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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


Lions Club donates tissues, sanitzer

The Hinesville Lions Club recently presented tissues and hand sanitizer to Taylors Creek Elementary School. Faculty reported that enough was delivered so each classroom got the items and that teachers were excited to receive two of the most used items.

August 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


SAT scores drop for third year in state

ATLANTA - Georgia high school students performed worse on the SAT college-entrance exam than their predecessors for the third year in a row, continuing to lag behind the nation.

Georgia's average score on the test was 1,460 this year, a six-point drop since last year, according to data released Tuesday by the exam's administrators, the College Board. The national average score was 1,509 this year.

August 25, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


New AASU presidents meets community

Dr. Linda Bleicken, Armstrong Atlantic State University's new president, spoke at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday to introduce herself, provide an update on the main and Liberty campuses and give

August 24, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Snelson-Golden student wins contest

Terrence Smith, 13, won this year's Wal-mart Vision Center's annual Back-to-School SpongeBob Coloring Contest.

August 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Rotary introduced to College of Coastal Georgia

The Hinesville Rotary Club was introduced Tuesday to Southeast Georgia's newest four-year college - the College of Coastal Georgia.

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


Four new board members at Savannah Tech

SAVANNAH - The Savannah Technical College Local Board of Directors welcomed four new members at its August meeting last week on the Savannah Campus.

August 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Superintendent wants student advisers

ATLANTA - State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox is accepting applications for her 2009-10 Student Advisory Council.

August 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Alternative school program cut

According to Title 1 facilitator Harley Grove, Liberty County School system's alternative school, The Ombudsman Program, is among the long list of budget items recently forced to adjust to fit budget crunches.

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


Cuts hurt college level

State budget cuts are taking a toll on education at all levels.

August 19, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Long County honors teacher of year

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education honored the system's teacher of the year for 2009 at its August meeting.

August 19, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Georgia students improve ACT scores

ATLANTA - The percentage of U.S. high school graduates meeting all four of ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks increased slightly in 2009 as the pool of students taking the preparatory test continued to expand.

The not-for-profit ACT's newly released annual grad class report on college readiness found the percentage of graduates ready to earn at least a "C'' or higher in first-year college courses in all four subject areas tested on the ACT - English, math, reading and science - increased from 22 percent in 2008 to 23 percent in 2009.

August 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Education


BPC's Liberty campus sets registrations

FLEMINGTON - Brewton-Parker College's Liberty County Campus on East Oglethorpe Highway will host a new student registration and information event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.

August 14, 2009 | Staff report | Education


Schools set free/reduced meal policy

Liberty County School System announces its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price for meals.

August 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE updated on post school

The Liberty County Board of Education called an emergency meeting with Col. Todd Milton on Wednesday night after many of the board members voiced a desire to talk with the garrison commander about the terms of the lease for a new middle school on Fort Stewart.

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


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Walking the line

Just outside the track at Bradwell Institute, near the bleachers, sat two cars that collided into each other. Among the shattered glass and bent metal was a driver under the influence in one vehicle and, in the other, victims of the accident.

March 30, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Test anxiety: How cold feet are ruining your grades

Hours of study and preparation seem to go out the window every time Katie Fisher sits down to take an exam.

March 29, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Education


Arkansas becomes the first state to mandate computer science offerings

Next school year, Arkansas will become the first state to require all public high schools and charter schools to offer classes in computer science, courtesy of a bill signed into law last month by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, reports Wired.

March 29, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | 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


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