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Dual-enrollment program expands at Augusta Tech

...fraction of the normal tuition cost.In the past, tuition for dually enrolled students was primarily paid by the local school system, with the college waiving the difference if the funds provided did not cover all costs. Now, the state picks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-08-26/dual-enrollment-program-e
Georgia offers no plan to fix schools' behavioral and emotional disabilities program

...change is to bring support services for kids with emotional disabilities and kids with learning disabilities to the local school system," Lipson said. "The districts should be thinking about designing their programs. The first step is really to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-08-08/georgia-offers-no-plan-fi
School systems use past experience to ready for next wave of Georgia Milestones testing

...the first testing period, with the goal of having all students taking tests electronically in five years.Both local school systems will also hold practice Milestones tests to familiarize test facilitators and students with computer-based versions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/back-school/2015-07-29/school-system
GRU Literacy Center updating curriculum with some online programs

...average 200 students they see each week for the free tutoring, Harris said the center is a mix of students from local school systems, adults and the elderly."We've had people get their citizenship papers because they've learned to read...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-07-25/gru-literacy-center-updat
RCBOE considers adjust pay, hours of substitute teachers as budgetary control measure

...Georgia, retired teachers are able to access state sources for health insurance and other benefits instead of local school systems."We hope to fill any open long-term substitute positions with retired teachers, which will help us save on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-07-15/rcboe-considers-adjust-pa
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