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Santa visits pre-schoolers with deployed parents

As a way to offer support for families affected by the deployment, the Liberty County Pre-K has organized a Deployment Support Group. Pre-K parents meet informally to offer each other support and friendship during the deployment. As a special treat for group participants this month, Santa Claus visited with the children of deployed soldiers and posed for individual photographs. The group plans to meet at least once a month for the remainder of the school year.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Area students nominated to service academies

Four students from Liberty County and four students from Richmond Hill have been nominated to U.S. service academies. Rep. Jack Kingston's office made the announcement on Tuesday, congratulating 17 total nominees from Georgia's First Congressional District.

December 18, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


AASU nursing students to study in China

The Far East is nearly within reach for a handful of nursing and health-care students at Armstrong Atlantic University who have been selected for a new study abroad program. AASU's Office of International Education received a $16,000 grant that will help foot the bill for 14 students to learn about Chinese medicine next summer.

December 18, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Reading program has cash prizes

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Smiley honors students of month for restraint

Each month, Smiley Elementary School honors students who consistently exemplify positive character traits.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Button Gwinnett has science fair

Button Gwinnett Elementary School had a Science Fair on Dec. 3-4.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Midway Middle honors veterans

The Midway Middle school parental Involvement committee hosted a Veterans Day breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in recognition of retired, deployed and active duty military parents.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


LES students stage Christmas play

Liberty Elementary School presented its Christmas play "Cookin Up Christmas" on Dec. 10 in the cafeteria. There were many in attendance to enjoy the presentation.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE earns statewide honor

The Liberty County Board of Education has been recognized by the Georgia School Boards Association as a School Board of Distinction.

December 11, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Phone books help students with project

CenturyLink has helped students at Snelson-Golden complete a project, faculty members say.

December 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students, staff mentors have pizza party

Joseph Martin Elementary School has implemented a staff and student mentor program this school year called the PAL Program. It pairs volunteer staff members with specific students with the goal of providing extra support to the students. Staff members serve as PALs by monitoring academic progress and reinforcing the successes of their students. The PAL staff and students were recently treated to a pizza party, and students received free JME T-shirts courtesy of a grant.

December 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Tax breaks offered for FPCA scholarship donations

First Presbyterian Christian Academy has joined the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, which provides tax credits for donations to private school scholarship funds.

December 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Principal reads from atop school

Students at Waldo Pafford Elementary School delighted to see their principal, Dorothy Cottom, lifted onto the roof of the school Thursday, Nov. 19.

December 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU graduation is Saturday

More than 700 graduating students will be on hand to receive diplomas during Armstrong Atlantic State University's winter commencement ceremonies on Saturda.

December 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Proposed career academy gets $3M grant

Liberty College and Career Academy will receive $3 million in state funding to help build a campus and jump-start the development of high school and college-level programs. The announcement was made Wednesday by the office of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

December 04, 2009 | Staff report | Education


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Head Start preschool program praised, criticized as it commemorates 50th anniversary

As Head Start commemorates its 50th anniversary this week, the news coverage has been dominated by participants and alumni of the preschool program for low-income families praising its effectiveness and value.

May 23, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Education


Testing opt out movement picks up steam, as legislatures consider policy changes

The Delaware House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to support a testing opt out bill that is strongly opposed by the state's governor, Delaware Online reports.

May 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Here's why today's teachers are so stressed

The life of a schoolteacher isn’t easy. In fact, being a teacher might be the most stressful job in the world.

May 23, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


10 cheapest colleges for out-of-state students

With the possible extinction of in-state tuition and rising costs of higher education, college affordability is becoming an even larger factor for students seeking degrees than ever before, especially for those who study out-of-state.

May 23, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Education


Class of 2015 has seen more war than peace during their lifetime

The future of this year's graduating class will be shaped by a past unique from that of any of their predecessors’ — the U.S. has been at war for the majority of their lives.

May 22, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Education


To avoid debt, student dumps all 8 Ivy League colleges in favor of Alabama

A star student from Memphis, Tennessee, who was accepted to all eight of America's prestigious Ivy League schools has said not and is headed south to the academically humble-if-football-proud, University of Alabama instead.

May 20, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Marne Spouses give $18,500 in scholarships

2014-15 truly was a banner year for the Marne Community & Spouses' Club, and several high-achieving students in military families will reap the benefits.

May 20, 2015 | By Jason Wermers | Education


LCHS principal: 'Time felt right' to retire

Paula Scott thinks it's time to let someone else be the principal of Liberty County High School.

May 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Best credit cards for recent college grads

There’s been somewhat of a debate in recent years about whether college students should own a credit card.

May 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Long County schools dismiss early Friday

There was some good news and bad news at last Monday's Long County Board of Education meeting.

May 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Happier students tend to have higher GPAs, study shows

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

May 18, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Long County has drum-line competition

Long County High School hosted its annual Blue Tide Drum-Line Competition on May 2.

May 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Why students loans aren't all that scary

Student loans might not be as scary as you think.

May 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Depression and anxiety at an all-time high on college campuses

College life isn’t easy. Between full class schedules, maintaining friendships and studying for finals, today’s American students aren’t strangers to feelings of anxiety or depression.

May 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Dental-hygiene students visit class

The Snelson-Golden Middle School class of teacher Cathy Rutland received a visit from a team of Savannah Technical School of Dental Hygiene students Monday, April 27.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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