SAVANNAH - The student affairs team from Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus traveled to Atlanta last month to receive the Governor's Commendation for Customer Service. They were honored to be among the 39 chosen from across the state for recognition. Now, the team has learned it's in the running for the Governor's Annual Award for Excellent in Customer Service and are among a group of finalists to be honored Sept. 28, at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The Board of Education and the Army Corps of Engineers in Savannah were unable to come to a lease agreement by Thursday night, the absolute latest deadline issued by Gilbane Construction Company that would ensure a fall 2010 opening date for the new middle school on Fort Stewart.
2009 LCHS graduate Hillary Scales (music, contemporary vocal) and LCHS students Sideeq Heard (drama) and Jerrica Russaw (dance) participated in the NAACP'S national ACT-SO competition in New York City in July.
Smiley Elementary School has a new media specialist, and even though this is Susan Fuentes' first year working in the library, she isn't new to education.
Armstrong Atlantic State University has started offering a flex term that allows students to complete undergraduate and graduate courses in just seven weeks.
Students in a Liberty Elementary School third-grade class recenty had a mock trial for the Big Bad Wolf.
Button Gwinnett has announced its students of the month for August:
Savannah Technical College has set a Midway information session about adult education classes for those 16 and older seeking a GED.
Falling in line with state trends, an increasing number of seniors in Liberty County schools are taking the ACT, a standardized test used for college admissions, than in previous years.
Liberty County School System was one of 14 systems statewide to receive Title 2D technology grants.
The Hinesville Lions Club recently presented tissues and hand sanitizer to Taylors Creek Elementary School. Faculty reported that enough was delivered so each classroom got the items and that teachers were excited to receive two of the most used items.
ATLANTA - Georgia high school students performed worse on the SAT college-entrance exam than their predecessors for the third year in a row, continuing to lag behind the nation.
Georgia's average score on the test was 1,460 this year, a six-point drop since last year, according to data released Tuesday by the exam's administrators, the College Board. The national average score was 1,509 this year.
Dr. Linda Bleicken, Armstrong Atlantic State University's new president, spoke at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday to introduce herself, provide an update on the main and Liberty campuses and give
Terrence Smith, 13, won this year's Wal-mart Vision Center's annual Back-to-School SpongeBob Coloring Contest.
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.
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.
Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway is encouraging students to check out the practice tests that are available online.
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.
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.
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.
Two Long County High School students recently advanced to the finals of the Canoochee EMC Washington Youth Tour Essay Competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hours of study and preparation seem to go out the window every time Katie Fisher sits down to take an exam.
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.