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RHPS taps three for top accolades

Three educators at Richmond Hill Primary School were pleasantly surprised earlier this week when they were given top accolades by their peers.

February 27, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Education


School officials air budget concerns

As they take the first steps toward a new budget, Bryan County Schools officials find they have more money than expected for the current fiscal year but greater uncertainties about next year.

February 26, 2011 | Al Hackle Bryan County News | Education


First Chrisian Academy thriving 10 years later

A private Christian school in Richmond Hill has seen its enrollment drastically increase this year, and is gearing up for its 10th anniversary, scheduled for next month.

February 24, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Special to the News | Education


Student earns national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars announced recently that Veritas Academy sophomore Mark Taylor of Richmond Hill has been selected for membership based upon his academic achievement.

February 23, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Lessons point to dangers of smoking

Above, G.W. Carver Elementary students recently showed off projects for "Nip it in the Butt," a recent program that warned students about the dangers of tobacco use.

February 23, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Rotary honors RHHS student

Alida Kerbage of Lebanon was recently named a Georgia Rotary Student and is being sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Richmond Hill, Savannah Sunrise, Hinesville and Skidaway Island during her year of study at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Kerbage was incorrectly identified as a Richmond Hill High School student in the Feb. 23 edition of the News.

February 23, 2011 | | Education


Two make Emory's dean's list

The following students were named to the dean's list of Emory College, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, for the 2010 fall semester.

February 23, 2011 | | Education


Aviation lesson with math

Maj. Nomathembi Martini recently visited Laura Maes' math enrichment class at Richmond Hill Middle School. Martini visited the class to present situations in which he uses math, including slope, y-intercept and systems of equations, in his career as a military pilot.

February 23, 2011 | | Education


Class keeps school in the know

While two Bryan County High School students appear as anchors for the introductory and closing segments being recorded in the studio, two of their classmates interview a lineup of baseball players in the hallway just outside the classroom door.

February 23, 2011 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Education


Wildcat TV is more than 'easy A'

Richmond Hill High School students who thought that Erin Turner's production class Film II would be an easy "A" have been proved wrong.

February 23, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Education


Bryan 4-H'ers compete at Rock Eagle

More than 20 junior and senior 4-H'ers and the Bryan County Extension staff traveled to Rock Eagle on Feb. 4 for a weekend full of fun and competition. 2011 Junior/Senior District Project Achievement was held that weekend at the world's largest 4-H Center, which is near Eatonton. After weeks of preparation and a year of project work, the 4-H'ers were anxious for this weekend full of activities

February 22, 2011 | By Shanna Davis Special to the News | Education


RHES names paraeducators of the year

Shannon DeMello and Debbie DeMond were both named Parapro of the Year for the 2011-12 school year at Richmond Hill Elementary School.

February 22, 2011 | Bryan County News | Education


Quon gets top accolade at RHES

Liz Quon, a second-grade teacher at Richmond Hill Elementary School, has been chosen as Teacher of the Year for the 2011-2012 academic year.

February 21, 2011 | Katie McGurl Bryan County News | Education


BCMS named Title I Distinguished School

Bryan County Middle School has been named a 2010 Georgia Title I Distinguished School.

February 19, 2011 | Staff report | Education


Governor agrees to HOPE rescue plan

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders have worked out a plan for the cash-strapped HOPE scholarship program that would mean recipients would no longer have the promise of a free college education and be required to graduate on time, an official familiar with the negotiations said Thursday night.

February 18, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


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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


Schools moving toward healthier fundraisers

"Bake sales are out;" fun runs are in, with excess calories in the crosshairs.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at this

You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at the small words they use rather than the big ones, according to a massive study of college admission essays conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The rise of meditation on college campuses

Duke may have one of the best law schools in the country, but in recruiting new students, its promotional materials point out that Durham's bar scene has exploded in the past few years.

February 13, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Teacher bias discourages girls from STEM courses and careers, study shows

A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research sheds light on the reason women avoid science, technology, engineering and math.

February 13, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret Media Companies | Education


Educating Max: How a personalized education helped one gifted yet challenged student find his path

Driven and a bit eccentric, Max Nanis jumped straight to college after his junior year of high school in West Chester, Pennsylvania. "He said that high school didn't have any more to offer him," his mother, Beth, says.

February 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


China's vow to expand college education gets reality check

China’s education minister has vowed to ban university textbooks which promote “western values,” The Guardian reports, quoting state media, "in the latest sign of ideological tightening under President Xi Jinping."

February 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Where did your senator go to college?

How elite is your senator? Tyler Hakes at College Raptor has put together an infographic of alma maters in the U.S. Senate.

February 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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