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U.S. kids improving in math, science

WASHINGTON - American schoolchildren do better than people think in math and science, but Asian students still dominate in math and have gained ground in science, an international study found.

Kids in the U.S. made significant gains in math since 1995 and score above average on international fourth- and eighth-grade tests in the subject, according to a study released Tuesday.

December 24, 2008 | By Libby Quaid AP education writer | Education


Long grade schoolers attend play

Recently, two third-grade classes from Ludowici's Smiley Elementary School went to Savannah to watch a play based on the Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park.

December 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Senate leader praises Joseph Martin for test scores

State Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Ga., visited Hinesville's Joseph Martin Elementary on Wednesday and spoke with teachers and staff, delivering mostly good news, and a touch of bad.

December 20, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Ga. college system approves higher student fees

ATLANTA - Georgia college students will pay more fees and employees will shell out hundreds more dollars for health care under stopgap budget measures passed by the state Board of Regents on Wednesday.

December 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | Education


Regents approve higher student fees

ATLANTA -- Georgia college students will pay more fees and employees will shell out hundreds more dollars for health care under stopgap budget measures passed by the state Board of Regents on Wednesday.

With little discussion, the board hurriedly approved the increases to help fill a $186 million hole created by state budget cuts. The university system already cut 6 percent, or $136 million, from this year's budget in October, but now the board is cutting another 2 percent, or $46 million, in anticipation of further reductions from the state.

December 18, 2008 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Students' nursery rhyme play for holidays

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. But do you recall Jack Sprat, who ate no fat; his wife who ate no lean?

December 17, 2008 | By Deborah Starkey Special to the Courier | Education


Proposal to merge historically black colleges

ATLANTA - The head of Georgia's Senate Higher Education Committee is proposing a merger of two historically black colleges with other schools to save money.

December 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Education


BoE keeps millage rate same

Rezoning, joint-education plans with Fort Stewart, and a decision on the recommended millage rate were among the items on the agenda at the Liberty County Board of Education monthly meeting on Nov. 18.

December 16, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


School uniform policy getting mixed reviews

As Liberty County's two public high schools wrap up their first full semester since a uniform policy was instituted, the new clothing guidelines are receiving mixed reviews.

December 13, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Graduation rates up here, across state

Chris Teel refused to be another statistic.

December 11, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


GSU president resigning

Bruce Grube has announced that he is stepping down as president of Georgia Southern University effective June 30, 2009.

December 09, 2008 | Statesboro Herald | Education


Lewis Frasier honors students of month

Lewis Frasier Middle School students of the Month were treated to lunch at Wendy's on Oct. 31.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Lewis Frasier honors top AR readers

Lewis Frasier Middle School recently honored students in classes that had the most Accelerated Reading points in the first nine weeks of the school year.

December 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long High wins Governor's Cup

Long County High School recently was recognized as a regional winner of the Governor's Cup by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

December 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


$12,000 goes to teachers' ideas

Coastal Electric Cooperative and its Foundation awarded eight Bright Ideas grants totaling $12,837 to Liberty County school teachers on Friday, Oct. 24th. The winners were greeted in their classrooms with a visit from the Bright Ideas Prize Patrol, who came with balloons, a presentation check, and gifts.

December 02, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Governor swears Lee into state council

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee was sworn in Aug. 19 by Gov. Nathan Deal to the State Council of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission. Lee, the newest member to serve on the council, will be required to travel to the capitol to attend the panel's meetings.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Demographics shifting in schools nationwide

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.

August 28, 2014 | Desert News Service | Education


Contest promotes family-friendly schools

The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Governor: Programming should be core class

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


School-meal prices increase in Long County

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

August 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


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