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RHHS band wows crowd at J.F. Gregory

The Richmond Hill High School bands performed their spring concert May 4 under the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park to a large audience who attended in spite of the evening's menacing conditions.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


RH teacher helps school get national kudos

Elementary school students from Savannah Christian Preparatory School have earned national recognition for their "Help Haiti" project.

May 13, 2010 | By Caitlyn Boza Staff writer | Education


Regents approve tuition hikes up to 16%

ATLANTA - Georgia college students will pay up to $1,000 more in tuition in the coming school year under hikes passed by the state Board of Regents on Tuesday, a move that comes amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

The tuition increases for the state's 35 public colleges and universities hit hardest at research universities: Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. Many students will pay $3,535 per semester, a 16 percent increase over last fall.

May 12, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Regents voting on tuition hike

ATLANTA - Georgia college students likely will find out Tuesday how much more they'll have to shell out for tuition this fall.

The Georgia Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on tuition hikes for the state's 35 public colleges and universities. The vote comes after lawmakers cut hundreds of millions from higher education coffers to help balance the books amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

May 11, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Career day at Bryan County Middle

Bryan County Middle School held its annual Career Day on Wednesday, and a number of folks in occupations ranging from soldiers to nurses to mayors came to give students a look at what they do.

May 10, 2010 | Staff report | Education


HS students tutor younger leaners

May 10, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Exchange Club honors students

The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill honored students of the month for March and April at the group's April 28 meeting.

May 06, 2010 | | Education


Restaurant night benefits school

Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School recently sponsored McTeacher Night at the Richmond Hill McDonald's near Publix. The school will receive approximately $1,100 as a result.

May 05, 2010 | | Education


Community education adds voice class

The Bryan County Community Education Office offered a new voice class this school year for students in grades second and higher. These students presented their end-of-year voice recital on Monday, April 26, in the multi-purpose room at Richmond Hill Primary School.

May 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bryan Elementary honors volunteers

Friday, Bryan County Elementary School honored the school's volunteers with an appreication luncheon. The volunteers were treated to sandwiches, fruit and potato salad, along with cookies and a drink. All we given a nice thank you gift for their time. "We really appreciate the time and dedication that all volunteers give to our school," said Diane Padgett.

May 03, 2010 | | Education


BoE honors students, employees

Bryan County Board of Education recognized a slew of honors and recognized students and employees at the April 22 meeting at Bryan County Elementary School. The accompanying pictures detail some of the actions. Those for whom pictures were not available included:

April 30, 2010 | | Education


RHHS Odyssey of Mind heads to nationals

The Richmond Hill High School, "Odyssey of the Mind," competition team placed second during the State Competition held this past weekend at Columbus University.

April 27, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Game aims to hone kids math skills

Aiming to help students perfect the basics of mathematics, South Carolina resident Verdell Fulton has presented the Liberty County school district with the opportunity to introduce his Mathmindz board game to schools, beginning at the elementary level.

April 21, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | Education


4-H'ers wow commissioners

The Bryan County 4-H Program hosted the Bryan County Commissioners' meeting on April 6.

April 19, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Firefighers host pre-K students

April 19, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


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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