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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


Kids can be mayors with essay

Georgia Municipal Association is again asking Georgia's sixth-graders what they would do if they were mayors.

February 16, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Contest asks students the lessons of Holocaust

Middle and high school students are eligible to enter the statewide annual Holocaust art and writing contest sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Education.

February 16, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Top musicians peform in Savannah

Honor Band students from Richmond Hill Middle and Richmond Hill High schools performed recently during the Georgia Music Educators Association conference held in Savannah.

February 16, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Ellabell students graduates at Valdosta

Christen Mary Cowart of Ellabell graduated from Valdosta State University in Fall 2010 with her bachelor's of science degree in nursing.

February 16, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Honor roll: Bryan County HS

The following students at Richmond Hill High School were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2010-11 school year:

February 16, 2011 | | Education


School officials await pre-k budget impact

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced almost $20 million in cuts to the state's pre-k program, but Bryan County School officials don't yet know how that cut will affect their programs.

February 14, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin Bryan County News | Education


BCMS student earns music honor

Sierra Harn, a seventh-grade clarinet student at Bryan County Middle School, recently performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association District 1 Middle School Honor Band Clinic on Feb. 4.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Carver student heads to district bee

George Washington Carver Elementary School in Richmond Hill was abuzz Friday morning as finalists from three county schools competed in the 2011 Bryan County School System Spelling Bee.

February 14, 2011 | Katie McGurl Bryan County News | Education


Students share sweet treats with Richmond Hill seniors

Richmond Hill seniors got some sweet treats Friday morning from George Washington Carver Elementary School students for Valentine's Day, which is Monday.

February 14, 2011 | Hallie D. Martin | Education


Winter Festival raises $5,000 for LPS

Despite the rain Saturday morning, which forced cancellation of horse rides and a few other outdoor activities, Lanier Primary School's Winter Festival drew several hundred students, family members and faculty who filled the cafeteria and multi-purpose room.

February 10, 2011 | Bryan County News | Education


State seeing fewer erasurers on tests

ATLANTA - State monitors helped reduce the number of wrong answers that were erased and replaced on standardized tests in Georgia school districts after reports of possible cheating sparked widespread public concern, according to a review of 2010 test results announced Wednesday.

February 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Students earn slots on dean's lists

Russell William Lawless of Richmond Hill was named to the fall 2010 dean's list at Clayton State University.

February 09, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Montessori marks School Choice Week

Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool held a special event last month to celebrate National School Choice Week.

February 28, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


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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