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Virtual school has information sessions

Georgia Connections Academy, a provider of free virtual K-12 schooling, will host online information sessions every Tuesday and Thursday this month to show how an online classroom works.

January 16, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Honor roll: Bryan Elementary School

Students at Bryan County Elementary School who made the honor roll during the recently ended nine weeks are:

January 16, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


State DoE seeks student advisors

State School Superintendent-elect Richard Woods is accepting applications for the 2015 Student Advisory Council.

January 07, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


BoE revises McAllister Elementary attendance area

The Bryan County Board of Education has established a revised draft attendance area for the opening of McAllister Elementary School. A map of the revised attendance area is available on the Districting webpage which is located at the Bryan County Schools website: www.bryan.k12.ga.us. Dr. Paul Brooksher, Superintendent, stated, "I truly appreciate the community, the Board of Education and my staff for their commitment to the process and the great feedback received to guide the decision making." He also shared that, "The Board of Education has done an exceptional job reviewing, digesting, and discussing all of the ...

December 31, 2014 | | Education


Exchange club names students of month

The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill students of the month for November and December, Carolyne Casaine and Ronnie Harris, were recognized Dec. 10.

December 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Nursing student graduates

ALBANY - Darton State College's Nursing Division held its traditional nurse-pinning ceremony to honor recent graduates Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Cavalier Arena.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Students control game with code only

Some Carver Elementary students celebrated Computer Science Education week last Friday by participating in the "Hour of Code," a nation-wide campaign to generate interest in computer science and programming.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


RHHS chorus delivers concert

The room darkened and stage lights shined on the chorus students as they carefully moved into place and prepared to sing during last Friday's Richmond Hill High School annual Holiday Concert.

December 18, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Education


SavTech may be tech school of year

ATLANTA - The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia has selected Lanier Technical College in Oakwood as this year's recipient of their Perdue Award for the TCSG Technical College of the Year.

December 10, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


BCES campaign benefits United Way

The Bryan County Elementary School Student Council participated in the 2014 United Way Campaign to help raise funds for those in need. These students collected over 900 food items for the Thanksgiving food drive to help the United Way provide Thanksgiving dinners in our community. Student Council representatives also placed recycled milk jugs in all classrooms to encourage everyone to donate their change, as well as having a community lemonade stand managed by Helen Gaddis, Stacy Callahan and Taylor Flemming. These efforts resulted in $586.41 being raised for the United Way and helped the school to surpass its goal ...

December 05, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


BCHS students take part in SeaPerch

Students in Inga Cashon's engineering-concepts class and in Ginnie Sherrod's Science Club at Bryan County High School have been involved with the SeaPerch program throughout this month.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Teacher earns Georgia Power grant

ATLANTA - Richmond Hill Elementary School teacher Jennifer Cox is among the recipients of Georgia Power's annual New Teacher Assistance Grants, the company announced this week.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


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


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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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