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Another district having accreditation problems

BUCHANAN - Another Georgia school district is facing accreditation problems.

The head of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools says the organization has voted to place the Haralson County schools in west Georgia on probation.

November 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


LCHS grad wraps first semester at medical school

Liberty County's ambassador to medical academia is nearing the end of his first semester at the Medical College of Georgia and apparently not wasting his time, nor school resources.

November 27, 2008 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech gets new president

Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson Friday appointed Dr. Kathy Love as the new president of Savannah Technical College. She begins the new position on Jan. 1.

November 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students collect food for Manna House

As a part of Red Ribbon week, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students at Snelson-Golden Middle School battled each other to see who could collect the most canned goods to donate to Manna House and win an ice cream party. On Friday, representatives from each grade exchanged cans for words of thanks from the Manna House workers.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Open house at Armstrong Saturday

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University will host a Pirate Preview open house at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. in Savannah. The event is free and the public is invited.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Library sets events for November

Live Oak Public Libraries programs at the Liberty Branch Library and Midway-Riceboro Branch Library in November include:

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


STC to dedicate library here for former staffer

At noon on Nov. 15, Savannah Technical College will dedicate the Liberty Campus library in honor of Glenda Giddens, a long-time staff member who died last year after battling cancer.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Obama, math win student vote

Barack Obama fared even better than math in a mock election among Snelson-Golden Middle School students Friday.

November 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Top Frank Long reader wins $50

Joshua Atkins, a fourth-grader at Joseph Martin Elementary, understands how important it is to listen, concentrate and use time-management skills. His teacher, Elaine Dasher, encourages and motivates students as she introduces the standard/element for each lesson taught. While completing chores on his parents' farm, Joshua uses skills he has learned in school such as calculating perimeter and area, understanding the characteristics of geometric figures, measuring distance, comprehension of information read, identifying simple machines and explaining their uses (lever, pulley, wheel, gear, etc). Joshua said he is having so much fun he forgets he's working.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Joseph Martin Elementary student uses school skills to get job done

Joshua Atkins, a fourth-grader at Joseph Martin Elementary, understands how important it is to listen, concentrate and use time-management skills.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Wild things are at Taylors Creek

Where are the "wild things?"

They were at Taylors Creek Elementary on Sept. 30. The second graders in Melissa Aspinwall, Latricia Cobb, Jessica Nicholson, Jennifer Purcell, Katie Purvis, and Amy Yarbrough's classes performed an adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's classic "Where the Wild Things Are."

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Ice cream party for MMS readers

Thirty-one students were invited to Midway Middle's First 9 Weeks Accelerated Reader Ice Cream Social Picnic on Oct. 24.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Wal-Mart honors local teacher

Celestine "Cela" Barrett, a third-grade teacher at Jordye Bacon Elementary School in Hinesville, was recently named local teacher of the year by the Hinesville Wal-Mart/Sam's Club/Distribution Center.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers earn 'Bright Idea' grants

Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation began awarding more than $20,000 in Bright Ideas grants Oct. 24 to teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Math problems not isolated to Liberty's schools

During the NAACP's Oct. 16 candidate forum, a member of the audience questioned school board candidates about the Liberty County high schools' inability to make state AYP math requirements this year.

November 11, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


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Liberty County High students see the effects of DUI and distracted driving

Prom-goers from Liberty County High School attended Prom Promise earlier today.

April 16, 2015 | Tiffany King | Education


Don't blame your child for not being motivated at school

Don’t blame your children for not being motivated in the classroom — they may not have much of a say.

April 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Virginia tops in sending kids to jail, new report says

Virginia tops the nation in how often it refers kids to the justice system, according to a new report by The Center for Public Integrity.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Long schools reaccredited for five years

The Long County Board of Education on Monday learned that the school system has been reaccredited for five years.

April 15, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Biden wants community colleges to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Biden wants community college to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.

April 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


This video shows Common Core math is a lot like baking a cake

American parents want to help their children with Common Core math homework, but they just don't fully understand how to.

April 14, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


College degree does little to resolve income inequality, study says

A recent study published by the Hamilton Project, an economic research project, found that while education can propel Americans from the lower class to the middle class, there is little evidence education reduces the gap between the middle class and the wealthiest citizens, reported Education News.

April 13, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Atlanta testing scandal may be the tip of the iceberg, critics say

It's perhaps inevitable, after 11 of 12 teachers charged in the Atlanta test cheating scandal were convicted, that the scandal would serve as a Rorschach test for opponents and defenders of high-stakes standardized testing.

April 13, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Hinesville's Week of the Young Child celebration is set

Hinesville will honor local educators and day-care providers for National Week of the Young Child, which begins Sunday and runs through Saturday.

April 11, 2015 | Tiffany King | Education


Students earn academic honors

Mary E. Wilson, daughter of Samuel and Dwinda Wilson of Walthourville, was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University on March 29. Mary is a 2014 graduate of Liberty County High School, where she served as president of the National Honor Society. Mary is a computer-engineering major at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia above average on AP exams

More Georgia students than ever are passing Advanced Placement exams during high school, according to data released last month.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Stanford lower income students benefits from change in financial aid policy

Stanford University announced it will waive tuition for students whose parents have less than $125,000 in annual income. Students whose parents' income is less than $65,000 will also have fees for room and board waived, reported PBS.

April 09, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


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