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State asking schools to furlough teachers

ATLANTA - Georgia carved more money from its thinning state budget Tuesday as Gov. Sonny Perdue for the first time called on Georgia's 128,000 teachers to take three unpaid furlough days and ordered 3 percent funding cuts for Medicaid and public schools.

The governor also ordered most state agencies to slash another 5 percent from their spending plans and called on other state employees to take three unpaid days to trim the state's spending to help fill a $900 million shortfall amid plummeting tax collections. He struck the deal with legislative leaders to avoid a special session, but ...

July 23, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Education


All Long County schools make AYP

Long County Assistant Superintendent Dr. Glenn Purcell told the Board of Education July 9 that all Long County schools attained Title I distinguishment through Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2008-09 school year.

July 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


More than 79 percent of schools Make AYP

More than 79 percent of Georgia's public schools made Adequate Yearly Progress, according to initial results released today - a 10 point jump from 2008.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech expands offerings

SAVANNAH – Dr. Kathy Love was appointed president of Savannah Technical College in January and now, six months later, her focus on excellence has begun to pay off – in a big way.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Brewton-Parker slashing tuition rates

Brewton-Parker College has slashed tuition rates in an attempt to help people afford higher education.

July 17, 2009 | Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Student Success team earns award

SAVANNAH - A group of Savannah Technical College staff members will travel to Atlanta next month to receive the Governor's Commendation for Excellence in Customer Service. The Liberty Campus Student Success Team was selected from among 240 nominees representing 39 state agencies.

July 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Deadline for school choice is here

The application deadline is July 13 for parents in Liberty County who want to transfer their children to a different school within the system.

July 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


STC student takes third in national competition

For CIS/Cisco student Cynthia Rowlands, last month's trip to Kansas City to compete in the Skills USA National Competition was just different enough from 2008 to be fun.

July 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rice to speak at GSC

STATESBORO - Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak at Georgia Southern University at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. The event is free and open to the public. The campus location of the event will be announced later.

July 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


State BoE quashes tests at suspected cheating school

ATLANTA - The state Board of Education has approved unanimously a plan to toss out scores for standardized tests at four elementary schools where cheating was discovered.

July 10, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Deadline to select different school in Liberty is July 13

Under a new state law, House Bill 251 Public School Choice, parents and guardians of students living in the Liberty County School District boundaries may request to transfer their children to another public school in the Liberty County School District for the upcoming 2009-10 school year.

July 03, 2009 | By Mary Alexander Assistant Superintendent for Student Services | Education


Local educator still training

DALLAS, Texas - Sandy Jones, director of curriculum and professional learning for Liberty County Schools, has been accepted into the National Staff Development Council Academy for Staff Developers, a learning experience aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning in all schools.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


STC hires VP for student affairs

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College has selected Jim Nordone as its vice president for student affairs.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE honors retirees, rehires coaches

Four employees with a combined total of 100 years of service were recognized by the Long County Board of Education at the June meeting.

July 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County hosts young authors

Long County Schools recently had a young author's conference at the Clubhouse in Rye Patch.

June 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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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


Long Co. students plant tree

Long County High School students recently planted a tree at the school to commemorate Georgia Arbor Day.

March 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Area student wins tuition grant

Catherine Wood from Hinesville won a $500 tuition grant at the recent Stallion Day event at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.

March 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


FPCA student makes district Honor Band

David McGee, a sixth-grader at First Presbyterian Christian Academy, recently performed with the Middle School Honor Band for the Georgia Music Educators Association's first district.

March 11, 2015 | Jeremy McAbee | Education


LCCA students fare well at regional

Though only in its third year of operation, the Liberty College and Career Academy is making its presence known in the trade-skills competition circuit.

March 11, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Honor roll: Waldo Pafford Elementary

First grade A Honor Roll

March 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rotary hears update on school system

The Hinesville Rotary Club heard from Liberty County School administrators on the state of the district and its plans at the club's meeting last week.

March 11, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act changes what schoolkids choose to eat at cafeterias

Students are choosing fruits in the cafeteria line more now than in 2012, when nutrition changes for school lunches were implemented, according to a study from Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, The New York Times reported.

March 11, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


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