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2 former lawmakers tell senators SC must produce more educated workers to be competitive

...return," Ken Wingate, former treasurer and former chairman of the Commission on Higher Education, told the Senate Education Committee.Just over half of the new jobs created over the next 15 years are expected to require more than a high school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-17/2-former-lawmakers-tell-senators-sc
Former state legislator Joey Brush dies in motorcycle wreck

...He was passionate about educating kids and made significant contributions to Georgia as chairman of the State Senate Education committee. The Columbia County community will miss him." Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle also mourned Brush's passing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-07/former-state-legislator-joey-
Too sudden an end

...leadership in Atlanta.Brush shepherded many education bills through the General Assembly as chairman of the Senate Education Committee, but is remembered too for lobbying for and sponsoring bills related to motorcycle safety, compounding the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-08/too-sudden-end
Governor signs bill to fire SC State trustees

...each are Superintendent Molly Spearman, Treasurer Curtis Loftis, Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, Senate Education Committee Chairman John Courson, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brian White, and Rep. Jim Merrill, Ways and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-07/governor-signs-bill-fire-sc-s
Senate panel to consider firing SC State trustees, appointing new board

...Caucus' call for his removal.Senators said the trustees' move doesn't solve the problem.Today, the full Senate Education Committee will review the proposal filed by Senate President Pro Tem Hugh Leatherman, the state's most powerful legislator...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-02-24/senate-panel-consider-fir
South Carolina Senate panel approves bill to drop wait for out-of-state veterans to get in-state tuition

...Tom Young, R-Aiken, after the higher education subcommittee approved the measure and sent it to the full Senate Education Committee.A similar measure fell just short of gaining lawmakers' approval last year.The bill also allows a military...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-05/south-carolina-senate-pa
Lawmakers challenge history teaching

ATLANTA -- Members of the House and Senate education committees took turns Wednesday criticizing an executive from the College Board for having a liberal slant on guidelines it publishes for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-19/lawmakers-challenge-hist
Expense money beefs up SC legislators' salaries

...last year from his state Senate job, including $11,000 for being president pro tem, $650 for heading the Senate Education Committee and $12,750 for postage and in-district expenses.Even though Courson lives in Columbia, just minutes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-11/expense-money-beefs-sc-legisl
Panel advances bill updating SC's sex ed law

...sex-education law by requiring the teaching of medically accurate health information. The bill sent to the full Senate Education Committee also tries to improve school districts' compliance by withholding 1 percent of their funding until they file...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-15/panel-advances-bill-updating-
Educators urged to tell public of school tax benefit

NEWNAN, Ga. - Republicans serving on the House and Senate education committees are asking educators for ideas on how to convince the public that taxes need to be raised for additional school funding.The appeal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-10-02/educators-urged-tell-pub