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Teachers, parents fear pre-K cuts

ATLANTA - A plan to scale back Georgia's free, full-day pre-kindergarten program - the first of its kind in the United States - to a half-day has teachers fearing shrunken paychecks and working parents scrambling to find day care for their 4-year-olds.

March 02, 2011 | By Dorie Turner and Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writers | Education


Democrats want to slow HOPE talks

ATLANTA - Senate Democrats are concerned that a proposal to cut the cash-strapped HOPE scholarship and prekindergarten program is moving too quickly through the Legislature.

March 02, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Chamber honors STAR student, teacher

The Long County Chamber of Commerce last week honored STAR student Angel Dennison and STAR teacher Sherry Lester during the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition ceremony.

March 02, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Voters will decide whether to continue ESPLOST

The Educational Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax election early voting will continue through the Friday before the actual election on March 15. If the vote is approved, sales taxes will remain at the current rate for another five years.

February 28, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


Savannah Tech lauds black history

Students and faculty at the Liberty Campus of Savannah Technical College observed Black History Month throughout the day Tuesday with 'living wax' figures, vendors and an art display, culminating in a program with speakers and choral and dance performances that evening.

February 25, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Education


LCSS career academy plans moving along

The Liberty County Career Academy is well on its way to being implemented in the school system.

February 24, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


Student readers continue success at regionals

The day was wet and overcast, but the glum weather did not put a damper on the Liberty County teams at the seventh annual Southern Regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.

February 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI student's work headed to D.C.

A Bradwell Institute art student has been won the chance to display his work in the U.S. Congressional High School Art Exhibition in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery.

February 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Cuts in HOPE, pre-K programs proposed

ATLANTA - Only Georgia's top-performing high school students would continue to receive free public college tuition under sweeping changes Gov. Nathan Deal and Republicans proposed Tuesday for the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship.

February 22, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Education


State honors Long County schools

Georgia Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Barge recently recognized state public schools that attained Title 1 Distinguished School status this year. Long County's Walker Middle and Smiley Elementary schools were among those honored.

February 22, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Local earns bachelor's at AASU

Amanda Kathleen Herring of Savannah, formerly of Hinesville, graduated cum laude with honors on Dec. 11 from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. She earned a bachelor's of science degree in psychology.

February 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Governor agrees to HOPE rescue plan

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders have worked out a plan for the cash-strapped HOPE scholarship program that would mean recipients would no longer have the promise of a free college education and be required to graduate on time, an official familiar with the negotiations said Thursday night.

February 18, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


STAR students, teachers honored

Stars in Liberty County's education system took to the stage on Thursday afternoon during the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition luncheon.

February 18, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


Gen. Phillips reads to Long County students

Fort Stewart Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips dropped by the Long County Head Start Center last week to read to students in two classes.

February 17, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Kids can be mayors with essay

Georgia Municipal Association is again asking Georgia's sixth-graders what they would do if they were mayors.

February 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Spotlight on students at fair

The Liberty County Media Festival shined spotlights on students last week at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, which was decked out like a red-carpet ...

May 26, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


Long seniors walk through elementary school

Long County High School seniors may have started a tradition Monday.

May 24, 2016 | By Taylor L. Cornell Correspondent | Education


Schools dealing with federal conflict on transgender students

The Georgia Department of Education is taking the U.S. Education and Justice departments to task for issuing guidance on the rights of transgender students ...

May 24, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


65 attend Long County baccalaureate

About 65 Long County High School seniors - more than a third of the Class of 2016 - attended a baccalaureate service May 15 at the school.

May 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County BoE budget expecting more growth

For the second straight year, Long County school employees would get a "one-time salary adjustment" of 3 percent if the Board of Education approves a ...

May 24, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Education


Preliminary BoE budget calls for 3% raises

The Liberty County School System's preliminary fiscal-year 2016-17 budget shows an overall increase compared to this year's budget because of added funding from ...

May 23, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


Long County breaks ground for new school

The Long County School System broke ground Tuesday for a new school to serve grades three through eight.

May 23, 2016 | By Taylor L. Cornell Correspondent | Education


FPCA graduates ready for future

Fourteen First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors graduated Saturday in an intimate ceremony honoring each student's hard work. Family and friends gathered at First Baptist ...

May 21, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


Rotary presents scholarships

Hinesville Rotary Club recently honored the winners of the club's three $1,000 annual scholarships.

May 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Special Needs Gala is a big hit

Special-needs students from around Liberty County danced the night away at a gala held in their honor Friday evening at Bradwell Institute.

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


Young students see their next school

Seven Long County Head Start students will attend kindergarten next year. The students and their parents took a recent field trip to Smiley Elementary to ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Walker fifth-graders graduate C.H.A.M.P.S.

Roughly 250 Walker Elementary School fifth graders graduated their 10-week Choosing Healthy Activities Promoting Safety program Friday morning. The graduation ceremony was held at Long ...

May 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Education


Two earn degrees

Wells earns bachelor's

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty County schools working to ensure students eat breakfast

The Liberty County School Nutrition Program recently hosted a Breakfast with the Breakfast Team.

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers feel the love

Liberty County High School teachers were greeted with signs and cheers as they arrived for work Tuesday during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Tuesday was National ...

May 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


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