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High school grads missing out on billions in Pell Grant funds

...need-based grants" awarded to lower income undergraduates or those seeking teaching certifications via the U.S. Department of Education. Eligibility is determined by income, household size and number of family members, among other criteria.Unlike...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-19/high-school-grads-missing
Community members discuss school flexibility options

...waivers from Title 20 regulations. In exchange, school systems will sign a "performance contract" with the state department of education and must show improvements in academic performance within three years.If schools do not meet performance goals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-15/community-members-discuss
Martinez middle school recognized as a Blue Ribbon winner by U.S. Department of Education

Columbia County's Stallings Island Middle School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education Tuesday, joining the ranks of schools noted for their "models of consistent excellence and a resource for other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-09-30/martinez-middle-school-re
Will new super succeed?

...County school system.This school year, our county will invest almost $500 million in education. The Georgia Department of Education considers Richmond County one of the lowest-achieving districts in the state. I encourage citizens to review...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-01-02/will-new-super-succeed
South Carolina districts preparing for timed end-of-year tests

...take this spring, but uncertainty over 2016 continues.The Post and Courier reported Saturday that the state Department of Education informed superintendents last month that ACT Inc.'s Aspire tests will assess student performance in the core...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-27/south-carolina-districts-prep
2014 tumultuous year for Paine College

...correct the same financial and administrative issues after two years on the less-severe warning status.A U.S. Department of Education review in 2013 also showed Paine had violated a dozen areas of federal student financial aid regulations, ranging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-26/2014-tumultuous-year-pain
Paine College retains U.S. Department of Education funding for Upward Bound Program

The U.S. Department of Education renewed Paine College's TRIO Upward Bound Program for fiscal year 2014-2015, awarding over $400,000 in funding to allow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-09/piane-college-retains-us-dep
Stallings Island Middle earns award, ice cream

...Blue Bell ice cream.The school was one of 340 schools named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education."It's a great achievement," said Mark Goodwin, of Blue Bell Creameries, who delivered the ice cream to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-20/stallings-island-middle-e
New regulations aim to upgrade safety at colleges, universities

...the conditions as part of their participation in federal student financial aid programs, according to a U.S. Department of Education news release.Schools have until July 1 to comply with regulations from the final rule, which was released Oct...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-04/new-regulations-aim-up
On-time graduation rate increases again in South Carolina

...percent of students graduating within four years, new report cards released on Friday show.Data from the state Department of Education also shows 49 of the state's 82 school districts achieved ratings of either "good" or "excellent," down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-14/time-graduation-rate-incr