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Columbia County school system picks state model with flexibility, mandates

...Columbia County school officials said Wednesday that the district will enter a five-year contract with the Georgia Department of Education that will provide broad flexibility in abiding by state education regulations, while requiring strict adherence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-09-02/columbia-county-school-sy
Cross Creek High School | The Augusta Chronicle

...Saturday, June 9, 2012 By Lisa Kaylor | Sunday, May 20, 2012 Cross Creek High School As Georgia's Department of Education prepares to implement the Georgia Milestones assessment system in December, Richmond County school officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/education/richmond-county-boar
Hunger Awareness month begins

...breakfasts. During the summer, 2.7 million meals are served to low-income, school-age kids through the Department of Education, and 82 million meals are served annually in 6,000 day care centers to eligible children through the Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-31/hunger-awareness-month-begin
State superintendent misses Augusta school tour

...Fine Arts Magnet School to examine county efforts to improve school performance, and to discuss what the state Department of Education could do to further assist Augusta schools."We wanted to showcase how the school system was moving forward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-08-31/state-superintendent-miss
Richmond County school board member says absences caused by 'frustration' not negligence

...a certain number of meetings each year, there are ethical guidelines that cover member attendance.The state department of education's local board of education code of ethics state that board members must "attend and participate in regularly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-08-23/richmond-county-school-board-me
Legal showdown looms over NCAA's ban on paying student-athletes

...if their athletes get a stipend that's bigger than the costs of attendance the schools report to the U.S. Department of Education.While SEC officials said the rule would help maintain transparency, economists critical of the NCAA saw it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-08-22/legal-showdown-looms-over
Georgia easing teacher testing rules

Georgia public school students won't have to take as many tests in the upcoming school year, the state Department of Education announced Monday.Specifically, schools won't have to administer as many so-called "Student Learning Objectives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-07-28/georgia-easing-teacher-te
Rebuild the middle class

...In 1980, Ronald Reagan had 88 percent of a commonsense electorate, and he was going to abolish the U.S. Department of Education to bring it back to where it belongs ? to state and local levels.Today, minority students are denied better-performing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-23/rebuild-middle-class
Georgia offers no plan to fix schools' behavioral and emotional disabilities program

...Kaden Jacobs referred a reporter to the Georgia Department of Education. Communications specialist Meghan Frick said the Department of Education would not comment because the state has not yet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-08-08/georgia-offers-no-plan-fi
Time to stop for buses

...said. Between 2009 and 2013 Georgia recorded 11 deaths of schoolchildren at bus stops, according to the Georgia Department of Education. That trend stopped in the 2014-15 school year, when no fatalities occurred. "The four years prior to that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-08-03/motorists-warned-watch-pu