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Another district having accreditation problems

BUCHANAN - Another Georgia school district is facing accreditation problems.

The head of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools says the organization has voted to place the Haralson County schools in west Georgia on probation.

November 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


LCHS grad wraps first semester at medical school

Liberty County's ambassador to medical academia is nearing the end of his first semester at the Medical College of Georgia and apparently not wasting his time, nor school resources.

November 27, 2008 | Staff report | Education


Savannah Tech gets new president

Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson Friday appointed Dr. Kathy Love as the new president of Savannah Technical College. She begins the new position on Jan. 1.

November 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students collect food for Manna House

As a part of Red Ribbon week, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students at Snelson-Golden Middle School battled each other to see who could collect the most canned goods to donate to Manna House and win an ice cream party. On Friday, representatives from each grade exchanged cans for words of thanks from the Manna House workers.

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Open house at Armstrong Saturday

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University will host a Pirate Preview open house at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. in Savannah. The event is free and the public is invited.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Library sets events for November

Live Oak Public Libraries programs at the Liberty Branch Library and Midway-Riceboro Branch Library in November include:

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


STC to dedicate library here for former staffer

At noon on Nov. 15, Savannah Technical College will dedicate the Liberty Campus library in honor of Glenda Giddens, a long-time staff member who died last year after battling cancer.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Obama, math win student vote

Barack Obama fared even better than math in a mock election among Snelson-Golden Middle School students Friday.

November 18, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Top Frank Long reader wins $50

Joshua Atkins, a fourth-grader at Joseph Martin Elementary, understands how important it is to listen, concentrate and use time-management skills. His teacher, Elaine Dasher, encourages and motivates students as she introduces the standard/element for each lesson taught. While completing chores on his parents' farm, Joshua uses skills he has learned in school such as calculating perimeter and area, understanding the characteristics of geometric figures, measuring distance, comprehension of information read, identifying simple machines and explaining their uses (lever, pulley, wheel, gear, etc). Joshua said he is having so much fun he forgets he's working.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Joseph Martin Elementary student uses school skills to get job done

Joshua Atkins, a fourth-grader at Joseph Martin Elementary, understands how important it is to listen, concentrate and use time-management skills.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Wild things are at Taylors Creek

Where are the "wild things?"

They were at Taylors Creek Elementary on Sept. 30. The second graders in Melissa Aspinwall, Latricia Cobb, Jessica Nicholson, Jennifer Purcell, Katie Purvis, and Amy Yarbrough's classes performed an adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's classic "Where the Wild Things Are."

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Ice cream party for MMS readers

Thirty-one students were invited to Midway Middle's First 9 Weeks Accelerated Reader Ice Cream Social Picnic on Oct. 24.

November 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Wal-Mart honors local teacher

Celestine "Cela" Barrett, a third-grade teacher at Jordye Bacon Elementary School in Hinesville, was recently named local teacher of the year by the Hinesville Wal-Mart/Sam's Club/Distribution Center.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers earn 'Bright Idea' grants

Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation began awarding more than $20,000 in Bright Ideas grants Oct. 24 to teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Math problems not isolated to Liberty's schools

During the NAACP's Oct. 16 candidate forum, a member of the audience questioned school board candidates about the Liberty County high schools' inability to make state AYP math requirements this year.

November 11, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


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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


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


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