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Options exist to finance child's education

Saving enough money for a child's college education is a concern so great many parents began planning even before their first child was born. The escalating costs of a college education make such concerns wholly understandable.

January 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Going back to school is big decision

Adults go back to school for a variety of reasons. They may have personal accomplishment goals or their motivation could be purely financial. Unemployment has recently led many individuals back to the classroom.

January 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Finished projects on tap for BoE

Two major construction projects for the Bryan County Board of Education are slated for completion next year.

January 03, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Education


4-H promotes shooting awareness

By Don Gardner

December 22, 2010 | By Don Gardner Columnist | Education


Students entertain retired educators

Adrian Opper's seventh-grade chorus at Bryan County Middle School entertained the Bryan Evans Retired Educators Association on Tuesday during its monthly meeting. The school hosted the meeting and welcomed the BEREA group with a beautifully decorated room, served refreshments for members as they arrived and the chorus sang Christmas carols. Lunch was catered by the BCMS lunchroom. The BEREA thanks Principal Deborah Hamm, counselor Toni Bacon and the faculty and staff for their hospitality and making this an exceptionally great holiday experience.

December 22, 2010 | | Education


Bryan teens graduate academy

Five Bryan County teens are set to graduate from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart on Saturday at commencement ceremonies at Fort Stewart's YCA campus.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Cupcakes of Doom build robot

Richmond Hill Girl Scouts, known collectively as the Cupcakes of Doom from the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, entered a robot "Gir" in the First Lego League Robotics competition Dec. 4 in Savannah.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


How to keep kids busy over break

Children love having time off from school, but their delight isn't always shared by parents. Left to their own devices and without a way to channel excess energy, children may become screaming banshees or moody couch potatoes. By providing plenty of activities during the holiday breaks, parents can preserve their sanity and keep children busy.

December 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Two earn academic honors

Matthew Klebe, a resident of Richmond Hill, Ga., has been admitted to Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn., for the fall 2011 semester. Klebe was awarded the Presidents and Lutheran Heritage scholarships. These achievements provide a total of $12,000 in funds.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


STC recognized for enrollment growth

For the second time in recent history, Savannah Technical College earned national attention for its explosive enrollment growth, ranking 22nd nationally among fastest growing two-year colleges serving between 5,000-9,999 students, according to a report recently released by Community College Week magazine.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Schools adapt to power outage

The lights – and everything else powered by electricity – were out Dec. 3 for around 2,000 folks in North Bryan County, including students in school.

December 13, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Study: Teachers buy own class supplies

Many teachers look to provide exciting experiences for children in the classroom, frequently using interactive supplies and techniques intended to make learning fun.

December 08, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Pinewood cheer squad wins at state

The Pinewood Christian Academy Competition Cheer Squad reclaimed the Georgia Independent Schools Association Class Triple AAA State Title on Nov. 20 during stiff competition in Augusta.

December 07, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Savannah Tech to offer firefighting class

SAVANNAH - Beginning in January, Savannah Technical College will offer a full slate of firefighting certification and instructional programs including:

December 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Two complete ROTC training

Keisha E.R. Green and James A. Medlar II have graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash.

November 24, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


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Raising a reader: How parents can instill a love of the written word in kids

Keli Dean didn’t read much as a kid.

March 04, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret Media Companies | Education


College is 'worth it' but majors matter

Unemployment rates are falling for most college majors, and the employment gap between college graduates and those with merely a high school diploma continues to make college a good, almost necessary bargain, says a new report using Census Bureau data.

March 04, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No Child Left Behind faces long overdue rewrite

As the House gets set this week to pass a long-overdue revision of No Child Left Behind, President Obama is vowing to veto the new legislation if it makes it to his desk.

March 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Do superintendents matter?

Tom Boasberg had his work cut out for him.

March 02, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Education


Navigating the FAFSA is worth the effort for college aid

A mid-winter ritual is on millions of families’ calendars this month, and it wasn't about asking a large rodent named Phil for a weather forecast.

March 02, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Education


In the words of Thomas Jefferson: Why education matters

Thomas Jefferson was no stranger to the benefits of education.

March 02, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Smartphone app anonymity causes concerns on college campuses

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering banning the popular app, Yik Yak, on the grounds that it promotes hateful speech, reported Education News.

March 01, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Montessori marks School Choice Week

Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool held a special event last month to celebrate National School Choice Week.

February 28, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Eight-grader wins county spelling bee

Richmond Hill Middle School eighth-grader Reagan Campbell was crowned the district's top speller last month at Bryan County Schools' system spelling bee at Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary school.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


High school graduation rates jumping, but some groups still lag behind, data shows

American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino youths. Last year, 81 percent of American high school students graduated, a record high.

February 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


College is not for everyone

Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook.

February 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


American millennials rank low on global skills test

A recent study from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies found American young adults lagging behind their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, according to U.S. News & World Report.

February 24, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes.

February 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating.

February 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should computer science courses be mandatory?

The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don't have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it's that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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