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Study: Teacher bonuses don't raise test scores

ATLANTA - Offering big bonuses to teachers failed to raise students' test scores in a three-year study released Tuesday that calls into question the Obama administration's push for merit pay to improve education.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Students get taste of Hispanic culture

Sixteen squirming pre-K students sat in a semi-circle waiting for the surprise their teacher Kim Durrence had promised them.

September 17, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Adult education expands into Riceboro

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College and the city of Riceboro are partnering to bring adult education/GED classes to area residents beginning this fall at the Riceboro Youth Center on Highway 17.

September 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State BoE: SAT drop due to number of takers

The largest and most diverse group of graduating seniors in Georgia's history took the SAT this year. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 - 74 percent - was among the top 10 in the nation. Of the state's 2010 college-bound seniors who took the SAT, 44.6 percent were minority students, up from 35 percent in 2005 and 30.4 percent in 2000. In addition, 37.9 percent of the state's SAT takers indicated that they are first-generation college attendees.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State kicks off Red Ribbon campaign

ATLANTA - Georgia will kick off its annual statewide Red Ribbon campaign at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Centennial Olympic Park. Last year, the event drew more than 500 students from across the state. The campaign signals the start of red ribbon activities in schools throughout the state Oct. 23-30.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU president to be installed in office

Dr. Linda M. Bleicken officially will be inaugurated as Armstrong Atlantic State University's seventh president at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. The date has a special significance for the institution, as it marked the first day of classes at the historic Armstrong House in 1935.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


DoD schools face unique challenges

Multiple deployments and frequent school transitions are just a few of the issues on Marilee Fitzgerald's plate this school year.

September 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Exchange students diversify FPCA student body

School has been in session for more than a month, but some students are just now arriving.

September 10, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Dads lend hand at Head Start center

The Long County Head Start Program's recent "make-a-hat" day was a hit with children and the 28 volunteers who helped them, center supervisor Vicky Haynes said.

September 08, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


DoD, Liberty schools honored for partnership

The Liberty County School System and the Department of Defense, Fort Stewart Garrison Command recently were recognized at the Georgia Career and Technical Education Association Conference in Atlanta. The duo received the award for "unique work-based learning/youth apprenticeship business partnership."

September 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State faces battle over school reform

ATLANTA - Georgia faces a tough battle to implement education reforms in 26 school districts as more massive state funding cuts loom on the horizon.

September 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Hinesville cadet performs in Scotland

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - As a member of The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes, Cadet Joshua Barnard Rodgers of Hinesville participated this month in the 2010 Diamond Jubilee of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

August 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty students' ACT scores lag behind state's

College-bound high school seniors aren't wasting any time gearing up for standardized admissions tests, such as the ACT and SAT. And their hard work is paying off.

August 25, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Area students start at GCSU

Freshmen Natalie Sharp and Sally Gilbreth entered Georgia College and State University's class of 2014 with the highest high school grade point averages and recently were recognized during the school's welcome week ceremonies.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long FBLA students dress for success

Walker Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America group had its first meeting of the new school year Aug. 12. Members discussed upcoming events and activities, including a monthly "dress for success" day.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Lodge names teacher of year

Hinesville Lodge No. 271 has selected Elaine Dasher from First Presbyterian Christian Academy as the Teacher of the Year for 2015.

September 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Native selected as Tennessee Law Scholar

Elizabeth B. Holland, originally from Hinesville, has been selected as Tennessee Law Scholar and Research Associates for the Class of 2018 with the University of ...

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-Hers place at state congress

Two Liberty County 4-H members placed at the state 4-H Congress in Atlanta this summer.

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia to award new HS diploma seal

Starting with the 2015-16 school year, Georgia will offer an international-skills diploma seal to graduates who demonstrate a strong interest in international business and policy.

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student interns in Washington

Liberty County High School alumnus Donnie Pulliam spent the summer interning with the Heritage Foundation in Washington.

August 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE recognizes teachers, retirees

The Long County Board of Education recognized its retiring employees and teachers of the year.

August 26, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Teacher takes on final first day

Liberty County High School teacher Cindy Waldrop and her husband, Lew, display a sign marking Mrs. Waldrop's final first day of school. She will ...

August 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


STC apprenticeship interview completed

Representatives from the Liberty County Manufacturing Collaboration recently completed interviews for the manufacturing apprenticeship available to recent high-school graduates who completed Savannah Technical College's ...

August 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA ranks high on private-school list

First Presbyterian Christian Academy of Hinesville recently garnered a high ranking among the 3,880 private high schools in the United States.

August 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong adds online French program

Armstrong State University will offer a fully online Bachelor of Arts in French, as well as a French minor, starting in the fall 2015 semester ...

August 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


DoE seeks opinions on class standards

The Georgia Department of Education is seeking public feedback as it conducts a review of the science and social-studies K-12 standards.

August 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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