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Cities look at after-school programs

When Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacey received an invitation to the Georgia Municipal Association's 2010 Mayors' Day pre-conference on after-school activities, he decided to attend.

January 26, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Honor roll: Richmond Hill Middle

The following students at Richmond Hill Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period of the 2010-11 school year:

January 26, 2011 | | Education


Locals make college deans lists

The following students from this area were named to the Columbia College dean's list for the October to December 2010 award period: Kimerly E. Chillers, Christina E. Gondry, Robert Gross and Valerie Ramos, all of Richmond Hill.

January 24, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


College aid nights set a high schools

College is getting harder to pay for.

January 24, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Education


Area McDonald's offer scholarships

The Savannah Area McDonald's Operators' Association has opened its scholarship program for applications, and is primed to award more than $50,000 towards higher education for the second year in a row.

January 24, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


RHMS students make all-state band

Richmond Hill Middle School has talent.

January 19, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Two earn places on deans' lists

Stefanie Meghan Ortiz of Richmond Hill qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College of Mount Vernon for the fall 2010 semester.

January 19, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


RHMS bee picks top spellers

Richmond Hill Middle School students Erin Crosby and Conner Shortridge proved Wednesday they really know how to spell. Shortridge and Crosby took first and second place, respectively, in the school's spelling bee. Shortridge will go on to compete in the system-wide spelling bee next month. If for any reason he can't make it, Crosby will serve as alternate. Shortridge won by correctly spelling "dangle," but other words during the four official rounds of the bee included "cumulonimbus," "entrepreneur" and "jingoism."

January 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Lanier hosts Dr. Seuss Night

Lanier Primary School hosted its second annual Dr. Seuss Night on Jan. 10. Parents came to the school with their children to participate in activities centered on the Dr. Seuss theme and promoted child literacy. More than 350 parents and children attend the event in spite of the frigid temperatures.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Bryan FFA wraps up fall service projects

Bryan County High School Future Farmers of America members completed their annual fall service project on Dec. 17 with the presentation of 35 FFA fruit baskets to the senior citizens at the Bryan County Senior Citizen Center in Pembroke.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Budgets bode ill for Georgia schools

ATLANTA (AP) - Schools across Georgia are bracing for another tough budget year as federal stimulus money dries up and state dollars remain scarce.

January 15, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


State schools boss warns of cuts

ATLANTA - Georgia's new schools superintendent warned that the state's public schools will "have to continue to do more with less."

January 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Two RH schools get state awards

Two Richmond Hill schools were recently honored for academic achievements during the 2009-10 school year.

January 12, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Education


Is lunch to blame for student behavior?

American consumers are paying high prices for low-quality food, and so are our public schools," said Jane Hersey, director of the nonprofit Feingold Association of the U.S.

January 12, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


Homework help can go a long way

Homework is often a daunting task for parents as well as students, and can easily become the cause of family disputes, regardless of how conscientious your kids are. As parents try to ensure their children prioritize schoolwork and complete tasks on time, they have to contend with trying to fit in various activities and family commitments. For students, concentrating at home can be tough, especially after a long school day that starts early and may include a lunchtime meeting for the science club and lacrosse practice after school.

January 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Education


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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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