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Reading earns students a party

Midway Middle School had its first nine-weeks Accelerated Reader celebration in October.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Children's author speaks at school

Liberty Elementary School students celebrated National Children's Book Week from Nov. 2-5.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Smiley Elementary honors students

Smiley Elementary School is proud to honor students who consistently exemplify positive character traits. Each month, teachers choose students from their homerooms based on the character theme of the month. October's theme was "Drug Free/Respect for Yourself." Each student was given a certificate and an ice cream cone coupon courtesy of McDonalds.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Soldiers help Pre-K students with reading

November 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Joseph Martin has All Star Lunch

Staff, students and parents at Joseph Martin Elementary recently participated in an All Star School Lunch, which was inspired by NBA-WNBA to help students learn the importance of eating healthy school lunches and staying active. The menus for the week included dishes such as Becky Hammon and Kobe Bryant parmesan.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU turning 75

November 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA food drive benefits Manna House

As part of their Red Ribbon Week, students at First Presbyterian Christian Academy donated more than 500 cans of food to Manna House. The canned food drive's theme was "Drug free comes in cans: I can, you can, we can!" Students delivered the canned goods, clothes and stuffed animals to Manna House on Nov. 3.

November 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA thespians compete at region

November 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


MMS adds to junior honor society

November 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools celebrating Children's Book Week

Since 1919, communities have been celebrating children's books with National Children's Book Week. Schools in Liberty County have special events, guest readers, contests and reading challenges to celebrate children's books in November.

November 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long schools earn Title 1 Distinguished status

Last week, Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox sent a letter to the Long County Board of Education recognizing all system schools as Title 1 Distinguished Schools.

November 16, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


EMC backs creative classroom projects

The Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded eight Bright Ideas grants, totaling $10,472, to Liberty County teachers on Oct. 28. The winners were surprised in their classrooms by the Bright Ideas Prize Patrol, which came with balloons, a check and gifts.

November 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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


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Willie Graham retiring from education

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Education


Robot Milo helps children with autism learn social skills

Children with autism display greater success socializing after using social robots, according to research from RoboKind, a developer of social robots, reported Education News.

April 20, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Students see results of bad choices

Prom-goers from Liberty County High School got a chance to know what driving under the influence feels like and see its consequences on Thursday at the annual Prom Promise event.

April 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Education


Nearly every college student in America has this addiction

Today’s college students simply can’t live without texting.

April 18, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Liberty County High students see the effects of DUI and distracted driving

Prom-goers from Liberty County High School attended Prom Promise earlier today.

April 16, 2015 | Tiffany King | Education


Don't blame your child for not being motivated at school

Don’t blame your children for not being motivated in the classroom — they may not have much of a say.

April 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Virginia tops in sending kids to jail, new report says

Virginia tops the nation in how often it refers kids to the justice system, according to a new report by The Center for Public Integrity.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Long schools reaccredited for five years

The Long County Board of Education on Monday learned that the school system has been reaccredited for five years.

April 15, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Biden wants community colleges to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Biden wants community college to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.

April 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


This video shows Common Core math is a lot like baking a cake

American parents want to help their children with Common Core math homework, but they just don't fully understand how to.

April 14, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


College degree does little to resolve income inequality, study says

A recent study published by the Hamilton Project, an economic research project, found that while education can propel Americans from the lower class to the middle class, there is little evidence education reduces the gap between the middle class and the wealthiest citizens, reported Education News.

April 13, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Atlanta testing scandal may be the tip of the iceberg, critics say

It's perhaps inevitable, after 11 of 12 teachers charged in the Atlanta test cheating scandal were convicted, that the scandal would serve as a Rorschach test for opponents and defenders of high-stakes standardized testing.

April 13, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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