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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


Student leaders find inspiration aboard aircraft carrier USS Yorktown

Charleston Harbor, S.C. - A spectacular roster of American patriots headlined the 2008 Youth Leadership Conference held on board the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. Rising junior and senior high school students from throughout the southeastern United States attended this challenging four-day conference, June 25-27.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Local graduates from South University

Tabeter Robinson graduated from South University on June 21, earning a Master's of Arts degree in Professional Counseling with an above 3.0 grade point average.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


GOAL program accepting contributions

Georgians can now make tax credit-eligible charitable contributions to the Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning program.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


MLK, Emancipation scholars honored

The pat on the back Chary Williams received last month during a reception was more of push forward to pursue her dreams.

July 15, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


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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


Sampie Smith resigns from Liberty County Board of Education

Liberty County Board of Education member Sampie Smith has tendered his resignation to board Chairwoman Lily Baker, he said.

February 09, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


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