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Meeting on GEDs for adults in Midway

Savannah Technical College has set a Midway information session about adult education classes for those 16 and older seeking a GED.

September 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


More Liberty Co. students taking ACT

Falling in line with state trends, an increasing number of seniors in Liberty County schools are taking the ACT, a standardized test used for college admissions, than in previous years.

August 28, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Grant targets math instruction

Liberty County School System was one of 14 systems statewide to receive Title 2D technology grants.

August 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lions Club donates tissues, sanitzer

The Hinesville Lions Club recently presented tissues and hand sanitizer to Taylors Creek Elementary School. Faculty reported that enough was delivered so each classroom got the items and that teachers were excited to receive two of the most used items.

August 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


SAT scores drop for third year in state

ATLANTA - Georgia high school students performed worse on the SAT college-entrance exam than their predecessors for the third year in a row, continuing to lag behind the nation.

Georgia's average score on the test was 1,460 this year, a six-point drop since last year, according to data released Tuesday by the exam's administrators, the College Board. The national average score was 1,509 this year.

August 25, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


New AASU presidents meets community

Dr. Linda Bleicken, Armstrong Atlantic State University's new president, spoke at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday to introduce herself, provide an update on the main and Liberty campuses and give

August 24, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Snelson-Golden student wins contest

Terrence Smith, 13, won this year's Wal-mart Vision Center's annual Back-to-School SpongeBob Coloring Contest.

August 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Rotary introduced to College of Coastal Georgia

The Hinesville Rotary Club was introduced Tuesday to Southeast Georgia's newest four-year college - the College of Coastal Georgia.

August 21, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Four new board members at Savannah Tech

SAVANNAH - The Savannah Technical College Local Board of Directors welcomed four new members at its August meeting last week on the Savannah Campus.

August 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Superintendent wants student advisers

ATLANTA - State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox is accepting applications for her 2009-10 Student Advisory Council.

August 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Alternative school program cut

According to Title 1 facilitator Harley Grove, Liberty County School system's alternative school, The Ombudsman Program, is among the long list of budget items recently forced to adjust to fit budget crunches.

August 21, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Cuts hurt college level

State budget cuts are taking a toll on education at all levels.

August 19, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Long County honors teacher of year

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education honored the system's teacher of the year for 2009 at its August meeting.

August 19, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Georgia students improve ACT scores

ATLANTA - The percentage of U.S. high school graduates meeting all four of ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks increased slightly in 2009 as the pool of students taking the preparatory test continued to expand.

The not-for-profit ACT's newly released annual grad class report on college readiness found the percentage of graduates ready to earn at least a "C'' or higher in first-year college courses in all four subject areas tested on the ACT - English, math, reading and science - increased from 22 percent in 2008 to 23 percent in 2009.

August 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Education


BPC's Liberty campus sets registrations

FLEMINGTON - Brewton-Parker College's Liberty County Campus on East Oglethorpe Highway will host a new student registration and information event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.

August 14, 2009 | Staff report | Education


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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


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


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