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Perceptions about gender, science may be improving, study suggests

Many teachers herald exceptional female scientists, hoping to show students that the scientific canon is not strictly a boys' club. Those lessons surely come with good intentions, but they may do more harm than good, because they suggest to girls and young women that the sciences are almost exclusively for men.

June 06, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Georgia Connections Academy holding online info sessions

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide provider of free virtual K-12 schooling, is still enrolling students for the 2015-16 school year and will host online information sessions this month.

June 05, 2015 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.com | Education


Bryan County Schools on four-day work week

The Bryan County School System is operating on a four-day work week through July 10.

June 05, 2015 | Staff report editor@bryancountynews.com | Education


Top administrative assistant retires

After 26 years as administrative assistant for Bryan County Schools' superintendent and the Board of Education, Clara Shearouse decided the time was right to retire.

June 04, 2015 | Paul Floeckher | Education


56-year-old mom accepts diploma for her son who died in a car crash on prom night

One mother made sure her son was remembered at his high school graduation after he died in a car accident on prom night.

June 03, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Family stress, poverty affect student success, study says

A survey of top teachers in the nation found that family stress and poverty are top factors affecting many students' success, and that teachers would like to put funding into reducing those barriers

June 02, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Education


Ranking colleges, sorting options

Not long ago, parents and students evaluating colleges turned to U.S. News rankings, the only game in town. No longer. Rating colleges is now, if not a booming business, at least a surging sideline.

June 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Young people are more depressed than older co-workers

A new study shows millennials are more likely to experience workplace depression than their older counterparts — a fact that may shed light on developing workplace dynamics.

May 30, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Education


This new trend in college tuition could be devastating for upward mobility

The concept of in-state tuition may be going extinct, which could mean upward mobility is in major trouble.

May 30, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Forget reading lists — use this app to find your next summer reading book

Look across the Internet today and you’ll find a mass amount of summer reading lists. Vox, The New York Times and The Washington Post have all published lists aimed to help adults find their next summer reading book.

May 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Iron Man visits pre-K class

Christina Howley's Pre-K class at Richmond Hill Primary recently hosted "Iron Man" for Superhero Week. The character visited with the students and brought Avengers popsicles.

May 29, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


More schools experiment with four-day school weeks, but do they help students?

For an ever-growing number of students across the country, every weekend is a three-day weekend — some educators say it’s even helping students learn more.

May 29, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Education


Carver science team competes

The G.W. Carver Elementary Science Olympiad team competed in the Georgia Elementary Science Olympiad on May 15 at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.

May 28, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


The most difficult jobs for robots

With the leaps and bounds being made in technology, a robotic future isn’t too far out of reach, especially given the amount of jobs ripe to be replaced by computers.

May 27, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Education


California university equates U.S. history with anthropology, sparks dispute

A state university in California has decided that anthropology can be substituted for U.S. history, raising the ire of at least one history professor, who thinks something vital is lost in the exchange.

May 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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As expectations rise, schools scramble to help students clear test hurdles

The good news in Columbus, Ohio, schools this summer is that 87 percent of its third-graders passed the reading test and can move on to the next grade, WBNS 10-TV reports. The bad news is that 599, or 13 percent, did not.

June 29, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


School system budget to increase by $5.6 million

Adding a new elementary school will add a few million dollars to the Bryan County Board of Education's budget.

June 29, 2015 | | Education


Why teaching about the Civil War isn't as easy as it sounds

Amidst the pain that surrounded the recent church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, a heated discussion erupted over the nature of a symbol that has come to be synonymous with Southern culture: The battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia.

June 27, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Carver Elementary

Students at George Washington Carver Elementary School who made the fourth nine-weeks honor roll are:

June 26, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


U.S. high school graduation rates are up, but significant ethnic and socioeconomic gaps remain

This spring saw some rare good news on the U.S. education scene when the federal government announced high school graduation rates jumped to 81 percent in 2012, up from 73 percent in 2006.

June 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Bryan County Elementary

Students at Bryan County Elementary School who made the fourth nine-weeks honor roll are:

June 25, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


The financial opportunities of summer for families

Summertime, and school is out.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Education


Texas to take a hard look at NCAA basketball cheating questions

New University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered a sweeping probe into allegations that University of Texas basketball players were given improper academic help to keep them on the team.

June 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The SAT's changing, for better or for worse

The SAT, or the Scholastic Aptitude Test, has been undergoing a lot of changes.

June 21, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


Student Earns South Georgia State honors

Taylor M. Butler of Bryan County earned dean's list honors for the fall 2014 semester at South Georgia State College.

June 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Superintendent: Online testing problems were minimal in Bryan

The company that administered the 2015 Georgia Milestones testing online will provide $4.5 million in free services to the Georgia Department of Education because of errors and disruptions that occurred.

June 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Aggressive new Nevada school vouchers put private schools in reach of all

Nevada went all in on school choice this month, with the new GOP legislature passing and the GOP governor signing a sweeping bill offering parents direct access to the money used to educate their children.

June 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Freewheeling through childhood? Democratic schools put kids in charge, eliminate curriculum, and the

On a recent Friday afternoon in a sleepy suburb just west of Chicago, 5-year-old Zeke Banks faces several teenagers seated at a table.

June 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


China uses drones to catch cheaters on college access exams

The world's toughest exam has driven Chinese students to extremes, including suicide, but cheating will be a little tougher if a plan in Henan province, 400 miles south of Beijing, pans out.

June 16, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Young people, not without hope, are now most impoverished demographic

A report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, an economic cooperative of 34 countries including the United States, found that poverty rates are now highest among young adults ages 18-25.

June 15, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


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