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Honor roll: Frank Long Elemetnary

Students named to Frank Long Elementary School's fourth nine weeks honor roll were:

June 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


10 educational games that could change how your child learns

The new frontier of education, many experts believe, is video games. While the field is still maturing, most objectives can now be enhanced with games that allow students to collaborate and learn with more engagement while teachers are free to spend more time observing and helping, and less time at the whiteboard. Many of these games also offer parents and teachers tools to monitor progress on specific learning objectives.

June 10, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Stephanie Woods named new LCHS principal

According to an email distributed to all Liberty County School System staff, the new incoming principal of Liberty County High School is Stephanie Woods. Woods had been serving as an assistant principal for Bradwell Institute. We will update this story as more information becomes available. In the same email, Veronica Johnson has been appointed as curriculum specialist for the central office.

June 10, 2015 | By Staff Report | Education


Women's group awards first scholarship

The Community of Inspired Women Inc. awarded its first scholarship to Kaisha Porter during its monthly meeting June 2 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

June 10, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Education


Students earn academic honors, graduate

MILLEDGEVILLE - Two local students made the dean's list for the 2015 spring semester at Georgia College.

June 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Terrorized Christian teachers won't work in Kenya, forcing possible shutdown of schools

Hundreds of schools in Kenya could be shut down as Somalia’s al-Shabab Muslim militants have terrorized teachers from showing up to work, jeopardizing the future of thousands of youths, according to news reports from the East African nation.

June 09, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Education


Video games could be the next frontier in teaching

After years of widespread fears that video games were destroying young American brains, educational theorists and reformers have come around to the notion that video games are here to stay — and that may be a good thing, even in the classroom.

June 09, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Perceptions about gender, science may be improving, study suggests

Many teachers herald exceptional female scientists, hoping to show students that the scientific canon is not strictly a boys' club. Those lessons surely come with good intentions, but they may do more harm than good, because they suggest to girls and young women that the sciences are almost exclusively for men.

June 06, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Georgia Connections Academy sets online information sessions

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide provider of free virtual K-12 schooling, is still enrolling students for the 2015-16 school year and will host online information sessions this month.

June 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


FPCA wins $2,500 grant for technology projects

First Presbyterian Christian Academy has received a $2,500 grant from CenturyLink to support No More Tassel Hassle, submitted by Marcia Graham.

June 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Long County Library kicks off summer reading program

The Long County Library kicked off its summer reading program Monday. This year, the theme is "Every Hero Has a Story."

June 06, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Education


56-year-old mom accepts diploma for her son who died in a car crash on prom night

One mother made sure her son was remembered at his high school graduation after he died in a car accident on prom night.

June 03, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Family stress, poverty affect student success, study says

A survey of top teachers in the nation found that family stress and poverty are top factors affecting many students' success, and that teachers would like to put funding into reducing those barriers

June 02, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Education


Ranking colleges, sorting options

Not long ago, parents and students evaluating colleges turned to U.S. News rankings, the only game in town. No longer. Rating colleges is now, if not a booming business, at least a surging sideline.

June 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Long County seniors honored at banquet

Long County High School held its annual senior banquet May 21.

June 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Education


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China uses drones to catch cheaters on college access exams

The world's toughest exam has driven Chinese students to extremes, including suicide, but cheating will be a little tougher if a plan in Henan province, 400 miles south of Beijing, pans out.

June 16, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Students listed on Button Gwinnett Elementary School's final honor roll of the year were:

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Young people, not without hope, are now most impoverished demographic

A report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, an economic cooperative of 34 countries including the United States, found that poverty rates are now highest among young adults ages 18-25.

June 15, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


Attending a graduation? Keep your cheers to yourself

Three people in Mississippi faced charges of disturbing the peace, with possible $500 fines and even six months in jail for shouting a graduate's name at a Senatobia High School graduation last month.

June 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No furloughs for Liberty schools in 2015-16

Liberty County School System employees will not have to endure any furlough days next year, Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee announced at Board of Education meeting on Tuesday evening.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Students named to Joseph Martin Elementary School's fourth nine weeks "A" honor roll were:

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Chris Christie's flip on Common Core signals hardening of GOP base

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie became the latest GOP presidential contender to flip on Common Core, announcing last week his opposition to the curriculum and standards system once embraced across a broad political spectrum.

June 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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