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State faces battle over school reform

ATLANTA - Georgia faces a tough battle to implement education reforms in 26 school districts as more massive state funding cuts loom on the horizon.

September 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Lanier teacher named Teacher of Year

Lanier Primary teacher Alison Holcombe said she wants students to remember her in part as "the long-haired lady who always had a smile on her face."

August 30, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Education


Top teachers, class sizes on agenda

The envelope, please.

August 25, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Education


Student earns bachelor's degree

Diane Rodriguez of Richmond Hill has been awarded a 2+2 bachelor degree in legal studies from Kaplan University.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Georgia wins 'Race to Top' grant

ATLANTA - More than 13 million students and 1 million educators will share $3.4 billion from the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" grant competition, the U.S. Education Department said Tuesday.

August 25, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


'Rocket Lab' in school

Bryan County Middle School recently hosted a "Rocket Lab" to let students investigate the relationship between force, mass and motion. The exercise promoted science education.

August 23, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


State superintendent seeks student advisors

State School Superintendent Brad Bryant is accepting applications for the 2010-11 student advisory council.

August 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Backpack safety goes beyond back pain

When it comes to backpack safety, most people tend to think about injuries caused by a heavy backpack or one worn improperly. However, there are other dangers associated with backpacks and caution should be used.

August 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Savannah Tech increases course offerings

SAVANNAH - Students attending Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus have more options than ever in pursuing business career paths by enrolling in the management and supervisory development program. Students may earn an associate's degree, diploma or human resources specialist technical certificate of credit, which is also embedded in the degree.

August 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Fort Stewart unit adopts school

August 16, 2010 | | Education


Student honored at ABAC

Ezekiel B. Gaines of Richmond Hill has been named as one of 207 students who were selected for the Distinguished Achievement List for the 2010 summer term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College by Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Niles Reddick.

August 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


College students head back to class

College students, from freshmen to graduate students, are gearing up for the start of a new school year. The colleges at the Army Education Center began the fall semester Monday. Classes start at Armstrong Atlantic State University's Liberty Center on Aug. 16. And many recent high school graduates are packing up and preparing to move away from home to attend classes.

August 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Education


Coalition makes case for charter schools

A coalition representing more than 5,000 public virtual charter school students, parents, teachers and supporters from across Georgia charged the state's Charter School Commission with ignoring state law by refusing to create a funding formula based on sound research and actual costs of public virtual charter schools.

August 12, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Before-, after-school programs at Y

Applications are being accepted for before and after school programs, pre-school childcare and pre-kindergarten at area YMCA branches.

August 12, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


SSU expecting record enrollment

SAVANNAH - Early indicators suggest Savannah State University's enrollment for the 2010-11 academic year will exceed last fall's 3,800 enrolled students.

August 11, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


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Rotary Club honor student

Max Makhinson was named Junior Rotarian for the Month of September by the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.

September 27, 2014 | | Education


Students simulate earthquake

Mrs. Pam Walker's fourth grade class at Carver Elementary used supplies sent in by parents to complete an Earthquake-Simulation project. Students learned how engineering, stability, and gravity are related to natural disasters as they built their multi-story structures. Students then recorded the effects of a simulated earthquake on their structure.

September 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Public schools fight to keep teachers

Unfilled teaching jobs in Arizona are at a crisis level, AZ Central reports. There are over 527 job openings, resulting in crowded classrooms. One Phoenix-area district alone had 63 openings.

September 25, 2014 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Bryan Elementary kids solve math mystery

Bryan County Elementary school students enjoy their new connections classes by becoming detectives in a Math Scene Investigation. In the Math Lab class, Katelyn Finnegan encourages them to investigate and find clues to a math mystery. As they walk around the room to find and solve math clues, it is easy to see that the new connection classes are a big hit.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


GSU festival focuses on sciences

Georgia Southern University is gearing up for its second annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive in Statesboro, according to georgiasouthern.edu.

September 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Students tackle weather forecasting

Mrs. Walker's fourth grade students at Carver Elementary recently became "Meteorologists of the Day."

September 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Command sergeant major speaks at BCHS

Army Command Sergeant Major Cameron Porter talked to more than 110 Bryan County High School JROTC students during an assembly last week. The career public affairs officer, assigned to the Armed Forces Network Command in Europe, talked to the junior cadets about what a positive influence the Army and military could play in their lives. He encouraged them to consider a career in the military when making the plans.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


State's online school has open seats

Georgia Connections Academy, a free public virtual charter school open to students from every county of the state, has openings for students in grades 9-12.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


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