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Who runs the show?

If you are discussing schools, it is important to define what "runs the show" means. The board approves the rules (policy, student handbook), and the superintendent enforces what the board approves. The board deals with governance - setting policies and establishing a budget to provide resources. The superintendent is responsible for the day to day operation of the schools within the policies and rules approved by the board. It is the superintendent's responsibility to make recommendations to the board from several sources - community, parents, and staff. This division of powers is not a local decision. It is set forth in ...

July 24, 2008 | | Education


Pair of school board candidates attend GSBA, GPEE forum

Local school board candidates and state legislative candidates were all invited to an Education Policy Forum, held recently in Savannah.

July 24, 2008 | Jessica Holthaus | Education


Ferreira wins Ivey Beardslee Scholarship

Georgia Southern University has awarded the first Paul and Ivey Beardslee Scholarship to Joseph Ferreira, a 2008 graduate of Bryan County High School . Ferreira, the son of Richard and Katherine Ferreira, will begin pre-business studies at Georgia Southern in the fall 2008 semester.

July 17, 2008 | | Education


Reading help for kids

Parents of primary school age children often ask what they can do to help their children become better readers. You really don't need any special training or equipment to make a positive difference in your child's reading skills.

July 17, 2008 | | Education


New Carver Principal announced

Carver Elementary School's current Assistant Principal Crystal Morales will be the principal starting this fall. Board member Joe Pacenka thanked her for the job she's done, noting the board is "really looking forward to next year." The rest of the board members congratulated her and Morales said she appreciated all their support. Jodi Reagan will be transferring from her physical education teaching position at Richmond Hill High School to take over as assistant principal.

July 13, 2008 | | Education


Georgia's new math curriculum

In fall 2005, schools throughout Georgia began implementing a new mathematics curriculum, the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS), for mathematics.

July 10, 2008 | | Education


Scholarship winners recognized

Richmond Hill High School recent graduates Ben Botelho and Katrina McCann were this year's recipients of the Rotary Club Jay Gardner scholarship. Each will receive $1,000 per year for four years toward their college education. At Thursday's meeting, Jim Gardner, Jay's son, spoke about the scholarship. "Not only are you scholars, but you are also such great community volunteers, leaders and participants," he told Botelho and McCann. Gardner brought former scholarship recipient Ellen Cusimano to the meeting. "This scholarship has given me so many opportunities and I know it will continue to for current and future ...

July 06, 2008 | Jessica Holthaus | Education


Honor Roll

Richmond Hill Primary School perfect attendance

July 06, 2008 | | Education


Cat's Eye View

Teens facing tough time finding jobs

July 03, 2008 | Stephen Hundley | Education


Honor Roll

Additions to Bryan County High School honor roll, fourth nine weeks.

July 03, 2008 | | Education


Sports equity

In March of 2000, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 1308, known as the "Equity in Sports Act". This bill enacted a state law modeled in part after the federal law entitled "Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972". Title IX is a civil rights statute that prohibits discrimination based on gender.

June 26, 2008 | Billy McGrath | Education


Honor Roll

Richmond Hill High School honor roll

June 26, 2008 | | Education


Honor Roll

Carver Elementary School honor roll

June 22, 2008 | | Education


Accelerated math leads to success

To prepare students to meet the Georgia mathematics standards, Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School has implemented Accelerated Math, a program that accelerates the learning of mathematics when used in conjunction with their existing instructional practices and their math textbook. Accelerated Math ensures that students are working at an appropriate level, mastering new objectives, and reviewing skills that they have already mastered. With this program, teachers are provided with information that allows them to make informed instructional decisions and tailor math interventions to meet the needs of individual students.

June 19, 2008 | | Education


Honor Roll

Bryan County Middle School Honor Roll

June 19, 2008 | | Education


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Fourth graders tour Fort King George

Almost 400 fourth-graders from George Washington Carver Elementary School ventured back in time last Friday when they went to Fort King George in Darien on a field trip. Organized by Marcy Newberry, students heard presentations on cannon firing, the Guale Indians, weaving cloth and early medical techniques. Many of the students are studying Colonial history, and the trip reinforced what they learned in the classroom.

November 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


ASU president appointed to national board

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Murray Elementary dedicated on post

Fort Stewart's Murray Elementary School was dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14.

November 19, 2014 | By Kaytrina Curtis Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Education


SavTech culinary arts earn honors

Savannah Technical College culinary-arts instructor Zeb Berry and five STC students earned four gold and three silver medals at the American Culinary Federation Tampa Bay Competition on Nov. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


ASU No. 12 on list of schools for vets

SAVANNAH - Military Times honored Armstrong State University on Tuesday by ranking the institution No. 12 among four-year schools on its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" list.

November 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Heads shaved for a good cause

Richmond Hill High School Assistant Principals Mickey Bayens and Bivens Miller got their heads shaved Friday at Wildcats Stadium after the school raised more than $10,000 to give to United Way of the Coastal Empire. The money was raised by faculty, staff and students. Bayens said the two promised to have it done if the goal was reached. Lou Gambill and Sherry Vick did the honors while students cheered. "It's about giving back," Bayens said.

November 14, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


RH student is ABAC ambassador

TIFTON - Emily Johnson of Richmond Hill has been selected to participate in the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's Ambassadors program.

November 09, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


BCHS marks Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week activities last week at Bryan County Middle and High schools ranged from essay and poster contests to safety demonstrations.

November 07, 2014 | | Education


BCE student take 4-H honors

Three fifth-graders from Bryan County Elementary entered 4-H projects and won ribbons at the recent Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in Statesboro. Aleia Hilliard entered her project titled "What Do you Do with Decimals?" and claimed second place. Catalina Temple's project, "Upcycling Fashion," also won second place. Gracie Edwards earned first place for her project, "Saving Coral Reefs."

November 06, 2014 | | Education


Graduation rate increases at BCS

The four-year graduation rate for Bryan County Schools high schools improved to 80.9 percent in 2014, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.

November 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


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