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SAT scores drop for fifth year in Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia high school students fared worse on the SAT college-entrance exam for the fifth year in a row, according to a report released Wednesday.

September 15, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Education


Students hope for 'whirled' peace

Waldo Pafford Elementary School will take part in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, on Sept. 21 by planting pinwheels with messages of peace in the school's front lawn.

September 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Walker has FBLA student of month

Natalie Pattison, an eighth-grade student at Walker Middle School, was chosen as the Georgia FBLA middle-level member of the month for September. The award is given to one Georgia student per month.

September 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Online offerings aid students

Last week, the Georgia Department of Education announced that it is expanding its Virtual School course offerings for students in high school and advanced middle school students, but local education officials say they're not sure the increase is necessary.

September 14, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Local schools mark anniversary of 9/11

Teachers, uniformed soldiers and dignitaries stood alongside children decked out in red, white and blue Friday morning at Lyman Hall Elementary to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

September 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


DoD unveils plan to improve schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Defense Department now has a roadmap to bring all schools on military bases up to 21st century facility standards, Pentagon officials announced last week.

September 08, 2011 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Education


Liberty native publishes ‘creative literacy concept’

Like many children, Matthew is plagued by thoughts of monsters in his room at night. He imagines that they're playing under his bed, in his toy box and even in his trash can.

September 08, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Tech schools aim for global partnerships

ATLANTA - Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson recently announced the launch of a new International Center for Technical Education that will enhance the TCSG's global outreach.

September 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Governor exploring higher pay for reading teachers

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal said he's exploring the idea of paying extra for top-notch teachers willing to work with some of the state's youngest students.

September 07, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Students earn academic honors

Shaniece Withrow of Hinesville has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Withrow will be honored during an induction convocation this fall on the campus of Georgia State University.

September 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


McTeachers nights help local schools

McDonald's is hosting two McTeacher's Night fundraisers in September.

September 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


New school evaluation index could sub for AYP

With a possible state waiver from No Child Left Behind's adequate yearly progress standard looming in the future, Georgia education officials are spreading the word about a potential new index for evaluating schools.

September 03, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


ACT score show more students ready for college

According to the 2011 ACT report, Georgia high school students improved in a number of areas on the ACT, even while the number of students tested increased from 44 percent in 2010 to 47 percent in 2011. Some of the student gains include the following: more high school seniors demonstrating college readiness, key demographic subgroups outperforming the national average and improvements in eight- and 10-grade student assessments of college readiness.

September 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Admissions to state public colleges growing

ATLANTA - It's getting tougher to get into Georgia's top public colleges.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Long County names teacher of the year

The Long County School System named Sherry Lester teacher of the year Aug. 16 during a short ceremony. Lester, center, accompanied by her husband, Kelly Lester, front left, accepted a plaque from Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway, front right; and BoE members, back row from left, Chairman Dempsey Golden, Emma Strickland, Linda DeLoach, Billy Hall and Vice Chairwoman Florence Baggs.

August 30, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Education


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Bradwell student named National Merit Commended Student

Toriano Gilbert, Principal of Bradwell Institute, announced today that Jordan Spires has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Ga. State announces local graduates

More than 900 students earned their bachelor's degrees from Georgia State University during the summer semester of 2017.

September 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


BI alum starts company to fund dreams

After years of motivating others to pursue their dreams, Bradwell alumnus Delrish Moore has launched his company One For Dreams to make those dreams come ...

September 22, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


Academic honors

University of Mount Union

September 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


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