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.
School has been in session for more than a month, but some students are just now arriving.
The Long County Head Start Program's recent "make-a-hat" day was a hit with children and the 28 volunteers who helped them, center supervisor Vicky Haynes said.
The Liberty County School System and the Department of Defense, Fort Stewart Garrison Command recently were recognized at the Georgia Career and Technical Education Association Conference in Atlanta. The duo received the award for "unique work-based learning/youth apprenticeship business partnership."
ATLANTA - Georgia faces a tough battle to implement education reforms in 26 school districts as more massive state funding cuts loom on the horizon.
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - As a member of The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes, Cadet Joshua Barnard Rodgers of Hinesville participated this month in the 2010 Diamond Jubilee of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
College-bound high school seniors aren't wasting any time gearing up for standardized admissions tests, such as the ACT and SAT. And their hard work is paying off.
Freshmen Natalie Sharp and Sally Gilbreth entered Georgia College and State University's class of 2014 with the highest high school grade point averages and recently were recognized during the school's welcome week ceremonies.
Walker Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America group had its first meeting of the new school year Aug. 12. Members discussed upcoming events and activities, including a monthly "dress for success" day.
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.
Two Fort Stewart brigades partnered with schools in Ludowici last week to enhance relations between the post and Long County students.
State School Superintendent Brad Bryant is accepting applications for the 2010-11 student advisory council.
ATLANTA - The State Board of Education voted in September to post standards for three new computer science courses for public review and comment.