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B-PC hopes to attract vets on Post 9/11 GI Bill

MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College has announced it plans to participate in the Yellow Ribbon tuition program for veterans.

June 19, 2009 | Staff report | Education


175 middle schoolers first to go through lifestyle program

LUDOWICI - Walker Middle School had its first CHAMPS graduation ceremony June 1.

June 15, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Irrigation woes plague new field

The board of education is still paying for the construction of Libert County High School's Donell Woods Stadium and they passed a motion Tuesday to accept a $328,658 bid from Titan Golf Services to correct irrigation issues that have left the field saturated and soggy.

June 15, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Pledges motivate middle school test takers

More than 900 students at Lewis Frasier Middle School signed a test-taking pledge and posted pledge cards on a wall in the school's commons area for all to see during CRCT week.

June 12, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers honored for how they use technology

The Liberty County School system recognized three teachers at Tuesday night's Board Meeting for exceptional use of technology in the classroom.

June 12, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


If you feed a parent a pancake

June 12, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Joseph Martin students publish books

Joseph Martin Elementary students have become published authors. All students participated in a program from studentreasures that allowed them to write and to illustrate their books.

June 12, 2009 | Staff report | Education


SGMS students fight lymphoma

June 12, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Test scores up here, across state

Falling in line with state results, Liberty County schools posted significant increases in criterion-referenced competency test scores this year, exciting educators across the area.

June 10, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Long County graduates 106 seniors

LUDOWICI - Despite a rainout Friday night, the Long County High School 2009 Graduation Ceremony went off without a hitch Saturday morning.

June 10, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Valedictorians meet governor

The Valedictorians from Bradwell and Liberty traveled to the Georgia's Governor's Mansion for a day of honor.

June 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCHS students in NAACP competition in NYC

Three Liberty County High School students will accompany Waldo Pafford fourth-grade teacher Nicole Carter to New York this summer to compete in a competition sponsored by the NAACP.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


LFMS honor society helps Ronald McDonald House

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


End of school party for readers at Midway Middle

June 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Quizzes close school year at Jordye Bacon

Jordye Bacon Elementary recently concluded the school year with a Jeopardy-style quiz bowl for K-2 and a three-strike elimination quiz bowl for grades 3-5. Winners of the K-2 were on team 3; Diamond Stiff, Michael Alexis and Jakorian Willis. Winners of the black history bowl were Tyma Bullard, first place, Kylee Proffitt second, and Kyshon Campbell, third.

June 05, 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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