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Apple for teacher, Chevy Cobalt for student

SAVANNAH - Going to school just got sweeter for high school seniors at more than 40 schools in 20 Georgia counties because of the Drive for Perfection Program. Drive For Perfection, an initiative presented by Savannah Chevy dealers, including NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Education, will award two students with 2009 Chevy Cobalts for perfect attendance during the 2008-09 school year.

September 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Schools explain AYP ranking

Administrators say Liberty County schools are still in good shape even though the Georgia Department of Education declared the system did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress under the federal No Child Left Behind standards.

September 10, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Education


Group is spreading music

The Liberty County Panther marching band got a bit jazzier with the donation of two trombones and a clarinet, donated by the Hinesville Jazz/Poets Meet Up Group last Thursday.

September 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education


LCHS offers graduate test tutoring

Liberty County High School will offer tutoring for the Georgia High School Graduation Test 3:15-4:15 p.m. Aug. 25 through Sept. 11. This session is for 12th graders who will be taking the test during the September administration.

September 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County schools open Monday

LUDOWICI - Thursday, Long County High School had its back-to-school freshman orientation. The night began at 4 with Principal Dr. Dolores Mallard welcoming incoming freshman and their parents.

September 02, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Savannah Tech names new IT director

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College proudly announces Jason Williams as the college's new executive director of information technology.

August 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Gyms get vinyl floors

Dressed out in T-shirts and shorts, Snelson-Golden Middle School students review expectations for physical education classes Aug. 12.

August 30, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Still teaching, mentoring and sharing his story at 75

At 75 years old, retired educator Dr. Alexander Gardner Jr. continues to express his love for teaching by sharing his words of wisdom with students.

August 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


All Long County schools make AYP

LUDOWICI -- All Long County schools made the Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2007-08 year.

August 28, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Smiley Elementary gets new principal

The Long County Board of Education approved David Edwards as Smiley Elementary School's new principal at its July meeting. He replaces Sandy Jones.

August 28, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Smiley Elementary welcomes new principal, assistant principal

As teachers came in for pre-planning Tuesday, they were greeted by two new faces in the office at Smiley Elementary. David Edwards and Ann Thompson were elected principal and assistant principal in July. They have both worked in the Long County School system for many years.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Locals named UGA Presidental Scholars

ATHENS - The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the Dean's List for summer semester.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


UGA incoming freshmen set records for academic quality, diversity

ATHENS - The University of Georgia expects more than 4,800 students in the new freshman class and they will set new records for academic quality and diversity, according to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Officials say first school day went well

As she glimpsed a sea of royal blue and white polos shirts, Bradwell Institute principal Dr. Vicki Albritton said she thought students looked great in their new school uniforms, which also help to easily identify those who belong on campus.

August 23, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Basic information goal at Bradwell open house

"Just the normal freshman stuff and the teachers' expectations," Joy Nelson said when asked why she brought her son, Anfernee, to open house at Bradwell Institute Tuesday afternoon.

August 21, 2008 | By Pat Watkins | 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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