The largest and most diverse group of graduating seniors in Georgia's history took the SAT this year. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 - 74 percent - was among the top 10 in the nation. Of the state's 2010 college-bound seniors who took the SAT, 44.6 percent were minority students, up from 35 percent in 2005 and 30.4 percent in 2000. In addition, 37.9 percent of the state's SAT takers indicated that they are first-generation college attendees.
ATLANTA - Georgia will kick off its annual statewide Red Ribbon campaign at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Centennial Olympic Park. Last year, the event drew more than 500 students from across the state. The campaign signals the start of red ribbon activities in schools throughout the state Oct. 23-30.
Dr. Linda M. Bleicken officially will be inaugurated as Armstrong Atlantic State University's seventh president at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. The date has a special significance for the institution, as it marked the first day of classes at the historic Armstrong House in 1935.
Multiple deployments and frequent school transitions are just a few of the issues on Marilee Fitzgerald's plate this school year.
Georgia Southern University recently recognized 86 students for excellence in academics on the 2010 Summer Semester President's List.
All classrooms at Richmond Hill Primary are equipped with interactive Smart Boards that students love to use while enriching their education. Teachers at the school have found technology to be a vital part of educating students in this digital age.
ATLANTA - Georgia faces a tough battle to implement education reforms in 26 school districts as more massive state funding cuts loom on the horizon.
Lanier Primary teacher Alison Holcombe said she wants students to remember her in part as "the long-haired lady who always had a smile on her face."
The envelope, please.
Diane Rodriguez of Richmond Hill has been awarded a 2+2 bachelor degree in legal studies from Kaplan University.
ATLANTA - More than 13 million students and 1 million educators will share $3.4 billion from the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" grant competition, the U.S. Education Department said Tuesday.
Bryan County Middle School recently hosted a "Rocket Lab" to let students investigate the relationship between force, mass and motion. The exercise promoted science education.
Mrs. Walker's fourth grade students at Carver Elementary recently became "Meteorologists of the Day."
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.
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.
In acknowledgement of September as National Literacy Month and the United Nations' observance of International Literacy Day on Sept. 8, Gov. Nathan Deal has proclaimed Sept. 8 Literacy Action Day and Sept. 15-19 Literacy Action Week for Georgia.
Although the 2014-15 academic year now is in full swing, teachers, school leaders, parents and students still can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education's website.
High school football is about more than just the game on the field. It's a combination of sports and spectacle, pomp and pageantry. It's cheerleaders and marching band. It's friends tailgating, alumni decked out in school colors and freshmen showing they have school spirit. If you haven't been to a high school football game in a while, why not check one out Friday as both the Richmond Hill High School Wildcats and Bryan County High School Redskins are at home. The Wildcats play host to Johnson at 7:30 p.m. The Redskins take on visiting ...
For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.
The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.
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