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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


Long County graduation Friday

LUDOWICI -- Long County High School will have its 2009 graduation at 8 p.m. Friday in at Veterans Stadium.

June 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Seventh grader is county's top speller

Haleigh Hawkins won the Liberty County School System's 2008-09 Spelling Bee winner. She is a seventh-grader at Lewis Frasier Middle School. Students who participated in the bee ranged from fourth through eighth grades and each elementary and middle school within the system was represented by its top spellers.

June 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Project collects for community's needy

As a part of the GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training) program, each class must do a class project.

June 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Reading is much more decoding than letter and words

Daniel Willingham is a cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia with a background in neuroscience who now focuses on education. He wrote a widely acclaimed 2010 book titled, “Why Don't Students Like School?” His new book, “Raising Kids Who Read,” off the presses this month, is an accessible hands-on guide for parents who want to help kids become avid readers at home and school. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

March 22, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


NYC mayor says no to plan to seize failing schools

The Democrat's internecine battle over education reform is ratcheting up in New York, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue to spar over how to reform the city's failing schools.

March 20, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Long honors special ed teacher of year

The Long County Board of Education recently recognized Harriet Chapman as the school system's special-education teacher of the year. She received a plaque at a recent board meeting.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


No-pay MBA completes test run

Why go into heavy debt and disrupt your life for a certification of business training that you can get essentially for free? That's the question Laurie Pickard asked when she launched her No-Pay MBA project in August of 2013, setting out to earn an MBA using Massive Online Courses, or MOOCs.

March 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


First Islamic college in United States granted accreditation

Zaytuna, a small liberal arts college in Berkeley, California, has been granted accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The accreditation makes Zaytuna the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, reports Education News.

March 19, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Students earn deans honors

Brandon Standard, of Allenhurst, a senior, was named to the dean's list of Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts for the fall 2014 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within the university.

March 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Helen Keller on optimism, education and never giving up

In 1987, Congress passed a resolution designating the month of March as "Women's History Month," a tradition that each president since Ronald Reagan has honored.

March 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Going paperless on state tests

The Long County Board of Education learned during its March 10 meeting that all state tests would eventually be taken on a computer.

March 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


BI wins state Reading Bowl again

Bradwell Institute won its second consecutive state Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl championship March 7.

March 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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