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Local graduates from South University

Tabeter Robinson graduated from South University on June 21, earning a Master's of Arts degree in Professional Counseling with an above 3.0 grade point average.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


GOAL program accepting contributions

Georgians can now make tax credit-eligible charitable contributions to the Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning program.

July 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


MLK, Emancipation scholars honored

The pat on the back Chary Williams received last month during a reception was more of push forward to pursue her dreams.

July 15, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Alternative school changes being considered

The monthly meeting of board of education had a lengthy discussion on possibly revamping the structure of alternative school for middle school students.

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


2008 Sea Camp gets under way

Tybee Island Marine Science Center is preparing to hold its 2008 Sea Camp, which will include hands-on and interactive learning activities. Campers will experience multi-sensory learning adventures on the beach and in the science center, and develop science skills during exploration of the coastal environment. Classes are available for campers from pre-k through fifth grade. Call 786-5917 or go to www.tybeemarinescience.org for more information.

July 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Summer no time to rest

Even though it is summer vacation, two recent graduates from Bradwell Institute will still have books on the brain, as they sign up for classes and make arrangements with roommates to prepare for their first year of college.

July 08, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Public libraries set July events

Live Oak Public Libraries programs at the Liberty Branch Library and Midway-Riceboro Branch Library

July 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


TCSG Commissioner names STC interim president

ATLANTA - Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson has named Terry Elam, the president of Augusta Technical College, as the interim president of Savannah Technical College.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Smiley Elementary principal to move to Liberty County

Smiley Elementary School, Principal Sandy Jones will be leaving the Long County school system to take a position with the Liberty County Board of Education.

July 03, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Elementary students put artistic talent on display

With soft piano music playing in the background, elementary students at Button Gwinnett had their paintings and drawings professionally framed, displayed and made available for purchase during an art show May 16.

July 03, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


SSU's YESP camp accepting applicants

The Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Program (YESP) is still accepting applicants. The camp - open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors - runs June 16-July 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon weekdays. To register or get more information, contact Keenya Mosley at 912-356-2836 or mosleyk@savstate.edu

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Eight Liberty County teens to graduate from National Guard Youth

Eight Liberty County teens are among more than 200 teens set to graduate from the National Guard sponsored Youth Challenge Academy at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at the Macon City Auditorium.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Education agencies partner to host policy forum

ATLANTA - The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and the Georgia School Boards Association will hold a half-day session for area school board and state legislative candidates from 12:30-4:45 p.m. June 26 at Savannah Technical College. The Education Policy Forum is designed to provide future education decision makers with non-partisan, research-based information on which to develop positions.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Local teen invited to presidential inauguration

Donnie Pulliam has been invited to attend the 2009 Presidential Inauguration conference in Washington, D.C. He will witness the inauguration, Oath of Office, attend the Inaugural Ball, and the Inaugural Address of the 44th president of the United States. He received a special invitation from the Junior National Youth Leadership Conference, which he attended last spring in Washington D.C. This summer, Donnie will attend the alumni conference in Boston, Mass. Donnie will be going to the eighth grade this fall at Midway Middle School. He is seeking sponsors to help with the expenses pertaining to his trip to ...

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Local makes merit list at Darton College

Jennifer A. Kendrick of Hinesville has made the merit list at Darton College for the spring 2008 semester.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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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


Arkansas becomes the first state to mandate computer science offerings

Next school year, Arkansas will become the first state to require all public high schools and charter schools to offer classes in computer science, courtesy of a bill signed into law last month by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, reports Wired.

March 29, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


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