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Long reworking plan for school makeover

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education decided at its October meeting, to nix the idea of building a combined elementary/middle school and instead is looking at the possibility of building a new high school.

November 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


BoE buying test data collection system

During its monthly meeting, the Liberty County Board of Education approved a new, large-scale data warehousing computer system for tracking and analyzing students' standardized test scores and performances. The system costs just under $45,000, which includes the initial installment and the first year of data collection. According to the board's projected budget, the data warehouse will cost around $20,000 a year to maintain.

November 01, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


MMS sets math night for students, parents

Midway Middle School will have a math and science family fun night, "The Amazing Math & Science Race," on Thursday, Oct. 30.

October 31, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students hope to learn from teddy bears' travels

Donna Smith's second-grade class from

October 30, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger | Education


Two area schools recoup AYP status

Button Gwinnett Elementary and Snelson-Golden Middle School both made Adequate Yearly Progress standards, the nationwide education evaluation system part of the No Child Left Behind Act, after a re-evaluation at the end of the summer session.

October 28, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


AASU president leaving

SAVANNAH - Thomas Z. Jones, who has led the transformation of Armstrong Atlantic State University from a quiet commuter campus of 5,400 students to a residential university of more than 7,000 students, has announced that he will leave his post as president of AASU effective June 30.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students' recycling efforts pay off

The corporate office for Keep America Beautiful announced a Liberty County school has ranked nationally in the 2008 Return the Warmth Program. First United Methodist Pre-K and Kindergarten placed 19th in the national plastics recycling effort, with approximately 1,000 schools competing in the nation.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


What's happening in our libraries in October

Live Oak Public Libraries programs at the Liberty Branch Library and Midway-Riceboro Branch Library during October include:

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bradwell gets Dollar General grant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. - Dollar General recently announced that Bradwell Institute in Hinesville has been awarded a $1,881 back-to-school grant.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Art class volunteers to paint walls at counseling center

It was nearly a year ago when Heather Brancato and a friend volunteered their time and skills to paint murals on the walls of Helen's Haven, a counseling service for children that serves the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.

October 23, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education


Site shows public school spending

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has released a Web site that tracks, down more than $14 billion in spending throughout Georgia's 180 school systems and more than 2,000 schools.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local girl heads student government

Elizabeth Pirkle, daughter of Bob and Laura Pirkle, was elected student council president for 2008-09 at Savannah Country Day School. The president is voted on by all of the school's students.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Grandparents bring something special to classrooms

Smiley Elementary School held a "Goodies for Grandparents Day" Friday, in honor of National Grandparents Day, which was Sept. 7. The day kicked off as Principal David Edwards welcomed a packed gymnasium at Smiley.

October 09, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


State top educator on morning show

ATLANTA -- Georgia schools Superintendent Kathy Cox says her two children were "pretty nervous" for her when she appeared on the Fox television program "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?"

October 08, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


Advocates for gifted children organizing

The newly formed Liberty County Association for Gifted Children met Tuesday to inform parents about the new program.

October 04, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


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Newest Leadership Liberty class graduates

Members of the 2014 Leadership Liberty class graduated and were recognized during a dinner July 10 at Spartina Landing.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Board receives update on iPad initiative

The Liberty County Board of Education received an update on its upcoming iPad initiative at a scheduled work session Tuesday morning.

July 25, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Education


Special-ed services in Long County

The Department of Exceptional Student Services of Long County Public Schools offers special-education services to eligible students. ages 3 through 21, and to children from birth through 21 who have hearing or visual impairments.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI student wins second in nation

Junwei Ren, a 2014 graduate of Bradwell Institute, claimed second place in the nation in computer applications at the recent Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn. Georgia FBLA had 56 national winners.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


State changes rules for school fundraisers

In response to new federal school-nutrition regulations, State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and the state Board of Education last week initiated the rulemaking process to amend the state-board rule to comply with the federal Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Hinesville students earn academic honors

The National Society of High School Scholars recently announced that Bradwell Institute student Nathanel Johns of Hinesville has been selected to become a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Educators leery of law to allow school employees to carry guns

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Education


Stewart Back-to-School Fair Thursday

CAIR and back-to-school fairs, coming to Fort Stewart on Thursday, will provide one-stop opportunities for soldiers and families to learn more about the communities and schools surrounding the posts.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Camp designed to pique kids' interests

Area elementary-school-aged students studied up on a variety of subjects at the Georgia Institute of Technology STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Camp last week at Liberty Elementary School.

July 21, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Education


Armstrong waiving fees for soldiers

SAVANNAH - To demonstrate its commitment to the military community, Armstrong State University will waive all mandatory student fees for active-duty military starting in the fall semester.

July 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong waiving fees for soldiers

SAVANNAH - To demonstrate its commitment to the military community, Armstrong State University will waive all mandatory student fees for active-duty military starting in the fall semester.

July 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two earn college degrees

Pamela Pettis of Chesapeake, Va., recently earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Thomas Edison State College of Trenton, N.J. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Pettis of Hinesville and a 1997 graduate of Bradwell Institute. Pamela is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy as an engineering limited-duty officer and an officer in charge SWOS at the engineering learning site in Norfolk, Virginia.

July 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Youth get experience, paid training

For many students, summer means swimming pools, suntans and shopping malls. But for 35 Riceboro teenagers, the summer break is an opportunity to gain real-world work experience while exploring career options.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


National educator to visit Liberty schools

The Liberty County School System recently announced that it has been chosen by the Georgia Department of Education and the executive office of the president of the United States to host a visit from David Mineta, director of demand reduction for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, on Aug. 27.

July 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rally focuses on challenging students

Project Reach God's Anointed Now Generation Inc. hosted the 16th annual Back to School Rally on Saturday at Riceboro's community center gym.

July 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


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