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Liberty County closer to becoming home of giant crayon

Liberty County is well on its way to becoming home of the world's largest crayon after the colorful wax rolled in by the pounds toward the end of the school year.

July 26, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Local students attend conservation workshop

The 47th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 8-12 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The workshop, which included 159 Georgia high school students - eight of which were from the U.S. Virgin Islands - and two chaperones, has graduated approximately 11,410 participants. Students from throughout Georgia attended a week's worth of activities such as field trips and classroom functions with opportunities to earn college scholarships at the end of the week.

July 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Tax credits now available for private school scholarships

ATLANTA - Georgians can now make tax credit-eligible charitable contributions to the Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning program. The GOAL program manages student scholarship organizations, which provide scholarships for students in public schools to attend private schools. This scholarship mechanism is the result of House Bill 1133, which was carried in the Senate by Senator Eric Johnson, R-Savannah.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Student leaders find inspiration aboard aircraft carrier USS Yorktown

Charleston Harbor, S.C. - A spectacular roster of American patriots headlined the 2008 Youth Leadership Conference held on board the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. Rising junior and senior high school students from throughout the southeastern United States attended this challenging four-day conference, June 25-27.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Local graduates from South University

Tabeter Robinson graduated from South University on June 21, earning a Master's of Arts degree in Professional Counseling with an above 3.0 grade point average.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


GOAL program accepting contributions

Georgians can now make tax credit-eligible charitable contributions to the Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning program.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


MLK, Emancipation scholars honored

The pat on the back Chary Williams received last month during a reception was more of push forward to pursue her dreams.

July 15, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Alternative school changes being considered

The monthly meeting of board of education had a lengthy discussion on possibly revamping the structure of alternative school for middle school students.

July 12, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


2008 Sea Camp gets under way

Tybee Island Marine Science Center is preparing to hold its 2008 Sea Camp, which will include hands-on and interactive learning activities. Campers will experience multi-sensory learning adventures on the beach and in the science center, and develop science skills during exploration of the coastal environment. Classes are available for campers from pre-k through fifth grade. Call 786-5917 or go to www.tybeemarinescience.org for more information.

July 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Summer no time to rest

Even though it is summer vacation, two recent graduates from Bradwell Institute will still have books on the brain, as they sign up for classes and make arrangements with roommates to prepare for their first year of college.

July 08, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Public libraries set July events

Live Oak Public Libraries programs at the Liberty Branch Library and Midway-Riceboro Branch Library

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


TCSG Commissioner names STC interim president

ATLANTA - Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson has named Terry Elam, the president of Augusta Technical College, as the interim president of Savannah Technical College.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Smiley Elementary principal to move to Liberty County

Smiley Elementary School, Principal Sandy Jones will be leaving the Long County school system to take a position with the Liberty County Board of Education.

July 03, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Elementary students put artistic talent on display

With soft piano music playing in the background, elementary students at Button Gwinnett had their paintings and drawings professionally framed, displayed and made available for purchase during an art show May 16.

July 03, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


SSU's YESP camp accepting applicants

The Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Program (YESP) is still accepting applicants. The camp - open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors - runs June 16-July 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon weekdays. To register or get more information, contact Keenya Mosley at 912-356-2836 or mosleyk@savstate.edu

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | 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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