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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
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
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
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-
Panel calls for less spending on administration, more on technology in Georgia schools

...technology for classroom instruction. About $25 million of that would come from existing state allocations for local school systems' central offices. The money would be spread over three years, beginning with the 2013-14 school year.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-09-19/panel-calls-less-spending
Georgia schools chief John Barge takes down online primer on charter vote

...complaint from an Atlanta attorney. Glenn Delk, who has not disclosed his clients, accused Barge and several local school system authorities of violating state law that generally limits the use of public resources for political activity.After...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-28/georgia-schools-chief-john-ba
Elected officials defend their roles in charter school campaign

...schools.Separate groups who back the amendment have sued in Fulton and Gwin nett counties, asking courts to block local school systems from any activity opposing the amendment. Georgia law generally restricts public officials and employees from using...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-10-22/elected-officials-defend-their-role
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