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Rivals back study to merge SSU and AASU

ATLANTA - A lawmaker who wants to merge two historically black colleges in Georgia with nearby predominantly white institutions has teamed up with the head the state's Legislative Black Caucus in calling for a study committee to examine the move.

State Sens. Seth Harp and Emanuel Jones are backing a resolution recognizing the importance of the historically black schools. The resolution introduced Thursday also calls for a panel to investigate consolidating colleges in the state.

February 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Education


Honor roll students get limo ride, lunch

LUDOWICI - Long County students were treated like royalty on Jan. 23 for continuing to do well on their report cards.

February 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


MMS adds resource officer

After some planning and training, Midway Middle School finalized arrangements with the Liberty County Sheriff Office and installed its new school resource officer Jan.16 after a brief morning meeting.

January 28, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education


Two Long County schools recognized

According to Long County School's Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, Walker Middle School and Smiley Elementary School were both recognized recently by the Georgia Department of Education as Title I Distinguished Schools for the 2008-09 school year.

January 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Lewis Frasier honors students of month

Lewis Frasier Middle School's students of the month for December won lunch at Wendy's on Dec. 16.

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Workshop on college financial aid

A representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will be at Bradwell Institute to discuss financial aid Feb. 3.

January 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Puzzle for math class

Math is fun. Ask the students in Teressa Scott's third-grade class about working cooperatively to solve Sudoku puzzles.

January 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


DARE essay winner announced

Liberty Elementary School student Duane Fairfax won the 2008 DARE essay writing contest. Fairfax received a first-place certificate from LCSO Deputy Vernecia Mills. Mills and Deputy Cpl. James Caines, who taught Fairfax's DARE class.

January 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long 4-H'ers pick up litter, ready projects

Members of the Long County 4-H Club recently gathered at the courthouse and did their part to clean up the community.

January 26, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Students celebrate reading skills

LUDOWICI –– The Smiley Elementary School media center had a Pirate for Reading Party on Jan. 16 to promote reading through the school's Accelerated Reading program.

January 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Savannah Tech cancels classes tonight

SAVANNAH - Due to a power outage in Hinesville, Savannah Technical College Liberty Campus classes are canceled and the campus is closed this evening, Thursday, Jan. 22.

January 22, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bingo night at MMS

Midway Middle School Builders Club PTO will have a Bingo Night on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

January 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Young Adult Liberty Leaders train at hospital

The 2008-09 YALL (Young Adult Liberty Leaders) completed their day of leadership for January at Liberty Regional Medical Center by dressing out in scrubs and going in the operating room. The group, formed by an agreement between Liberty County, the Board of Education and the Liberty County Health Department, meets monthly in venues throughout the county to experience and learn leadership principles. The group is made up of students from Liberty County High School, Bradwell and First Presbyterian Christian Academy.

January 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Midway Middle School spreads holiday cheer

On Dec. 17, Midway Middle School Student Council members visited the nursing home in Midway to bring holiday cheer to residents. They gave presents and sang holiday songs, taking requests from residents.

January 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


UGA shows students ocean life

January 16, 2009 | Staff Report | 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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