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Still teaching, mentoring and sharing his story at 75

At 75 years old, retired educator Dr. Alexander Gardner Jr. continues to express his love for teaching by sharing his words of wisdom with students.

August 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


All Long County schools make AYP

LUDOWICI -- All Long County schools made the Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2007-08 year.

August 28, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Smiley Elementary gets new principal

The Long County Board of Education approved David Edwards as Smiley Elementary School's new principal at its July meeting. He replaces Sandy Jones.

August 28, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Smiley Elementary welcomes new principal, assistant principal

As teachers came in for pre-planning Tuesday, they were greeted by two new faces in the office at Smiley Elementary. David Edwards and Ann Thompson were elected principal and assistant principal in July. They have both worked in the Long County School system for many years.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Locals named UGA Presidental Scholars

ATHENS - The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who were named Presidential Scholars or achieved the Dean's List for summer semester.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


UGA incoming freshmen set records for academic quality, diversity

ATHENS - The University of Georgia expects more than 4,800 students in the new freshman class and they will set new records for academic quality and diversity, according to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Officials say first school day went well

As she glimpsed a sea of royal blue and white polos shirts, Bradwell Institute principal Dr. Vicki Albritton said she thought students looked great in their new school uniforms, which also help to easily identify those who belong on campus.

August 23, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Basic information goal at Bradwell open house

"Just the normal freshman stuff and the teachers' expectations," Joy Nelson said when asked why she brought her son, Anfernee, to open house at Bradwell Institute Tuesday afternoon.

August 21, 2008 | By Pat Watkins | Education


Pre-k students explore new surroundings

Liberty County pre-k teacher, Sara Johnson, spent the afternoon introducing eager 4-year olds and their parents to the classroom.

August 21, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Liberty Co. students back in school today

Schools are back in session today for the 2008-09 academic year, but the Liberty County School System doesn't know exactly how many students to expect.

August 21, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | Education


Dr. Edgens to serve as dean of external programs at BPC

MOUNT VERNON - Dr. Jeff Edgens began his first full day as Dean of External Programs Aug. 1; however, he's already been making changes at the college since his hire June 30. He worked with BPC three days a week while he finished a teaching contract with Georgia Military College, where he previously served as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.

August 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Smiley Elementary gets new principal

The Long County Board of Education approved David Edwards as Smiley Elementary School's new principal at its July meeting. He replaces Sandy Jones.

August 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


School bells ring Wednesday

Connie Meiers at Waldo Pafford Elementary, like other county teachers, has been busy in professional development meetings and will continue prepping her classroom for a new year's batch of students.

August 19, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Savannah State welcomes new students Aug. 12

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University will welcome freshmen and transfer students to the 2008-09 academic year during new student orientation Aug. 12-17.

August 19, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local educator named 2008 high performance principal

A local principal recently received statewide applause from Gov. Sonny Perdue and superintendent Kathy Cox for his efforts in leading his school in overall student achievement improvement.

August 16, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | 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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