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Storyteller visits BGE

Storyteller Josie Bailey sparked the imagination of students at Button Gwinnett Elementary School Feb. 4 as she put her spin on popular folktales, first describing them to the children as "just tales that folk tell." Students listened and got in on the theatrics as Bailey enlisted volunteers to use varying props to help paint the mental picture.

February 27, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


WPE first graders do drama

First grade students at Waldo Pafford Elementary School sang a different version of the childhood song, "Old MacDonald" during an assembly Jan. 31 called 'E-I-E-I Oops!'

February 27, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


GSU hosts national youth-at-risk conference

STATESBORO -- Georgia Southern University will host more than 1,500 leaders from across the country during the 19th annual National Youth-At-Risk Conference March 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah.

February 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


MMS announces students of the month

February 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Pre-K registration begins soon

Registration for the Liberty County School System Pre-K Center's 2008-09 school year will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 15.

February 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


State budget has added pay for master teachers

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced enhancements to the master teacher certification program as another step toward improving student achievement in Georgia.

February 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student Development Day at STC

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will have its first Student Development Day on Frida at the Savannah Campus. Built around the theme "Reaching For Success" the day will feature an address by Dr. Earl Suttle, a motivational speaker, and sessions on topics ranging from entrepreneurship to professional etiquette and from money management to strengthening the mind and body. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Eckburg Auditorium with breakout sessions held in classrooms in Goodman Hall.

February 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Free tutoring at church

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Chili brings families into school

Frank Long Elementary School hosted its fourth annual Chili Cook Off Thursday night, bringing in full house and rave reviews from faculty, parents and students alike.

February 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Scholarship for enlisted spouses

The Enlisted Spouses' Club at Fort Stewart is taking applications for the annual Rita Ackerman Scholarship.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


County spelling bee winners named

Joellyn Francis, a Snelson-Golden Middle School seventh grader, won the 2008 Liberty School System Spelling Bee Friday.

February 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Over 700 Cans of Compassion

February 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Glennville Christian Academy sets homecoming

Glennville Christian Academy will crown its 2008 homecoming king and queen on Friday evening, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. in the GCA gym.

February 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Library sets February actitivies

Activities at the Live Oak Public Libraries' branches in Hinesville and Midway during February include:

February 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU in Hinesville offering specialized classes

Armstrong Atlantic State University in Hinesville is offering Probate II. Students will be carried through the judicial process in probate with an emphasis on trusts. The class meets from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Liberty Center, Feb. 21 through April 10. The fee is $130 plus textbooks. Call (912) 927-5322 or visit www.ce.armstrong.edu to register.

February 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


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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


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


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