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Somali protesters press to get Seattle teacher fired

In Seattle, a group of protesters wants a teacher fired after she shared mildly satirical cartoons from the Charlie Hebdo controversy, using them to spark a discussion of free speech and religious pluralism with immigrant students in her class, the Seattle-based Stranger reported.

February 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Liberty Elementary

The following students earned places on the honor roll at Liberty Elementary School during the recently ended nine-weeks grading period:

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE eyes pre-K center for budget cuts

At a work session held Jan. 27, the Liberty County Board of Education learned that it is facing a $12 million shortfall for its upcoming fiscal-year 2015-'16 budget.

February 03, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Obama, Bush cozy on education, presenting primary challenge for Jeb

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has an enviable track record on education, and during his time as governor he pushed through a host reforms that remain widely embraced.

February 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Long board recognizes student for work as page

The Long County Board of Education during its Jan. 13 meeting recognized an opportunity given a student and addressed the high school hosting the region tourney.

February 03, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Music training improves your kid's brain function, study shows

Taking music lessons may not only make your kids smarter, but also enhance their emotional control, improve their memory and improve their long-term planning.

February 02, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


GSU's education program gets ranking

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University ranked No. 6 on The Best School's "25 Best Online Master in Education in Early Childhood Education Degree Programs."

February 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


College names presidential search panel

MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College Chairman of the Board and Acting President Gary Campbell recently released the names of members who constitute the presidential search committee for the 17th president of Brewton-Parker College.

January 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


School cafeteria staff compete, test recipes

The Long County School System's nutrition employees participated in a semi-annual in-service training session Jan. 5. School Nutrition Director Stephanie Fox said she wanted to do something different this time around to train workers and get them fully engaged. She decided to gear their school-nutrition training around a format similar to cooking competition shows on television, such as "The Taste" and "Master Chef."

January 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students earn academic honors

Several area students have earned academic honors and graduated from colleges:

January 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


District officials present budget ‘forecast’ to BoE

The Liberty County Board of Education received a "very detailed picture" of the school district's finances at a work session held Tuesday morning at the BoE building.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


A president without a college degree? Wisconsin governor will test it

On paper, Republicans' best presidential candidate for 2016 would seem to be the sitting governor of Wisconsin, except for one possible problem: He never graduated from college.

January 27, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The good game: video games that grow our kids

Video games have been maligned for decades.

January 27, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret Media Companies | Education


Most K-12 students are now low income

Radio personality Garrison Keillor used to have a standing joke that his fictional Lake Woebegon was where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."

January 27, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Armstrong launches science series

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's College of Science and Technology will launch Science on Tap - a new, free monthly event - at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W. Liberty St.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes.

February 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Lewis Frasier Middle

Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Lewis Frasier Middle School include:

February 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Liberty County High School

Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Liberty County High School included:

February 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating.

February 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Joseph Martin Elementary School include:

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SavTech picks adult student for honor

Brandon Matias has been chosen to represent Savannah Technical College at the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute on March 16-18 in Atlanta.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long Co. High may reorganize classes

Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway gave the Long County Board of Education information Thursday on possibly changing the number of classes taken daily by students.

February 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


LCSS exceeds state averages in all three CCRPI levels

The Georgia Department of Education recently released its College and Career Ready Performance Index scores based on data from the 2013-2014 school year. CCRPI, Georgia's statewide accountability system, was implemented in 2012. It measures individual schools and the district on a 100-point scale. This rating system is designed to help all stakeholders see how schools are performing.

February 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SavTech starts fundraising campaign

Before a crowd of students, faculty and supporters, Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love made two announcements Thursday morning at the school.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Education


Schools moving toward healthier fundraisers

"Bake sales are out;" fun runs are in, with excess calories in the crosshairs.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should computer science courses be mandatory?

The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don't have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it's that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at this

You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at the small words they use rather than the big ones, according to a massive study of college admission essays conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The rise of meditation on college campuses

Duke may have one of the best law schools in the country, but in recruiting new students, its promotional materials point out that Durham's bar scene has exploded in the past few years.

February 13, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Teacher bias discourages girls from STEM courses and careers, study shows

A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research sheds light on the reason women avoid science, technology, engineering and math.

February 13, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret Media Companies | Education


LCSS responds to shooting

Liberty County School System officials are taking precautionary measures today following a drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon at Waldo Pafford Elementary, according to LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

February 12, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


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