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Geek the Library campaign is under way

Live Oak Public Library officials hope a new advertising and marketing campaign headed to Hinesville will get more people "geeked" about supporting local library branches.

August 03, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Education


Schools gearing up for start of classes

With the start of the 2009-10 school year just days away, Liberty County schools are facing a set of challenges that have never before cropped up in the system.

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


Long to stretch furloughs across year

Because of recent state funding cuts, the Long County Board of Education voted Monday to require all school employees take three furlough days for the 2009-10 school year.

July 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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


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Reading is much more decoding than letter and words

Daniel Willingham is a cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia with a background in neuroscience who now focuses on education. He wrote a widely acclaimed 2010 book titled, “Why Don't Students Like School?” His new book, “Raising Kids Who Read,” off the presses this month, is an accessible hands-on guide for parents who want to help kids become avid readers at home and school. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

March 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


NYC mayor says no to plan to seize failing schools

The Democrat's internecine battle over education reform is ratcheting up in New York, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to spar over how to reform the city's failing schools.

March 20, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Long honors special ed teacher of year

The Long County Board of Education recently recognized Harriet Chapman as the school system's special-education teacher of the year. She received a plaque at a recent board meeting.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


No-pay MBA completes test run

Why go into heavy debt and disrupt your life for a certification of business training that you can get essentially for free? That's the question Laurie Pickard asked when she launched her No-Pay MBA project in August of 2013, setting out to earn an MBA using Massive Online Courses, or MOOCs.

March 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


First Islamic college in United States granted accreditation

Zaytuna, a small liberal arts college in Berkeley, California, has been granted accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The accreditation makes Zaytuna the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, reports Education News.

March 19, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Students earn deans honors

Brandon Standard, of Allenhurst, a senior, was named to the dean's list of Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts for the fall 2014 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within the university.

March 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Helen Keller on optimism, education and never giving up

In 1987, Congress passed a resolution designating the month of March as "Women's History Month," a tradition that each president since Ronald Reagan has honored.

March 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Going paperless on state tests

The Long County Board of Education learned during its March 10 meeting that all state tests would eventually be taken on a computer.

March 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


BI wins state Reading Bowl again

Bradwell Institute won its second consecutive state Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl championship March 7.

March 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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