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Parents night at Jordye Bacon

At Jordye Bacon Elementary School's recent parents night families were able to:

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


MMS uses CSI theme to attract families

Midway Middle School, along with its PTO, will host a Family Fun Night at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


More than 70 MMS students' parents deployed

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Grandparents invited into schools

Joseph Martin celebrated Grandparents' Day on Sept. 10. Many of the students' grandparents visited and enjoyed lunch with their "superstars."

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students study ancient Egypt

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Story time, computers classes at libraries

The Live Oak Public Library's Liberty branch will offer a variety of activities for children this fall. The upcoming events and programs will include:

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI has second scholarship finalist

Bradwell Institute senior Natalie Sharp, at 16, is one of the youngest in her class, but her age isn't reflected in her stellar academic record. Sharp recently made the semi-finalist list for the National Merit Scholarship.

September 30, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Savannah Tech adds truck-driving school

Liberty County and Savannah Technical College officials gathered at the old Liberty County airport Wednesday to announce the arrival of commercial truck driving instruction.

September 29, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Joseph Martin fifth-graders mapping education

We had to do a map project that was all about learning how to understand different maps. We had to look at the population of the states, the Great Lakes and the number of representatives from each state. We also learned about the average family, and the number of kids 18 and under in the U.S.

September 25, 2009 | By Brianna Battle Special to the Courier | Education


Media fest entry wins international

Mya Gilliard's media festival project, "Mya's Top 10 States" won at the International Media Festival. It also was voted judges' favorite and best of festival. She is the daughter of Pete and Vivian Gilliard, and is in Dr. Mattie Brown's fourth-grade class at Jordye Bacon Elementary.

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


BGE puts emphasis on reading

First-grader Semari Shepard from Tania Daughtry's class checks out Button Gwinnett Elementary School's first library book of the school year. Helping her is Anttonia Hofmann, library aide. The BGE media center is anticipating a busy and exciting year for students, parents and staff. All classes have visited to tour the library and check out books. The BGE Web site lists upcoming events for students at the center as well as other useful information. Visit http://www.liberty.k12.ga.us/bge

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


City official swears in YCA officers

"It's all about leadership," Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier said to cadets at Youth Challenge Academy on Fort Stewart as they stood at attention with a crowd of about 600 faculty, staff, mentors and family members watching.

September 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Soldiers cement ties to Pre-K Center

The tiny students at Liberty County's Pre-K Center have captured the hearts of a group of 3rd ID soldiers and they're not letting go.

September 18, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Anonymous donors help students get dirty

An art class at Bradwell Institute received donations for hands-on projects from a network of anonymous donors.

September 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


State superintendent to speak here

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox will speak at the next Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 17.

September 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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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


Students earn deans honors

Brandon Standard, of Allenhurst, a senior, was named to the dean's list of Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts for the fall 2014 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within the university.

March 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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