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Local STC team finalist for award

SAVANNAH - The student affairs team from Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus traveled to Atlanta last month to receive the Governor's Commendation for Customer Service. They were honored to be among the 39 chosen from across the state for recognition. Now, the team has learned it's in the running for the Governor's Annual Award for Excellent in Customer Service and are among a group of finalists to be honored Sept. 28, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

September 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


New school won't make 2010 goal

The Board of Education and the Army Corps of Engineers in Savannah were unable to come to a lease agreement by Thursday night, the absolute latest deadline issued by Gilbane Construction Company that would ensure a fall 2010 opening date for the new middle school on Fort Stewart.

September 14, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Students get a taste of Big Apple

2009 LCHS graduate Hillary Scales (music, contemporary vocal) and LCHS students Sideeq Heard (drama) and Jerrica Russaw (dance) participated in the NAACP'S national ACT-SO competition in New York City in July.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Organizations further youths' education

September 11, 2009 | Special to Connect | Education


New librarian hopes to reach out to students

Smiley Elementary School has a new media specialist, and even though this is Susan Fuentes' first year working in the library, she isn't new to education.

September 07, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


AASU 'flex' term cuts course work to 7 weeks

Armstrong Atlantic State University has started offering a flex term that allows students to complete undergraduate and graduate courses in just seven weeks.

September 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students try Big Bad Wolf

Students in a Liberty Elementary School third-grade class recenty had a mock trial for the Big Bad Wolf.

September 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Button Gwinnett names August top students

Button Gwinnett has announced its students of the month for August:

September 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Meeting on GEDs for adults in Midway

Savannah Technical College has set a Midway information session about adult education classes for those 16 and older seeking a GED.

September 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


More Liberty Co. students taking ACT

Falling in line with state trends, an increasing number of seniors in Liberty County schools are taking the ACT, a standardized test used for college admissions, than in previous years.

August 28, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Grant targets math instruction

Liberty County School System was one of 14 systems statewide to receive Title 2D technology grants.

August 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lions Club donates tissues, sanitzer

The Hinesville Lions Club recently presented tissues and hand sanitizer to Taylors Creek Elementary School. Faculty reported that enough was delivered so each classroom got the items and that teachers were excited to receive two of the most used items.

August 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


SAT scores drop for third year in state

ATLANTA - Georgia high school students performed worse on the SAT college-entrance exam than their predecessors for the third year in a row, continuing to lag behind the nation.

Georgia's average score on the test was 1,460 this year, a six-point drop since last year, according to data released Tuesday by the exam's administrators, the College Board. The national average score was 1,509 this year.

August 25, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


New AASU presidents meets community

Dr. Linda Bleicken, Armstrong Atlantic State University's new president, spoke at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday to introduce herself, provide an update on the main and Liberty campuses and give

August 24, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Snelson-Golden student wins contest

Terrence Smith, 13, won this year's Wal-mart Vision Center's annual Back-to-School SpongeBob Coloring Contest.

August 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes.

February 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Lewis Frasier Middle

Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Lewis Frasier Middle School include:

February 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Liberty County High School

Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Liberty County High School included:

February 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating.

February 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Joseph Martin Elementary School include:

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SavTech picks adult student for honor

Brandon Matias has been chosen to represent Savannah Technical College at the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute on March 16-18 in Atlanta.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long Co. High may reorganize classes

Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway gave the Long County Board of Education information Thursday on possibly changing the number of classes taken daily by students.

February 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


LCSS exceeds state averages in all three CCRPI levels

The Georgia Department of Education recently released its College and Career Ready Performance Index scores based on data from the 2013-2014 school year. CCRPI, Georgia's statewide accountability system, was implemented in 2012. It measures individual schools and the district on a 100-point scale. This rating system is designed to help all stakeholders see how schools are performing.

February 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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


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