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States to set uniform standards for teachers

SUWANEE - By third grade, students should know how to write a complex sentence and add fractions, no matter if they live in Georgia or California.

Eighth-graders should understand the Pythagorean theorem. And by high school graduation, all U.S. students should be ready for college or a career.

June 03, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Rep. Barrow addresses BPC graduates

MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College had commencement ceremonies for the class of 2010 on May 15 on the Mount Vernon campus.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Perdue signs school governance bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed into law Senate Bill 84, landmark school board governance legislation.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Pembroke student in UGA government

University of Georgia senior Josh Stanfield was recently won a senate seat in the UGA Student Government Association. Stanfield, the son of Jimmy and Sheri Stanfield of Pembroke, is a 2007 graduate of Bryan County High School. At BCHS, Stanfield was salutatorian, captain of the tennis team and president of the Beta Club. He is majoring in political science at UGA.

June 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Student: Waiting for bell to toll

I can honestly say that this year can be summed up in one simple word. It wasn't amazing, nor was it wonderful, not sad, or terrible, though it probably was all those things one time or another. No, my year has been very interesting. Now it is finally drawing to a close, and looking back on everything that's happened I am amazed at how the time flew by.

May 20, 2010 | By Christina Smith Student columnist | Education


HS Graduations are Saturday

Saturday will be a proud day for many a mom and dad – and grandparents and probably even a host of other relatives. The high school seniors of Bryan County will walk across a stage to receive their diplomas.

May 20, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Education


Carver names reading olympians

The Carver Elementary Reading Olympics was held Friday. Students competed by providing the title and author to questions about books they had read.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Lanier students get strawberry serenade

May 17, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


Books are important

Bryan County Elementary School presented books to the members of the board of education at the April board meeting. The board members donated the books back to the school media center.

May 17, 2010 | | Education


RHHS band wows crowd at J.F. Gregory

The Richmond Hill High School bands performed their spring concert May 4 under the pavilion at J.F. Gregory Park to a large audience who attended in spite of the evening's menacing conditions.

May 17, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


RH teacher helps school get national kudos

Elementary school students from Savannah Christian Preparatory School have earned national recognition for their "Help Haiti" project.

May 13, 2010 | By Caitlyn Boza Staff writer | Education


Regents approve tuition hikes up to 16%

ATLANTA - Georgia college students will pay up to $1,000 more in tuition in the coming school year under hikes passed by the state Board of Regents on Tuesday, a move that comes amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

The tuition increases for the state's 35 public colleges and universities hit hardest at research universities: Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. Many students will pay $3,535 per semester, a 16 percent increase over last fall.

May 12, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Regents voting on tuition hike

ATLANTA - Georgia college students likely will find out Tuesday how much more they'll have to shell out for tuition this fall.

The Georgia Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on tuition hikes for the state's 35 public colleges and universities. The vote comes after lawmakers cut hundreds of millions from higher education coffers to help balance the books amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

May 11, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Career day at Bryan County Middle

Bryan County Middle School held its annual Career Day on Wednesday, and a number of folks in occupations ranging from soldiers to nurses to mayors came to give students a look at what they do.

May 10, 2010 | Staff report | Education


HS students tutor younger leaners

May 10, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


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Time sparks debate about teachers

Time Magazine has stirred up a education firestorm with an article highlighting and seeming to endorse Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who want to reform education by smashing teacher tenure.

October 28, 2014 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


McMathathon raises $19,000

Richmond Hill Elementary School students who recently participated in the school-wide McMathathon raised nearly $19,000 for their school this month while sharpening their math skills during the school's biggest fundraiser of the year. The three students who received the highest pledge amounts received prizes that included a $50 Visa gift card, a bicycle and an iPad Mini.

October 26, 2014 | | Education


It's Greek to BCES students

Students at Bryan County Elementary School recently learned how Greek culture and ideas have influenced the United States.

October 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Bryan schools do well in AP classes

It appears Bryan County Schools stacks up pretty well in terms of advanced-placement courses available to its high-school students.

October 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Coastal EMC group rewards teachers

Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded 16 grants totaling over $22,000 last week to teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties. The winning teachers were caught by surprise when Bright Ideas Prize Patrol members came to their classrooms to present them with giant balloon bouquets, gifts and checks.

October 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Students get fire-safety presentations

The curriculum for about half an hour last Thursday at Richmond Hill Primary School covered the basics of fire safety, including how to crawl under smoke and stop, drop and roll.

October 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


BCHS marks technology week

From Oct. 6-10, Bryan County High School's Georgia Technology Student Association members celebrated National TSA Week.

October 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Coastal Pines named military friendly

Coastal Pines Technical College recently announced that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Grant promotes technology in classrooms

CenturyLink is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom.

October 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Chess a treasure at Carver

Chess is helping Richmond Hill kids learn everything from math to map reading.

October 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


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