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Baby can win college savings plan

ATLANTA - Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan has kicked off its annual statewide Newborn Sweepstakes, in which one baby born this year in Georgia will receive $5,529 toward his or her college savings.

May 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Meet the valedictorians, salutatorians

One aspires to be a businesswoman, the other an engineer. There's a teacher and a social worker in the mix as well, and they're all high achievers who have won multiple scholarships and academic - and in some cases, athletic - awards.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Big day ahead for graduates

A scholastic tradition with roots stretching back to at least the 15th century continues Saturday when the class of 2014 graduates from Bryan County's two high schools.

May 21, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Education


System to test out four-day work week

Bryan County Schools will test out a four-day work week for some of its employees in June.

May 20, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Education


16 summer activities for kids

As school ends and the summer season arrives, keeping young bodies and brains engaged can be challenging.

May 18, 2014 | By Megan Gladwell FamilyShare | Education


Teachers aide earns scholarship

G.W. Carver Elementary School para-professional Karen Busteed recently won a scholarship from the Bryan Evans Retired Educators Association. Busteed is completing her degree in early elementary education. "The Bryan Evans REA appreciates and is proud of our excellent teachers," said Barbara Estes, president of the association. "Their work makes our schools outstanding."

May 16, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Elliott bound for Naval Academy

When it comes to goals, Richmond Hill High School senior Alexa Elliott has some advice for next year's incoming freshmen.

May 14, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Education


Students attend career day at Gulfstream

Bryan County Middle School students participated in the annual Aviation Career Day on Thursday at Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah.

May 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Be wary of Parent PLUS loans

Low-income parents scrambling to help their kids pay for college may be lured into taking on loans they can't really repay, say some prominent education scholars.

May 13, 2014 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News Service | Education


GSU gets funds for military science hall

STATESBORO - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal visited Georgia Southern University on May 5 to sign into law House Bill 744, a part of the 2015 fiscal year budget, which includes funding for a new military-science building at GSU.

May 12, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


RHHS senior honored for volunteering

Richmond Hill High School senior Loretta McKee recently received a certificate from Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center Activity Director JoAnn McIntosh for her work as a volunteer at the center. McKee's sister, Shanee McKee, a 2013 graduate from RHHS, was absent from the recent ceremony but also received an award for her volunteerism.

May 09, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


On-post schools having Walk to School Day

Brittin, Diamond and Kessler elementary schools are participating in today's International Walk/Bike to School Day.

May 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


BCHS club members tour Gulfsteam

Active members of the Georgia Technology Student Association (GA TSA) and the Science Club at Bryan County High School participated in a field trip April 18 to Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. in Savannah as part one of their Georgia Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) project.

May 01, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Student makes Willam Carey president's list

Tyler Marie Herring of Richmond Hill has been named to the president's list at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss., for the winter trimester.

April 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


County schools beat state in CCRPI scores

Bryan County Schools got some good news Monday.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | 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


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