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Area students participate in GSU spring commencement

These students are candidates for a degree from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. The ceremony was held May 10, in Paulson Stadium. Sen. Johnny Isakson delivered the commencement address.

June 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


LFMS students win Stock Market Game

ATLANTA - Even in a bad economy somebody can make money.

June 24, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU's regional economic impact tops $195M

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University contributes more than $195 million to the local economy, including, directly or indirectly, more than $48.2 million in payroll dollars, according to a new study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.

June 24, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Musicians visit library, teach children about instruments

Rising ninth-grader Kevin Morris has been playing piano for almost four years but is considering picking up another instrument after the Music Alive! event at the public library Tuesday morning.

June 21, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Sandi Rentz named WTOC Top Teacher

Sandi Rentz, a third-grade teacher at Smiley Elementary, was named WTOC's Top Teacher. Mrs. Rentz has been teaching third grade at Smiley Elementary for three years. She has taught a total of seven years. Mrs. Rentz emphasizes a love for learning to her students.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Locals make South Georgia College's Dean's List

Latosha L. Adams and Katie D. Haymans, both of Hinesville, made South Georgia College's Spring 2008 Dean's List, according to an announcement made today by Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Carl B. McDonald.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Two of Smiley Elementary teachers celebrate retirement

Faculty members of Smiley Elementary joined to honor Nancy Carter and John Carter for their years of dedication and service as Georgia educators. A celebratory dinner was held at the Jekyll Island Resort, and a PowerPoint presentation, which depicted two lives obviously dedicated to family and teaching, served as a tribute to the retirees.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Saint Martin's University announces Class of 2008

Commencement for the 424-member Saint Martin's University Class of 2008 took place Saturday, May 10, at the Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion at Saint Martin's University.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Organizers promote 'Back to School Rally'

Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc.'s annual "Back to School Rally" is more than a month away, but organizers are spreading the word early, hoping to bring in an even larger crowd than normal.

June 20, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Education


Schools spotlight young media moguls

Elementary students got the celebrity treatment at a May 14 Board of Education event where they were honored for their performance at this year's Georgia Student Media Festival.

June 20, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Locals receive honors from GSU

Georgia Southern University students from the Liberty County area have been named to the President's List for the Spring 2008 term. These students have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Smiley Elementary announces third-grade spelling bee winners

The two top spellers from each third-grade class participated in Smiley Elementary's annual spelling bee. After many rounds, Cammie Hannula was named the winner for the 2007-2008 school year. First place went to Trevelyan Geer; second place went to Kylee Proffitt, and third place went to Christopher Lewis. All participants received a certificate and gift bag. Winners were awarded a certificate and trophy.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


MMS teacher to spend summer in Japan

A Midway Middle School teacher will travel halfway around the world to see what it is like on the other side of the desk as part of a study tour with the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program.

June 18, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Spring Fling at Smiley Elementary

LUDOWICI -- Smiley Elementary had its annual Spring Fling on May 6.

June 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Locals graduate from Valdosta State University

The following area students are Spring 2008 graduates of Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga.

June 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Articles by Section - 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


Long Co. students plant tree

Long County High School students recently planted a tree at the school to commemorate Georgia Arbor Day.

March 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Area student wins tuition grant

Catherine Wood from Hinesville won a $500 tuition grant at the recent Stallion Day event at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.

March 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


FPCA student makes district Honor Band

David McGee, a sixth-grader at First Presbyterian Christian Academy, recently performed with the Middle School Honor Band for the Georgia Music Educators Association's first district.

March 11, 2015 | Jeremy McAbee | Education


LCCA students fare well at regional

Though only in its third year of operation, the Liberty College and Career Academy is making its presence known in the trade-skills competition circuit.

March 11, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Honor roll: Waldo Pafford Elementary

First grade A Honor Roll

March 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rotary hears update on school system

The Hinesville Rotary Club heard from Liberty County School administrators on the state of the district and its plans at the club's meeting last week.

March 11, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act changes what schoolkids choose to eat at cafeterias

Students are choosing fruits in the cafeteria line more now than in 2012, when nutrition changes for school lunches were implemented, according to a study from Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, The New York Times reported.

March 11, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


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