Education

Students and staff safe after weapon found at Thomson - McDuffie Middle School

In a press release from the McDuffie County School District, a weapon was confiscated at Thomson-McDuffie Middle School early Thursday morning.

McDuffie County Schools see countywide increase in CCRPI scores

Fall FASFA Night at Aiken Technical College

  Richmond County Public School System disappointed with 2019 CCRPI score

  Belair K-8 hosts Science Fair and STEAM day

  Five Columbia County middle schoolers now REACH Scholars

Paine College appoint Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones President

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Richmond County School System announces Teacher of the Year

  Gerald Jones Subaru donates books to local elementary school

  Burke County’s Citizen’s Police Academy starts October 1

C.T. Walker Magnet School was named a National Blue Ribbon school for exemplary high performance

  High-fiving Burke County bus driver says spreading positivity to kids is his ministry

  Dads were on duty at Deer Chase Elementary School Friday morning

Golden Harvest Food Bank helps students grow inside and outside the class room

The Backpack Program provides meals to students in need while they're not at school

  Georgia lawmakers, educators and community partners collaborate to find solution to gang violence

House Study Committee on Gang and Youth Violence meets in Augusta

  Anonymous bomb threat made a TW Josey High School, deemed prank, authorities say

Anonymous bomb threat made a TW Josey High School, deemed prank, authorities say

  H54K- Furwah Turabi

H54K: Furwah Turabi

  McDuffie County Schools improve graduation rates

  New Richmond County School Board superintendent works to improve school system

Augusta University opens a Multicultural Center on Summerville Campus

CSRA College Night held at James Brown Arena

  Bayvale Elementary students plant seeds of positivity for 9/11 Day of Service

CSRA preps for CSRA College Night

Aiken County Board of Education appoints interim superintendent

On Tuesday, Sept 10. the Aiken County Board of Education appointed their interim superintendent following an executive session.

  The Letters: Aiken County School Board decisions didn’t align with beliefs and values of members who resigned

The next school board meeting is tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Silver Bluff High School.

  Community reacts to sudden resignations of Aiken County School System Superintendent, several board members

FOX 54 talked to people in the community who said they are shocked to learn the news. They’re also interested in what the school board will do next.

UPDATE: Richmond County Schools will return to school on Monday, Sept. 9

The Richmond County Schools System will be closed Tuesday, Sept 3 through Thursday, Sept. 5 in an effort to support evacuees from Savannah-Chatham County affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Amid Hurricane Dorian, Burke County Schools closed, Thursday Sept. 5

Burke County Public Schools announced that all Burke County Public Schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 5.

Columbia County and McDuffie County Schools set to remain open

Both the Columbia County School District and the McDuffie County School System are set to remain open this week amid Hurricane Dorian.

  Gotta find them all: JagGems hidden across Augusta University’s campuses

Students de-stress with Jag Gems, a scavenger hunt spanning two campuses.

  Facegroup helps teachers with school supplies

Volunteers, organized through a Facebook group, are helping to make sure teachers can keep their classrooms well-stocked with supplies.

  Groundbreaking ceremony held for new building at Augusta University

Augusta University held a ground breaking ceremony today to celebrate the start of construction for a new College of Science and Mathematics building.

  Richmond County Schools unanimously votes Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw as new Superintendent

Richmond County Schools have a new Superintendent: Dr. Ken Bradshaw.

  Richmond County school improving, according to statistics

Georgia Board of Education statistics show that Richmond County Schools are improving.

  New facility sets up Richmond County students for success

The Success Center is open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

  UPDATE: Glenn Hills Middle School student facing battery charge after video shows him punching female classmate

The Richmond County Board of Education campus police are currently investigating a fight that occurred on Wednesday, Aug 14 at Glenn Hills Middle School.

Maxwell Branch Library is officially reopened

Maxwell Branch Library reopens after a year of renovations

14-year-old Paine College junior reflects on fall convocation

"The future is yours, you must prepare yourself accordingly," said acting Paine College president Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones to hundreds who attended Paine College's fall convocation. (Source: Jasmine Anderson)

  Georgia Schools superintendent delivers books to schools across McDuffie County

As a way to promote literacy, books are being provided to kids all over the state of Georgia.

The Richmond County Citizen’s Police Academy is now in session

The Richmond County Citizen’s Police Academy serves as a bridge between the public and police.

Richmond County Board of Education unanimously accepts Dr. Pringle’s resignation

The Richmond County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to accept Dr. Pringle’s resignation from her position of Richmond County superintendent.

  Threat against Lincoln County Middle School deemed not credible

A 6th grade student said they had a gun and knife, and threatened to slit another student's throat.

Dr. Pringle to leave Richmond County Schools

In a press release sent out Wednesday evening, RCSS says they were informed that same day of Dr. Pringle’s departure. She will be leaving to join the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System in North Carolina.

  Burke County school bus cameras can issue automatic citations to lawbreakers

With school starting this week, many drivers in the area are now having to focus on school bus safety.

  Richmond County Wraparound Support Program

The Richmond County School System has implemented a new program within the Richmond County Success Center.

Investigators: No suspicious activity at Crosscreek High after report of threat to school

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and BOE Police are investigating after 911 dispatch received a text alluding to a possible threat to Crosscreek High School.

