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As graduation rates climb, Augusta-area school officials cite 'personalized learning'

...Hephzibah and Glenn Hills high schools in Richmond County, which all saw increases of at least 25 percent.Georgia Department of Education Director of Communications Matt Cardoza said the increases could be tied to the removal of several graduation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-12/graduation-rates-climb-a
Milestones test results for school, district levels to be released Monday

The state Department of Education will release the school and district level scores for the first wave of Georgia Milestones test Monday, offering school systems...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-11-13/milestones-test-results-s
Richmond County Board of Education votes to submit 'strategic waivers' application

...receive, along with a detailed strategic plan for increasing system academic performance, by Nov. 1. The state Department of Education will then review the application and vote on it.If the application is approved and the contract negotiated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-10-20/richmond-county-board-education
Redesign high schools to meet modern demands

...facilitate a successful transition to a skills-based workplace directly. AS STATED previously, the U.S. Department of Education established the goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate to be achieved by the year 2020, just five years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-10-18/redesign-high-sc
Augusta Tech awarded $3 million federal grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Augusta Technical College a $3 million Predominantly Black Institutions Competitive Grant, the school announced this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-09-29/augusta-tech-awarded-3-mi
Walton Options has long record of helping disabled

...Area Agency on Aging. In 1995, the agency separated from the hospital after accepting a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to be a federally funded center for independent living.In 1999, Tiffany Johnston Clifford became executive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-18/walton-options-has-long-reco
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
High school graduation rates rise in Richmond, Columbia counties

...year the state has calculated the graduation rate using the adjusted cohort rate, a requirement by the U.S. Department of Education. The four-year adjusted cohort rate defines the cohort based on when a student first becomes a freshman and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-11-10/high-school-graduation-ra
Richmond, Columbia county school leaders have differing views on flexibility option

...enter into a "performance contract" with the Department of Education and the Governor's Office of Student Achievement...struggling with budget cuts.According to the state Department of Education Web site, 12 school districts have adopted the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-10-24/richmond-columbia-county-
On The Money: 5 things to consider about 529 plans

...idea of how much your kids' college education might cost, try the calculator at Savingforcollege.com. The Department of Education also has tools to help gauge college affordability: http://collegecost.ed.gov/catc/ .3. KNOW THE...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-25/money-5-things-consider-ab