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Charter school to aim at jobs, work skills

On Wednesday, Dr. Judy Scherer, superintendent of Liberty County Schools, met with other area educators from Savannah Technical College to solidify a partnership to bring a charter school called the College and Career Academy to Liberty County.

December 02, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Another district having accreditation problems

BUCHANAN - Another Georgia school district is facing accreditation problems.

The head of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools says the organization has voted to place the Haralson County schools in west Georgia on probation.

November 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


LCHS grad wraps first semester at medical school

Liberty County's ambassador to medical academia is nearing the end of his first semester at the Medical College of Georgia and apparently not wasting his time, nor school resources.

November 27, 2008 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech gets new president

Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson Friday appointed Dr. Kathy Love as the new president of Savannah Technical College. She begins the new position on Jan. 1.

November 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students collect food for Manna House

As a part of Red Ribbon week, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students at Snelson-Golden Middle School battled each other to see who could collect the most canned goods to donate to Manna House and win an ice cream party. On Friday, representatives from each grade exchanged cans for words of thanks from the Manna House workers.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Open house at Armstrong Saturday

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University will host a Pirate Preview open house at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. in Savannah. The event is free and the public is invited.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Library sets events for November

Live Oak Public Libraries programs at the Liberty Branch Library and Midway-Riceboro Branch Library in November include:

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


STC to dedicate library here for former staffer

At noon on Nov. 15, Savannah Technical College will dedicate the Liberty Campus library in honor of Glenda Giddens, a long-time staff member who died last year after battling cancer.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Obama, math win student vote

Barack Obama fared even better than math in a mock election among Snelson-Golden Middle School students Friday.

November 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Top Frank Long reader wins $50

Joshua Atkins, a fourth-grader at Joseph Martin Elementary, understands how important it is to listen, concentrate and use time-management skills. His teacher, Elaine Dasher, encourages and motivates students as she introduces the standard/element for each lesson taught. While completing chores on his parents' farm, Joshua uses skills he has learned in school such as calculating perimeter and area, understanding the characteristics of geometric figures, measuring distance, comprehension of information read, identifying simple machines and explaining their uses (lever, pulley, wheel, gear, etc). Joshua said he is having so much fun he forgets he's working.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Joseph Martin Elementary student uses school skills to get job done

Joshua Atkins, a fourth-grader at Joseph Martin Elementary, understands how important it is to listen, concentrate and use time-management skills.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Wild things are at Taylors Creek

Where are the "wild things?"

They were at Taylors Creek Elementary on Sept. 30. The second graders in Melissa Aspinwall, Latricia Cobb, Jessica Nicholson, Jennifer Purcell, Katie Purvis, and Amy Yarbrough's classes performed an adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's classic "Where the Wild Things Are."

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Ice cream party for MMS readers

Thirty-one students were invited to Midway Middle's First 9 Weeks Accelerated Reader Ice Cream Social Picnic on Oct. 24.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Wal-Mart honors local teacher

Celestine "Cela" Barrett, a third-grade teacher at Jordye Bacon Elementary School in Hinesville, was recently named local teacher of the year by the Hinesville Wal-Mart/Sam's Club/Distribution Center.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers earn 'Bright Idea' grants

Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation began awarding more than $20,000 in Bright Ideas grants Oct. 24 to teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Students get taste of 19th-century education

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. A front-page article Wednesday incorrectly stated that Dorchester Village board members Barbara Martin and Julie Martin are sisters. They are friends, but they are not related.

May 14, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Students graduates from Tampa U

TAMPA, Fla. - Chardene LaQuét Williams of Hinesville graduated from the University of Tampa on May 9 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

May 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty County High School principal retires

Liberty County High School Principal Dr. Paula Scott officially announced Wednesday that she is retiring at the end of the school year.

May 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Education


15 best states for preschool

Preschool education might not be for everyone.

May 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Head Start spotlights teachers

Liberty County Early Head Start in Riceboro honored its teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, with a display and activities organized by parents and the administration. The teachers, followed by their years of experience, are Amy Phillips, 6½, Sabrina Gage, 7, Tiffany Pinkney, 6½, Georgia Johnson, 6, Tammbla Jones, 6, and Joe Ann Calvin, 20. Center Supervisor Cathy Jennings, 21 years of experience, is not pictured. The center now is taking applications for free enrollment. Call (912) 876-5977 and ask for LaShonda Shepherd or Cathy Jennings for more information.

May 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


These are the qualities of a great teacher

In late March, Bill Humbert, former band teacher at Chandler High School in Glendale, Arizona, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. When former students heard of the diagnosis, they quickly established a GoFundMe.com account, which has raised more than $15,000 to pay for the Humbert’s accumulating medical bills.

May 12, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Liberty, BI students attend FFA convention

MACON - A record crowd of more than 6,400 Future Farmers of America members, advisers and guests attended the 87th Georgia FFA Convention held April 23–25 in Macon.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SGMS Band plays at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. - Members of Snelson-Golden Middle School Honor Band became stars of their own Disney show Thursday when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Why tuition costs are skyrocketing

It's no secret that tuition costs are skyrocketing to unsettling levels.

May 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Long County superintendent wins award

Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters has received the President's Award from the Georgia School Superintendent's Association.

May 05, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows

Students in major urban centers around the country perform better in charter schools than they do in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.

May 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The perfect amount of homework for students

When a teenager arrives home from school in the afternoon, the last thing he or she wants to worry about is homework. After all, there’s TV to be watched, friends to hang out with and maybe even a job to fulfill.

May 04, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Official explains charter-system school teams

Community members heard more about how school-governance teams will be formed, and how they will function, during a recent community forum concerning the district's transition to becoming a charter system.

May 04, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom

The National Center of Education Statistics reports that about 3 percent of the school-age population is home schooled. Parents mainly home-school their children because they are concerned about certain school environments, where there could be bullying or teachings that go against a parent's political and religious beliefs, the NCES reported.

May 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

Students hung out to dry when 30 remaining Corinthian colleges shuttered last week will lose all or most of their credits, leaving 15,000 students in dire straits. Many will not be able to transfer most, if any, of their credits to new institutions. Some were just days away from finishing their certifications.

May 04, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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