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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


Long schools earn Title 1 Distinguished status

Last week, Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox sent a letter to the Long County Board of Education recognizing all system schools as Title 1 Distinguished Schools.

November 16, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


EMC backs creative classroom projects

The Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded eight Bright Ideas grants, totaling $10,472, to Liberty County teachers on Oct. 28. The winners were surprised in their classrooms by the Bright Ideas Prize Patrol, which came with balloons, a check and gifts.

November 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Family night based on TV crime thriller

The gym at Midway Middle School was bustling with activity on Oct. 13, as approximately 400 people participated in "CSI: Midway - Curriculum Scene Investigation."

November 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Activities set for Frank Long book week

National Children's Book Week has been celebrated since 1919 and is to spread the word about children's literature and encouraging the love of reading.

November 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA students participate in leadership program

Fifteen students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy were selected to participate in the 2009-10 Young Adult Liberty Leadership program.

November 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Stanford lower income students benefits from change in financial aid policy

Stanford University announced it will waive tuition for students whose parents have less than $125,000 in annual income. Students whose parents' income is less than $65,000 will also have fees for room and board waived, reported PBS.

April 09, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Long County 4-H recognized

The Long County Commission recently recognized members of the county's 4-H club for how well they did in their project achievement competitions in Toombs County and Eatonton. Commissioners who honored the children included Clifton DeLoach, Willie Thompson, Robert Long, Gerald Blocker and Chairman Dwight Gordon.

April 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


How one program helps students by keeping teachers in the classroom

Research shows that quality teachers have more impact on student achievement than any other variable, but until now there has been no real career path for a great teacher to follow that doesn't take them out of the classroom.

April 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Principal encourages students to practice tests

Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway is encouraging students to check out the practice tests that are available online.

April 07, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


More feds or less feds? The battle over the federal role in K-12 heats up

With Republicans still struggling to revise the embattled No Child Left Behind law, advocates on both sides are again sparring over the federal role in K-12 education. One month ago, it appeared the House was poised to revise NCLB, which was first passed in 2002 and now is long overdue for overhaul.

April 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Supreme Court declines to hear challenge on school American flag clothing ban

The Supreme Court this week let stand a lower court decision, Dariano vs. Morgan Hill, which held that a school could restrict the right of children to wear American flag-themed apparel to school under particular circumstances that might incite violence.

April 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Excess studying could harm middle-school academic performance, study shows

Researchers have found it is better for children to perform moderate amounts of homework every night instead of more intense homework less frequently. The study also found students perform better when they are able to complete their homework without parental assistance, reported Education News.

April 06, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Long Co. students advance in essay contest

Two Long County High School students recently advanced to the finals of the Canoochee EMC Washington Youth Tour Essay Competition.

April 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Some states scramble with flawed Common Core tests, but others argue testing is going well

The jagged roll out of Common Core-aligned tests across the nation continues, the rumors of the Common Core Cataclysm have been overstated, argues Alexander Russo at the Columbia Journalism review.

April 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Liberty 4-H'ers excel at speaking contest

Aquaponics, the solar system, dancing, NFL players, and fashion were all demonstration topics presented by Liberty County 4-H members at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement on March 21 in Alma.

April 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SavannahTech starts campaign for Liberty campus

Hinesville Rotarians were given an up-close look at the new fundraising campaign for Savannah Technical College during their meeting last week at the college's Liberty Campus.

April 02, 2015 | by Caitlin Kenney | Education


Graduation test no longer barrier to diploma

The Georgia High School Graduation Test no longer can prevent a student from getting a diploma - if that's the only thing standing in the way and the student petitions the school district.

April 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong sets Military Family Day

Armstrong State University's College of Education will host Military Family Day, an on-campus event for K-8 children whose parents are based at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The event will feature free lunch, a variety of kid-friendly activities and educational sessions for parents. This event is free and open to the public.

April 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Walking the line

Just outside the track at Bradwell Institute, near the bleachers, sat two cars that collided into each other. Among the shattered glass and bent metal was a driver under the influence in one vehicle and, in the other, victims of the accident.

March 30, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Test anxiety: How cold feet are ruining your grades

Hours of study and preparation seem to go out the window every time Katie Fisher sits down to take an exam.

March 29, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Education


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