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Local educator is tops in nation

The Council of Administrators of Special Education has name Liberty County educator Dr. Jan La Boone outstanding special education administrator of the year for the entire United States.

July 02, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Junior Rangers June 17-21 at Fort Morris

Kids, 7-12 years old, are invited to put some fun into their summer with the2008 Junior Ranger Program at Fort Morris.

June 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Bachelor's in education now available from ABAC

TIFTON - Georgia Southwestern State University and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College are doing their part to combat the teacher shortage in Georgia.

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Faith Baptist Christian Academy sends off 18 grads

Cale Ward, son of Craig and Patty Ward of Midway, was salutatorian of the 2008 graduating class at Faith Baptist Christian Academy.

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Valdosta State University announces Dean's ListValdosta State University announces Dean's List

The following area students have been named to the Spring 2008 Dean's List at Valdosta State University in Valdosta. To make the Dean's List, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and must have a semester grade point average of at least 3.66 with at least 10 hours of course work. Grade point averages are based on a 4.0 scale.

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Back to School Rally planning under way

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 25, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Education


Savannah State boasts $128M regional economic impact

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University's total impact on the local economy was approximately $128 million during the fiscal year 2007, according to a study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. The University System of Georgia's Intellectual Capital Partnership Program, an initiative of the Board of Regents' Office of Economic Development, commissioned the study.

June 24, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah State boasts $128M regional economic impact

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University's total impact on the local economy was approximately $128 million during the fiscal year 2007, according to a study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. The University System of Georgia's Intellectual Capital Partnership Program, an initiative of the Board of Regents' Office of Economic Development, commissioned the study.

June 24, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


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


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Young people, not without hope, are now most impoverished demographic

A report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, an economic cooperative of 34 countries including the United States, found that poverty rates are now highest among young adults ages 18-25.

June 15, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


Attending a graduation? Keep your cheers to yourself

Three people in Mississippi faced charges of disturbing the peace, with possible $500 fines and even six months in jail for shouting a graduate's name at a Senatobia High School graduation last month.

June 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No furloughs for Liberty schools in 2015-16

Liberty County School System employees will not have to endure any furlough days next year, Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee announced at Board of Education meeting on Tuesday evening.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Students named to Joseph Martin Elementary School's fourth nine weeks "A" honor roll were:

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Chris Christie's flip on Common Core signals hardening of GOP base

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie became the latest GOP presidential contender to flip on Common Core, announcing last week his opposition to the curriculum and standards system once embraced across a broad political spectrum.

June 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Frank Long Elemetnary

Students named to Frank Long Elementary School's fourth nine weeks honor roll were:

June 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


10 educational games that could change how your child learns

The new frontier of education, many experts believe, is video games. While the field is still maturing, most objectives can now be enhanced with games that allow students to collaborate and learn with more engagement while teachers are free to spend more time observing and helping, and less time at the whiteboard. Many of these games also offer parents and teachers tools to monitor progress on specific learning objectives.

June 10, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Stephanie Woods named new LCHS principal

According to an email distributed to all Liberty County School System staff, the new incoming principal of Liberty County High School is Stephanie Woods. Woods had been serving as an assistant principal for Bradwell Institute. We will update this story as more information becomes available. In the same email, Veronica Johnson has been appointed as curriculum specialist for the central office.

June 10, 2015 | By Staff Report | Education


Women's group awards first scholarship

The Community of Inspired Women Inc. awarded its first scholarship to Kaisha Porter during its monthly meeting June 2 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

June 10, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Education


Students earn academic honors, graduate

MILLEDGEVILLE - Two local students made the dean's list for the 2015 spring semester at Georgia College.

June 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Terrorized Christian teachers won't work in Kenya, forcing possible shutdown of schools

Hundreds of schools in Kenya could be shut down as Somalia’s al-Shabab Muslim militants have terrorized teachers from showing up to work, jeopardizing the future of thousands of youths, according to news reports from the East African nation.

June 09, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Education


Video games could be the next frontier in teaching

After years of widespread fears that video games were destroying young American brains, educational theorists and reformers have come around to the notion that video games are here to stay — and that may be a good thing, even in the classroom.

June 09, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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