Tentative agreement reached on South Carolina Common Core

...because they didn't want to be away from their classroom that many days, Van Buren said.The agency will pay for substitute teachers in the classroom, she said.Many people oppose Common Core as a nationalization of public education, though...

Betty Chalker

...her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Chalker worked as a bookkeeper for various businesses and was a substitute teacher for 14 years with the Richmond County Board of Education. In addition to her husband, family members include daughters...

Tentative school budget reduces furlough days, allows for hiring of 32 teachers

...adjustment was not as large this year, the state isn't holding back as much money."By not hiring as many substitute teachers, the school system saved $400,000 last year. The school system also cut back on energy costs and gained more...

Woman broke color barrier in Augusta schools in 1964

...spent two years in the Army, worked as a medical assistant, a beauty supply store manager, an AT&T worker and a substitute teacher before joining Lake Forest as its secretary in 2006.She never married and never had kids, but she enjoys spoiling...

Richmond County teachers may have five less furlough days next year in proposed budget

...Along with cutting down on utility usage, schools saved $400,000 together by reducing their dependence on substitute teachers."We were able to achieve savings because of the hard work of the principals and the sacrifices they made working...

SC teacher faces assault charge

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Police in North Charleston have charged a substitute teacher who is also a police officer with shoving a student.Police Chief Scott Deckard says 25-year-old Brandon Moses is being charged...

Ga. substitute teacher guilty of holdups

...including some he committed while working as a substitute teacher.Eddie Battles, 26, pleaded guilty last year...Wellborn in April 2012.Along with his job as a substitute teacher, Battles also worked as an assistant manager at...

Across Georgia

...national fraternity says the chapter violated university and fraternity policies and needs a break.In other newsA SUBSTITUTE TEACHER from south Georgia will spend 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to a string of store robberies.

Georgia schools at breaking point after years of cuts

...governor this year. In 1985, state government paid school systems $16 to $18 a day to help cover the costs of substitute teachers; today, the rate is the same, though the going rate for substitutes is about $65, he said. "We've never...

Rants & Raves

...detracts from the special details that make us say, "congrats!" THIS IS A RAVE TO Mr. Martin. He is a long time substitute teacher at my school, Westside High School. The other day when I had a flat tire on Bobby Jones he stopped to help me...