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Science teachers get extra training

"Hands On, Minds On" is the philosophy of Project SENSE, a program designed to promote higher levels of learning for elementary and middle school science students.

August 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student earn $1,500 scholarship through commissary

Brandon Shreihofer of Hinesville is one of 600 youth who have won Scholarships for Military Children Program this year.

August 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Educators hone social studies lessons

Area educators recently participated in Project Becoming Engaged in Social Studies Teaching at Georgia Southern University.

August 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Locals attend conservation workshop

The 47th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 8-12 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The workshop, which included 159 Georgia high school students - eight of which were from the U.S. Virgin Islands - and two chaperones, has graduated approximately 11,410 participants. Students from throughout Georgia attended a week's worth of activities such as field trips and classroom functions with opportunities to earn college scholarships at the end of the week.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Education


BoE candidate professes passion for youth

Liberty County native Verdell Jones wants to employ her "passion" for youth by running for a position on the board of education.

August 05, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Education


Back-to-School Rally called a success

Continuing its 10-year streak of success, last weekend's 11th annual Back to School rally provided good time its target audience but also impacted the community and with its goal to get students off to a good start.

August 05, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Education


Carter runs for BoE seat

After more than 30 years in education, Liberty County native Carolyn Smith Carter hopes to use her experiences to help improve the quality of student learning in Liberty County.

August 05, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


STC starts summer quarter

Savannah Technical College Summer Quarter hours began Monday, July 14. Savannah, Liberty and Effingham campus business hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m.-noon Friday.

July 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


AASU revises academic structure, introduces two new colleges

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's largest academic unit, the College of Arts and Sciences, has been reorganized into two distinct colleges. The structural changes will increase opportunities for interdisciplinary research, grant writing and strengthen relationships among different academic departments within the university.

July 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Area pre-K rosters filling up

Despite last month's report calling attention to declining pre-K enrollment across the state, Liberty County pre-K principal Dr. Shelby Bush sees a different trend.

July 31, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Superintendent takes helm

Dr. Judy Burton Scherer took her seat to the right of BoE chairwoman Lily Baker after Probate Court Judge Nancy Aspinwall administered the oath of office at the start of the board's July 8 meeting.

July 29, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Education


School system announces lunch payment policy

Liberty County School System announces its policy for family free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price for meals served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program. Local school officials have adopted the following family size and income criteria for determining eligibility.

July 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Liberty County closer to becoming home of giant crayon

Liberty County is well on its way to becoming home of the world's largest crayon after the colorful wax rolled in by the pounds toward the end of the school year.

July 26, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Local students attend conservation workshop

The 47th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 8-12 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The workshop, which included 159 Georgia high school students - eight of which were from the U.S. Virgin Islands - and two chaperones, has graduated approximately 11,410 participants. Students from throughout Georgia attended a week's worth of activities such as field trips and classroom functions with opportunities to earn college scholarships at the end of the week.

July 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Tax credits now available for private school scholarships

ATLANTA - Georgians can now make tax credit-eligible charitable contributions to the Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning program. The GOAL program manages student scholarship organizations, which provide scholarships for students in public schools to attend private schools. This scholarship mechanism is the result of House Bill 1133, which was carried in the Senate by Senator Eric Johnson, R-Savannah.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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Demographics shifting in schools nationwide

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.

August 28, 2014 | Desert News Service | Education


Contest promotes family-friendly schools

The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Governor: Programming should be core class

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


School-meal prices increase in Long County

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

August 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


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