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Two area schools recoup AYP status

Button Gwinnett Elementary and Snelson-Golden Middle School both made Adequate Yearly Progress standards, the nationwide education evaluation system part of the No Child Left Behind Act, after a re-evaluation at the end of the summer session.

October 28, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


AASU president leaving

SAVANNAH - Thomas Z. Jones, who has led the transformation of Armstrong Atlantic State University from a quiet commuter campus of 5,400 students to a residential university of more than 7,000 students, has announced that he will leave his post as president of AASU effective June 30.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students' recycling efforts pay off

The corporate office for Keep America Beautiful announced a Liberty County school has ranked nationally in the 2008 Return the Warmth Program. First United Methodist Pre-K and Kindergarten placed 19th in the national plastics recycling effort, with approximately 1,000 schools competing in the nation.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


What's happening in our libraries in October

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

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bradwell gets Dollar General grant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - Dollar General recently announced that Bradwell Institute in Hinesville has been awarded a $1,881 back-to-school grant.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Art class volunteers to paint walls at counseling center

It was nearly a year ago when Heather Brancato and a friend volunteered their time and skills to paint murals on the walls of Helen's Haven, a counseling service for children that serves the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.

October 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education


Site shows public school spending

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has released a Web site that tracks, down more than $14 billion in spending throughout Georgia's 180 school systems and more than 2,000 schools.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local girl heads student government

Elizabeth Pirkle, daughter of Bob and Laura Pirkle, was elected student council president for 2008-09 at Savannah Country Day School. The president is voted on by all of the school's students.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Grandparents bring something special to classrooms

Smiley Elementary School held a "Goodies for Grandparents Day" Friday, in honor of National Grandparents Day, which was Sept. 7. The day kicked off as Principal David Edwards welcomed a packed gymnasium at Smiley.

October 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


State top educator on morning show

ATLANTA -- Georgia schools Superintendent Kathy Cox says her two children were "pretty nervous" for her when she appeared on the Fox television program "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?"

October 08, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


Advocates for gifted children organizing

The newly formed Liberty County Association for Gifted Children met Tuesday to inform parents about the new program.

October 04, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


HPD detective helps with in-class investigation

Hinesville Police Department Det. Howard spoke to John Wood and Andra Harris' advanced seventh-grade English class at Lewis Frasier Middle School last week to help the students with their class project, a mock trial from the book "The Outsiders."

October 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Students to stage 9/11 Freedom Walk

Although many of the students at Lyman Hall Elementary are too young to remember the tragedy that rocked the nation Sept. 11, 2001, Principal Claire Blanchard says The Freedom Walk is an opportunity for students to join the community in commemorating the day as a lesson in history and social studies.

September 25, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Downtown campus eyed for AASU

Local officials are looking for a downtown location for Armstrong Atlantic State University's Liberty operations, which have outgrown their Patriot Center site.

September 16, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Education


Long 4-H wraps up productive summer

Several members of the Long County 4-H Club were recognized for their achievements.

September 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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Student earns $25,000 scholarship

Liberty County High School alumnus Donnie Pulliam recently was selected as a "Rising Star" by the United Negro College Fund and received a $25,000 scholarship.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bipartisan student data privacy bill launched in House, praised on all sides

In an era of NSA snooping, email hacking and rampant identity theft, the specter of poorly protected student data strewn throughout cyberspace and being sold to the highest bidder has caught the attention of privacy advocates and, now, policymakers.

May 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should cellphones be banned in classrooms? New research suggests yes

Most of today’s youth don’t know what life is like without a cellphone.

May 14, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | 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


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