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Savannah Tech students showcase skill

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College Phi Lambda members participated in a regional competition at Columbus Technical College in Columbus in February. The following students competed and placed in various categories. They will advance to the statewide competition April 2-11 in Atlanta.

March 24, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Youth summit on college preparation

Georgia Coastal Youth, Inc. will host its fourth annual, free youth summit Saturday to help middle-schoolers and high-schoolers prepare for college and its required entrance exams.

March 17, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | Education


Teacher contract deadline delayed

ATLANTA - School districts in Georgia now have an extra month to decide how many teachers they will hire for next year.

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law Tuesday a bill that extends the deadline for educator contracts to May 15. The move is designed to give districts more flexibility as state lawmakers grapple with the state's sagging economy.

March 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Eatery helps school raise money

March 15, 2010 | | Education


Students help each other

Students in Ms. Romberg's ELA class at Bryan County Middle School completed their third nine weeks book projects.

March 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Student raise money to fight cancer

Richmond Hill High School Technology Student Association students sponsored a "coins for cancer" fundraiser in which they initiated a competitive coin drive between the classes at RHHS in support of the American Cancer Society. The event brought in $1046.55 and a check was pressented to Victoria Tenbroeck on March 3.

March 15, 2010 | | Education


GSU students, staff protest budget cuts

People aren't happy at Georgia Southern University. From the administration to students, nobody wants state budget cuts at GSU - but how can they be avoided?

March 12, 2010 | By Jake Hallman Special to the News | Education


Savannah Tech hires, promotes employees

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College promoted two members of its administrative staff and welcomed two new employees in February.

March 12, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Bigger class size bill advances

ATLANTA - A bill giving Georgia school districts more flexibility amid the state's fiscal crisis has passed a key committee.

The legislation allows districts to increase class size by one student in kindergarten through fifth-grade and by two students in sixth-grade through high school through 2013. It also lifts state controls on how schools spend their funding - such as how much is spent on libraries or transportation.

March 11, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Dr. Seuss is in the (school) house

Cats in red and white striped stovepipe hats roamed the halls of Diamond Elementary School on Fort Stewart on Monday as the 10th annual Read Across America program kicked off at area schools this week.

March 11, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Education


Savannah Tech enrollment up 18%

SAVANNAH - Official enrollment numbers at Savannah Technical College for the 2010 winter quarter show an increase of 18.8 percent in total credit enrollment from the same quarter last year, marking the second consecutive quarter that enrollment has topped 5,000 and the largest-ever enrollment for winter quarter.

March 11, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


McTeacher Night called success

Joseph Martin Elementary School's McTeacher's Night fundraiser Feb. 18 at the McDonald's on Highway 84 was a success. Participants raised $1,227.17 in three hours.

March 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Pact eases military students' transition

WASHINGTON - An interstate agreement is easing the school transition process for military children, many of whom will attend six to nine schools over the course of a parent's military career, an education official said.

March 08, 2010 | By Elaine Wilson American Forces Press Service | Education


Holcombe named top paraprofessional at BCES

Bryan County Elementary School parapro Sandy Holcombe was recently named the school's parapro of the year for 2011 and was delighted by the honor.

February 27, 2010 | Jeff Whitten | Education


Bryant named district STAR student

Shannon Bryant of Richmond Hill High School was named the 2010 PAGE STAR student for the Bryan County School district. The announcement was made last week by Michael Bush of the Richmond Hill Lions Club, who have been long-time sponsors of the local STAR student program.

February 24, 2010 | | Education


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Rotary Club honor student

Max Makhinson was named Junior Rotarian for the Month of September by the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.

September 27, 2014 | | Education


Students simulate earthquake

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.

September 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Public schools fight to keep teachers

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.

September 25, 2014 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Bryan Elementary kids solve math mystery

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.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


GSU festival focuses on sciences

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.

September 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Students tackle weather forecasting

Mrs. Walker's fourth grade students at Carver Elementary recently became "Meteorologists of the Day."

September 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Command sergeant major speaks at BCHS

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.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


State's online school has open seats

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.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


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