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Family night based on TV crime thriller

The gym at Midway Middle School was bustling with activity on Oct. 13, as approximately 400 people participated in "CSI: Midway - Curriculum Scene Investigation."

November 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Activities set for Frank Long book week

National Children's Book Week has been celebrated since 1919 and is to spread the word about children's literature and encouraging the love of reading.

November 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA students participate in leadership program

Fifteen students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy were selected to participate in the 2009-10 Young Adult Liberty Leadership program.

November 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA students showcase talents

Five students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy were selected to participate in the recent GISA All-Select band and chorus.

November 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


TC students recreate Native American structures

Students in Adriana Poole's fourth grade social studies class at Taylors Creek Elementary constructed Native American shelters upon completion of their unit of study on Native Americans.

November 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bradwell Skills club helps clean old school

Bradwell Institute's chapter of Skills USA volunteered to help clean up and restore the old Dorchester school on Saturday, Oct. 24.

November 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


MMS students collect food for Manna House

November 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Accreditation panel visits Long schools

The Long County school system went through its Southern Accreditation of Colleges and Schools review Oct. 26-28, and, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, the system did well.

November 06, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Joseph Martin raises $2,700 for UW

Joseph Martin Elementary School's staff and students got excited about collecting money for annual United Way campaign this school year.

November 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Hispanics showcase culture at Bradwell

November 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students rebuild Plymouth Colony

The third grade students in Debra Crowley and Carol Hough's gifted classes recently creating 3D models of Pilgrim homes.

November 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Educator heads state career panel

Mary Edwards, LCSS transition coordinator for Liberty County Schools, has been elected president of the Division on Career Development and Transition, a special interest division of the Council for Exceptional Children in Georgia.

October 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Family shares native heritage with 4th graders

Fourth grade students at Waldo Pafford Elementary School got a special treat and glimpse into the traditions of the Navajo/Zuni tribes thanks to the Wheeler family on Sept. 29.

October 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


MMS names October's top students

Midway Middle School's students of the month for October were, from left, in back, Kevin O'Neil, Sarah Wright, Alischa Kelly, Cortney Welch, Sharabia Dobbins and Patrice Roberts; in front, Braxton Lee, Carrigan Miller, Sandra Scott and Zakkiyah Shareef.

October 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Tech schools report record enrollments

ATLANTA (AP) - Enrollment has skyrocketed at Georgia's technical colleges since last year, hitting record highs.

October 28, 2009 | Associated Press | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Don't snooze, you lose: how inadequate sleep holds students back

Sleep deprivation and college have gone hand-in-hand for decades. Pulling all-nighters, socializing, part-time jobs all combine to make sleep an inconvenience rather than a necessity.

March 27, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Are student-athletes being cheated out of an education?

As March Madness ignites Americans' yearly obsession with college basketball games and broken brackets, a new book is calling attention to a different kind of madness: the systemic academic fraud at the center of college sports.

March 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Education


Mayor essay contest open to sixth-graders

The city of Hinesville invites all sixth-grade students in Liberty County to participate in the "If I Were Mayor, I Would . . ." essay contest.

March 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Long PTO donates $7K to Smiley

The Long County Parent Teacher Organization recently presented a check for $7,000 to Smiley Elementary School Principal David Edwards during the group's meeting at SES.

March 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Liberty FFA team places in Area 6 event

Five Liberty County High School FFA members recently competed in Area 6 career-development events at Ware County High School in Waycross

March 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Sweet Briar College professors unanimously oppose school closing

When Sweet Briar College, a women's liberal arts school in rural Virginia, announced earlier this month that it was closing, many observers were surprised, as the college is still sitting on a sizable $85 million endowment.

March 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Special-needs policies can be a tug-of-war for parents, teachers and administrators

Benay Josselson’s 7 1/2-year-old son, whom she describes as “high-functioning on the autistic spectrum,” is allowed to take breaks during class and, in certain classes, to use so-called fidget toys to help him focus. But in other classes at the Rockland County, New York, Jewish day school, teachers who find the "fidgets" distracting don't permit them.

March 24, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Robot allows online teachers more personal connection with students

The Nexus Academy of Columbus is using robots to connect remote teachers from around the country with students at the school in Columbus, Ohio, according to Education News.

March 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Rash of suicides leads MIT to rethink student pressure

After a rash of suicides the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including four in the past year and two in the last month, the school has announced plans to lighten workloads and offer better social support.

March 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Rash of suicides for MIT to rethink student pressure

After a rash of suicides the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including four in the past year and two in the last month, the school has announced plans to lighten workloads and offer better social support.

March 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Reading is much more decoding than letter and words

Daniel Willingham is a cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia with a background in neuroscience who now focuses on education. He wrote a widely acclaimed 2010 book titled, “Why Don't Students Like School?” His new book, “Raising Kids Who Read,” off the presses this month, is an accessible hands-on guide for parents who want to help kids become avid readers at home and school. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

March 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


NYC mayor says no to plan to seize failing schools

The Democrat's internecine battle over education reform is ratcheting up in New York, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to spar over how to reform the city's failing schools.

March 20, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Long honors special ed teacher of year

The Long County Board of Education recently recognized Harriet Chapman as the school system's special-education teacher of the year. She received a plaque at a recent board meeting.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


No-pay MBA completes test run

Why go into heavy debt and disrupt your life for a certification of business training that you can get essentially for free? That's the question Laurie Pickard asked when she launched her No-Pay MBA project in August of 2013, setting out to earn an MBA using Massive Online Courses, or MOOCs.

March 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


First Islamic college in United States granted accreditation

Zaytuna, a small liberal arts college in Berkeley, California, has been granted accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The accreditation makes Zaytuna the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, reports Education News.

March 19, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


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