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Free, reduced meal status can change any time

The Liberty County School Nutrition Program reminds parents of the family free and reduced price meal benefits application availability.

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Opinions sought on state's special ed programs

The Georgia Department of Education has posted its annual application for federal grants that assist with the education of students with disabilities and will be seeking public comment on the application in April.

March 14, 2009 | Special to the editor | Education


Adult college expo at Savannah State

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University's office of admissions will present an adult college expo at 6 p.m. March 31, in the King-Frazier Student Center ballroom.

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Tech school's enrollment growth continues

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College enrollment grew 10 percent over last year's winter quarter enrollment numbers, marking the third straight quarter of double-digit enrollment growth.

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local students just miss STC's GOAL designation

SAVANNAH - David McLaughlin, an industrial systems technology student at Savannah Technical College, has been selected as the winner of the College's 2009 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students get civic lessons

Kathleen Valentine's fifth grade gifted resource class at Joseph Martin Elementary has been studying the branches of the U.S. government.

March 11, 2009 | By Amanda Dollars Special to the Courier | Education


Students learn about WWII era

Lewis Frasier Middle School students recently got a close look at life during World War II.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-Hers preparing for camps

Liberty County 4-H Camp will have two summer sessions. During the week of June 15-19, fifth- and sixth-graders will visit Camp Wahsega in the mountains of Dahlonega. Campers will see waterfalls, climb a high ropes course, play basketball, wade in mountain streams and pan for gold.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


GSU launches online tours

STATESBORO - Can't make it to campus? No problem. Georgia Southern University has launched an online tour that gives prospective students and their parents a first-hand look at its campus without having to leave home. The new tour is accessible from the University's Web site at www.georgiasouthern.edu.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools cap Black History Month

Schools across Liberty County marked February as Black History Month with assemblies, lessons and special programs. Here are some photographs from the last week of the month.

March 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


FPCA student wins essay contest

After learning about a local civil rights leader, First Presbyterian Christian Academy freshman Emily Hickey said she was inspired to compete in the Georgia Historical Society's essay and speech contest. Her entry, featuring former Savannah NAACP President Westley Wallace Law, won second place.

March 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Students win Frank Long spelling bee

Frank Long Elementary School recently had its spelling bee for fourth-and fifth-graders. Winners from class bees competed for school honors.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Breakfast of superheroes

Liberty County School children are a lot like superheroes, both need a lot of strength to meet the challenges they face every day.

February 27, 2009 | By Dr. Chris Draffin LCSS Nutrition Director | Education


Upcoming Liberty County school events

Liberty County High School after-school graduation test tutoring –– Through March 19, 3:15-4:15 p.m.: Science on Tuesday and Thursday, English on Monday and Wednesday, math on Monday and Wednesday, social studies on Monday and Tuesday, and writing on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you have questions, call the school at 876-4316.

February 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Long moving pre-K classes to Smiley

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education is considering moving the pre-K center from near the high school, to Smiley Elementary School.

February 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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LCSS rolls out new communication plan

The Liberty County Board of Education heard an update on the school system's 2014-15 communication plan at a scheduled work session Tuesday morning.

August 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Governor swears Lee into state council

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee was sworn in Aug. 19 by Gov. Nathan Deal to the State Council of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission. Lee, the newest member to serve on the council, will be required to travel to the capitol to attend the panel's meetings.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Demographics shifting in schools nationwide

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.

August 28, 2014 | Desert News Service | Education


Contest promotes family-friendly schools

The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Governor: Programming should be core class

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


School-meal prices increase in Long County

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

August 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Local man earns doctorate

Linnie L. Darden Sr. recently has been awarded his doctoral degree in professional counseling.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


High-school student voted best at tech class

SAVANNAH - While many college students typically study hard for final-exam questions, Savannah Technical College's culinary arts baking and pastry students spend weeks working on their cake-decorating final exam.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE recognizes top teachers, retirees

The Long County Board of Education during its recent meeting recognized the 2014-15 teachers of the year from each school as well as four retiring employees.

August 25, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Lee, school officials talk at chamber event

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee delivered a presentation Thursday at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Progress Through People luncheon, held at the Performing Arts Center.

August 25, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


BoE approves new contract for superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education recently approved a new three-year contract, worth $190,000 a year, for Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

August 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Liberty teachers offered refresher courses

The Liberty County School System, through the teaching and learning department, will offer Focused Learning After School Hours courses for all teachers beginning this month.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers’ salaries equal or exceed other districts

Teachers in Liberty County are paid as much or more than their colleagues across the state of Georgia, according to Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese.

August 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Soldiers help pre-K kids learn routine

Starting school can be overwhelming for a 4-year-old.

August 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Area colleges

Armstrong state releases lecture-series schedule

August 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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