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Governor speaks out about AYP, graduation rates

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue released the statement following the release of Adequate Yearly Progress data and graduation rates:

August 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


STC names 2008 Rick Perkins Award Winner

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College named Victor Burke as the college's 2008 Rick Perkins Award Winner. Burke has been an employee of STC for more than 14 years and is currently the department head for Criminal Justice.

August 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Youth Challenge Academy, Wal-Mart team to promote vocational education

Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy announced that vocational scholarships have been awarded to recent program graduates Atting Eminue and Michael Niegbruegge. The scholarships, made possible by a grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation, will allow Atting and Michael to continue their education and job training through vocational programs in Georgia.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


ESL classes offered at education center

English as a second language classes will be offered at Fort Stewart's Army Education Center starting Aug. 11 and 12.

August 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Science teachers get extra training

"Hands On, Minds On" is the philosophy of Project SENSE, a program designed to promote higher levels of learning for elementary and middle school science students.

August 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student earn $1,500 scholarship through commissary

Brandon Shreihofer of Hinesville is one of 600 youth who have won Scholarships for Military Children Program this year.

August 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Educators hone social studies lessons

Area educators recently participated in Project Becoming Engaged in Social Studies Teaching at Georgia Southern University.

August 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Locals attend conservation workshop

The 47th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 8-12 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The workshop, which included 159 Georgia high school students - eight of which were from the U.S. Virgin Islands - and two chaperones, has graduated approximately 11,410 participants. Students from throughout Georgia attended a week's worth of activities such as field trips and classroom functions with opportunities to earn college scholarships at the end of the week.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Education


BoE candidate professes passion for youth

Liberty County native Verdell Jones wants to employ her "passion" for youth by running for a position on the board of education.

August 05, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Education


Back-to-School Rally called a success

Continuing its 10-year streak of success, last weekend's 11th annual Back to School rally provided good time its target audience but also impacted the community and with its goal to get students off to a good start.

August 05, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Education


Carter runs for BoE seat

After more than 30 years in education, Liberty County native Carolyn Smith Carter hopes to use her experiences to help improve the quality of student learning in Liberty County.

August 05, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


STC starts summer quarter

Savannah Technical College Summer Quarter hours began Monday, July 14. Savannah, Liberty and Effingham campus business hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m.-noon Friday.

July 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


AASU revises academic structure, introduces two new colleges

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's largest academic unit, the College of Arts and Sciences, has been reorganized into two distinct colleges. The structural changes will increase opportunities for interdisciplinary research, grant writing and strengthen relationships among different academic departments within the university.

July 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Area pre-K rosters filling up

Despite last month's report calling attention to declining pre-K enrollment across the state, Liberty County pre-K principal Dr. Shelby Bush sees a different trend.

July 31, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Superintendent takes helm

Dr. Judy Burton Scherer took her seat to the right of BoE chairwoman Lily Baker after Probate Court Judge Nancy Aspinwall administered the oath of office at the start of the board's July 8 meeting.

July 29, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Education


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Bradwell hosts Career Day

Bradwell Institute students heard from working professionals Friday during the school's annual Career Day.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Green Zone training concludes

Editor's note: This is part three of a three-part series on the Green Zone, a program offered by Armstrong State University that helps educators understand the challenges faced by military-affiliated students transitioning to life in the classroom.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Long FCCLA works on projects

The Long County School System's FCCLA chapter has taken many steps toward improving as an organization this school year. So far, members have attended three events.

November 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long Middle FBLA has book drive for Halloween

During October, Long County Middle School FBLA students participated in a book drive. Each member brought in used books to donate to children in the area, and over 100 books were donated. On Oct. 30, the club ended the drive with a Halloween social and costume contest. Members came in costume and brought Halloween treats to share. Guest judges chose the costume-contest winners, and cash prizes were given.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Stewart teacher honored by Defense Dept.

Anyone who walks through the Pentagon is bound to cross paths with highly skilled military or civilian employees who have disabilities - including the Defense Department's director of disability programs, who has been legally blind since age 16.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


High-school graduation rate up in Liberty

The Liberty County School System's high-school graduation rate has increased since last year, rising from 72.3 percent in 2013 to 75.8 percent in 2014. The graduation rate at Bradwell Institute held steady at 72.4 percent, while the graduation rate at Liberty County High School made a statistically significant gain of 8.7 percentage points, rising to 81.6 percent.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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