Editor's note: This column originally appeared in The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette. It is reprinted in the Aiken Standard with permission from the author.
North Augusta High School will be the first in Aiken County to offer an aviation course as an elective to their students starting next school year.
Students and employees in the Aiken County Public School District are still encouraged to wear face coverings to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19, said Superintendent King Laurence in a…
Former USC President Harris Pastides has been named the interim president and will take over May 14. Caslen, a retired three-star general and West Point superintendent, admitted to plagiarizing lines from a Navy SEAL.
South Carolina's head of education said Wednesday that she disagreed with Gov. Henry McMaster's executive order issued Tuesday evening that allows parents to opt their children out of wearing…
Face coverings are no longer required in the Aiken County Public School District, Superintendent King Laurence announced Wednesday.
The siblings of 4-year-olds enrolled in state-paid, full-day kindergarten in South Carolina automatically qualify for free child care over the next year under a partnership announced May 12.
Masks will still be required in schools until the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control releases an opt-out form for parents and guardians, Superintendent King Laurence said at T…
For years, Aiken County Public Schools have honored students for academics, the arts, athletics and attendance.
Not many people can say they've spent over half a century teaching children. One Aiken teacher was recognized by the S.C. House of Representatives Friday for doing just that.
The Aiken County Public School District announced its 2021-22 Stars of Public Education honorees, including Teachers of the Year, First Year Teachers of the Year, Giving Even More winners, Ass…
The class of 2021 at USC Aiken raised a toast one last time to their alma mater at Wednesday's spring commencement ceremonies.
Aiken Technical College graduates celebrated the completion of their associate's degrees, certificates and diplomas after a challenging year of COVID-19 at Tuesday's commencement ceremony.
Registration for returning students in the Aiken County Public School District has begun, the district announced Monday.
Face coverings are optional while outdoors on school grounds, the Aiken County Public School District announced Thursday.
Ben Lacy, Austin Bowers, Erica Bennett and several of their fellow musicians helped provide a soundtrack of gratitude Monday afternoon at USC Aiken, with dozens of university boosters on hand …
USC Aiken has announced Belle Wheelen will deliver the commencement address at the university's May convocation ceremony
Anticipating more growth in western Aiken County, the Aiken County Public School District doubled its planned capacity at the upcoming Highland Springs Middle School.
South Carolina's new Governor's School for Agriculture at John de la Howe has a checkered past. As new leaders try to resurrect the school, a new crop of allegations of cronyism and ethical conflicts threatens to slow the school's progress.
The Aiken County Public School District reported 47 new COVID-19 cases last week, marking a small spike after spring break.
Property owners within the Aiken County Public School District may not face a tax increase this year, with district officials and board members clarifying Tuesday that the tax increase is not …
When schools across the United States shut their doors in March 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, it seemed possible it would all be over in a few weeks.
Aiken Technical College is looking to build a new eye-catching nursing building, Aiken Tech officials said at the April 12 Aiken County Commission for Technical and Comprehensive Education meeting.
GRANITEVILLE — A face mask, hand sanitizer and gloves are among the items buried in front of Byrd Elementary School's flagpole, where students watched a time capsule burial ceremony Friday morning.
Plans for two new schools in Aiken County progressed Thursday, and a recommendation in favor of rezoning the property will now go to North Augusta City Council.
Complete with tri-board displays and free-to-take informational pamphlets, students at Aiken High presented issues and solutions that affect their communities to guests in the media center Wed…
For the first time since the start of the school year, the Aiken County Public School District reported that no employees newly tested positive for COVID-19.
With enrollment numbers down after a pandemic year, the Aiken County Public School District is expected to receive significantly less money from the state, said district officials at the Aiken…
Coordinated by Sondra Thomas, Aiken County Public School District’s military community liaison, the month of April will feature numerous district and school events in honor of military-connect…
The Aiken County Board of Education will discuss the district's income and expenditures at the budget workshop meeting Tuesday night.
Updates on Aiken Technical College's campus improvements and upcoming new police training program will be provided at the Aiken County Commission for Technical and Comprehensive Education's me…
USC Aiken announced its new chancellor Friday afternoon after a months-long search to replace soon-to-retire USCA Chancellor Dr. Sandra Jordan.
The search for a new chancellor at USC Aiken is soon to end, with applicants narrowed down to four finalists.
No companies based in the greater Aiken and Savannah River Site area formally pursued a contract to design and build the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, a futuristic footprint planned fo…
University of South Carolina's biggest benefactor, Darla Moore, says she regrets all her efforts for her alma mater after the school failed to acknowledge her mother's death last week.
USC Aiken and First Tee of Aiken officials broke ground on a new golf practice facility on Wednesday, kicking off construction on the 60-acre space.
State health authorities confirmed 2,559 COVID-19 cases in South Carolina schools over the course of March, a decrease of more than 1,200 from the month before.
Coronavirus cases at USC Aiken declined over the month of March, according to the university's weekly COVID-19 dashboard updates.
The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at USC Aiken, in partnership with the Hitchcock Woods Foundation, Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary and the North Augusta Brick Pond Park, is …
Employees in the Aiken County Public School District can sign up for their second COVID-19 vaccine shot starting Thursday.
South Carolina women's golf coach Kalen Anderson is faced with a difficult decision every time the Gamecocks tee it up, but don't think for a second that she's complaining about it.
Students in South Carolina public schools will still take springtime standardized tests this year, but families concerned about COVID-19 safety can choose to opt out.
Local students have the opportunity to learn from professional musicians this year at Joye in Aiken's non-residential Summer Jazz Camp.
Dr. Tom Hallman likes to say his career path to being named USC Aiken’s third chancellor rivals a famous movie character.
The Aiken Chapter of The Links Inc. presented a $1,000 check to North Aiken Elementary School on Friday afternoon.
The Aiken County Public School District reported 25 new COVID-19 cases last week – a slight increase from the week before, but still relatively low compared to the peaks earlier this year.
The Aiken County Public School District is planning a summer program that will last three summers to combat COVID-related learning loss, with data showing failing grades and reading struggles …
South Carolina residents can earn an MSSC Certified Production Technician certification and several industry-recognized credentials by enrolling this spring in a free South Carolina Manufactur…
High school and college graduates, and unemployed and underemployed adults are taking charge of their future careers through the Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Registered Apprenticeship Prog…
Eligible teachers and non-teaching staff in Aiken County public schools will receive bonuses this spring after a unanimous vote from the school board Tuesday night.