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Richmond County Board of Education votes to submit 'strategic waivers' application

...enter into a "performance contract" with the Education Department and Governor's Office of Student Achievement...Those waivers must alter at least one of the Education Department's "big four" state education regulations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-10-20/richmond-county-board-education
Augusta Tech international instructors educate students to compete with the world

...master's degree in the late 1970s at Valdosta State University after going on unpaid leave from Australia's Education Department.While in Georgia, she met her future husband, Elliott Brown. They reunited in the U.S. nine years ago...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-09-11/augusta-tech-internationa
Special Ed basketball competition

The Richmond County Special Education Department will be hosting a Basketball Skills Competition on Thursday at Warren Road Recreation Center on Warren Road. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will consist of special needs athletes from six counties in the CSRA.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-11-03/special-ed-basketball-competi
Richmond, Columbia county school leaders have differing views on flexibility option

...Student Achievement to gain waivers from Title 20 education laws. Those waivers must alter at least one of the Education Department's "big four" regulations: class size, expenditure control, employee certification or salary schedule requirements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-10-24/richmond-columbia-county-
Student debt traps parents, kids

...Georgetown figures.That said, a master's degree requires an average debt load of $41,400, according to the Education Department ? in addition to the average of $27,300 borrowed for a bachelor's."This is one of those Catch-22's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-09/student-debt-traps-parents
State education department distributes books to promote literacy

The Georgia Department of Education is sending over 250,000 books out to pre-K and kindergarten classes across Georgia, an initiative school officials hope will improve literacy rates and strengthen family bonds.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-09-03/state-education-departmen
Richmond County Board of Education learns more about flexibility option implementation

...enter into a "performance contract" with the Education Department and Governor's Office of Student Achievement...Those waivers must alter at least one of the Education Department's "big four" state education regulations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-08-11/richmond-county-board-edu
System checks teacher-prep by graduate ability

...regulates Georgia's 36 teacher-prep colleges had to formally adopt rules for its implementation while the Georgia Education Department developed the student tests and the database.The commission rarely revokes any college's permission to turn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-25/system-checks-teacher-prep-gr
RCBOE officially selects Investing in Education Excellence, or IE2, flex option

...enter into a "performance contract" with the Education Department and Governor's Office of Student Achievement...Those waivers must alter at least one of the Education Department's "big four" regulations: class size, expenditure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-04-21/rcboe-officially-selects-invest
Richmond County school chief calls flexibility choice "middle ground"

...accountability for what they do." THE IE2 OPTION calls for schools to enter into a "performance contract" with the Education Department and the Gover nor's Office of Student Achievement to gain Title 20 waivers. Those waivers must change at least...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-15/richmond-county-school-c