  Aiken County Public Schools earn Purple Star designation

Schools start back next week and for Aiken County, there’s a new reason to be excited. This school year brings a new title for the district: the Purple Star designation.

Students in Richmond County head back to school

Richmond County schools are gearing up to welcome students back for the 2019-2020 school year.

CSRA Back to School dates

The CSRA schools are opening up their doors in the next couple weeks to welcome students back for the 2019-2020 school year.

  Columbia County Schools hosts job fair, is still hiring

The district is hiring bus drivers, nutrition assistants and custodians.

  Columbia County school bus drivers are gearing up for the new school year

Columbia County bus drivers practice routes and safety procedures

  Columbia County school bus safety campaign urges people to focus while driving

Multiple agencies discuss school bus and pedestrian safety ahead of the new school year.

Kroger gives school supplies to teachers of Augusta and the CSRA

Kroger provides teachers with back-to-school supplies

Richmond County releases Georgia Milestone scores

Classes are right around the corner for Richmond County students, but educators want to take one more look at last school year; the Georgia Milestone test results are in.

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office to host annual back to school event

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office to host annual back to school event

  Richmond County Schools holds career fair for potential employees new to the area

The Richmond County School System hosted a career fair Monday to provide opportunities for employees who have just moved to the CSRA.

  Pro-choice protest in Aiken more than just a demonstration

The protest was held in downtown, with a focus on educating community members.

SRS hosts Regional Healthcare Workforce forum

A healthcare and workforce forum was held Tuesday at Augusta’s K-R-O-C center.

National Nuclear Security Administration grants $5 million to local colleges

The future of STEM careers in the CSRA just got brighter. The National Nuclear Security Administration announced a $5 million grant to 5 local colleges.

Students kick-off first day of Cyber and Robotics Camp

A group of selected middle school students started their first day of Cyber and Robotics camp Monday Morning.

AFA CyberCamp kicks off first day

Fifty students are attending a camp at the Georgia Cyber Center that prepares and informs them about the importance of online safety.

Kids in Richmond County look ahead to Summer Enrichment Program

The Richmond County Juvenile Court held their opening ceremony today to celebrate the start of their inaugural Summer Enrichment Program partnered with Richmond County Schools.

Teachers at Millbrook Elementary win social media contest, get a relaxing lunch

There are many educators who value making a difference in their students’ lives. Aiken County Public School teachers and staff participated in the #Affecttheculture contest during the month of May.

Water safety tips

When you’re enjoying a day by the water, you want to be having fun and relaxing. Preparation all starts at home.

Accomplished CSRA student athletes sign with colleges

The transition to college is a huge adjustment for students and their families. FOX 54 is is taking a closer look at 2 students who will have a little extra on their plate this Fall.

Three Aiken County elementary schools participate in world language program

Parents with young kids in the Aiken County Public School System have exciting options for their students. Three elementary schools will soon begin world language immersion.

Edgefield County STEM school holds open house

Edgefield County’s newest STEM school is thriving nearly a year after opening. One hundred future leaders prepare for jobs of the future and how to do well in their career.

Richmond County BOE holds public hearings on proposed 2019-2020 budget

The public is invited to share their opinions on the proposed budget in a series of hearings.

Student hospitalized after fight at Hephzibah High School

A student was sent to the hospital Monday morning after a fight broke out at Hephzibah High School.

Columbia County Board of Education tentatively approves new budget

Raises could be on the horizon for Columbia County School District employees.

Outrage over Grovetown High student’s controversial yearbook quote

A Grovetown high school senior’s yearbook quote about Jesus sparking outrage with the school’s administration.

Three students win Ryan Clark Scholarship and Community Service Award

The scholarship fund and award were created after Ryan passed in the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting.

  Proposed 2019-2020 Richmond County Schools budget features pay increases

Along with increases in performing arts funding, the budget recommended a reduction in class sizes and featured a historic pay increase for teachers.

  Richmond County Schools early college program gives students a head start

The Early College program offers rigorous instruction and accelerated courses with an opportunity to attend Augusta University while simultaneously earning a high school diploma.

USC Aiken reveals new logo: A new look for a new era

This new logo complements USC Aiken’s athletic marketing mark, which will not change at this time.

  South Carolina school districts prepare for ‘walk out’

Wednesday teachers in South Carolina are planning to ‘walk out’ in order to have their voices be heard.

  SC teachers plan walkout May 1, state superintendent responds

Teachers from all across the Palmetto State are planning a walkout Wednesday, May 1.

  Hundreds of students, faculty, staff celebrate Martinez Elementary’s STEM certification

The Columbia County School District welcomed State School Superintendent Richard Woods Monday, April 29, to two schools recently recognized for two different achievements.

  School bus concerns brought to Richmond County School Board once again

Bus drivers, parents and the Transport Workers Union spoke on concerns about school buses.

Paine College cancels classes after student death

The student, who has not been named, was found dead of an apparent suicide in a residence hall around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday evening.

  Medical College of Georgia cancer researchers making breakthroughs in breast cancer

Over the course of two years, they found a reason why successfully removing a tumor links with less patients seeing the disease spread.