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...dead heat. -- 10:30 p.m.Wilson wins Democrat school voteATLANTA -- Valarie Wilson, a former head of a state school-board group, has won the Democratic nomination for state superintendent of schools in Tuesday's runoff, but as of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-07-22/election-news
Isakson chides Nunn about Sen. Harry Reid

...But Isakson, who will become the senior senator in January, has been a legislator, a congressman and chaired the state school board, offered a seasoned political observation."As a candidate for office, you ought to declare who you are going...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-08-27/isakson-chides-nunn-about-sen-h
SC Senate approves replacing Common Core in 1 year

...state must spend money on improving technology both to and within schools to make that happen, Hutto said..The state School Boards Association supported the compromise as ending uncertainty caused by years of debate and preserving, at least temporarily...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-01/sc-senate-approves-replacing-
Haley signs bill allowing tax votes to fund schools

...continue their tax whenever it would otherwise end, starting with Cherokee in 2016 and Lexington in 2019.The state School Boards Association has long pushed to extend the option to all school districts but recognized that wasn't politically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-28/haley-signs-bill-allowing-tax
Richmond County students will make up days lost to ice storm

...The school board forgave three days cancelled during January's snow storm for students. On Feb. 20, the state school board voted to allow school districts not to make up days lost to both storms.Georgia schools are normally required to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-03-03/richmond-county-students-
Georgia schools get leniency on snow days

ATLANTA - Georgia's state school board voted Thurs day to allow school districts to not make up as many as nine days lost to the recent ice and snow.Georgia schools...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-20/georgia-schools-get-leniency-
Bill aims to boost students' reading abilities

...up dropping out.Holding students back stigmatizes them as a failure, said Debbie Elmore, spokeswoman for the state School Boards Association.And although the bill does list instances when students can be exempted from being held back, Oconee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-03-30/bill-aims-boost-students-reading-ab
S.C. legislators consider requiring more TB testing of school employees

...the safety and health of students, but mindful of the fiscal costs," said Debbie Elmore, spokeswoman for the state School Boards Association.What it would cost and who would pay is unclear.The superintendent of Ninety-Six schools, Mark...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-09/sc-legislators-consider-requi
The math is frightening

...competent, and they would love a solution to this problem.If, collectively, education professors, politicians, state school boards, local school boards and school administrators would create directed elementary school cultures that correct the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-06-05/math-frightening
Panelists debate charter school amendment

...create a seven-person panel that could approve charter school applications even if they are denied by the local and state school boards."Some of my colleagues might even call it a privatized education because you're limiting the amount of persons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-10-25/panelists-debate-charter-