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Long to stretch furloughs across year

Because of recent state funding cuts, the Long County Board of Education voted Monday to require all school employees take three furlough days for the 2009-10 school year.

July 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


School day to be extended to make up furlough time

After Gov. Sonny Perdue ordered another cut in the already-tight state education budget last week, Liberty County School System officials had to order all employees to take three furlough days during the upcoming fall semester.

July 31, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Liberty schools set furlough dates

Earlier this afternoon, the Liberty County school system announced employees are being asked to take three furlough days during the upcoming the fall semester.

July 29, 2009 | Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Most Liberty schools pass AYP

Twelve of the 13 schools in the Liberty County School System made Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2008-09 school year.

July 27, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Two earn scholarships through commissary

Two local youths have received awards through the annual Scholarships for Military Children Program.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Education


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


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Snelson-Golden removed from priority and focus schools list

On December 17, 2014, Snelson-Golden Middle was recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as being among 38 schools out of 235 sites to exit the Priority and Focus Schools list. As part of the waiver from No Child Left Behind, the Georgia Department of Education was required to identify Priority Schools or Focus Schools which were determined based on achievement data from all core content areas, graduation rate data, and the gap between the highest performing and lowest performing subgroups based on achievement and graduation rate data.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


LCHS students wins second with arrangement

Liberty County High School FFA member Kayla Dargan took second place overall in the state FFA Floral Design Career Development event Saturday, Dec. 6, at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty BoE members sworn in

The Liberty County Board of Education held its swearing-in ceremony Thursday in the atrium of the BoE building in Hinesville.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


SavTech may be tech school of year

ATLANTA - The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia has selected Lanier Technical College in Oakwood as this year's recipient of their Perdue Award for the TCSG Technical College of the Year.

December 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCSS to end Ombudsman contract, implement own alternative program

The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday voted unanimously to discontinue its contract with the Ombudsman alternative-education program and heard about plans for the district's own alternative-school program.

December 11, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Band members talk about Chicago trip

The Long County Board of Education met Monday for its December meeting, and started the meeting with an update of the high school being on the national stage.

December 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Honor roll: First Presbyterian Christian Academy

Students who earned places on First Presbyterian Christian Academy's honor roll in the recently-ended nine weeks were:

December 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Bradwell Institute

Students named to the recently ended nine-weeks honor roll at BRadwell Institute are:

December 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


RH teacher on state education board

Carver Elementary fifth-grade teacher Teresa Caldwell has been named to Gov. Nathan Deal's Education Advisory Board, it was announced Monday.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Education


Honor roll: Lewis Frasier Middle

Students named to the recently ended nine-weeks at Lewis Frasier Middle School aer:

December 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long Middle students have food drive

Long County Middle School's Beta Club and student council have been working on different projects to aid the community during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Beta Club recently sponsored an anti-bullying week and encouraged classmates to bring in canned goods to show that LCMS "CAN stop bullying." Students brought in over 300 canned goods. The student council also has been encouraging homeroom classes to bring in their extra change. The money raised was used to provide Thanksgiving meals to five local families.

December 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Elected officials have scholarship contest

The constitutional officers of Long County - Sheriff Craig Nobles, Clerk of Courts Sherry M. Long, Probate Judge Marie Middleton and Tax Commissioner Becky Fowler - recently announced a scholarship contest for high-school seniors and current college undergraduates.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Midway Middle

Students named to the recently ended nine-weeks honor roll at Midway Middle School are:

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Seminar set for assistant principals

The Liberty County School System will host a quarterly series of assistant-principal seminars beginning Thursday at the Board of Education office.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Waldo Pafford Elementary

Students named to the recently ended nine-weeks honor roll at Waldo Pafford Elementary are:

December 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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