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BoE drops AASU partnership, cites economy

In anticipation of budget cuts trickling - or flowing - down from the state, the Liberty County Board of Education has withdrawn from a partnership with the AASU's satellite campus in Hinesville.

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


Literary team takes title

A group of nine students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy traveled to Douglas where students from around the region competed against each other by demonstrating the power of the written and spoken word.

March 16, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


AASU Liberty Center hoping to move

According to Bill Megathlin, assistant to the president of Armstrong Atlantic State University, the Liberty County Campus has seen a double-digit increase in enrollment during the past year.

March 16, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Free, reduced meal status can change any time

The Liberty County School Nutrition Program reminds parents of the family free and reduced price meal benefits application availability.

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Opinions sought on state's special ed programs

The Georgia Department of Education has posted its annual application for federal grants that assist with the education of students with disabilities and will be seeking public comment on the application in April.

March 14, 2009 | Special to the editor | Education


Adult college expo at Savannah State

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University's office of admissions will present an adult college expo at 6 p.m. March 31, in the King-Frazier Student Center ballroom.

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Tech school's enrollment growth continues

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College enrollment grew 10 percent over last year's winter quarter enrollment numbers, marking the third straight quarter of double-digit enrollment growth.

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local students just miss STC's GOAL designation

SAVANNAH - David McLaughlin, an industrial systems technology student at Savannah Technical College, has been selected as the winner of the College's 2009 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students get civic lessons

Kathleen Valentine's fifth grade gifted resource class at Joseph Martin Elementary has been studying the branches of the U.S. government.

March 11, 2009 | By Amanda Dollars Special to the Courier | Education


Students learn about WWII era

Lewis Frasier Middle School students recently got a close look at life during World War II.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-Hers preparing for camps

Liberty County 4-H Camp will have two summer sessions. During the week of June 15-19, fifth- and sixth-graders will visit Camp Wahsega in the mountains of Dahlonega. Campers will see waterfalls, climb a high ropes course, play basketball, wade in mountain streams and pan for gold.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


GSU launches online tours

STATESBORO - Can't make it to campus? No problem. Georgia Southern University has launched an online tour that gives prospective students and their parents a first-hand look at its campus without having to leave home. The new tour is accessible from the University's Web site at www.georgiasouthern.edu.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools cap Black History Month

Schools across Liberty County marked February as Black History Month with assemblies, lessons and special programs. Here are some photographs from the last week of the month.

March 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


FPCA student wins essay contest

After learning about a local civil rights leader, First Presbyterian Christian Academy freshman Emily Hickey said she was inspired to compete in the Georgia Historical Society's essay and speech contest. Her entry, featuring former Savannah NAACP President Westley Wallace Law, won second place.

March 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Students win Frank Long spelling bee

Frank Long Elementary School recently had its spelling bee for fourth-and fifth-graders. Winners from class bees competed for school honors.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | 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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