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Families enjoy chicken with a side of CRCT practice

Nearly 200 families gathered at Taylors Creek Elementary on Tuesday to enjoy a complimentary chicken dinner and gear up for next month's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.

March 19, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


1st-graders demonstrate knowledge in classroom space museum

For a day, students in Amy Ryan's first-grade class pretended to be teachers, knowledgeable of all things space.

March 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


LCHS crowns prom king, queen

Josh Ray and Shannon Harmon, both seniors, were elected king and queen of the Liberty County High School prom Saturday night by their peers. Ray is the son of Christy and Bryon Ray, plays varsity baseball and is in InterAct, S2S and on the news team. Harmon is the daughter of Larry and Julie Harmon of Midway and is in the school's InterAct, S2S, news team, FCCLA and yearbook staff.

March 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Parents go back to school

Families at Liberty Elementary had a chance to join their students in class during Families in School Day on Feb. 18. During the annual event for Liberty Elementary families, parents joined students in the classroom to experience what a typical school day is like for their kids.

March 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCHS students use greenhouse to learn

Spring is near and the flowers are in bloom at the Liberty County High School greenhouse. Students have been working since early January to get the greenhouse ready for the growing season. Without any space to spare, the greenhouse serves as a learning tool for the horticulture-related courses, FFA advisor and agriculture teacher Jeci Bohannon said.

March 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Scholarships offered to local students

Applications are available in the guidance office at Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School for scholarships awarded by Nu Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

March 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teens participate in Georgia Model UN

SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham County Public School students who are a part of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia Teen Achievers and the Student Leadership Program recently attended the Georgia Model United Nations Assembly Feb. 26-March 1 in Macon.

March 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Governor signs HOPE, pre-K changes

ATLANTA - Just three weeks after unveiling legislation to overhaul the state's cash-strapped HOPE scholarship, Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the measure into law.

March 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Seven Liberty youth graduate from YCA

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER - Seven Liberty County youths graduated from the Fort Gordon Youth Challenge Academy on Saturday, March 5, during a ceremony at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta. Since the first Youth Challenge Academy class graduated in 1993, more than 10,000 once "at-risk" Georgia teens have completed the National Guard-sponsored youth development program.

March 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


School officials educate public about ESPLOST

On Tuesday, voters will go to the polls to decide whether to continue the Educational Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax, which helps to fund projects throughout the Liberty County School System.

March 14, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


Books, writers take spotlight

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority - Chi Pi Zeta Chapter welcomed the public to Bradwell Institute during the second annual Literary Festival on Saturday as a way to introduce residents to local and national authors, including New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe.

March 14, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


LCSS works to minimize pre-K cuts

Less than two weeks ago, when Gov. Nathan Deal announced proposed changes to the HOPE scholarship and cutbacks for Georgia's pre-K programs, the Liberty County School System stepped up to work with local pre-K educators to ensure the impact on students would be minimal.

March 12, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


HOPE, Pre-K changes becoming law

ATLANTA (AP) - A bill overhauling the HOPE scholarship is set to become law after the House passed it Thursday and Gov. Nathan Deal said he would sign it next week.

March 11, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Education


State likely to phase out graduation test

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Education will vote in April on a plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Test in favor of end-of-course exams that better measure students' learning.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Youth learn tobacco-free advocacy at summit

Teens from Liberty, Long, Chatham and Toombs counties learned how to advocate for tobacco-free school and park policies at a youth summit last Saturday at Savannah State University in Savannah. The summit was sponsored by the Coastal Health District as part of the State Tobacco Youth Prevention Program.

March 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Education


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Long BoE budgets 3% more pay

The Long County Board of Education unanimously adopted a budget for fiscal-year 2016-17 Monday.

June 30, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Education


Honor Roll: Snelson Golden

Snelson-Golden Middle

June 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Legion Auxiliary gives scholarship

Long County High School graduate Megan Higgason accepts a $500 scholarship from Hinesville American Legion Auxiliary President Anet Owens. The auxiliary also recently sponsored two ...

June 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Liberty Elementary

Liberty Elementary School recently announced its 4th nine weeks honor rolls:

June 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Most schools in Liberty, Long counties below state average

In 2014-15, schools in Liberty and Long counties performed below state averages in most subjects, according to the Governor's Office of Student Achievement.

June 27, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Education


Middle school times unchanged for 2016-17

It appeared that Liberty County middle schools would start later this coming school year when the Board of Education narrowly approved a schedule change earlier ...

June 27, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


Honor Roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary School

Button Gwinnett Elementary School

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Colleges honor, graduate students

ATLANTA - Rachel Trawick, who has ties to this area, recently received the Georgia State University Department of Respiratory Therapy Student Service Award.

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor Roll: Bradwell Institute

Bradwell Institute

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong, Army collaborate on cybersecurity education

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University officials signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon in Augusta on ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students graduate, earn honors

Chelsea Marie Turner graduated from Valdosta State University with a master's degree in clinical psychology after the fall semester.

June 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Frank Long Elementary

Frank Long Elementary School recently announces its 4th nine weeks honor rolls:

June 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Allenhurst student earns graduate education award

STATESBORO - Desiree Riley of Allenhurst was one of three Georgia Southern students to receive an Averitt Award for Excellence in Graduate Research and Instruction at ...

June 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Tension rises on Liberty Co. school board

Liberty County School Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee alleges she has been the victim of bullying and threats made by Board of Education member Marcus Scott ...

June 18, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


Honor roll: Taylors Creek Elementary

Taylors Creek Elementary School recently announced its 4th nine weeks honor rolls:

June 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


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