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High school graduation rates rise in Richmond, Columbia counties

...the opportunity to move on to postsecondary education, the military or directly into a meaningful career," State School Superintendent Richard Woods said in a news release Monday. "I expect we will continue to see the graduation rate increase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-11-10/high-school-graduation-ra
State School Superintendent Richard Woods visits three Augusta schools

State School Superintendent Richard Woods toured three Richmond County schools Wednesday morning, hoping to learn "what works and what doesn't" by talking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-30/state-school-superintend
State superintendent to tour Augusta schools

Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods will tour three Augusta schools Wednesday, hoping to learn "what is working and to assess the areas where schools...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-29/state-superintendent-tou
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
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