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On-time graduation rate increases again in South Carolina

...combining state and federal report cards. Federal school ratings were issued earlier this fall.Outgoing state Superintendent of Education Mick Zais said he is pleased about the progress students have made during the last year."However, having...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-14/time-graduation-rate-incr
Democrats in runoff for SC schools superintendent debate

...everything, from raising teacher's pay to getting more money to rural school districts to maintaining the state superintendent of education as an elected position.One topic that did split the candidates was a proposal from Gallagher that parent-teacher...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-06-19/democrats-runoff-sc-schools-superin
Group pushing SC school reform

COLUMBIA -- A new committee is forming to address South Carolina's educational shortcomings following last fall's Supreme Court decision that found the state had failed to provide a "minimally adequate" education in poor, rural school districts.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-21/group-pushing-sc-school-r
Editorial: A better class of students

...of whether they have the ability or desire to go.That's why it's encouraging to see South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais attempting to break the mold.Zais, a past president of South Carolina's Newberry College...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-18/editorial-better-clas
Rants & Raves

...Paul Broun for Senate, John Stone for Congress in the 12th Congressional District, Mary Kay Bacallao for State Superintendent of Education. BIG RANT TO US Airways for pulling flights out Augusta and now having oversold flights and no way to accommodate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-11/rants-raves
Former state attorney general McMaster wins Republican nomination for SC lieutenant governor

COLUMBIA - Voters chose former Attorney General Henry McMaster to be the Republican choice for lieutenant governor and picked both parties' nominees for education superintendent.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-06-24/former-state-attorney-general-mcmas
Runette Herrmann

MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Runette Lane Herrmann entered into rest on Tuesday evening at the Georgia Regents Hospital. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Roy E.W. Herrmann, Sr., her parents, Jesse Austin and Thelma Lane, her son, DeWayne Buzz

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173162110
Former SC official retires from post as Consumer Product Safety chairwoman

...in many different venues. I started as an elementary school teacher in Augusta and was the South Carolina state superintendent of education. When I practiced law, I focused on public interest law that benefited children and this was just one extension...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-29/former-sc-official-retires-po
Charleston academy for low-income kids stresses parental involvement

...involved. They are not teaching to a test, but teaching to what makes them smart as they go through life."State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais said low-income pupils deserve the same chance as other kids for a good education."High-income...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-07-24/charleston-academy-low-income
South Carolina ACT scores remain steady; Georgia shows slight increase

...school effectiveness, the data confirms a trend: reading skills remain an area of great concern," said state Superintendent of Education Mick Zais in a news release. "Nationwide assessments continue to show a reading gap between South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/aiken/2012-08-22/south-carolina-act-scores-rem