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Graduations start Friday night

Area high schools will have their graduation ceremonies this weekend.

May 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


HS graduations approaching

The deadline for expedited entry onto Fort Stewart for Saturday's First Presbyterian Christian Academy graduation ceremony is Monday.

May 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Special Olympics Friday

The annual Liberty/Long County/Fort Stewart Special Olympic Spring Games will be held Friday at Long Bell Stadium/Track at Liberty Independent Troop Park, 607 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.

May 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


The perfect amount of homework for students

When a teenager arrives home from school in the afternoon, the last thing he or she wants to worry about is homework. After all, there’s TV to be watched, friends to hang out with and maybe even a job to fulfill.

May 04, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Official explains charter-system school teams

Community members heard more about how school-governance teams will be formed, and how they will function, during a recent community forum concerning the district's transition to becoming a charter system.

May 04, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom

The National Center of Education Statistics reports that about 3 percent of the school-age population is home schooled. Parents mainly home-school their children because they are concerned about certain school environments, where there could be bullying or teachings that go against a parent's political and religious beliefs, the NCES reported.

May 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

Students hung out to dry when 30 remaining Corinthian colleges shuttered last week will lose all or most of their credits, leaving 15,000 students in dire straits. Many will not be able to transfer most, if any, of their credits to new institutions. Some were just days away from finishing their certifications.

May 04, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Students can access REACH scholarships

Liberty County public-school students will have access to the REACH Georgia scholarship program for the first time in the 2015-16 school year.

May 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


End the bar exam and democratize the law profession?

Law school applications are down. The quality of students admitted, based on test scores, is down. Bar exam passing rates are down. Law is not a happy profession.

May 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


LSU teeters on edge of bankruptcy

The now-defunct Corinthian College isn't the only higher-ed institution making ugly financial headlines this week. Down on the bayou, a prominent state-sponsored not-for-profit is on the brink as well.

May 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


How dangerous is bullying? New research says more so than physical abuse

New research has found that children who are bullied are more likely to develop social and mental health problems in adulthood than children who are physically abused.

May 01, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Students named to Button Gwinnett Elementary School's honor rolls for the third quarter are:

April 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Shacking up means splitting up, especially among the low-educated

Living with your significant other before marriage isn’t a good idea for couples who want to stay together for the long term. A new study from the Center for Family and Demographic Research at Bowling Green State University found that cohabitation before marriage often causes married couples to separate.

April 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Liberty restarting its own alternative school

Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, the Liberty County School System will operate its own non-traditional education program with the opening of the Horizons Learning Center.

April 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Arizona State to offer freshman year cheap and at home

Arizona State University is vocally committed to putting college education within reach of young people who currently find it outside their grasp, a commitment that made national headlines again last week when the school announced a partnership with EdX to provide a full year of freshman online coursework in massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that anyone can take and then convert into ASU college credit.

April 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Dental-hygiene students visit class

The Snelson-Golden Middle School class of teacher Cathy Rutland received a visit from a team of Savannah Technical School of Dental Hygiene students Monday, April 27.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student earns $25,000 scholarship

Liberty County High School alumnus Donnie Pulliam recently was selected as a "Rising Star" by the United Negro College Fund and received a $25,000 scholarship.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bipartisan student data privacy bill launched in House, praised on all sides

In an era of NSA snooping, email hacking and rampant identity theft, the specter of poorly protected student data strewn throughout cyberspace and being sold to the highest bidder has caught the attention of privacy advocates and, now, policymakers.

May 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should cellphones be banned in classrooms? New research suggests yes

Most of today’s youth don’t know what life is like without a cellphone.

May 14, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Students get taste of 19th-century education

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. A front-page article Wednesday incorrectly stated that Dorchester Village board members Barbara Martin and Julie Martin are sisters. They are friends, but they are not related.

May 14, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Students graduates from Tampa U

TAMPA, Fla. - Chardene LaQuét Williams of Hinesville graduated from the University of Tampa on May 9 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

May 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty County High School principal retires

Liberty County High School Principal Dr. Paula Scott officially announced Wednesday that she is retiring at the end of the school year.

May 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Education


15 best states for preschool

Preschool education might not be for everyone.

May 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Head Start spotlights teachers

Liberty County Early Head Start in Riceboro honored its teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, with a display and activities organized by parents and the administration. The teachers, followed by their years of experience, are Amy Phillips, 6½, Sabrina Gage, 7, Tiffany Pinkney, 6½, Georgia Johnson, 6, Tammbla Jones, 6, and Joe Ann Calvin, 20. Center Supervisor Cathy Jennings, 21 years of experience, is not pictured. The center now is taking applications for free enrollment. Call (912) 876-5977 and ask for LaShonda Shepherd or Cathy Jennings for more information.

May 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


These are the qualities of a great teacher

In late March, Bill Humbert, former band teacher at Chandler High School in Glendale, Arizona, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. When former students heard of the diagnosis, they quickly established a GoFundMe.com account, which has raised more than $15,000 to pay for the Humbert’s accumulating medical bills.

May 12, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Liberty, BI students attend FFA convention

MACON - A record crowd of more than 6,400 Future Farmers of America members, advisers and guests attended the 87th Georgia FFA Convention held April 23–25 in Macon.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SGMS Band plays at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. - Members of Snelson-Golden Middle School Honor Band became stars of their own Disney show Thursday when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Why tuition costs are skyrocketing

It's no secret that tuition costs are skyrocketing to unsettling levels.

May 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Long County superintendent wins award

Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters has received the President's Award from the Georgia School Superintendent's Association.

May 05, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows

Students in major urban centers around the country perform better in charter schools than they do in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.

May 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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