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.
Hinesville will honor local educators and day-care providers for National Week of the Young Child, which begins Sunday and runs through Saturday.
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.
More Georgia students than ever are passing Advanced Placement exams during high school, according to data released last month.
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.
The Long County Commission recently recognized members of the county's 4-H club for how well they did in their project achievement competitions in Toombs County and Eatonton. Commissioners who honored the children included Clifton DeLoach, Willie Thompson, Robert Long, Gerald Blocker and Chairman Dwight Gordon.
Research shows that quality teachers have more impact on student achievement than any other variable, but until now there has been no real career path for a great teacher to follow that doesn't take them out of the classroom.
Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway is encouraging students to check out the practice tests that are available online.
With Republicans still struggling to revise the embattled No Child Left Behind law, advocates on both sides are again sparring over the federal role in K-12 education. One month ago, it appeared the House was poised to revise NCLB, which was first passed in 2002 and now is long overdue for overhaul.
The Supreme Court this week let stand a lower court decision, Dariano vs. Morgan Hill, which held that a school could restrict the right of children to wear American flag-themed apparel to school under particular circumstances that might incite violence.
Researchers have found it is better for children to perform moderate amounts of homework every night instead of more intense homework less frequently. The study also found students perform better when they are able to complete their homework without parental assistance, reported Education News.
Some local high-school seniors were honored in a ceremony that praised more than their academic achievements.
Two Long County High School students recently advanced to the finals of the Canoochee EMC Washington Youth Tour Essay Competition.
The jagged roll out of Common Core-aligned tests across the nation continues, the rumors of the Common Core Cataclysm have been overstated, argues Alexander Russo at the Columbia Journalism review.
Aquaponics, the solar system, dancing, NFL players, and fashion were all demonstration topics presented by Liberty County 4-H members at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement on March 21 in Alma.
Students listed on Taylors Creek Elementary School's fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:
Students who made the honor roll at Snelson-Golden Middle School in the final nine weeks were:
Several students from our area have earned honors at college:
Local school-district officials say that content errors and disruptions during this past year's Georgia Milestones testing were minimal.
Students at Liberty County High School who made the fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:
Students listed on Lewis Frasier Middle School's fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:
Two local 4-H students had a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
New University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered a sweeping probe into allegations that University of Texas basketball players were given improper academic help to keep them on the team.
Students listed on Joseph Martin Elementary School's fourth nine-weeks "A/B" honor roll were
The SAT, or the Scholastic Aptitude Test, has been undergoing a lot of changes.
HENDERSON, Tenn. - Sarah Butcher from Ludowici was named to the dean's list at Freed-Hardeman University for the spring 2015 semester.
Students named to Bradwell Institute's fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:
Students named to Lyman Hall Elementary School's fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:
Students named to Waldo Pafford Elementary School's fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:
Nevada went all in on school choice this month, with the new GOP legislature passing and the GOP governor signing a sweeping bill offering parents direct access to the money used to educate their children.