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University systems eyeing consolidations

ATLANTA - The head of the university system of Georgia said Wednesday he is ordering a study of whether any of the state's 35 campuses should be consolidated to save money.

September 15, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Education


SAT scores drop for fifth year in Georgia

ATLANTA - Georgia high school students fared worse on the SAT college-entrance exam for the fifth year in a row, according to a report released Wednesday.

September 15, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Education


Students hope for 'whirled' peace

Waldo Pafford Elementary School will take part in an international art and literacy project, Pinwheels for Peace, on Sept. 21 by planting pinwheels with messages of peace in the school's front lawn.

September 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Walker has FBLA student of month

Natalie Pattison, an eighth-grade student at Walker Middle School, was chosen as the Georgia FBLA middle-level member of the month for September. The award is given to one Georgia student per month.

September 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Online offerings aid students

Last week, the Georgia Department of Education announced that it is expanding its Virtual School course offerings for students in high school and advanced middle school students, but local education officials say they're not sure the increase is necessary.

September 14, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Local schools mark anniversary of 9/11

Teachers, uniformed soldiers and dignitaries stood alongside children decked out in red, white and blue Friday morning at Lyman Hall Elementary to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

September 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


DoD unveils plan to improve schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Defense Department now has a roadmap to bring all schools on military bases up to 21st century facility standards, Pentagon officials announced last week.

September 08, 2011 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Education


Liberty native publishes ‘creative literacy concept’

Like many children, Matthew is plagued by thoughts of monsters in his room at night. He imagines that they're playing under his bed, in his toy box and even in his trash can.

September 08, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Tech schools aim for global partnerships

ATLANTA - Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson recently announced the launch of a new International Center for Technical Education that will enhance the TCSG's global outreach.

September 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Governor exploring higher pay for reading teachers

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal said he's exploring the idea of paying extra for top-notch teachers willing to work with some of the state's youngest students.

September 07, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Students earn academic honors

Shaniece Withrow of Hinesville has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Withrow will be honored during an induction convocation this fall on the campus of Georgia State University.

September 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


McTeachers nights help local schools

McDonald's is hosting two McTeacher's Night fundraisers in September.

September 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


New school evaluation index could sub for AYP

With a possible state waiver from No Child Left Behind's adequate yearly progress standard looming in the future, Georgia education officials are spreading the word about a potential new index for evaluating schools.

September 03, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


ACT score show more students ready for college

According to the 2011 ACT report, Georgia high school students improved in a number of areas on the ACT, even while the number of students tested increased from 44 percent in 2010 to 47 percent in 2011. Some of the student gains include the following: more high school seniors demonstrating college readiness, key demographic subgroups outperforming the national average and improvements in eight- and 10-grade student assessments of college readiness.

September 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Admissions to state public colleges growing

ATLANTA - It's getting tougher to get into Georgia's top public colleges.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


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December 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


Armstrong named third in nation by Military Times Best: Colleges

Military Times has again honored Armstrong State University, ranking the institution third in the nation among four-year schools on its Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 ...

December 03, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


Liberty 4-H'ers learn to be better consumers

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, the holiday shopping season has officially started.

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


GSU anthropologists bridge gap between past, present Native people

What can we learn about practices of Native people thousands of years ago and connect it to our culture today? Georgia Southern anthropologists seem to ...

November 24, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


Media specialist named LCSS teacher of year

Kristi Craven, media specialist at Liberty Elementary, is the district's 2019 teacher of the year.

November 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students' writing earns $10,000 scholarships

Two Bradwell Institute students walked away with a combined total of $10,000 in scholarships after earning first place spots at the 17th annual Brewton-Parker ...

November 23, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


Young Adult Liberty Leaders learn government

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2017-18 Young Adult Liberty Leaders class had a county government session on Nov. 9, hosted by the Liberty County ...

November 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


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