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Georgia ACT scores run flat

ATLANTA - Georgia's performance on the ACT college-entrance exam was flat this year as the number of students taking the test rose.

August 18, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


AASU grant on prison management

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Education recently received a $19,999 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections that will fund a cooperative agreement for implementing inmate behavior-management programs.

August 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


State superintendent seeks student advisors

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge is accepting applications for the 2011-12 Student Advisory Council.

August 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


State wants more ways to rate schools

ATLANTA - After a decade of leaning on standardized test scores to determine whether schools are meeting federal benchmarks, Georgia soon may be able to overhaul how it measures success in public education.

August 17, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


School continues link with soldiers

Soldiers from the 703rd went back to school last year at Liberty Elementary. This time last year, military personnel were not learning new skills, nor were they conducting routine training missions. Instead, soldiers volunteered their time at Liberty Elementary to support students and teachers in learning and fun.

August 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


NAACP seeks investigation of bus arrests

The Liberty County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced last week that it is seeking an outside investigation into how officials handled a May bus incident that resulted in the arrests of seven students.

August 17, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Student earns doctorate

LaShawn Bacon, daughter of Bertha Mae Bacon and the late Rayford T. Bacon Sr., completed her dissertation and is now Dr. LaShawn C. Bacon. She received her degree in counselor education and supervision May 14 from the University of Iowa. She also has accepted an assistant professor position at Lindsey Wilson College in Louisville, Ky., where she will teach master's level mental-health counseling courses.

August 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student earns doctorate

August 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


BoE hears parent concerns about school uniforms, testing sites

With Liberty County schools back in session, the board of education saw a resurgence in the audience participation portion of its meeting on Tuesday.

August 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Taylors Creek students sail back to class

Taylors Creek Elementary students were welcomed to 2011-12 school year by teachers who had created special themes for their rooms for last week's open house and first day of classes.

August 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


MMS rally inspired by TV game show

Students and parents packed the Midway Middle School gym Aug. 2 for a back-to-school rally.

August 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rally promotes school, recreation

All of the Long County schools rang their bells last Friday to begin the 2011-12 year. On Saturday, the Long County Recreation Department held its first back-to-school rally to promote the recreation department and the upcoming school year, Assistant Director Randy Simmons said.

August 10, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


No Child Left Behind waivers authorized

The Obama administration effectively gutted the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law Monday, giving states a way out of a decade-long policy that focused on holding schools accountable but labeled many of them failures even if they made progress.

August 09, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Schools restrict student recruitment

With the start of school, parents in Liberty County may be exploring the many extracurricular activities available to their children.

August 08, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Education


Public-school students back in class

With buses back on the roads, students sporting their uniforms and parents experiencing a range of emotions, Liberty County schools were full of life Thursday morning as the 2011-12 academic year began.

August 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


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Pre-K Center registration this Saturday

Liberty County Pre-K Center registration will be held Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Pre-K Center, 206 Bradwell St.

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE tables budget vote

The Liberty County Board of Education decided to wait before adopting a projected budget of $101.9 million for fiscal 2018 in light of recent ...

April 26, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Education


Long County Schools sets high school graduation date, time

The Long County Board of Education has set high school graduation for May 26.

April 26, 2017 | Justin Hall Correspondent | Education


Honor roll: Midway Middle School

Midway Middle School recently announced its third nine-weeks honor roll:

April 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Regents approve mission statement for combined GSU

STATESBORO - In a vote last week, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the mission statement for the new Georgia Southern ...

April 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor Roll: Joseph Martin Elementary School

Joseph Martin Elementary School

April 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor Roll: Snelson Golden Middle School

Snelson Golden Middle School

April 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor Roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary School

Button Gwinnett Elementary School

April 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


University system approves mission statement for new GSU

In a vote Wednesday, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the mission statement for the new Georgia Southern University.

April 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


Honor Roll: Lewis Frasier Middle School

Lewis Frasier Middle School

April 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor Roll: Liberty Elementary School

Liberty Elementary School

April 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE solicits opinions about next superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education is soliciting opinions on the qualities and characteristics individuals would like to see in the next superintendent of schools.

April 14, 2017 | Staff report | Education


Honor Roll: Frank Long Elementary School

Frank Long Elementary School

April 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor Roll: Waldo Pafford Elementary

Waldo Pafford Elementary School

April 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE hires superintendent search firm

The Liberty County Board of Education is taking steps toward finding a new superintendent using a familiar search firm.

April 12, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


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