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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


Hinesville's Week of the Young Child celebration is set

Hinesville will honor local educators and day-care providers for National Week of the Young Child, which begins Sunday and runs through Saturday.

April 11, 2015 | Tiffany King | Education


Students earn academic honors

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.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia above average on AP exams

More Georgia students than ever are passing Advanced Placement exams during high school, according to data released last month.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Stanford lower income students benefits from change in financial aid policy

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.

April 09, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Long County 4-H recognized

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.

April 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


How one program helps students by keeping teachers in the classroom

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.

April 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Principal encourages students to practice tests

Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway is encouraging students to check out the practice tests that are available online.

April 07, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


More feds or less feds? The battle over the federal role in K-12 heats up

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.

April 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Supreme Court declines to hear challenge on school American flag clothing ban

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.

April 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Why students loans aren't all that scary

Student loans might not be as scary as you think.

May 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Depression and anxiety at an all-time high on college campuses

College life isn’t easy. Between full class schedules, maintaining friendships and studying for finals, today’s American students aren’t strangers to feelings of anxiety or depression.

May 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Dental-hygiene students visit class

The Snelson-Golden Middle School class of teacher Cathy Rutland received a visit from a team of Savannah Technical School of Dental Hygiene students Monday, April 27.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student earns $25,000 scholarship

Liberty County High School alumnus Donnie Pulliam recently was selected as a "Rising Star" by the United Negro College Fund and received a $25,000 scholarship.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bipartisan student data privacy bill launched in House, praised on all sides

In an era of NSA snooping, email hacking and rampant identity theft, the specter of poorly protected student data strewn throughout cyberspace and being sold to the highest bidder has caught the attention of privacy advocates and, now, policymakers.

May 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should cellphones be banned in classrooms? New research suggests yes

Most of today’s youth don’t know what life is like without a cellphone.

May 14, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Students get taste of 19th-century education

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. A front-page article Wednesday incorrectly stated that Dorchester Village board members Barbara Martin and Julie Martin are sisters. They are friends, but they are not related.

May 14, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Students graduates from Tampa U

TAMPA, Fla. - Chardene LaQuét Williams of Hinesville graduated from the University of Tampa on May 9 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

May 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty County High School principal retires

Liberty County High School Principal Dr. Paula Scott officially announced Wednesday that she is retiring at the end of the school year.

May 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Education


15 best states for preschool

Preschool education might not be for everyone.

May 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Head Start spotlights teachers

Liberty County Early Head Start in Riceboro honored its teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, with a display and activities organized by parents and the administration. The teachers, followed by their years of experience, are Amy Phillips, 6½, Sabrina Gage, 7, Tiffany Pinkney, 6½, Georgia Johnson, 6, Tammbla Jones, 6, and Joe Ann Calvin, 20. Center Supervisor Cathy Jennings, 21 years of experience, is not pictured. The center now is taking applications for free enrollment. Call (912) 876-5977 and ask for LaShonda Shepherd or Cathy Jennings for more information.

May 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


These are the qualities of a great teacher

In late March, Bill Humbert, former band teacher at Chandler High School in Glendale, Arizona, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. When former students heard of the diagnosis, they quickly established a GoFundMe.com account, which has raised more than $15,000 to pay for the Humbert’s accumulating medical bills.

May 12, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Liberty, BI students attend FFA convention

MACON - A record crowd of more than 6,400 Future Farmers of America members, advisers and guests attended the 87th Georgia FFA Convention held April 23–25 in Macon.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SGMS Band plays at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. - Members of Snelson-Golden Middle School Honor Band became stars of their own Disney show Thursday when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Why tuition costs are skyrocketing

It's no secret that tuition costs are skyrocketing to unsettling levels.

May 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


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