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School bells ring Wednesday

Connie Meiers at Waldo Pafford Elementary, like other county teachers, has been busy in professional development meetings and will continue prepping her classroom for a new year's batch of students.

August 19, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Savannah State welcomes new students Aug. 12

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University will welcome freshmen and transfer students to the 2008-09 academic year during new student orientation Aug. 12-17.

August 19, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local educator named 2008 high performance principal

A local principal recently received statewide applause from Gov. Sonny Perdue and superintendent Kathy Cox for his efforts in leading his school in overall student achievement improvement.

August 16, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Long County school district makes AYP

All Long County schools made the Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2007-2008 year.

August 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Public library sets August events

Mr. Johnny!

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Long non-partisans qualify for general elections

According to Long County Election Superintendent Marie Middleton, the following candidates have been qualified to run in the upcoming General Election.

August 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Local earns scholarship from State Rep.

Recent Liberty County High School graduate DeAngelo Quarterman received a $1,000 scholarship from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Thursday to help further his education when he goes off to college next month.

August 14, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Band tuning up for year

From early morning to dusk anyone within earshot of Bradwell Institute can hear the beats and rhythms, as the marching band gears up for another season.

August 12, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Local graduates from Duke

Meredith Randolph Devendorf of Midway has graduated from Duke University in Durham, N.C., with a master's in environmental management from Duke's Nicolas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences as part of the Duke environmental leadership program.

August 12, 2008 | By Joe Parker, Jr. Staff Writer | Education


Family College Day comes to STC

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College welcomes you to try college for free.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Governor speaks out about AYP, graduation rates

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue released the statement following the release of Adequate Yearly Progress data and graduation rates:

August 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


STC names 2008 Rick Perkins Award Winner

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College named Victor Burke as the college's 2008 Rick Perkins Award Winner. Burke has been an employee of STC for more than 14 years and is currently the department head for Criminal Justice.

August 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Youth Challenge Academy, Wal-Mart team to promote vocational education

Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy announced that vocational scholarships have been awarded to recent program graduates Atting Eminue and Michael Niegbruegge. The scholarships, made possible by a grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation, will allow Atting and Michael to continue their education and job training through vocational programs in Georgia.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


ESL classes offered at education center

English as a second language classes will be offered at Fort Stewart's Army Education Center starting Aug. 11 and 12.

August 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Science teachers get extra training

"Hands On, Minds On" is the philosophy of Project SENSE, a program designed to promote higher levels of learning for elementary and middle school science students.

August 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Liberty County High students see the effects of DUI and distracted driving

Prom-goers from Liberty County High School attended Prom Promise earlier today.

April 16, 2015 | Tiffany King | Education


Don't blame your child for not being motivated at school

Don’t blame your children for not being motivated in the classroom — they may not have much of a say.

April 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Virginia tops in sending kids to jail, new report says

Virginia tops the nation in how often it refers kids to the justice system, according to a new report by The Center for Public Integrity.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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


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