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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


Local STC team finalist for award

SAVANNAH - The student affairs team from Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus traveled to Atlanta last month to receive the Governor's Commendation for Customer Service. They were honored to be among the 39 chosen from across the state for recognition. Now, the team has learned it's in the running for the Governor's Annual Award for Excellent in Customer Service and are among a group of finalists to be honored Sept. 28, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

September 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


New school won't make 2010 goal

The Board of Education and the Army Corps of Engineers in Savannah were unable to come to a lease agreement by Thursday night, the absolute latest deadline issued by Gilbane Construction Company that would ensure a fall 2010 opening date for the new middle school on Fort Stewart.

September 14, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Students get a taste of Big Apple

2009 LCHS graduate Hillary Scales (music, contemporary vocal) and LCHS students Sideeq Heard (drama) and Jerrica Russaw (dance) participated in the NAACP'S national ACT-SO competition in New York City in July.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Organizations further youths' education

September 11, 2009 | Special to Connect | Education


New librarian hopes to reach out to students

Smiley Elementary School has a new media specialist, and even though this is Susan Fuentes' first year working in the library, she isn't new to education.

September 07, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


AASU 'flex' term cuts course work to 7 weeks

Armstrong Atlantic State University has started offering a flex term that allows students to complete undergraduate and graduate courses in just seven weeks.

September 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students try Big Bad Wolf

Students in a Liberty Elementary School third-grade class recenty had a mock trial for the Big Bad Wolf.

September 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Button Gwinnett names August top students

Button Gwinnett has announced its students of the month for August:

September 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Meeting on GEDs for adults in Midway

Savannah Technical College has set a Midway information session about adult education classes for those 16 and older seeking a GED.

September 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


More Liberty Co. students taking ACT

Falling in line with state trends, an increasing number of seniors in Liberty County schools are taking the ACT, a standardized test used for college admissions, than in previous years.

August 28, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Grant targets math instruction

Liberty County School System was one of 14 systems statewide to receive Title 2D technology grants.

August 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | 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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