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LFMS honor society helps Ronald McDonald House

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


End of school party for readers at Midway Middle

June 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Quizzes close school year at Jordye Bacon

Jordye Bacon Elementary recently concluded the school year with a Jeopardy-style quiz bowl for K-2 and a three-strike elimination quiz bowl for grades 3-5. Winners of the K-2 were on team 3; Diamond Stiff, Michael Alexis and Jakorian Willis. Winners of the black history bowl were Tyma Bullard, first place, Kylee Proffitt second, and Kyshon Campbell, third.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County graduation Friday

LUDOWICI -- Long County High School will have its 2009 graduation at 8 p.m. Friday in at Veterans Stadium.

June 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Seventh grader is county's top speller

Haleigh Hawkins won the Liberty County School System's 2008-09 Spelling Bee winner. She is a seventh-grader at Lewis Frasier Middle School. Students who participated in the bee ranged from fourth through eighth grades and each elementary and middle school within the system was represented by its top spellers.

June 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Project collects for community's needy

As a part of the GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program, each class must do a class project.

June 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lewis Frasier fetes readers

The top Accelerated Readers for the year at Lewis Frasier Middle School were treated to a recent ice cream social, complete with prizes. Fifty-one students who earned 200 or more points for the year also attended Wii parties and were eligible to win a Wii game system.

June 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Party for LES readers

Liberty Elementary students who reached their individual Accelerated Reader goals for the fourth grading period of the just ended school year recently got a party thrown for them at the school.

June 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Getting ready for middle school

Snelson-Golden Middle School is inviting parents and students who missed the Transition Night for students who will attend the school in 2009-10 to stop by to get packets to help rising fifth graders prepare for middle school.

June 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Libaries kick off summer reading program

The summer reading program at Live Oak Public Libraries, including the Liberty Branch in Hinesville and Midway-Riceboro Branch in Midway, kick off the summer reading program Monday.

June 01, 2009 | Staff report | Education


Math teacher is Long HS teacher of year

LUDOWICI - Denise Montgomery was recently selected as the 2009 teacher of the year for Long County High School and, according to students, she deserves the award.

May 29, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


BI sends 353 graduates into world

Exemplifying his generation's notorious infatuation with technology, Bradwell Institute salutatorian Young-Min Kim admitted to fellow graduates, friends and families that he consulted Google when researching his speech.

May 27, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


BI graduate wins car from NeSmith

Bradwell Institute senior Robert Motley drove a brand-new Chevy Cobalt to his high school graduation yesterday - and it was flawless.

May 25, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Education


Liberty graduates 264 seniors

It certainly rained Saturday, but not on the Liberty County High School graduates' parade.

May 25, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Education


Alumni donate books to Smiley library

The Long County Alumni Association recently donated $2,000 worth of books to the Smiley Elementary School Media Center to help the school's reading program.

May 23, 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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