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School day to be extended to make up furlough time

After Gov. Sonny Perdue ordered another cut in the already-tight state education budget last week, Liberty County School System officials had to order all employees to take three furlough days during the upcoming fall semester.

July 31, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Liberty schools set furlough dates

Earlier this afternoon, the Liberty County school system announced employees are being asked to take three furlough days during the upcoming the fall semester.

July 29, 2009 | Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Most Liberty schools pass AYP

Twelve of the 13 schools in the Liberty County School System made Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2008-09 school year.

July 27, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Two earn scholarships through commissary

Two local youths have received awards through the annual Scholarships for Military Children Program.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Education


State asking schools to furlough teachers

ATLANTA - Georgia carved more money from its thinning state budget Tuesday as Gov. Sonny Perdue for the first time called on Georgia's 128,000 teachers to take three unpaid furlough days and ordered 3 percent funding cuts for Medicaid and public schools.

The governor also ordered most state agencies to slash another 5 percent from their spending plans and called on other state employees to take three unpaid days to trim the state's spending to help fill a $900 million shortfall amid plummeting tax collections. He struck the deal with legislative leaders to avoid a special session, but ...

July 23, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Education


All Long County schools make AYP

Long County Assistant Superintendent Dr. Glenn Purcell told the Board of Education July 9 that all Long County schools attained Title I distinguishment through Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2008-09 school year.

July 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


More than 79 percent of schools Make AYP

More than 79 percent of Georgia's public schools made Adequate Yearly Progress, according to initial results released today - a 10 point jump from 2008.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech expands offerings

SAVANNAH – Dr. Kathy Love was appointed president of Savannah Technical College in January and now, six months later, her focus on excellence has begun to pay off – in a big way.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Brewton-Parker slashing tuition rates

Brewton-Parker College has slashed tuition rates in an attempt to help people afford higher education.

July 17, 2009 | Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Student Success team earns award

SAVANNAH - A group of Savannah Technical College staff members will travel to Atlanta next month to receive the Governor's Commendation for Excellence in Customer Service. The Liberty Campus Student Success Team was selected from among 240 nominees representing 39 state agencies.

July 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Deadline for school choice is here

The application deadline is July 13 for parents in Liberty County who want to transfer their children to a different school within the system.

July 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


STC student takes third in national competition

For CIS/Cisco student Cynthia Rowlands, last month's trip to Kansas City to compete in the Skills USA National Competition was just different enough from 2008 to be fun.

July 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rice to speak at GSC

STATESBORO - Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak at Georgia Southern University at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. The event is free and open to the public. The campus location of the event will be announced later.

July 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


State BoE quashes tests at suspected cheating school

ATLANTA - The state Board of Education has approved unanimously a plan to toss out scores for standardized tests at four elementary schools where cheating was discovered.

July 10, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Deadline to select different school in Liberty is July 13

Under a new state law, House Bill 251 Public School Choice, parents and guardians of students living in the Liberty County School District boundaries may request to transfer their children to another public school in the Liberty County School District for the upcoming 2009-10 school year.

July 03, 2009 | By Mary Alexander Assistant Superintendent for Student Services | Education


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Why children with ADHD need to wiggle during class

Many parents and teachers can attest that asking a child with ADHD to sit still is like asking the sun not to shine. It just isn’t going to happen.

April 22, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Talking about math at the table can improve preschoolers’ skills, study shows

Mothers who discuss simple arithmetic with their preschoolers at the dinner table can improve their children’s grasp of math. That’s according to a new study by researchers at Chile’s Pontifical Catholic University and at University of Michigan.

April 21, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Willie Graham retiring from education

After serving as an educator and administrator for almost four decades, Liberty County High School assistant principal and varsity boys' basketball coach Willie Graham has decided to call it a day.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Education


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


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