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Live Oak Library storyteller visits school

On Nov. 10, students in kindergarten through second grades enjoyed a guest author, J'miah Nabawi of Savannah.

December 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Comparing cuisines for language class

December 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Students earn limo ride to pizza party

Lewis Frasier Middle School students in sixth, seventh and eighth-grades recently enjoyed a limousine ride to CiCi's Pizza.

December 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Libraries have events planned for holidays

The Live Oak Public Library's Liberty branch will offer a variety of activities for children and adults this holiday season. The upcoming events and programs will include:

November 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students art work promotes regional book fair

In the spring, students from Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty counties submitted entries for the Savannah Children's Book Festival poster contest. Lewis Frasier Middle School submitted many entries, and was honored to have three students place in the competition.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Reading earns students a party

Midway Middle School had its first nine-weeks Accelerated Reader celebration in October.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Children's author speaks at school

Liberty Elementary School students celebrated National Children's Book Week from Nov. 2-5.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Smiley Elementary honors students

Smiley Elementary School is proud to honor students who consistently exemplify positive character traits. Each month, teachers choose students from their homerooms based on the character theme of the month. October's theme was "Drug Free/Respect for Yourself." Each student was given a certificate and an ice cream cone coupon courtesy of McDonalds.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Soldiers help Pre-K students with reading

November 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Joseph Martin has All Star Lunch

Staff, students and parents at Joseph Martin Elementary recently participated in an All Star School Lunch, which was inspired by NBA-WNBA to help students learn the importance of eating healthy school lunches and staying active. The menus for the week included dishes such as Becky Hammon and Kobe Bryant parmesan.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU turning 75

November 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA food drive benefits Manna House

As part of their Red Ribbon Week, students at First Presbyterian Christian Academy donated more than 500 cans of food to Manna House. The canned food drive's theme was "Drug free comes in cans: I can, you can, we can!" Students delivered the canned goods, clothes and stuffed animals to Manna House on Nov. 3.

November 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA thespians compete at region

November 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


MMS adds to junior honor society

November 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools celebrating Children's Book Week

Since 1919, communities have been celebrating children's books with National Children's Book Week. Schools in Liberty County have special events, guest readers, contests and reading challenges to celebrate children's books in November.

November 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Reading is much more decoding than letter and words

Daniel Willingham is a cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia with a background in neuroscience who now focuses on education. He wrote a widely acclaimed 2010 book titled, “Why Don't Students Like School?” His new book, “Raising Kids Who Read,” off the presses this month, is an accessible hands-on guide for parents who want to help kids become avid readers at home and school. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

March 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | 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


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