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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


School continues link with soldiers

Soldiers from the 703rd went back to school last year at Liberty Elementary. This time last year, military personnel were not learning new skills, nor were they conducting routine training missions. Instead, soldiers volunteered their time at Liberty Elementary to support students and teachers in learning and fun.

August 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


NAACP seeks investigation of bus arrests

The Liberty County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced last week that it is seeking an outside investigation into how officials handled a May bus incident that resulted in the arrests of seven students.

August 17, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Student earns doctorate

LaShawn Bacon, daughter of Bertha Mae Bacon and the late Rayford T. Bacon Sr., completed her dissertation and is now Dr. LaShawn C. Bacon. She received her degree in counselor education and supervision May 14 from the University of Iowa. She also has accepted an assistant professor position at Lindsey Wilson College in Louisville, Ky., where she will teach master's level mental-health counseling courses.

August 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student earns doctorate

August 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


BoE hears parent concerns about school uniforms, testing sites

With Liberty County schools back in session, the board of education saw a resurgence in the audience participation portion of its meeting on Tuesday.

August 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Taylors Creek students sail back to class

Taylors Creek Elementary students were welcomed to 2011-12 school year by teachers who had created special themes for their rooms for last week's open house and first day of classes.

August 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


MMS rally inspired by TV game show

Students and parents packed the Midway Middle School gym Aug. 2 for a back-to-school rally.

August 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rally promotes school, recreation

All of the Long County schools rang their bells last Friday to begin the 2011-12 year. On Saturday, the Long County Recreation Department held its first back-to-school rally to promote the recreation department and the upcoming school year, Assistant Director Randy Simmons said.

August 10, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


No Child Left Behind waivers authorized

The Obama administration effectively gutted the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law Monday, giving states a way out of a decade-long policy that focused on holding schools accountable but labeled many of them failures even if they made progress.

August 09, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Schools restrict student recruitment

With the start of school, parents in Liberty County may be exploring the many extracurricular activities available to their children.

August 08, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Education


Public-school students back in class

With buses back on the roads, students sporting their uniforms and parents experiencing a range of emotions, Liberty County schools were full of life Thursday morning as the 2011-12 academic year began.

August 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


GSU freshmen begin by giving back

STATESBORO - Before they check into residence halls, buy books or even attend their first classes, a group of incoming Georgia Southern University freshmen will begin their college careers by giving back to the Statesboro community.

August 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


New teachers got through orientation

The Liberty County Board of Education hosted 67 new teachers July 27-28 during its orientation, which was held in conjunction with Georgia Teacher Evaluation Program training.

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Education


New opportunities at Savannah Tech Liberty

When classes begin this month, students at Savannah Technical College will find many new opportunities available to them, including expanded instructional programs in automotive technology, semester scheduling, transferability for core courses to University System of Georgia schools and a new state-funded, student-loan program.

August 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Armstrong awards 600 degrees at final commencement

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University hosted its 2017 fall commencement Saturday, conferring degrees on nearly 600 students in two graduation ceremonies held at the Armstrong Sports ...

December 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Park University announces grads

Park University held its December 2017 commencement ceremony Dec. 9 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo.

December 14, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


GSU confers 1,600 degrees at Fall Commencement

Rain couldn't dampen the spirits of nearly 1,600 students at Georgia Southern University as graduate and undergraduate students were recognized Dec. 8 during ...

December 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


Armstrong named third in nation by Military Times Best: Colleges

Military Times has again honored Armstrong State University, ranking the institution third in the nation among four-year schools on its Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 ...

December 03, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


Liberty 4-H'ers learn to be better consumers

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, the holiday shopping season has officially started.

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


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