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Superintendent wants student advisers

ATLANTA - State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox is accepting applications for her 2009-10 Student Advisory Council.

August 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Alternative school program cut

According to Title 1 facilitator Harley Grove, Liberty County School system's alternative school, The Ombudsman Program, is among the long list of budget items recently forced to adjust to fit budget crunches.

August 21, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Cuts hurt college level

State budget cuts are taking a toll on education at all levels.

August 19, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Long County honors teacher of year

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education honored the system's teacher of the year for 2009 at its August meeting.

August 19, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Georgia students improve ACT scores

ATLANTA - The percentage of U.S. high school graduates meeting all four of ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks increased slightly in 2009 as the pool of students taking the preparatory test continued to expand.

The not-for-profit ACT's newly released annual grad class report on college readiness found the percentage of graduates ready to earn at least a "C'' or higher in first-year college courses in all four subject areas tested on the ACT - English, math, reading and science - increased from 22 percent in 2008 to 23 percent in 2009.

August 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Education


BPC's Liberty campus sets registrations

FLEMINGTON - Brewton-Parker College's Liberty County Campus on East Oglethorpe Highway will host a new student registration and information event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.

August 14, 2009 | Staff report | Education


Schools set free/reduced meal policy

Liberty County School System announces its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price for meals.

August 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE updated on post school

The Liberty County Board of Education called an emergency meeting with Col. Todd Milton on Wednesday night after many of the board members voiced a desire to talk with the garrison commander about the terms of the lease for a new middle school on Fort Stewart.

August 14, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Schools report smooth start to year

Liberty County School System officials say the first week of the 2009-10 school year has, overall, gone smoothly. Students began classes at the county's 14 public schools Aug. 6.

August 12, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Long Co. class starts smoothly

All Long County schools held their open houses this past Wednesday and Thursday, and on Friday their doors were opened for the first day of school.

August 10, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Students back at it

Jordye Bacon fourth-grader Zakiya Caswell anxiously ran her finger down a yellow piece of paper mounted on the wall of the cafeteria during open house on Wednesday. A big smile ran across her face.

August 07, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Savannah Tech sets furlough

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will close for business and furlough employees this fall in keeping with Gov. Sonny Perdue's directive that state agencies cut budgets. The college will be closed on Sept. 4, Nov. 25 and Dec. 23.

August 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student picks medical career after workshop

Charity Crowell was selected to attend a program this summer at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

August 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty County 4-H'ers camp in North Georgia

Twenty-five campers from Liberty County recently spent a week at Georgia 4-H Cloverleaf Camp.

August 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Seven attend state 4-H Council

Liberty County was recently represented by seven 4-H'ers at State 4-H Council at Rock Eagle.

August 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Honor Roll

Frank Long Elementary

March 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Raising a reader: How parents can instill a love of the written word in kids

Keli Dean didn’t read much as a kid.

March 04, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret Media Companies | Education


College is 'worth it' but majors matter

Unemployment rates are falling for most college majors, and the employment gap between college graduates and those with merely a high school diploma continues to make college a good, almost necessary bargain, says a new report using Census Bureau data.

March 04, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No Child Left Behind faces long overdue rewrite

As the House gets set this week to pass a long-overdue revision of No Child Left Behind, President Obama is vowing to veto the new legislation if it makes it to his desk.

March 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Do superintendents matter?

Tom Boasberg had his work cut out for him.

March 02, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Education


Navigating the FAFSA is worth the effort for college aid

A mid-winter ritual is on millions of families’ calendars this month, and it wasn't about asking a large rodent named Phil for a weather forecast.

March 02, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Education


In the words of Thomas Jefferson: Why education matters

Thomas Jefferson was no stranger to the benefits of education.

March 02, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Smartphone app anonymity causes concerns on college campuses

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering banning the popular app, Yik Yak, on the grounds that it promotes hateful speech, reported Education News.

March 01, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


High school graduation rates jumping, but some groups still lag behind, data shows

American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino youths. Last year, 81 percent of American high school students graduated, a record high.

February 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Tractor Supply holding scholarship program

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Tractor Supply Company has announced the third annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor Roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Joseph Martin Elementary School include

February 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl held

Students in Liberty County participated in the ninth annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl on Friday, Jan. 23.

February 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCSS holds resource fair for exceptional families

The Liberty County School System hosted its first resource fair for individuals with disabilities Saturday.

February 25, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


College is not for everyone

Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook.

February 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


American millennials rank low on global skills test

A recent study from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies found American young adults lagging behind their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, according to U.S. News & World Report.

February 24, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


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