ATLANTA - Senate Democrats are concerned that a proposal to cut the cash-strapped HOPE scholarship and prekindergarten program is moving too quickly through the Legislature.
ATLANTA - A plan to scale back Georgia's free, full-day pre-kindergarten program - the first of its kind in the United States - to a half-day has teachers fearing shrunken paychecks and working parents scrambling to find day care for their 4-year-olds.
Three educators at Richmond Hill Primary School were pleasantly surprised earlier this week when they were given top accolades by their peers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Richmond Hill High School students who thought that Erin Turner's production class Film II would be an easy "A" have been proved wrong.
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
Shannon DeMello and Debbie DeMond were both named Parapro of the Year for the 2011-12 school year at Richmond Hill Elementary School.
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.
Max Makhinson was named Junior Rotarian for the Month of September by the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mrs. Walker's fourth grade students at Carver Elementary recently became "Meteorologists of the Day."
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.
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.
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