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Long board fences in playground

The Long County Board of Education recently approved erecting a 975-foot fence around the playground at Walker Middle School. According to Robert Waters, superintendent of the Long County School System, the fence will be 5-to 6-feet high and cost between $8,000-9,000. He said one of the main reasons the fence is needed is to keep stray dogs away from students.

December 25, 2008 | by Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


FPCA student excels at speaking

Public speaking often tops the list of people's biggest fears. First Presbyterian Christian Academy senior Joshua Rogers, however, isn't scared of performing under pressure. In fact, he excels in it.

December 25, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Spanish class wins for exhibition

Last month, Ricardo Toledo's Spanish II class at Long County High School won a gold medal for Most Authentic Exhibit at the International Festival in Statesboro.

December 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


School bands perform at concert

The Long County School System recently held its annual Christmas concert at the Long County High School cafeteria, with director Myron Grimes leading the students.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Long County High School recognized by national magazine

Long County High School was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best High Schools" issue.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Education


U.S. kids improving in math, science

WASHINGTON - American schoolchildren do better than people think in math and science, but Asian students still dominate in math and have gained ground in science, an international study found.

Kids in the U.S. made significant gains in math since 1995 and score above average on international fourth- and eighth-grade tests in the subject, according to a study released Tuesday.

December 24, 2008 | By Libby Quaid AP education writer | Education


Long grade schoolers attend play

Recently, two third-grade classes from Ludowici's Smiley Elementary School went to Savannah to watch a play based on the Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park.

December 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Senate leader praises Joseph Martin for test scores

State Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Ga., visited Hinesville's Joseph Martin Elementary on Wednesday and spoke with teachers and staff, delivering mostly good news, and a touch of bad.

December 20, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Ga. college system approves higher student fees

ATLANTA - Georgia college students will pay more fees and employees will shell out hundreds more dollars for health care under stopgap budget measures passed by the state Board of Regents on Wednesday.

December 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | Education


Regents approve higher student fees

ATLANTA -- Georgia college students will pay more fees and employees will shell out hundreds more dollars for health care under stopgap budget measures passed by the state Board of Regents on Wednesday.

With little discussion, the board hurriedly approved the increases to help fill a $186 million hole created by state budget cuts. The university system already cut 6 percent, or $136 million, from this year's budget in October, but now the board is cutting another 2 percent, or $46 million, in anticipation of further reductions from the state.

December 18, 2008 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Students' nursery rhyme play for holidays

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. But do you recall Jack Sprat, who ate no fat; his wife who ate no lean?

December 17, 2008 | By Deborah Starkey Special to the Courier | Education


Proposal to merge historically black colleges

ATLANTA - The head of Georgia's Senate Higher Education Committee is proposing a merger of two historically black colleges with other schools to save money.

December 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | Education


BoE keeps millage rate same

Rezoning, joint-education plans with Fort Stewart, and a decision on the recommended millage rate were among the items on the agenda at the Liberty County Board of Education monthly meeting on Nov. 18.

December 16, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


School uniform policy getting mixed reviews

As Liberty County's two public high schools wrap up their first full semester since a uniform policy was instituted, the new clothing guidelines are receiving mixed reviews.

December 13, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Graduation rates up here, across state

Chris Teel refused to be another statistic.

December 11, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


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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


Lyman Hall teacher wins funds for makeover

Interstate Credit Union recently announced that Lyman Hall Elementary teacher Denise Blackmon had won its annual Extreme Classroom Makeover Contest.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Hineshouse Project sponsors local teens for conference

The Hineshouse Project Inc. selected and sponsored local recent high-school graduates or current high-school students to attend a youth-leadership conference, "Call of Duty: Making a Difference," hosted by the Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities from July 25-27 at the University of Georgia in Athens.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the News editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Academic honor

The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Tia Ayana Gonzalez of Hinesville has been recognized as a student of excellence in science.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the news editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


FLASH courses available to LCSS teachers

The Liberty County School System, through the teaching and learning department, will offer Focused Learning After School Hours (FLASH) courses for all teachers beginning this month. One-hour FLASH courses, held on announced days, will provide resources, tools and take-away items for the teachers' toolkits. For each 10 FLASH courses completed, educators will earn one Professional Learning Unit.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


School system cuts STAR program

For the past 15 years, the Liberty County School System has contracted the Student Transition and Recovery Program as a means for discipline and behavior intervention.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Student earns scholarship

James Long of Ludowici has won of the Interstate Resources Scholarship Program sponsored by Interstate Resources, Inc.

August 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long kicks off school year with a bash

The Long County Recreation Department held its annual Back-to-School Bash on last Saturday, and according to Randy Simmons, this year's turnout was one of the largest since the event's inception.

August 09, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Next PTP luncheon set

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will put on the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Aug 21, at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty’s school year off to smooth start

Though Coastal Georgia's summer weather is far from over, summer vacation officially ended for Liberty County School System students Wednesday.

August 08, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Armstrong cited for support of soldiers, vets

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently was named a Yellow Ribbon Program school in recognition of its support for veterans and active-duty military students.

August 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bus drivers shown appreciation with barbecue

The Liberty County School System's transportation department hosted its first back-to-school barbecue luncheon Monday as a show of support for district bus drivers.

August 06, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


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