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Two teachers honored for their bright ideas

$2,607 awarded to Bryan County Schools

December 04, 2008 | Special to the News From Coastal Electric | Education


Cat's Eye View

With a grain of the old salt

October 23, 2008 | Stephen Hundley | Education


AP Students earn success

Richmond Hill High School offers eight different Advanced Placement courses on-site for students and many additional courses are offered on-line through the College Board. AP courses are both fast-paced and intellectually challenging, and such courses allow students the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. Highly motivated students choose to take these college-level courses for a myriad of reasons; many thrive on the stimulating coursework, while others have set goals to be accepted into some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Universities favor the applications of students who have chosen to take the most challenging ...

October 09, 2008 | | Education


College savings plans with a 529

According to the College Board, the cost of tuition and fees at four-year public institutions has increased nearly 51 percent over the last 10 years (after adjusting for inflation), and these costs are certain to rise.

August 14, 2008 | | Education


Carver teacher graduates from PAGE

Pamela Walker, who teaches fourth grade at George Washington Carver Elementary School, recently completed graduation requirements for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Teacher Academy.

August 14, 2008 | Jessica Holthaus | Education


McGuthry competes for Top Young Scientist

The search for America's Top Young Scientist has been continuing this week.

August 14, 2008 | | Education


Are you enjoying your summer off?

'Are you enjoying your summer off?'

August 07, 2008 | | Education


Education Notes

Board of Education meeting

August 07, 2008 | | Education


Schools, Development Authority are partnering to make county work-ready

The Georgia economy depends on a highly technical and highly skilled labor force. The Georgia Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) curriculum has historically provided students with high quality educational opportunities that prepared them to enter the Georgia workforce. While CTAE has been successful, emerging technologies and evolving employer expectations to have a highly qualified, motivated and reliable workforce demand that Georgia strategically reengineer the CTAE programs to meet the demands of the 21st century.

July 31, 2008 | | Education


Education Notes

Seven graduate from Georgia

July 31, 2008 | | Education


Who runs the show?

If you are discussing schools, it is important to define what "runs the show" means. The board approves the rules (policy, student handbook), and the superintendent enforces what the board approves. The board deals with governance - setting policies and establishing a budget to provide resources. The superintendent is responsible for the day to day operation of the schools within the policies and rules approved by the board. It is the superintendent's responsibility to make recommendations to the board from several sources - community, parents, and staff. This division of powers is not a local decision. It is set forth in ...

July 24, 2008 | | Education


Pair of school board candidates attend GSBA, GPEE forum

Local school board candidates and state legislative candidates were all invited to an Education Policy Forum, held recently in Savannah.

July 24, 2008 | Jessica Holthaus | Education


Ferreira wins Ivey Beardslee Scholarship

Georgia Southern University has awarded the first Paul and Ivey Beardslee Scholarship to Joseph Ferreira, a 2008 graduate of Bryan County High School . Ferreira, the son of Richard and Katherine Ferreira, will begin pre-business studies at Georgia Southern in the fall 2008 semester.

July 17, 2008 | | Education


Reading help for kids

Parents of primary school age children often ask what they can do to help their children become better readers. You really don't need any special training or equipment to make a positive difference in your child's reading skills.

July 17, 2008 | | Education


New Carver Principal announced

Carver Elementary School's current Assistant Principal Crystal Morales will be the principal starting this fall. Board member Joe Pacenka thanked her for the job she's done, noting the board is "really looking forward to next year." The rest of the board members congratulated her and Morales said she appreciated all their support. Jodi Reagan will be transferring from her physical education teaching position at Richmond Hill High School to take over as assistant principal.

July 13, 2008 | | 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


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