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Parents night at Jordye Bacon

At Jordye Bacon Elementary School's recent parents night families were able to:

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


MMS uses CSI theme to attract families

Midway Middle School, along with its PTO, will host a Family Fun Night at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


More than 70 MMS students' parents deployed

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Grandparents invited into schools

Joseph Martin celebrated Grandparents' Day on Sept. 10. Many of the students' grandparents visited and enjoyed lunch with their "superstars."

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students study ancient Egypt

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Story time, computers classes at libraries

The Live Oak Public Library's Liberty branch will offer a variety of activities for children this fall. The upcoming events and programs will include:

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI has second scholarship finalist

Bradwell Institute senior Natalie Sharp, at 16, is one of the youngest in her class, but her age isn't reflected in her stellar academic record. Sharp recently made the semi-finalist list for the National Merit Scholarship.

September 30, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Savannah Tech adds truck-driving school

Liberty County and Savannah Technical College officials gathered at the old Liberty County airport Wednesday to announce the arrival of commercial truck driving instruction.

September 29, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Joseph Martin fifth-graders mapping education

We had to do a map project that was all about learning how to understand different maps. We had to look at the population of the states, the Great Lakes and the number of representatives from each state. We also learned about the average family, and the number of kids 18 and under in the U.S.

September 25, 2009 | By Brianna Battle Special to the Courier | Education


Media fest entry wins international

Mya Gilliard's media festival project, "Mya's Top 10 States" won at the International Media Festival. It also was voted judges' favorite and best of festival. She is the daughter of Pete and Vivian Gilliard, and is in Dr. Mattie Brown's fourth-grade class at Jordye Bacon Elementary.

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


BGE puts emphasis on reading

First-grader Semari Shepard from Tania Daughtry's class checks out Button Gwinnett Elementary School's first library book of the school year. Helping her is Anttonia Hofmann, library aide. The BGE media center is anticipating a busy and exciting year for students, parents and staff. All classes have visited to tour the library and check out books. The BGE Web site lists upcoming events for students at the center as well as other useful information. Visit http://www.liberty.k12.ga.us/bge

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


City official swears in YCA officers

"It's all about leadership," Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier said to cadets at Youth Challenge Academy on Fort Stewart as they stood at attention with a crowd of about 600 faculty, staff, mentors and family members watching.

September 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Soldiers cement ties to Pre-K Center

The tiny students at Liberty County's Pre-K Center have captured the hearts of a group of 3rd ID soldiers and they're not letting go.

September 18, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Anonymous donors help students get dirty

An art class at Bradwell Institute received donations for hands-on projects from a network of anonymous donors.

September 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


State superintendent to speak here

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox will speak at the next Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 17.

September 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | 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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