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State's virtual academy enrolls 4,400

ATLANTA - Georgia's first Internet-based public school now has 4,400 students enrolled across the state.

Students of the Georgia Virtual Academy take all their classes online and do most of their work with the help of their parents. They talk with teachers over the phone and on e-mail, and take state-mandated exams at the end of the year like other public school students.

December 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


Liberty students honored for reaching goal

Ninety-two students at Liberty Elementary School were recently honored for achieving or exceeding their individual Accelerated Reader (AR) goals.

December 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long-time educator, board member retiring

Longtime educator and retiring member of of the Liberty County Board of Education Mattie Hicks was honored Tuesday.

December 27, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Gifted students draw like Egyptians

In our fourth-grade gifted resource class, we are studying ancient Egypt. In one of our lessons, we did research, read and discussed Egyptian style art. Then our job was to create an Egyptian mural to show how Egyptians had strict guidelines in their art.

December 27, 2008 | By Christina Meiers and Miya McCrear Special to the Courier | Education


Snelson-Golden's top AP readers

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Midway Middle marks Vets Day with soldiers

Midway Middle School hosted a Veteran's Day breakfast on Nov. 10.

December 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


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


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


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


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


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Teachers 'Bright Ideas' earn $22,000

Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded 16 grants totaling over $22,000 Wednesday and Thursday to teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties. The winning teachers were caught by surprise when Bright Ideas Prize Patrol members came to their classrooms to present them with giant balloon bouquets, gifts and checks.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


First Lady Deal reads to Liberty pre-K students

Georgia's First Lady, Sandra Deal, stopped by the Liberty County Pre-K Center on Tuesday morning as part of her state-wide tour to promote literacy and celebrate Georgia's Pre-K Month.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Bradwell, NMSI show students the money

Students often are told that education is an investment that will pay off in the future. For 48 Bradwell Institute students, though, time spent studying is beginning to pay off now - quite literally.

October 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Parents picnic at Smiley

Smiley Elementary School recently held its annual Curriculum Day/Picnic for Parents celebration.

October 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Bus drivers, safety being recognized

Georgia will celebrate National School Bus Safety Week from Oct. 20-24 and School Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Monday, Oct. 20.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE hears update from superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday heard an update from Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee regarding progress the district has made toward achieving its stated goals.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


LES celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Liberty Elementary students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in style with authentic Hispanic garb, music and dancing - lots of dancing.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Coastal Pines named military friendly

Coastal Pines Technical College recently announced that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCHS grad inducted into society

Donnie Pulliam was inducted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars at Morehouse College on Oct. 4.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long 4-Hers thank commissioner

Members from the Long County 4-H Club presented a plaque to Long County Commissioners on Tuesday to thank them for their support.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Grant promotes technology in classrooms

CenturyLink is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom.

October 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local leaders participate in Georgia Pre-K Week

Liberty County elected officials, civic leaders and school administrators heard Liberty County Pre-K Center staff tout the importance of early education last week during visits in celebration of Georgia Pre-K Week, a state-wide celebration.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Floral design contest for students

Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute FFA members recently competed in the Area 6 FFA floral-design career-development event Sept. 25 at Ware County High School in Dublin.

October 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long FBLA surprises members

Long County Middle FBLA held a surprise assembly for eighth-grade officer and member Mackenzie Pattison last Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County has homecoming parade

Long County High School held its annual homecoming parade and community pep rally Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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