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Georgia's suspensions bill sparks discussion

...educators how to discipline children. Howard's effort might have died there except for testimony from Deputy State Superintendent of Schools Garry McGiboney who told how the Department of Education has seen discipline problems decrease and student...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-17/georgias-suspensions-bil
Gov. Nathan Deal seeks backing for school takeover plan

...and accompanying legislation Wednesday.Spokesman Brian Robin son said a trip to New Orleans with lawmakers and State Superintendent Richard Woods is the next step. The city has become Deal's go-to example of a state intervention at struggling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-15/gov-nathan-deal-seeks-ba
South Carolina weighs pay boost to keep teachers from leaving

...required after 22 years in the classroom."We'd love to put additional pay across the lines," newly elected state Superintendent Molly Spearman told a House budget-writing panel Tuesday. She recognized that's likely unfeasible, but added...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-02-07/south-carolina-weighs-pay
South Carolina Supreme Court refuses Republicans' request to reconsider its order on school funding lawsuit

...created to study the issue. It includes House members, business leaders, school district representatives and state Superintendent Molly Spearman. The final five members ? chosen by the districts' attorneys ? were named Monday. The group's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-26/south-carolina-supreme
South Carolina Legislature not expected to find education fix this year

...creating a 17-member committee that includes House members, business leaders, school district representatives and state Superintendent Molly Spearman. The group's reform suggestions aren't due until next January."The task we gave them is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-24/south-carolina-legislatu
Group pushing SC school reform

...districts that sued the state in Abbeville County School District v. The State of South Carolina Supreme Court.State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and a handful of legislators will also be on the task force.The five representatives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-01-21/group-pushing-sc-school-r
Some Richmond County schools make gains on College and Career Readiness Performance Index, but school system still struggles

...system's averages in 2013 were 85.7 (elementary), 85.3 (middle) and 84.7 (high school), respectively.State Superintendent John Barge said in a news release that falling state and school system averages were "disappointing" but "not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-16/some-richmond-county-scho
On-time graduation rate increases again in South Carolina

...system 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-11-14/time-graduation-rate-incr
Reforms show results, juvenile justice officials say

...arrest."It is a very successful intervention for students to have, in the school, that person there," said State Superintendent of Schools John Barge, adding that the Floyd County school district pioneered having a probation officer on campus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-13/reforms-show-results-j
Wilson, Woods draw contrasts at education forum

...appropriate and that we can actually cover them during the year," Woods said.The office is open after sitting State Superintendent John Barge's failed primary challenge to Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. Wilson and Woods said whether Deal or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-09-15/wilson-woods-d