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Pursuit of a career in education should be viewed as a smart investment

...it is acceptable to pay teachers at a rate far lower than their actual value. It is encouraging to observe how local school systems are addressing teacher pay in their annual budgets.The federal government made an attempt to raise teacher pay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-06-13/pursuit-career-e
Business leaders tour Richmond County schools during 'March for Minds'

...students could experience."When I try to bring in new businesses to this area, they want to know more about local school systems not only for relocation purposes, but also to see what kind of employees they will be able to hire in the future...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-12/business-leaders-tour-rich
RCBOE takes stance against Gov. Deal's 'school opportunity district'

...information and other forms of assistance from the state, Deal's plan constituted a "state takeover" of local school systems."We want to keep local control of our school system," Minchew said. "We definitely don't mind help from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-17/rcboe-takes-stance-again
School worker insurance cuts worry lawmakers

...Community Health says. That figure looks relatively modest, though the agency says the additional savings to the local school systems would be $78.7 million.Meanwhile, the bus drivers and cafeteria workers are watching the budget anxiously...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-10/school-worker-insurance-
Standardized tests losing impact in Georgia

...on to the next grade, and students in fifth and eighth grades had to post passing grades in math and reading. Local school systems had the authority to promote students despite their standardized test scores on a case-by-case basis.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-09-03/standardized-tests-lose-g
Superintendent candidates differ on how to boost graduation rates

...Before looking at the money itself, we need to look at how the money is spent," he said. "We need to give our local school systems the flexibility to address individual needs of their schools within their districts."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-12/superintendent
Grad rates show improvement by local school systems

Graduation rates in both Richmond and Columbia counties followed the statewide trend of slow and steady increases in 2014, although progress in individual schools varied greatly.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-10-30/grad-rates-show-improveme
CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority receives $10.9 million grant for early childhood education

...works with it has at least an associate's degree, and 50 percent have bachelor's. We are aligned with the local school system's educational standards, as well as the state's guidelines for early child care."Smith was glad to get the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-07-03/csra-economic-opportunity
Richmond County teacher resigns after reportedly admitting neglect over bullying allegations

...drug-free schools program specialist."All teachers, principals, and other school staff members are employed by the local school system, not the Georgia Department of Education," Hodges said in an e-mail. "Therefore, the Georgia Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-03-27/richmond-county-teacher-r
School safety officials want Richmond County to be better prepared

...get in their offices and courtrooms."Barrow said the bill remains in the House Judiciary Committee. He urged local school systems to be proactive about their security."Time after time, studies have demonstrated that the sooner law enforcement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-01-18/school-safety-officials-w