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Dr. Lee appointed by governor to Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission

On June 30, Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee to the State Council of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission. Lee will fill the position formerly held by retiring Houston County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James R. Hines.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech-Liberty dean promoted

Terrie Sellers, the former dean at Savannah Technical College's Liberty campus, has been promoted to vice president of student affairs for the whole school.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Liberty students improve CRCT scores

Liberty County students showed marked improvement in 2014 Criterion Referenced Competency Tests over last year.

June 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


GSU lists president's honors

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 1,162 students to the 2014 spring semester president's list. To be eligible for the list, students were required to achieve a 4.0 GPA and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester. The following students made the list:

June 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students on GSU dean's list

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,518 students to the 2014 spring semester dean's list. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester. The following Liberty and Long county students made the list:

June 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students getting access to iPads

All Liberty County schools will embark upon the Liberty Learning Experience during the 2014-15 school year.

June 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


State gets $1M grant to get more college graduates

Gov. Nathan Deal announced last week that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success, focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Superintendent says she's working for change

Editor's note: The past few months, the Coastal Courier received several letters and phone calls, all anonymous, alleging poor management and questionable use of funds by the Liberty County School System administration, now headed by Dr. Valya Lee. The Courier's policy has been and remains that sources sign and acknowledge the letters we receive for publication, but in some cases, when a slew of letters make similar claims, we look into the matter, report on what we know and offer all sides the opportunity to respond. That is the case here. We began our coverage by bringing the ...

June 25, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Graduate achievements: scholarships and graduation

Scholarships

June 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Ludowici satellite schools merge

Beginning next month, there will be a new adult-education center in Ludowici.

June 23, 2014 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier Correspondent | Education


LCHS honors perfect attendance

Five Liberty County High School students were recognized for perfect attendance during the recently completed school year. The students' commitment and dedication were rewarded Friday, May 23. Each student was recognized and received a "We Are Liberty" camp chair.

June 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong, other schools list honors, graduates

VALDOSTA - Chantel Boone and Ashley Wilkes of Hinesville, Ash-Lee Brown and Shamiya Neely of Midway, and Gerri Brown of Riceboro recently graduated from Valdosta State University. They were among more than 1,200 students who earned their associate's, bachelor's or master's degrees.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Liberty County High School

Students who were listed on Liberty County High School's most recent honor roll were:

June 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI band raises more than $40K for uniforms

The Tiger Band Boosters Club of Bradwell Institute picked up a $6,620 check June 12 at Hinesville Ford, giving the band the last bit of money needed to purchase new uniforms to the tune of about $40,000.

June 17, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Education


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

The following students were named to the final nine-weeks honor roll at Button Gwinnett Elementary School:

June 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Newest Leadership Liberty class graduates

Members of the 2014 Leadership Liberty class graduated and were recognized during a dinner July 10 at Spartina Landing.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Board receives update on iPad initiative

The Liberty County Board of Education received an update on its upcoming iPad initiative at a scheduled work session Tuesday morning.

July 25, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Education


Special-ed services in Long County

The Department of Exceptional Student Services of Long County Public Schools offers special-education services to eligible students. ages 3 through 21, and to children from birth through 21 who have hearing or visual impairments.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI student wins second in nation

Junwei Ren, a 2014 graduate of Bradwell Institute, claimed second place in the nation in computer applications at the recent Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn. Georgia FBLA had 56 national winners.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


State changes rules for school fundraisers

In response to new federal school-nutrition regulations, State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and the state Board of Education last week initiated the rulemaking process to amend the state-board rule to comply with the federal Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Hinesville students earn academic honors

The National Society of High School Scholars recently announced that Bradwell Institute student Nathanel Johns of Hinesville has been selected to become a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Educators leery of law to allow school employees to carry guns

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Education


Stewart Back-to-School Fair Thursday

CAIR and back-to-school fairs, coming to Fort Stewart on Thursday, will provide one-stop opportunities for soldiers and families to learn more about the communities and schools surrounding the posts.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Camp designed to pique kids' interests

Area elementary-school-aged students studied up on a variety of subjects at the Georgia Institute of Technology STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Camp last week at Liberty Elementary School.

July 21, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Education


Armstrong waiving fees for soldiers

SAVANNAH - To demonstrate its commitment to the military community, Armstrong State University will waive all mandatory student fees for active-duty military starting in the fall semester.

July 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong waiving fees for soldiers

SAVANNAH - To demonstrate its commitment to the military community, Armstrong State University will waive all mandatory student fees for active-duty military starting in the fall semester.

July 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two earn college degrees

Pamela Pettis of Chesapeake, Va., recently earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Thomas Edison State College of Trenton, N.J. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Pettis of Hinesville and a 1997 graduate of Bradwell Institute. Pamela is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy as an engineering limited-duty officer and an officer in charge SWOS at the engineering learning site in Norfolk, Virginia.

July 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Youth get experience, paid training

For many students, summer means swimming pools, suntans and shopping malls. But for 35 Riceboro teenagers, the summer break is an opportunity to gain real-world work experience while exploring career options.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


National educator to visit Liberty schools

The Liberty County School System recently announced that it has been chosen by the Georgia Department of Education and the executive office of the president of the United States to host a visit from David Mineta, director of demand reduction for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, on Aug. 27.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rally focuses on challenging students

Project Reach God's Anointed Now Generation Inc. hosted the 16th annual Back to School Rally on Saturday at Riceboro's community center gym.

July 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


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