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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


Long County bookmobile route ends

BRUNSWICK - The regional bookmobile, operated by the Brunswick-based Three Rivers Regional Library System, will officially end its services Nov. 1, after 60 years of service.

October 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


B-P consolidation axes campus here

Brewton-Parker College will close its Liberty County campus at the close of the 2009 fall semester.

October 23, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Potatoes help students in class

Fifth-graders at Taylors Creek Elementary have been planting grass on potatoes.

October 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Frank Long students can publish books

Publishing student writing encourages reluctant writers, strengthens self-confidence and promotes literature.

October 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


United Way kicks off in school

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty chapter has kicked off its annual drive for funds at Joseph Martin Elementary School. Principal Sue Tolley planned creative ways to encourage staff to give.

October 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Muffins with Mom at Joseph Martin

Joseph Martin Elementary School recently had Muffins with Mom, allowing students the opportunity to honor their mothers.

October 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long homecoming queen crowned

Long County High School celebrated homecoming during Friday's football game.

October 21, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Brewton-Parker closing campus here

Brewton-Park College is closing its Liberty County Campus.

October 21, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


MMS Builders Club meets, elects officers

Midway Middle School's Builders Club had its first meeting of the 2009-10 school year Sept. 22.

October 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


School lunch week has basketball theme

The Liberty County School System is hosting "All-Star School Lunch," an NBA-WNBA-inspired campaign to help students learn the importance of eating healthy school lunches and staying active.

October 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Science brings balloons into TCE classroom

Jessica Nicholson's second-graders at Taylors Creek Elementary have excitedly been learning about the three states of matter.

October 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech at record enrollment

SAVANNAH - Record numbers of students are packing classrooms, hallways and parking lots at Savannah Technical College for the fall quarter.

October 14, 2009 | Staff report | Education


State BoE member at Baxley forum

Anyone interested in learning more about Georgia public education is invited to a public hearing from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Appling County Schools office, 249 Blackshear Highway, Baxley.

October 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Walker teacher receives $1,000 grant

Bonnie Camp, a fourth-grade math and science teacher at Walker Middle School in Ludowici, was among 29 Georgia teachers to receive New Teacher Assistance Grants from Georgia Power. Collie Williams, Georgia Power's area manager in Jesup, presented the award to Camp at the Oct. 5 board of education meeting in Ludowici.

October 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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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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