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New school evaluation index could sub for AYP

With a possible state waiver from No Child Left Behind's adequate yearly progress standard looming in the future, Georgia education officials are spreading the word about a potential new index for evaluating schools.

September 03, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


ACT score show more students ready for college

According to the 2011 ACT report, Georgia high school students improved in a number of areas on the ACT, even while the number of students tested increased from 44 percent in 2010 to 47 percent in 2011. Some of the student gains include the following: more high school seniors demonstrating college readiness, key demographic subgroups outperforming the national average and improvements in eight- and 10-grade student assessments of college readiness.

September 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Admissions to state public colleges growing

ATLANTA - It's getting tougher to get into Georgia's top public colleges.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Long County names teacher of the year

The Long County School System named Sherry Lester teacher of the year Aug. 16 during a short ceremony. Lester, center, accompanied by her husband, Kelly Lester, front left, accepted a plaque from Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway, front right; and BoE members, back row from left, Chairman Dempsey Golden, Emma Strickland, Linda DeLoach, Billy Hall and Vice Chairwoman Florence Baggs.

August 30, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Education


Meeting on HS graduation requirements

Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School will have a parent information meeting about graduation requirements for the classes of 2012-2015 from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in Bradwell's cafeteria.

August 29, 2011 | Staff report | Education


Long BoE gets report on new high school

The Long County Board of Education received reports on the planned high school and the preliminary Adequate Yearly Progress results Tuesday at a called workshop.

August 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Education


Meeting to clarify new graduation requirements

Parents of the county's 2,916 public high school students may find one event this week to be especially helpful: the Graduation is the Destination meeting.

August 29, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


‘Nemo’ finds home at school

Thanks to a collaborative community effort, Liberty Elementary School has a new catalyst for learning: a 150-gallon aquarium filled with colorful African cichlids.

August 26, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


LCSS 2010 finance audit shows ‘fair reporting’

A financial audit of the Liberty County School System showed that despite two findings, the district reported its 2010 finances in a "fair" manner, according to an official report presented to the board of education.

August 26, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


No injuries as two buses collide at Liberty Elementary

Emergency crews were called to Liberty Elementary School in Midway on Monday after two school buses clipped each other on their way out of the parking lot after dismissal.

August 24, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Joseph Martin starts year with math night

The first week of the new Liberty County school year came to a close Aug. 12. Joseph Martin Elementary marked the occasion by hosting a family math night, which drew more than 50 parents and students.

August 24, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia ACT scores run flat

ATLANTA - Georgia's performance on the ACT college-entrance exam was flat this year as the number of students taking the test rose.

August 18, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


AASU grant on prison management

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Education recently received a $19,999 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections that will fund a cooperative agreement for implementing inmate behavior-management programs.

August 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


State superintendent seeks student advisors

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge is accepting applications for the 2011-12 Student Advisory Council.

August 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


State wants more ways to rate schools

ATLANTA - After a decade of leaning on standardized test scores to determine whether schools are meeting federal benchmarks, Georgia soon may be able to overhaul how it measures success in public education.

August 17, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


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Lewis Frasier students become REACH Scholars

Two eighth-grade Lewis Frasier Middle School students have joined the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen program, also known as REACH, and promised to graduate from ...

October 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


Students won't have to make up missed days

Liberty County students will not have to make up any missed days due to the August eclipse and Hurricane Irma.

October 15, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Education


National School Bus Safety Week Focuses on Student Safety

The Liberty County School System supports this year's National School Bus Safety Week, October 16-20, 2017, and its important message to encourage motorists to ...

October 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


JME Fall Festival Friday

Joseph Martin Elementary School will host its Family Fun Festival Friday Oct. 20 at the school.

October 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCHS Agriculture Program/FFA Chapter Earned Industry Certification in Area of Horticulture

Liberty County High School Agriculture Program/FFA Chapter recently earned the title of being Industry Certified in the area of Horticulture.

October 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


"Helping Houston" campaign at Lewis Frasier

Lewis Frasier Middle School is collecting items to be donated to a middle school in Houston, Texas, affected by Hurricane Harvey.

October 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Probe College Fair brings school reps to students

Representatives from colleges and universities from across the state will be on hand to talk to Bradwell Institute students as part of the Probe College ...

October 14, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


Academic honors

Two on Georgia State lists

October 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Riceboro churches start after-school program

Riceboro community churches will start an after-school program for students in kindergarten through 12th grade on Oct. 16.

October 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Dance set for middle schoolers on Oct. 27

Two Bradwell Institute's alumni are organizing a dance for middle school students for Oct. 27.

October 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Meeting set for House subcommittee

The House Education Subcommittee on School Redesign, chaired by state Rep. Valencia Stovall, D-Forest Park, will hold its next meeting from 5-7 p.m. Oct ...

October 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


No make-up days for school system

Liberty County students will not have to make up any missed days due to the Aug. 21 eclipse and Hurricane Irma Sept. 8-13.

October 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


Armstrong earns designation in cyber forensics excellence

Armstrong State University has been designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center ...

October 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


Youth leadership class has orientation

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2017-18 Young Adult Liberty Leaders class kicked off the year with orientation at the Hinesville branch of Live Oak ...

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


National awards program in search of most spirited school, students, more

Now is the time for high schools and students to start prepping their entry for the Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards, and start their video ...

October 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


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