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Teaching the teachers: Do we know how to create real professionals?

A new teacher training program announced by the Boston-based Woodrow Wilson Foundation in partnership with MIT aims to upend teacher training by awarding degrees based on mastery of specific skills, not time in the classroom. (See a Q&A with Patrick Riccards of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation here.)

July 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Religious colleges on edge over tax, Pell Grant status after gay marriage ruling

Religious schools and universities that have barriers against homosexuality may be under the gun after Friday's gay marriage ruling, given both oral arguments in April and the fine print of Justice Anthony Kennedy's decision last week.

July 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


School budget rises; not taxes

The Bryan County Board of Education will increase its budget by $5.6 million for fiscal-year 2016, but will not raise taxes along with it.

July 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


How colleges get depressed students out of their hair

A Brown University student who had a mental breakdown before being put on medical leave has engaged in a dogged and so-far futile attempt to return to the campus, Buzzfeed reports, despite his having given up all alcohol and drugs and getting therapy.

July 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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

The Bryan County Board of Education will increase its budget by $5.6 million for the 2016 fiscal year, but will not raise taxes along with it.

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


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Armstrong registration day for professionals

Armstrong State University will host a one-day registration event for new students to apply, be admitted and sign up for fall classes from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. in Savannah

July 25, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Church sets school-supply giveaway

Coastal Community Christian Church is partnering with the United Way of the Coastal Empire in Richmond Hill to collect and distribute free school supplies to students who need them.

July 24, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


School board adopts millage rate, new valedictorian policy

The Bryan County Board of Education gave final approval Thursday to a fiscal year 2016 millage rate that will not raise county school taxes.

July 23, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Richmond Hill Middle to have later school day schedule

Richmond Hill Middle School students will be able to sleep a little later than students at other Bryan County schools this year.

July 22, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School open houses next week

A back-to-school publication being distributed to Bryan County parents has incorrect information about upcoming school open houses. The correct open house dates and times are:

July 22, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Language degrees at Coastal Georgia

BRUNSWICK - The College of Coastal Georgia will be one of four schools in the University System of Georgia expanding foreign language programs through an online eMajor system approved by the USG Board of Regents.

July 19, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Area youth win writing awards

Three Bryan County students were named grade-level winners in the Young Georgia Authors contest, the state Department of Education announced recently.

July 18, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


School officials surprised BCMS on 'focus schools' list

Bryan County school-system leaders were surprised to see Bryan County Middle School rated as one of Georgia's underperforming Title I schools.

July 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Honor roll: Bryan County Middle School

Students listed on Bryan County Middle School's fourth nine-weeks honor roll:

July 09, 2015 | Special to the News | Education


Bryan School System receives $450,000 technology grant

The Bryan County School System has received a grant from the state that will fund more than $450,000 in technology equipment upgrades.

July 09, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Shakespeare in high school: To teach or not to teach, that is the question

California high school English teacher Dana Dusbiber took to Valerie Strauss's education blog at the Washington Post recently to make an impassioned if familiar argument: Stop teaching Shakespeare in high school.

July 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Test anxiety: How cold feet are ruining your grades

Hours of study and preparation seem to go out the window every time Katie Fisher sits down to take an exam.

July 08, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Education


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