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  • Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows 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.The CREDO study found that charter schools in urban areas received “the equivalent of roughly 40 days of additional learning per year in math and ...
  • The perfect amount of homework for students 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.However, recent research from the University of Oviedo in Spain indicates homework needn’t take up an entire night. In fact, ...
  • LCPC updates Walthourville land-use map LCPC updates Walthourville land-use map Walthourville residents met with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission planners in March to provide input to update their community's land-use map as part of Liberty County's 2040 Comprehensive Plan.On Tuesday, Walthourville residents met again with LCPC officials to see the revised land-use map and talk about development in their community. Planner Melissa Jones and Zoning Administrator Gabriele Hartage said the eight ...
  • Board of realtors hands out awards Board of realtors hands out awards The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors held its annual awards banquet March 25 at Club Stewart, where 25 Realtors were awarded.Among the awards, Cathey Winn was awarded Realtor of the Year. Beth Braun and April Banks were awarded life membership in the distinguished sales society. James Stewart was the recipient of the Bob Hock community-service award for his charitable work. ...
  • All-terrain vehicles stolen All-terrain vehicles stolen Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for May 4 Recent reports made to the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:April 2 Possession of marijuana, less than 1 ounce - Deputies initiated a traffic stop on a Dodge Charger after it was clocked traveling 99 mph in a 70-mph zone. During the stop, the deputy requested permission to search the vehicle. The driver denied the request. The deputy had his K-9 ...
  • Official explains charter-system school teams 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.All school systems have until June 30 to decide on one of three so-called flexibility options offered by Georgia: charter system; Investing in Educational Excellence, or IE2; or status quo. Earlier ...
  • Car wedges under moving truck on I-95 Car wedges under moving truck on I-95 A Florida woman can count her blessings this morning after she was dragged under a tractor trailer on northbound Interstate 95 in Liberty County. Georgia State Patrol Trooper Carl Hutchinson said the woman, identified as Elizabeth Caputo, 20, of Park Lake, Florida, told authorities she was traveling to Savannah to visit friends. She fell asleep while she was in the ...
  • 15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom 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.But the percentage of home-schoolers has only increased in recent years, ...
  • Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold 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.In a blog post, Education Undersecretary Ted Mitchell wrote ...
  • Money doesn't necessarily equate to job satisfaction Money doesn't necessarily equate to job satisfaction Enjoying the job is as important as the salary. Just ask billionaire Richard Branson.“Eighty percent of our lives are spent at work,” Branson told BizJournal. “Why should work be miserable?” Some say that there are other factors that may be just as important, if not more important, than one's salary.Noelle Hancock, a former journalist, wrote a piece in Esquire Magazine ...
  • Americans don't think college is preparing students for work Americans don't think college is preparing students for work Only 13 percent of Americans feel confident that colleges are doing an effective job of preparing students for the future, according to a Gallup poll released April 24."This is effectively a 'no confidence' vote in college graduates' work readiness," Gallup's Brandon Busteed wrote when the poll when released. "And if we don't work to fix it, there will be catastrophic ...
  • Hospital CEO retires Hospital CEO retires Scott Kroell, CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center for the last 20 years, has retired. Liberty County Hospital Authority Chairman James Rogers said Friday that Kroell's resignation was effective immediately and that he has been replaced by Donna Cochrane, who has been chief of nursing at the hospital. Rogers referred other questions to the hospital administration. LRMC's Communications Officer Rene ...
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    Wrongful death suit filed in I-16 wreck The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern University students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter. Kim Deloach McQuaig filed a wrongful death suit Wednesday in Bryan County State Court, seeking damages against Total Transportation of Mississippi and its ...
  • Sprinkler floods sheriff’s office in Liberty County Justice Center Sprinkler floods sheriff’s office in Liberty County Justice Center A fire sprinkler in the kitchen of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office in the Justice Center malfunctioned, pouring thousands of gallons of water into the office space around 12:30 p.m. Friday. "Apparently, it looks like a sprinkler head malfunctioned and went off, and then the fire pumps and everything kicked on and basically caused a flood. No fire," Hinesville Fire ...
  • Eight percent sales tax at Wal-Mart? Eight percent sales tax at Wal-Mart? No, do the math Two customers complained Friday that Wal-Mart Supercenter on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville was charging them 8 percent sales tax. One even brought in two receipts stating that the tax rate charged was 8 percent. However, Liberty County Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin said that about three weeks ago Wal-Mart changed their sales tax from 7 percent to 6 percent. ...
  • Students can access REACH scholarships 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.Torri Jackson, the district's counselor on loan, discussed the program with the school board during its regular meeting April 21. REACH, which stands for Realizing Education Achievement Can Happen, is a needs-based mentorship and scholarship program. It rewards academic ...
  • Late Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles to be honored on Law Day Late Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles to be honored on Law Day Long County will host its annual Law Day celebration Tuesday in Ludowici. This year's event is being sponsored by State Court Judge Jeffery Arnold, Clerk of Court Sherry Long, Sheriff Craig Nobles and the Long County Chamber of Commerce. This year, in addition to recognizing the importance of law, there will be a special tribute to the late Cecil Nobles. ...
  • End the bar exam and democratize the law profession? 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."Even as applications fall across the board, a growing number of people with low scores are expected to show up to class," Bloomberg reports. "Some 8,700 low-scoring students will likely start law school ...
  • LSU teeters on edge of bankruptcy 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.With a budget crisis roiling the state capitol in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, LSU, the state's flagship college, is preparing to file the academic equivalent of bankruptcy, Bloomberg reports. If the drastic measure ...
  • How dangerous is bullying? New research says more so than physical abuse 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.The research, led by Dieter Wolke of the University of Warwick in England, found that children who are bullied by other children are five times more likely to experience anxiety and are twice as ...

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