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Head Start preschool program praised, criticized as it commemorates 50th anniversary

Head Start preschool program praised, criticized as it commemorates 50th anniversary

As Head Start commemorates its 50th anniversary this week, the news coverage has been dominated by participants and alumni of the preschool program for low-income families praising its effectiveness and value.
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Testing opt out movement picks up steam, as legislatures consider policy changes

Testing opt out movement picks up steam, as legislatures consider policy changes

The Delaware House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to support a testing opt out bill that is strongly opposed by the state's governor, Delaware Online reports.
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Here's why today's teachers are so stressed

Here's why today's teachers are so stressed

The life of a schoolteacher isn’t easy. In fact, being a teacher might be the most stressful job in the world.
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10 cheapest colleges for out-of-state students

10 cheapest colleges for out-of-state students

With the possible extinction of in-state tuition and rising costs of higher education, college affordability is becoming an even larger factor for students seeking degrees than ever before, especially for those who study out-of-state.
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Class of 2015 has seen more war than peace during their lifetime

Class of 2015 has seen more war than peace during their lifetime

The future of this year's graduating class will be shaped by a past unique from that of any of their predecessors’ — the U.S. has been at war for the majority of their lives.
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Marne Spouses give $18,500 in scholarships

Marne Spouses give $18,500 in scholarships

2014-15 truly was a banner year for the Marne Community & Spouses’ Club, and several high-achieving students in military families will reap the benefits.

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To avoid debt, student dumps all 8 Ivy League colleges in favor of Alabama

A star student from Memphis, Tennessee, who was accepted to all eight of America's prestigious Ivy League schools has said not and is headed south to the academically humble-if-football-proud, University of Alabama instead.
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Best credit cards for recent college grads

Best credit cards for recent college grads

There’s been somewhat of a debate in recent years about whether college students should own a credit card.
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Happier students tend to have higher GPAs, study shows

Happier students tend to have higher GPAs, study shows

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
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Cub scouts conduct food drive

Cub scouts conduct food drive

The Cub Scouts of Pack 527 completed their annual community service project, a local food drive, on May 9.  Pack 527 collected a trailer full of food from our neighbors in Richmond Hill, which allowed them to fill a good portion of the Way Station Food Pantry, behind Richmond Hill United Methodist Church.

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Updated: may. 17, 2015 11:38 a.m.
Students get taste of 19th-century education

Students get taste of 19th-century education

The one-room schoolhouse at Dorchester Village Civic Center was used as a classroom to educate young students for the first time in years.

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Updated: may. 16, 2015 10:04 a.m.
Why students loans aren't all that scary

Why students loans aren't all that scary

Student loans might not be as scary as you think.
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Depression and anxiety at an all-time high on college campuses

Depression and anxiety at an all-time high on college campuses

College life isn’t easy. Between full class schedules, maintaining friendships and studying for finals, today’s American students aren’t strangers to feelings of anxiety or depression.
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BCHS marks Georgia STEM Day

BCHS marks Georgia STEM Day

Students in Inga Cashon’s foundations of engineering and engineering applications classes at Bryan County High School celebrated Georgia STEM Day on Friday.

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Updated: may. 14, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Bipartisan student data privacy bill launched in House, praised on all sides

Bipartisan student data privacy bill launched in House, praised on all sides

In an era of NSA snooping, email hacking and rampant identity theft, the specter of poorly protected student data strewn throughout cyberspace and being sold to the highest bidder has caught the attention of privacy advocates and, now, policymakers.
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Should cellphones be banned in classrooms? New research suggests yes

Should cellphones be banned in classrooms? New research suggests yes

Most of today’s youth don’t know what life is like without a cellphone.
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15 best states for preschool

15 best states for preschool

Preschool education might not be for everyone.
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These are the qualities of a great teacher

These are the qualities of a great teacher

In late March, Bill Humbert, former band teacher at Chandler High School in Glendale, Arizona, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. When former students heard of the diagnosis, they quickly established a GoFundMe.com account, which has raised more than $15,000 to pay for the Humbert’s accumulating medical bills.
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BB team does well as shoot

BB team does well as shoot

The Bryan County 4-H Project S.A.F.E. BB Team attended the district competition March 7 in Toombs County. All members qualified to go on to state competition last month at Rock Eagle.

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Updated: may. 09, 2015 10:06 a.m.
BCES students have walk-a-thon

BCES students have walk-a-thon

Bryan County Elementary School recently participated in its first walk-a-thon to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Updated: may. 08, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Student makes dean's list

Student makes dean's list

Margaret Ann Norton of Richmond Hill has been named to the honor roll of the academic dean at the end of the fall 2014 semester at Mars Hill (North Carolina) University.

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Updated: may. 07, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Why tuition costs are skyrocketing

Why tuition costs are skyrocketing

It's no secret that tuition costs are skyrocketing to unsettling levels.
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Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows

Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows

Students in major urban centers around the country perform better in charter schools than they do in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.
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The perfect amount of homework for students

The perfect amount of homework for students

When a teenager arrives home from school in the afternoon, the last thing he or she wants to worry about is homework. After all, there’s TV to be watched, friends to hang out with and maybe even a job to fulfill.
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Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

Students hung out to dry when 30 remaining Corinthian colleges shuttered last week will lose all or most of their credits, leaving 15,000 students in dire straits. Many will not be able to transfer most, if any, of their credits to new institutions. Some were just days away from finishing their certifications.
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