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Governor signs HOPE, pre-K changes

ATLANTA - Just three weeks after unveiling legislation to overhaul the state's cash-strapped HOPE scholarship, Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the measure into law.

March 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


School supplies sent to soldiers

Nearly two dozen containers of school supplies were recently donated to The Matthew Freeman Foundation: Pens and Paper for Peace.

March 14, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


New RHMS awaiting road permit

Eddie Warren sounded cautiously optimistic Thursday about the new Richmond Hill Middle School opening on time.

March 14, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Education


HOPE, pre-K changes becoming law

ATLANTA (AP) - A bill overhauling the HOPE scholarship is set to become law after the House passed it Thursday and Gov. Nathan Deal said he would sign it next week.

March 11, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Education


State likely to phase out graduation test

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Education will vote in April on a plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Test in favor of end-of-course exams that better measure students' learning.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


County students celebrate national reading day

Students throughout the county participated recently in the National Education Association's Read Across America Day.

March 10, 2011 | Bryan County News | Education


Jump Rope for Heart at Lanier

Lanier Primary School had a wonderful turnout this year for Jump Rope for Heart. There were 156 students who participated, raising about $5,500 for the American Heart Association. All of the students had a great time and are eagerly anticipating receiving their thank you gifts.

March 09, 2011 | | Education


Student earns tech school honors

Sara Brown of Richmond Hill was recently nominated for the Georgia Occupational Leadership Award, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia that honors excellence in academics and leadership. Brown is in her first year of the two-year wildlife and plantation management degree program at Ogeechee Technical College.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Native American speaks on history

Georgia Historical Society's guest speaker Sequoia recently addressed students at G.W. Carver Elementary School.

March 09, 2011 | Speaker delves into history for students | Education


BoE eyes policy on social media, texting

Bryan County school board members have started talking about a policy to limit interaction between teachers and students through text messaging and social media such as Facebook.

March 04, 2011 | Al Hackle Bryan County News | Education


Cagle talks career academics, trauma care and HOPE

After much deliberation, the Liberty College and Career Academy location off Airport Road was officially deemed ready for construction during a Friday afternoon special luncheon.

March 03, 2011 | Seraine Page Special to the News | Education


Officials break ground on career academy

Liberty County and state officials broke ground Friday on the new education facility that will allow students to earn technical college credit while still in high school.

March 03, 2011 | Seraine Page Special to the News | Education


RHMS has been keeping busy

Richmond Hill Middle School has had a lot of activity in recent weeks.

March 02, 2011 | Staff report | Education


Democrats want to slow HOPE talks

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.

March 02, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Teachers, parents fear pre-K cuts

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.

March 02, 2011 | By Dorie Turner and Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writers | 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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