of Education talks fixing failing schools

Opportunity School District, better known as Amendment 1, did not make it past the polls Tuesday. This was Governor Nathan Deal's initiative to have the state take over failing schools.

UPDATE: Paine College granted injunction, will keep accreditation

On Monday afternoon, Judge Thomas W. Thrash entered a preliminary injunction, which reinstated Paine College as a member of the SACSCOC and restored the school's accreditation.

CSRA College Night 2016

CSRA College Night 2016 will give students the opportunity to meet and greet with college recruiters. The event takes place Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the James Brown Arena.

Public invited to Columbia County BOE for ESSA feedback session

No Child Left Behind is being ousted from the U.S.'s public schools, replaced by the new Every Student Succeeds Act. The Georgia Department of Education will be holding several public meetings around the state, and the local meeting will be held on August 24 at the Columbia County Board of Education building at 4781 Hereford Farm Road from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

UPDATE: CSRA schools respond to President Obama's transgender bathroom guidance

The Obama administration has issued guidance to public schools, addressing the issue of transgender students. Specifically, the administration is instructing schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identity.

GA school superintendent to visit Richmond Co. schools

Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods will be visiting Butler High School and Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School on Monday.

GRU to hold open house about continuing education

People who want to further their education can now register for an open house that Georgia Regents University’s Division of Professional and Community Education is offering on its educational programs.

Alternative Education Center partners with Boys and Girls Club to promote academic success

The new school year is welcoming a new partnership between the Richmond County School System and The Boys and Girls Club of the CSRA.

List of start dates for CSRA schools

It's time for students across the CSRA to hit the books again. Here's a list of the first day of school for each school district.

City of Augusta, community partners host school supply drive

The city of Augusta and some community partners are collecting school supplies for Richmond County schools.

Richmond Co. School System to host teacher recruitment fair

The Richmond County School System will host a teacher recruitment fair from 9 a.m. to noon on July 16 at Westside High School.

GRU president Ricardo Azziz named finalist for president at Las Vegas university

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz is one of three finalists in the search for the next University of Nevada Las Vegas president.

Augusta Tech named winner in Georgia STEM Education Awards

Augusta Technical College has been named the postsecondary outreach category winner for the 2014 Georgia STEM Education Awards.

George Bradley resigns as Paine College president

Paine College President Dr. George Bradley has resigned.

SRR awards STEM grants to CSRA schools

Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, awarded the STAR grants (Students/Teachers Achieving Results) to 12 area schools.

Aiken Tech accepting applicants for tower installation certificate program

Aiken Technical College's five-week tower installation certificate program will begin its next session April 14.

Richmond Co. school board won't renew superintendent's contract

The board voted Monday night not to renew Superintendent Frank Roberson's contract after it expires on Aug. 22.

CSRA students competing for spot in National Science Bowl

Teams of students from schools across the CSRA are preparing to compete in a regional science competition that will test their math and science knowledge.

GRU to unveil miniature library

Georgia Regents University will unveil and dedicate a new "Little Lending Library" Monday at the university's Literacy Center on the Forest Hills campus.

GRU ranked among best in Georgia for teacher education

Georgia Regents University has been named one of the state's top universities for teacher education by the Online College Database.

Augusta school selected as Grammy Signature School semifinalist

John S. Davidson Fine Arts School is one of 123 schools nationwide selected as a GRAMMY Signature School semifinalist.

Aiken Technical College to host Spring Admissions Fair Saturday

Aiken Technical College will host a Spring Admissions Fair Saturday for prospective students to learn about the college's offerings and begin the enrollment process.