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Long schools to lost $1.2 million next year

According to Long County School Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, early projections from the state indicate the system will lose around $1.2 million for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

May 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Smiley names teacher, aide of year

LUDOWICI - Jenny Futch was recently named teacher of the year at Smiley Elementary.

May 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Kindergarten registration set in Long Co.

Registration for 2009-10 kindergarten in Long County will be between May 11-14 and May 18-21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Smiley Elementary School.

May 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students show artistic talents

Liberty County students and parents attended ArtsFest 2009 Tuesday night at Liberty County High School. The school showcased local student talents in a variety of media. The LCHS Jazz Ensemble kicked off the evening and was followed by other performances including LCHS Flute Choir, chorus, drama presentation, poetry readings and a cosmetology presentation. Family members and visitors also gathered in the media center to browse the visual arts display, which showcased more than 100 pieces of art. Calls to get the names of student winners had not been returned by the Courier's deadline.

May 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Feats of strength used to motivate students

LUDOWICI - Last week, students at Walker Middle and Smiley Elementary schools got a treat as the motivational group Power Unlimited talked to them and demonstrated feats of strength.

May 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Library schedules events, classes

Live Oak Public Libraries programs at the Liberty Branch and Midway-Riceboro Branch libraries have been set for May:•

May 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU graduation set for May 9

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University will hold its commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Arena in the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

May 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA literary team competes at state

Six members of the FPCA Literary team qualified to travel to Valdosta to compete at the GISA Class A state meet last month.

May 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU impact felt here

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University generates more than $205.5 million for the area economy, according to a study conducted for the University System of Georgia by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Midway industrialist to address graduates

SAVANNAH - P.A. "Takis" Argentinis (Tak), chairman of Elan Technology in Midway, will be the commencement speaker at Savannah Technical College's spring graduation May 5.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Midway Middle names April's top students

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Smiley's young writers advance

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


High schoolers help tutor younger students

Bradwell Institute's Project Success Program took 11 students to Button Gwinnett Elementary School one day last winter.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech enrollment up

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College enrollment grew 10 percent over last year's winter quarter enrollment numbers, marking the third straight quarter of double-digit enrollment growth.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE to vote on new school contract May 12

Six construction management firms are in the running to oversee the Liberty County Board of Education's new middle school. Interviews are scheduled to begin Monday afternoon.

April 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Atlanta testing scandal may be the tip of the iceberg, critics say

It's perhaps inevitable, after 11 of 12 teachers charged in the Atlanta test cheating scandal were convicted, that the scandal would serve as a Rorschach test for opponents and defenders of high-stakes standardized testing.

April 13, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Hinesville's Week of the Young Child celebration is set

Hinesville will honor local educators and day-care providers for National Week of the Young Child, which begins Sunday and runs through Saturday.

April 11, 2015 | Tiffany King | Education


Students earn academic honors

Mary E. Wilson, daughter of Samuel and Dwinda Wilson of Walthourville, was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University on March 29. Mary is a 2014 graduate of Liberty County High School, where she served as president of the National Honor Society. Mary is a computer-engineering major at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia above average on AP exams

More Georgia students than ever are passing Advanced Placement exams during high school, according to data released last month.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | 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


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