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Long County bands take second in contest

Long County High School and Walker Middle School had students participate in the Music USA Festival on May 1-3, in Orlando, Fla.

May 15, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Graduations next Saturday

The graduation ceremonies for Liberty County schools are scheduled for Saturday, May 23; Liberty County High School's at 8:30 a.m. in Donell Woods Stadium and Bradwell Institute's at 8 p.m. on Olvey Field.

May 15, 2009 | Staff report | Education


Students plan eco-friendly community

The city of Hinesville challenged local students to put their energy and creativity to good use while helping to clean up some of the area's environmental sore spots with their "A New Hinesville" contest.

May 15, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Students strut down red carpet

With plots as diverse as the young directors who created them, dozens of elementary school students had a red-carpet screening of their award-winning multimedia projects Tuesday night at the LCSS Media Festival.

May 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Smiley recognized as 'cool school' by TV station

Smiley Elementary School was recognized as a "Cool School" by WTOC on Tuesday. Education reporter Brook Kelly was on hand to show why the school is so special.

May 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Governor vetoes broader tuition tax credit

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has vetoed a measure that would have broadened the state's new tuition tax credit program.

Supporters say the proposal was designed to allow more businesses to take advantage of a program that gives income tax credits to donors who contribute to scholarship programs for students to attend private schools.

May 12, 2009 | Associated Press | Education


BoE OKs plan for on-post school

A unanimous decision by the Liberty County Board of Education at a called meeting Thursday will give the school system its first two-story school. Board members hope the building's structure will save money on the project, which is expected to cost about $20 million.

May 11, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Student nurse earns honor

Kandyl Phillips competed at the SkillsUSA Region Conference and received a silver medal in nursing assisting. Phillips received a bronze medal in the same event at the SkillsUSA state conference in Atlanta.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Printing student earns honor

Bradwell Institute senior Steve Kincaid recently competed in the annual Skills USA competition in Atlanta and placed second in screen printing.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


JROTC donates to Relay for Life

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Long Co. considering student uniforms

LUDOWICI - Long County High School had a community forum Wednesday to provide information to the public and to gather input on the possibility of requiring students to wear uniforms.

May 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Fiesta on the fifth

Spreading knowledge of different cultures, Dr. Mattie Brown led a colorful and energy-packed Cinco de Mayo celebration at Jordye Bacon Tuesday. Her fourth grade students were jumping with excitement.

May 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


School in Georgia closes because of flu

ATLANTA - Georgia health officials have shut down a suburban Atlanta private school after a 14-year-old student tested positive for swine flu.

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in Henry County has suspended all classes for 14 days, though no other students are displaying symptoms of the potentially fatal H1N1 virus, said Dr. Elizabeth Ford, head of the state's Division of Public Health.

May 05, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Long H.S. crowns prom king, queen

LUDOWICI - Long County High School juniors and seniors had their prom on April 25 at Celebration Castle.

May 04, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Career day introduces students to work

Constance Ford's third-grade students at Lyman Hall Elementary started planning their futures Friday as they crowded around booths at the school's career day to learn more about professions they might one day enter. The students proved to be quite an ambitious group.

May 04, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


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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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