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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


Top 12 seniors get moment to shine

Some local high-school seniors were honored in a ceremony that praised more than their academic achievements.

April 04, 2015 | By Tiffany King | 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


Don't snooze, you lose: how inadequate sleep holds students back

Sleep deprivation and college have gone hand-in-hand for decades. Pulling all-nighters, socializing, part-time jobs all combine to make sleep an inconvenience rather than a necessity.

March 27, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Are student-athletes being cheated out of an education?

As March Madness ignites Americans' yearly obsession with college basketball games and broken brackets, a new book is calling attention to a different kind of madness: the systemic academic fraud at the center of college sports.

March 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Education


Mayor essay contest open to sixth-graders

The city of Hinesville invites all sixth-grade students in Liberty County to participate in the "If I Were Mayor, I Would . . ." essay contest.

March 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


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Young people, not without hope, are now most impoverished demographic

A report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, an economic cooperative of 34 countries including the United States, found that poverty rates are now highest among young adults ages 18-25.

June 15, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


Attending a graduation? Keep your cheers to yourself

Three people in Mississippi faced charges of disturbing the peace, with possible $500 fines and even six months in jail for shouting a graduate's name at a Senatobia High School graduation last month.

June 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No furloughs for Liberty schools in 2015-16

Liberty County School System employees will not have to endure any furlough days next year, Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee announced at Board of Education meeting on Tuesday evening.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Students named to Joseph Martin Elementary School's fourth nine weeks "A" honor roll were:

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Chris Christie's flip on Common Core signals hardening of GOP base

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie became the latest GOP presidential contender to flip on Common Core, announcing last week his opposition to the curriculum and standards system once embraced across a broad political spectrum.

June 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Frank Long Elemetnary

Students named to Frank Long Elementary School's fourth nine weeks honor roll were:

June 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


10 educational games that could change how your child learns

The new frontier of education, many experts believe, is video games. While the field is still maturing, most objectives can now be enhanced with games that allow students to collaborate and learn with more engagement while teachers are free to spend more time observing and helping, and less time at the whiteboard. Many of these games also offer parents and teachers tools to monitor progress on specific learning objectives.

June 10, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Stephanie Woods named new LCHS principal

According to an email distributed to all Liberty County School System staff, the new incoming principal of Liberty County High School is Stephanie Woods. Woods had been serving as an assistant principal for Bradwell Institute. We will update this story as more information becomes available. In the same email, Veronica Johnson has been appointed as curriculum specialist for the central office.

June 10, 2015 | By Staff Report | Education


Women's group awards first scholarship

The Community of Inspired Women Inc. awarded its first scholarship to Kaisha Porter during its monthly meeting June 2 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

June 10, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Education


Students earn academic honors, graduate

MILLEDGEVILLE - Two local students made the dean's list for the 2015 spring semester at Georgia College.

June 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Terrorized Christian teachers won't work in Kenya, forcing possible shutdown of schools

Hundreds of schools in Kenya could be shut down as Somalia’s al-Shabab Muslim militants have terrorized teachers from showing up to work, jeopardizing the future of thousands of youths, according to news reports from the East African nation.

June 09, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Education


Video games could be the next frontier in teaching

After years of widespread fears that video games were destroying young American brains, educational theorists and reformers have come around to the notion that video games are here to stay — and that may be a good thing, even in the classroom.

June 09, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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