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Head start accepting applications

The Head Start program is accepting applications for the 2010-11 school year. Head Start centers are in Bryan, Liberty, Long, Camden, Evans, Glynn, McIntosh, Wayne and Tattnall counies.

March 24, 2010 | Special to the News | Education


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


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Smartphone app anonymity causes concerns on college campuses

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering banning the popular app, Yik Yak, on the grounds that it promotes hateful speech, reported Education News.

March 01, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Montessori marks School Choice Week

Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool held a special event last month to celebrate National School Choice Week.

February 28, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


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


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