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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
AP Interview: Perdue, Kingston talk Common Core

...given us higher SAT scores or better college placements. I'm not sure what measurements you want. But I think local school systems making their own decisions and having the max amount of flexibility will give us a better educational product...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-06/ap-interview-p
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
Brian Prince's fundraising dwarfs others in state House race

...growth and improving public education if elected."That's one of my strong pushes, to bring back funding to our local school systems so we can continue to get the best education for our students... Parental involvement is No. 1, but we need to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2013-11-02/brian-princes-
Only 3 Georgia counties divide $40 million; poorest schools left out

...believing Gwinnett's political clout hasn't played a role in developing and maintaining a system that benefits the local school system."Clout, hell, they've got a sledgehammer," he said. "There are more senators and representatives in Gwinnett...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-03-17/only-3-georgia-counties-divide-40-m
Columbia County to enact energy tax

...competitiveness in attracting manufacturers, the exemption leaves in place the education sales tax that goes to local school systems but phases out all other sales taxes on energy for factories.That's a total of 6 percent in counties such as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-04-01/columbia-county-enact-en