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State finalist in second round fo federal grants

Georgia has been named one of 19 finalists for the second round of federal Race to the Top grants. If the state is named a recipient, it could be awarded up to $400 million over four years to implement the plan it submitted. Delaware and Tennessee were the final recipients of round one funding, in which 40 states and Washington, D.C., submitted applications. Georgia finished third.

August 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Pembroke library honors young reader

August 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Classes starting this year

This week marks the official start of the 2010-11 school year in Bryan County, and each school will be holding open houses in the days leading up to the sounding of the first bell Wednesday morning. Below are some dates and times worth mentioning again.

August 02, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Fair preps military families for school year

Army spouse and mother of three Brigitte Spence took advantage of the Education & Community Information Fair on Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.

July 31, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Education


Pencil? Check

Each grade level from both ends of the county supplied the curriculum resource teachers with a suggested supply list. The curriculum resource teachers compared and compiled a final list for each grade level:

July 28, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


2010-11 school year calendar

July 29, 30, August 2, 3, 2010 – Pre-planning for Staff

July 28, 2010 | | Education


What not to wear to school

The Bryan County dress code applies to all students while on any school system property, on any school bus, or during any school-sponsored activity or event, wherever located. The dress code will be enforced in a uniform manner throughout the system.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Bryan County students learn conservation

Two high school students from Bryan County joined more than 150 others from across the state in the 49th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop held June 13-17 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Schools set open houses

The following dates have been announced by the school principals for the Open Houseactivities for school year 2010-2011.

July 28, 2010 | | Education


Tech school enrollments setting records

ATLANTA - A 22 percent jump in the number of students attending the state's technical colleges has set a new annual enrollment record for the Technical College System of Georgia. The system's 26 colleges enrolled 190,842 students in fiscal year 2010, which ended June 30. The total smashes the previous record-high enrollment set in 2009 by more than 34,000 students.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


BCH falls short on AYP

After failing to meet federally imposed graduation rates for the second straight year, Bryan County High School will offer students the option of transferring to Richmond Hill High School.

July 21, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Education


AASU names new VP for advancement

Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) has appointed J. Scott Joyner as vice president for advancement effective July 1.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Savannah Tech increasing online classes

SAVANNAH - As the new semester begins, students taking online classes at Savannah Technical College will notice a few changes, including a new Internet address for the online courses, easier-to-view announcements and new rules for testing.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


State adopts national education benchmarks

ATLANTA - Georgia has adopted a set of national benchmarks that detail what students should learn in each grade and what they should know to graduate high school.

July 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Locals make colleges' honor lists

The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the Dean's List for 2010 Spring semester from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, announced Georgia College President Dorothy Leland:

July 12, 2010 | Staff report | 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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