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Long Co. H.S. has freshman orientation

LUDOWICI - Recently Long County High School had orientation for next year's freshman class.

April 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Library having poster contest for book festival

Live Oak Public Libraries is accepting entries for the Savannah Children's Book Festival poster contest through April 30. The theme of the posters should be books, reading or libraries.

April 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long residents read to students, discuss jobs

LUDOWICI - Recently, the media center at Smiley Elementary School celebrated reading and honored Dr. Seuss with their Read Across America celebration.

April 06, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


HOPE for military students may be on way

Financial relief could be coming for military dependents planning to attend college in the near future, if legislation concerning the HOPE scholarship is signed into to law.

April 06, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Education


Eighth grader orientation at LCHS

Liberty County High School will have an Eighth Grade Parent Night, orientation and school tour from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the cafeteria.

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI has freshman fair

Bradwell Institute hosted a freshman fair Feb. 19 for up coming ninth graders.

April 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Chili brings parents to school

Frank Long Elementary's annual chili cook-off was a spicy success.

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


State educators visit Liberty Pre-K Center

The Liberty County Pre-K Center had visitors from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning on campus recently. Pre-K Commissioner Mary Mazarky, Regional Program Manager Monica Warren and Pre-K consultant Kathy McCollister toured the facility and spent time in classrooms talking with students and teachers.

April 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Kingston to speak at UGA graduation

ATHENS (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston will speak at the University of Georgia graduation ceremony next month.

UGA announced the spring commencement speakers Thursday. Kingston, a Republican from Savannah, graduated from UGA in 1978 with a degree in economics.

April 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


BoE forced to make $7 million in cuts

The Board of Education went through proposed budget cuts Monday, hashing out a list of line items to do away with. According to Liberty County School System Assistant Superintendent Jason Rogers, the board needed to shave about $7 million from the budget.

April 03, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Scholarship applications due by April 20

Applications are available for the Henry "Hank" White Memorial Scholarship.

March 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE talking budget Monday

The Liberty County Board of Education called a board meeting for 9 a.m. Monday in the board room.

March 30, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger | Education


Budget crisis delays funding formula revamp

ATLANTA (AP) - Work on revamping Georgia's 20-year-old education funding formula has come to a halt as the state deals with the worst fiscal crisis in decades.

The Investing in Educational Excellence task force was convened four years ago by Gov. Sonny Perdue after many said the Quality Basic Education formula was too clunky and no longer relevant to how schools operate, particularly in districts experiencing explosive enrollment growth.

March 23, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Long BoE honored on appreciation week

LUDOWICI - The Long County School Board was recognized at its March 9 meeting by Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters in honor of School Board Appreciation Week.

March 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Parties reward top MMS readers

On March 12, the Midway Middle School Media Center had two incentive parties for students who earned 75 Accelerated Reading points and an 80 percent average.

March 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Robot Milo helps children with autism learn social skills

Children with autism display greater success socializing after using social robots, according to research from RoboKind, a developer of social robots, reported Education News.

April 20, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Students see results of bad choices

Prom-goers from Liberty County High School got a chance to know what driving under the influence feels like and see its consequences on Thursday at the annual Prom Promise event.

April 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Education


Nearly every college student in America has this addiction

Today’s college students simply can’t live without texting.

April 18, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


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


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