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Graduation test tutoring offered online

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox has announced a free, online remediation course for high school students to help them pass the science and/or social studies portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. Registration for the courses has begun.

February 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lewis Frasier team wins stock market game

In the fall, when the 2009 session of the Stock Market Game started on Sept. 28, the Dow stood at 9,789. When trading ended on Dec. 4, the index of stocks had climbed to 10,389. Along the way, Jackson Chandler, Andrew Eminhizer and Jordan Nettles, led by their teacher Carol Corwin at Lewis Frasier Middle School, used reading, math, analytical skills, and teamwork to win the Stock Market Game for Liberty County Schools with a winning portfolio value of $119,682.

February 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County honors STAR student

The Long County Chamber of Commerce honored this year's STAR student and teacher during a Feb. 16 meeting.

February 19, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Census promotion contest deadline here

The deadline for five different contests to promote participation in the 2010 Census is today.

February 19, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Fundraiser for Joseph Martin Thursday

Joseph Martin Elementary staff will participate in a fundraising "McTeachers Night" at the McDonald's on Highway 84 in Hinesville on Thursday.

February 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


MMS students collect coats for needy

Student Council at Midway Middle School collected coats and jacket to distribute to those who were in need of outerwear during the recent cold weather. Council members put out a plea throughout the school for coats and jackets and the staff and students responded generously. The coats and jackets were given away at the school on Jan. 15 and 19. Coats and jackets that were not given out on those mornings were donated to a local church that distributes clothing all year long to members of the community.

February 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Waldo Pafford students learn of career

A career fair was held at Waldo Pafford Elementary School on Jan. 22 to encourage students to think about their future.

February 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


MMS sweetheart crowned at dance

February 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Reading turns faculty into tacky tourists

February 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA sends seven to statewide honors band

February 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Long County school honors semester stars

Smiley Elementary chooses two students from homerooms each semester to be the "semester superstars."

February 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


AG nixes plans to divert HOPE money

ATLANTA - Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker says Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposal to use lottery funds to replace general revenue funds for certain educational programs probably violates the state Constitution.

Baker sent a letter on Monday to the governor and legislative leaders stating his position.

February 16, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Long County STAR banquet Tuesday

The Long County Chamber of Commerce will have its STAR Student and Teacher recognition banquet Tuesday.

It will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Long County Senior Citizen Center as part of the Chamber's general monthly meeting.

February 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Jordye Bacon has spelling bee

Jordye Bacon Elementary hosted its annual spelling bee on Jan. 21. There were eight fourth-grade participants and six fifth-grade participants.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


LFMS star students honored at breakfast

February 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | 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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