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Virginia tops in sending kids to jail, new report says

Virginia tops the nation in how often it refers kids to the justice system, according to a new report by The Center for Public Integrity.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Long schools reaccredited for five years

The Long County Board of Education on Monday learned that the school system has been reaccredited for five years.

April 15, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Biden wants community colleges to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Biden wants community college to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.

April 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


This video shows Common Core math is a lot like baking a cake

American parents want to help their children with Common Core math homework, but they just don't fully understand how to.

April 14, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


College degree does little to resolve income inequality, study says

A recent study published by the Hamilton Project, an economic research project, found that while education can propel Americans from the lower class to the middle class, there is little evidence education reduces the gap between the middle class and the wealthiest citizens, reported Education News.

April 13, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Atlanta testing scandal may be the tip of the iceberg, critics say

It's perhaps inevitable, after 11 of 12 teachers charged in the Atlanta test cheating scandal were convicted, that the scandal would serve as a Rorschach test for opponents and defenders of high-stakes standardized testing.

April 13, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Hinesville's Week of the Young Child celebration is set

Hinesville will honor local educators and day-care providers for National Week of the Young Child, which begins Sunday and runs through Saturday.

April 11, 2015 | Tiffany King | Education


Students earn academic honors

Mary E. Wilson, daughter of Samuel and Dwinda Wilson of Walthourville, was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University on March 29. Mary is a 2014 graduate of Liberty County High School, where she served as president of the National Honor Society. Mary is a computer-engineering major at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia above average on AP exams

More Georgia students than ever are passing Advanced Placement exams during high school, according to data released last month.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Stanford lower income students benefits from change in financial aid policy

Stanford University announced it will waive tuition for students whose parents have less than $125,000 in annual income. Students whose parents' income is less than $65,000 will also have fees for room and board waived, reported PBS.

April 09, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Long County 4-H recognized

The Long County Commission recently recognized members of the county's 4-H club for how well they did in their project achievement competitions in Toombs County and Eatonton. Commissioners who honored the children included Clifton DeLoach, Willie Thompson, Robert Long, Gerald Blocker and Chairman Dwight Gordon.

April 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


How one program helps students by keeping teachers in the classroom

Research shows that quality teachers have more impact on student achievement than any other variable, but until now there has been no real career path for a great teacher to follow that doesn't take them out of the classroom.

April 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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Keel to be sworn in Tuesday to Liberty County BoE seat

The Liberty County School System will host a swearing-in ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday for Dr. Yvette Keel, who recently won a special ...

July 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


New LCHS principal returning to 'Pantherland'

Liberty County High School's new principal, Stephanie Woods, is excited about the upcoming school year.

July 26, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Armstrong registration day for professionals

Armstrong State University will host a one-day registration event for new students to apply, be admitted and sign up for fall classes from 9 a ...

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students go to D.C.

Fifth-grade students from Waldo Pafford Elementary, along with their parents and second-grade teacher Nicole Carter, traveled to Washington in early June as part of the ...

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


State grants charter status to Liberty schools

The charter-system application for the Liberty County School System has been approved.

July 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Liberty schools seeking more teachers

As the start of a new school year quickly approaches, Liberty County finds itself short of teachers.

July 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Language degrees at Coastal Georgia

BRUNSWICK - The College of Coastal Georgia will be one of four schools in the University System of Georgia expanding foreign language programs through an online ...

July 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students graduate, earn honors at college

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently had its spring commencement for graduate and undergraduate students at Hanner Fieldhouse and Allen E. Paulson Stadium.

July 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two BI students name to scholar society

Two Bradwell Institute students have been selected as members of the National Society of High School Scholars, the organization recently announced.

July 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Graduates received VVA scholarships

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 789 recently presented scholarships to two outstanding graduates.

July 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student graduates Mercer, honored by school

Brandon Standard of Allenhurst graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in chemistry during the school's spring ...

July 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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