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Few public schools offering Bible class

ATLANTA - Few Georgia high schools are offering Bible classes two years after legislators made the state the first in the country to allow the topic as an elective course.

Georgia educators say students are more interested in taking SAT prep classes than Bible courses.

December 30, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


State's virtual academy enrolls 4,400

ATLANTA - Georgia's first Internet-based public school now has 4,400 students enrolled across the state.

Students of the Georgia Virtual Academy take all their classes online and do most of their work with the help of their parents. They talk with teachers over the phone and on e-mail, and take state-mandated exams at the end of the year like other public school students.

December 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


Liberty students honored for reaching goal

Ninety-two students at Liberty Elementary School were recently honored for achieving or exceeding their individual Accelerated Reader (AR) goals.

December 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long-time educator, board member retiring

Longtime educator and retiring member of of the Liberty County Board of Education Mattie Hicks was honored Tuesday.

December 27, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Gifted students draw like Egyptians

In our fourth-grade gifted resource class, we are studying ancient Egypt. In one of our lessons, we did research, read and discussed Egyptian style art. Then our job was to create an Egyptian mural to show how Egyptians had strict guidelines in their art.

December 27, 2008 | By Christina Meiers and Miya McCrear Special to the Courier | Education


Snelson-Golden's top AP readers

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Midway Middle marks Vets Day with soldiers

Midway Middle School hosted a Veteran's Day breakfast on Nov. 10.

December 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long board fences in playground

The Long County Board of Education recently approved erecting a 975-foot fence around the playground at Walker Middle School. According to Robert Waters, superintendent of the Long County School System, the fence will be 5-to 6-feet high and cost between $8,000-9,000. He said one of the main reasons the fence is needed is to keep stray dogs away from students.

December 25, 2008 | by Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Spanish class wins for exhibition

Last month, Ricardo Toledo's Spanish II class at Long County High School won a gold medal for Most Authentic Exhibit at the International Festival in Statesboro.

December 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


FPCA student excels at speaking

Public speaking often tops the list of people's biggest fears. First Presbyterian Christian Academy senior Joshua Rogers, however, isn't scared of performing under pressure. In fact, he excels in it.

December 25, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


School bands perform at concert

The Long County School System recently held its annual Christmas concert at the Long County High School cafeteria, with director Myron Grimes leading the students.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Long County High School recognized by national magazine

Long County High School was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best High Schools" issue.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Education


U.S. kids improving in math, science

WASHINGTON - American schoolchildren do better than people think in math and science, but Asian students still dominate in math and have gained ground in science, an international study found.

Kids in the U.S. made significant gains in math since 1995 and score above average on international fourth- and eighth-grade tests in the subject, according to a study released Tuesday.

December 24, 2008 | By Libby Quaid AP education writer | Education


Long grade schoolers attend play

Recently, two third-grade classes from Ludowici's Smiley Elementary School went to Savannah to watch a play based on the Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park.

December 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Senate leader praises Joseph Martin for test scores

State Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Ga., visited Hinesville's Joseph Martin Elementary on Wednesday and spoke with teachers and staff, delivering mostly good news, and a touch of bad.

December 20, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


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As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating.

February 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Joseph Martin Elementary School include:

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SavTech picks adult student for honor

Brandon Matias has been chosen to represent Savannah Technical College at the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute on March 16-18 in Atlanta.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long Co. High may reorganize classes

Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway gave the Long County Board of Education information Thursday on possibly changing the number of classes taken daily by students.

February 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


LCSS exceeds state averages in all three CCRPI levels

The Georgia Department of Education recently released its College and Career Ready Performance Index scores based on data from the 2013-2014 school year. CCRPI, Georgia's statewide accountability system, was implemented in 2012. It measures individual schools and the district on a 100-point scale. This rating system is designed to help all stakeholders see how schools are performing.

February 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SavTech starts fundraising campaign

Before a crowd of students, faculty and supporters, Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love made two announcements Thursday morning at the school.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Education


Schools moving toward healthier fundraisers

"Bake sales are out;" fun runs are in, with excess calories in the crosshairs.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should computer science courses be mandatory?

The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don't have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it's that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at this

You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at the small words they use rather than the big ones, according to a massive study of college admission essays conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The rise of meditation on college campuses

Duke may have one of the best law schools in the country, but in recruiting new students, its promotional materials point out that Durham's bar scene has exploded in the past few years.

February 13, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Teacher bias discourages girls from STEM courses and careers, study shows

A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research sheds light on the reason women avoid science, technology, engineering and math.

February 13, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret Media Companies | Education


LCSS responds to shooting

Liberty County School System officials are taking precautionary measures today following a drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon at Waldo Pafford Elementary, according to LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

February 12, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Honor roll: Liberty Elementary School

Students at Liberty Elementary School who were listed on the most recent honor roll include:

February 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Honor roll: Bradwell Institute

Students at Bradwell Institute who earned slots on the most recent honor roll included:

February 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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