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Holiday play at Frank Long

Take a break from all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with music and a play at Frank Long Elementary School's fourth and fifth grade PTO Showcase.

December 14, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Libraries announce December events

Preschool Storytime

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Brewton students give back to community

MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College's Student Action Group on the Liberty County Campus was busy this Thanksgiving season helping various local humanitarian aid agencies.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


GED tests on Fort Stewart

GED test registration for December will be on Dec. 4 at the Army Education Center, Building 100, Room 228, from 12-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Parents strive for students' success

Minus the cap and gown, parents walked across the stage of the Joseph Martin Elementary school gym during a graduation ceremony Nov. 8 to receive certificates of completion for participating in PASSports for Parents.

December 11, 2007 | By Alena Parker Intern | Education


Students participate in Civil War re-enactment

Taylors Creek Elementary School fifth graders participated in a Civil War re-enactment Nov. 9. The fifth graders have been studying the Civil War for the past two weeks and have learned the slang used by the soldiers. Classes had to choose whether to be Union or Confederate soldiers. Kristen Martin's class (pictured) chose to be Union soldiers. After fighting in the Battle of Bull Run, the soldiers returned to the campsite to learn they had lost the battle and that some of their fellow soldiers were still on the battlefield. The soldiers had a supper of beans, beef jerky ...

December 11, 2007 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Education


Lyman Hall has fall festival

December 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Midway resident awarded PAGE scholarship

Midway resident Sarah Elizabeth Trawick is the recipient of a student Professional Association of Georgia Educators Undergraduate Scholarship, awarded each year through the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Education


Thomas visits Lewis Frasier Middle School

Lewis Frasier Middle School recently received a visit from Kim Thomas, the chief financial officer for the city of Hinesville. Thomas spoke to eighth grade math students in Stacy Brown's first through fourth period classes. She is a former student of the Liberty County School System. The school staff and students appreciated her for being a good role model who is giving back to her community and to the school system that prepared her for success.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA students in Georgia honor band

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Department of Music, under the direction of Shannon Hickey, has another feather to add to its cap.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Midway Middle School honors veterans

Midway Middle School students, faculty and staff paid tribute to U.S. veterans during a Veterans Day program Nov. 9. The theme for this year's program was, "Lest We Forget."

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Red Ribbon Week at Walker Middle

Students at Walker Middle School in Ludowici collected canned goods for the Long County's Community Food Bank. Using the theme "I 'Can' Fight Against Drugs" during Red Ribbon Week, students wore camouflage and brought canned goods to school. The students collected 462 items. April Smith's seventh-grade homeroom won a pizza party for collecting the most cans, 52.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Education


Governor's Water Conservation Contest for elementary students

To help some of Georgia's youngest residents understand the importance of preserving water, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the new Governor's Water Conservation Contest to encourage elementary students to think of creative ways to conserve water by designing a plan that promotes conservation.

December 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Education


GED testing set for dec. 3-4

GED tests will be given at Altamaha Technical College - Jesup Campus from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Registration for testing must be done in person in Room 302-B on Monday (8 a.m. to noon), Tuesday (8 a.m. to noon) or Wednesday (8 a.m. to noon or 5-7 p.m.).

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Carter named Liberty County's 2008-09 Teacher of the Year

Nicole Carter, fourth grade teacher at Waldo Pafford Elementary School, has been named the systemwide 2008-09 Liberty County Teacher of the Year.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Contributing Writer | 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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