Jerry Pardue

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dr. William Gerald Pardue, passed away Monday at University Hospital. The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Watts and his staff for all their love and care. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00

Good 'Deal' for bad schools

...budgets and personnel while teachers will have greater control over classrooms.That's far better than the Georgia Association of Educators' solution: a Democrat-backed proposal called the Community Schools Program, which essentially asks for...

Bill would allow parents to use tax money to pay tuition

ATLANTA - Parents could use taxpayer funds already appropriated for their child as a way to pay toward private-school tuition under legislation introduced Wednesday.

Georgia's suspensions bill sparks discussion

...learning that 14,200 children statewide in that age group were suspended last year.Lobbyists for the Georgia Association of Educators and the Interfaith Children's Movement and the Georgia School Superintendents Association spoke in support...

Teacher group backs Carter for governor

...announced its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall. The Georgia Association of Educators endorsed Carter on Wednesday, citing a "chronic underfunding and dismantling of Georgia's public education...

State seeking more choice in 2015 health plan

ATLANTA - State officials said Tuesday that they plan to increase the number of insurers and health plan options for state employees and teachers next year. The State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) has been a target of fierce criticism since Jan. 1.

Laney principal being investigated by school system

The Richmond County School System is investigating Lucy C. Laney High School Principal Tonia Mason, Superintendent Frank Roberson confirmed Thursday.

Lucy C. Laney High School principal Tonia Mason submits resignation

...The executive board of the Richmond County As sociation of Educators, which includes Mason, also asked Georgia Association of Educators to conduct an audit of their local finances, which is being conducted by an independent public accounting...

School system will not release investigation on Laney principal

The internal investigation involving Lucy C. Laney Principal Tonia Mason will not be made public as part of a condition of her settlement agreement with the Richmond County School System, according to a letter from board attorney Pete Fletcher in response to a request for records from The Augusta Chronicle.

Endorsements for Ga. school hopefuls

ATLANTA -- The Democratic and Republican candidates who led the May 20 primaries for state superintendent of schools announced this week they have garnered a growing list of endorsements.