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Mother fulfills her late son's promise, receives his high school diploma

...education.About 17,000 people across Georgia have petitioned to receive a diploma under the law, according to State School Superintendent Richard Woods. Around 980 Richmond County residents were found qualified to receive their diploma through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-08-22/mother-fulfills-her-late-
Georgia easing teacher testing rules

...schools won't have to administer as many so-called "Student Learning Objectives" tests, or SLOs, State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced."I have always believed that we test our students too much," Woods said in a statement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-07-28/georgia-easing-teacher-te
Mayor offers surprising lunch invitation

...wrote during his 5½ years in federal prison after pleading guilty in 2005 to crimes related to helping former state school Superintendent Linda Schrenko steal more than $600,000 entrusted to the state Depart ment of Education to fuel her gubernatorial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-03-14/mayor-offers-su
Merle Temple's novel filled with familiar political characters

...Shade of Pale. It was written in federal prison, where he was sentenced for crimes related to helping former state school Superintendent Linda Schrenko steal state Department of Education money to fuel her gubernatorial campaign.In A Rented World...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-04-25/merle-temples-n
Last day to register to vote in Georgia general election

...general election, which includes races for U.S. Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, governor and state school superintendent, as well as local district elections for Richmond County Board of Education, Columbia County commission and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-05/monday-last-da
South Carolina's newest third party launches ballot initiative

...We're hoping the petition makes it clear the people want this," said Rex, the state's former Democratic state schools superintendent.He co-founded the American Party last year with Republican Oscar Lovelace, who challenged former Gov...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-09-25/south-carolina
A super choice

Voters this fall are being asked to elect a new state school superintendent.Only one candidate is a career educator. Only one candidate fully embraces the concept of charter schools and the opportunities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-20/super-choice
Stallings Island Middle earns award, ice cream

...delivered the ice cream to the school, as students cheered. "Enjoy your day, and enjoy your ice cream."State School Superintendent John Barge, who gave the students a thrill by arriving and leaving in a helicopter, said his department nominated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-20/stallings-island-middle-e
Across Georgia

...school chief contestATLANTA - Richard L. Woods has won the Repub li can primary runoff recount in the race for state school superintendent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said Thursday.Kemp said the Irwin County educator won 50.09 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-31/across-georgia
Across the region

...ordered in runoffATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has ordered a ballot recount in the Republican state school superintendent primary runoff.Kemp said in a statement Tuesday the recount was requested by candidate Michael L. Buck...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-29/across-region