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Richmond County selects finalists for Teacher of Year

Ranging from a high school social studies teacher to an elementary school music director, the finalists were honored during a banquet held at the Central Office building, where superintendent cabinet members and school principals discussed the qualities that set these five teachers above their peers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-29/richmond-county-selects-f
Roberson 'thankful' for time on the Richmond County Board of Education

...graduating from Paine, Roberson began teaching in the Aiken County school system in 1979, ultimately becoming a social studies teacher. After obtaining his master's degree, Roberson worked as a principal in several Aiken County schools, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-08-21/roberson-thankful-time-ri
Kroger gives $20,000 in school supplies to Augusta teachers

...ganizations as well. Anything like this is really helpful and useful to us."Derrek Blitch, a sixth-grade social studies teacher at Hephzibah Middle School, said he appreciated any events that helped teachers get the supplies they needed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/back-school/2014-07-22/kroger-gives-
College graduates face a tight, competitive job market

...school to pursue a second career and his passion: teaching. For nearly a year, he has applied to work as a social studies teacher in high schools locally and in surrounding counties.Scalise said he's also tried to get a substitute position...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-05-16/college-gra
Barrington Irving touts science, engineering careers at Morgan Road Middle School

...chose his own path in life."And that's the reaction Morgan Road faculty and staff wanted to see. Science and social studies teacher Carlos Marshall felt Irving's life story would help students understand practical uses for subjects they learned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-05-15/barrington-irving-touts-s
Ga. middle school teacher busted growing pot

...police said.The home is located around the corner from Clarke Middle School, where LePage is a sixth-grade social studies teacher.In addition to marijuana growing inside the home, drug agents found equipment commonly used for indoor farming...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-04-11/ga-middle-school-teach
Fifth-grader at Stevens Creek wins Columbia County spelling bee

...to Charles' first-place finishes at Stevens Creek three years in a row.Brenda Williams, a sixth-grade social studies teacher at Grovetown Middle, who has coordinated the bee for more than a decade, said she is always amazed at the bright...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-01-27/fifth-grader-wins-columbi
Education policy change puts renewed emphasis on social studies

In 2012, Georgia replaced NCLB's accountability measure with the College and Career Readiness Performance Index, which weighs scores in social studies, science and language arts just as much as reading and math.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-11-06/education-policy-change-p
River swim is first and least-predictable leg of Ironman

...decades."The weeds have always been there, but they weren't as noticeable," said Killips, a high school social studies teacher preparing for his third Ironman. "You can see them down below you, and there are a few spots where you are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-09-24/river-swim-first-and-least-p
Former educator gives back to Hornsby K-8

...teacher," who always had ethical discussions and moral lessons along with rigorous academics.As sixth-grade social studies teacher Audra Roper watched her pupils in the bleachers listen to Jackson's daughter announce the gifts, she said she...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-05-10/former-educator-gives-bac