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Bryant named district STAR student

Shannon Bryant of Richmond Hill High School was named the 2010 PAGE STAR student for the Bryan County School district. The announcement was made last week by Michael Bush of the Richmond Hill Lions Club, who have been long-time sponsors of the local STAR student program.

February 24, 2010 | | Education


4th grader heads to district bee

Carver Elementary 4th grader Jon Ranieri doesn't appear to be one to waste words.

February 24, 2010 | Jeff Whitten | Education


“I felt called to teach”

Editor's note: Bryan County Schools are naming their top teachers for 2011. Announced first was Carver Elementary's Mary Matthew.

February 10, 2010 | Jeff Whitten | Education


The final three 2009-2010 Teachers of the Year, in their words

Editor's note: Since August, the Bryan County News has been running profiles of the 2009-2010 Teachers of the Year from each school.

February 06, 2010 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Mason, Pollock named BCHS STARs

Special to the News

February 02, 2010 | | Education


RHMS spelling bee crowns a champion

When Richmond Hill Middle School kicked off its spelling bee last week, 48 of the school's best spellers stood in a circle in the media room while teacher Julie Pecenka read words aloud.

January 27, 2010 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Richmond Hill Middle School honored by state

Richmond Hill Middle School just joined some elite company. Again.

January 23, 2010 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Brown No. 1 at LPS

Editor's note: Today marks the fourth installment in a series of profiles on the 2009 teachers of the year, by school. We will end with a profile on the systemwide teacher of the year.

November 04, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Richmond Hill High School students celebrate homecoming

Students had a great time celebrating homecoming 2009. Here are some pictures of the week submitted by the RHHS yearbook staff

November 03, 2009 | By: Jenna Carpenter For the Bryan County News | Education


Fire Safety Week at RHES

The second grade at Richmond Hill Elementary School was visited on Oct. 23 by the Richmond Hill Fire Department as part of Fire Safety Week. An assembly was held in which fire safety rules were discussed and students were able to view a fire truck. Some also got to see firefighters up close. Among them were Kenecia Chukwudi, Sydney Fortson and Jalen Rouse from Mrs. Grant-Barr's class, shown with Firefighter Dave Williams in full bunker gear. Richmond Hill Fire Department personnel teach fire safety classes to over 1,000 pre K, Kindergarten and 2nd grade classes each year, according ...

October 28, 2009 | Provided Bryan County News | Education


Absences down at local schools

Editor's note: There is a correction to this story, which erroneously said H1N1 is deadlier in nearly half the cases. It should have said that nearly half of those who die from H1N1 had no underlying medical conditions. The News regrets the error.

October 22, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Bacon best at BCHS

Editor's note: Today marks the third installment in a series of profiles on the 2009 teachers of the year, by school. We will end with a profile on the systemwide teacher of the year.

October 14, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Schools battle flu and concern

Friday marked the end of the first nine week grading period for Bryan County Schools, so Oct. 12 was scheduled as a student holiday all along.

October 10, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Parents voice concerns over H1N1

Some parents want the school board to close Richmond Hill Middle School for at least a week as a result of the H1N1 virus.

October 07, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | Education


BoE gets an earful

South Bryan residents opposed to higher taxes gave school officials an earful at a Bryan County School Board public hearing Monday night at Carver Elementary.

September 30, 2009 | Jeff Whitten | 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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