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Post putting teens to work for schools

People packed the board of education building Thursday night as Fort Stewart officials and Liberty County BoE came together for a partnership to make teens ready to work.

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


Reading has 4-legged support

Students at Liberty Elementary School have a special motivator named Mandy, a German shorthaired pointer owned by SST coordinator Kim Farley.

January 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Workshop for parents

Parent to Parent of Georgia presents a free workshop from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Liberty Pre-K Center, 206 Bradwell St.

January 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Frank Long reports on year

Accelerated Reader

January 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Classes restart Wednesday

After a two week break for the holidays, Liberty County students return to class Wednesday.

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


Electric coops offering scholarships

REIDSVILLE - Canoochee Electric Membership Corp. is accepting applications for Walter Harrison Scholarships, sponsored by EMCs across the state.

January 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Week aims to get children reading

Schools in Liberty County recently celebrated the importance of reading and children's literature. Students took part in a variety of special events and activities.

January 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


GSU students get up close, personal with Liberty history

A group of Georgia Southern students came to Liberty County this week expecting to just get down and dirty restoring and cleaning local historical sites, but were surprised to find what they called "a cultural gold mine."

January 03, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Seniors 4-H members train

January 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Math nights push Lewis Frasier students

Lewis Frasier Middle School's First in Math teams are striving to maintain and improve their rankings in the state and nation. Team Orbit, which is comprised of sixth-graders, and Team Congo, which is made up of seventh- and eighth-graders, are ranked first and second in the state, and 12th and 13th nationally.

January 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty third-graders have science fair

Third-graders at Liberty Elementary School had a science fair in September. Projects were displayed for parents and students to look at.

January 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Field trip focuses on Savannah history

Can you think of an adventurous way for a group of second-graders to learn about Georgia history? How about a trolley tour of historic Savannah and a walk on the riverfront.

January 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students get comfortable for reading

On Thursday, Nov. 6, from 3:30-6 p.m., the Liberty Elementary School Media Center joined the Title I Home Connect Program to sponsor Liberty Elementary's annual Pajamboree.

January 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Joseph Martin depends on military

The military is a way of life in our town.

January 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long Co. schools to close early Friday

Students in the Long County School System will get to start Christmas break a few hours early.According to Superintendent Robert Waters, the system's three schools will end classes by noon Friday."As a result of the schools all making AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress), we are rewarding the students, the faculty and the staff by letting them start their holiday a little early," Waters said.

Waters said students at Walker Middle School and Long County High School will be let out at noon, while Smiley Elementary School students will be released at 11:45 a.m.

December 31, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


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Long schools reaccredited for five years

The Long County Board of Education on Monday learned that the school system has been reaccredited for five years.

April 15, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Biden wants community colleges to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Biden wants community college to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.

April 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


This video shows Common Core math is a lot like baking a cake

American parents want to help their children with Common Core math homework, but they just don't fully understand how to.

April 14, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


College degree does little to resolve income inequality, study says

A recent study published by the Hamilton Project, an economic research project, found that while education can propel Americans from the lower class to the middle class, there is little evidence education reduces the gap between the middle class and the wealthiest citizens, reported Education News.

April 13, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | 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


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