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Budgets bode ill for Georgia schools

ATLANTA (AP) - Schools across Georgia are bracing for another tough budget year as federal stimulus money dries up and state dollars remain scarce.

January 15, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


State schools boss warns of cuts

ATLANTA - Georgia's new schools superintendent warned that the state's public schools will "have to continue to do more with less."

January 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Two RH schools get state awards

Two Richmond Hill schools were recently honored for academic achievements during the 2009-10 school year.

January 12, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Education


Is lunch to blame for student behavior?

American consumers are paying high prices for low-quality food, and so are our public schools," said Jane Hersey, director of the nonprofit Feingold Association of the U.S.

January 12, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Homework help can go a long way

Homework is often a daunting task for parents as well as students, and can easily become the cause of family disputes, regardless of how conscientious your kids are. As parents try to ensure their children prioritize schoolwork and complete tasks on time, they have to contend with trying to fit in various activities and family commitments. For students, concentrating at home can be tough, especially after a long school day that starts early and may include a lunchtime meeting for the science club and lacrosse practice after school.

January 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Options exist to finance child's education

Saving enough money for a child's college education is a concern so great many parents began planning even before their first child was born. The escalating costs of a college education make such concerns wholly understandable.

January 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Going back to school is big decision

Adults go back to school for a variety of reasons. They may have personal accomplishment goals or their motivation could be purely financial. Unemployment has recently led many individuals back to the classroom.

January 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Finished projects on tap for BoE

Two major construction projects for the Bryan County Board of Education are slated for completion next year.

January 03, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Education


4-H promotes shooting awareness

By Don Gardner

December 22, 2010 | By Don Gardner Columnist | Education


Students entertain retired educators

Adrian Opper's seventh-grade chorus at Bryan County Middle School entertained the Bryan Evans Retired Educators Association on Tuesday during its monthly meeting. The school hosted the meeting and welcomed the BEREA group with a beautifully decorated room, served refreshments for members as they arrived and the chorus sang Christmas carols. Lunch was catered by the BCMS lunchroom. The BEREA thanks Principal Deborah Hamm, counselor Toni Bacon and the faculty and staff for their hospitality and making this an exceptionally great holiday experience.

December 22, 2010 | | Education


Bryan teens graduate academy

Five Bryan County teens are set to graduate from the National Guard-sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart on Saturday at commencement ceremonies at Fort Stewart's YCA campus.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Cupcakes of Doom build robot

Richmond Hill Girl Scouts, known collectively as the Cupcakes of Doom from the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, entered a robot "Gir" in the First Lego League Robotics competition Dec. 4 in Savannah.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


How to keep kids busy over break

Children love having time off from school, but their delight isn't always shared by parents. Left to their own devices and without a way to channel excess energy, children may become screaming banshees or moody couch potatoes. By providing plenty of activities during the holiday breaks, parents can preserve their sanity and keep children busy.

December 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Two earn academic honors

Matthew Klebe, a resident of Richmond Hill, Ga., has been admitted to Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn., for the fall 2011 semester. Klebe was awarded the Presidents and Lutheran Heritage scholarships. These achievements provide a total of $12,000 in funds.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


STC recognized for enrollment growth

For the second time in recent history, Savannah Technical College earned national attention for its explosive enrollment growth, ranking 22nd nationally among fastest growing two-year colleges serving between 5,000-9,999 students, according to a report recently released by Community College Week magazine.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


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BCHS students take part in SeaPerch

Students in Inga Cashon's engineering-concepts class and in Ginnie Sherrod's Science Club at Bryan County High School have been involved with the SeaPerch program throughout this month.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Teacher earns Georgia Power grant

ATLANTA - Richmond Hill Elementary School teacher Jennifer Cox is among the recipients of Georgia Power's annual New Teacher Assistance Grants, the company announced this week.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Fourth graders tour Fort King George

Almost 400 fourth-graders from George Washington Carver Elementary School ventured back in time last Friday when they went to Fort King George in Darien on a field trip. Organized by Marcy Newberry, students heard presentations on cannon firing, the Guale Indians, weaving cloth and early medical techniques. Many of the students are studying Colonial history, and the trip reinforced what they learned in the classroom.

November 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


ASU president appointed to national board

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Murray Elementary dedicated on post

Fort Stewart's Murray Elementary School was dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14.

November 19, 2014 | By Kaytrina Curtis Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Education


SavTech culinary arts earn honors

Savannah Technical College culinary-arts instructor Zeb Berry and five STC students earned four gold and three silver medals at the American Culinary Federation Tampa Bay Competition on Nov. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


ASU No. 12 on list of schools for vets

SAVANNAH - Military Times honored Armstrong State University on Tuesday by ranking the institution No. 12 among four-year schools on its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" list.

November 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Heads shaved for a good cause

Richmond Hill High School Assistant Principals Mickey Bayens and Bivens Miller got their heads shaved Friday at Wildcats Stadium after the school raised more than $10,000 to give to United Way of the Coastal Empire. The money was raised by faculty, staff and students. Bayens said the two promised to have it done if the goal was reached. Lou Gambill and Sherry Vick did the honors while students cheered. "It's about giving back," Bayens said.

November 14, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


RH student is ABAC ambassador

TIFTON - Emily Johnson of Richmond Hill has been selected to participate in the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's Ambassadors program.

November 09, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


BCHS marks Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week activities last week at Bryan County Middle and High schools ranged from essay and poster contests to safety demonstrations.

November 07, 2014 | | Education


BCE student take 4-H honors

Three fifth-graders from Bryan County Elementary entered 4-H projects and won ribbons at the recent Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in Statesboro. Aleia Hilliard entered her project titled "What Do you Do with Decimals?" and claimed second place. Catalina Temple's project, "Upcycling Fashion," also won second place. Gracie Edwards earned first place for her project, "Saving Coral Reefs."

November 06, 2014 | | Education


Graduation rate increases at BCS

The four-year graduation rate for Bryan County Schools high schools improved to 80.9 percent in 2014, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.

November 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


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