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Math problems not isolated to Liberty's schools

During the NAACP's Oct. 16 candidate forum, a member of the audience questioned school board candidates about the Liberty County high schools' inability to make state AYP math requirements this year.

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


Maintenance director retires

It's good thing Rick Evans says he "thrives on stress" because his job as director of maintenance for Liberty County schools had plenty of it.

November 08, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


School teaching parents how to help students succeed

On Sept. 16, the first of six sessions of PASSport (parents assuring student success) began with an introduction of the program. The evening's theme was "Winning with a Positive Attitude."

November 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


SGMS inducts new honor society members

Six students from SGMS were inducted as new members of the National Junior Honor Society in a ceremony held at school Oct. 16. Members were selected by the chapter's faculty council for meeting standards of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship and character.

November 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teacher honored for how she uses technology

The Liberty County Technology Office has begun a new program wherein its staff is recognizing teachers for their use of technology in their classrooms.

November 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Hands-on learning about Native Americans

Students in Adriana Poole's fourth grade social studies class at Taylors Creek Elementary constructed Native American shelters upon completion of their unit of study on Native Americans.

November 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


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


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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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