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Schools gearing up for start of classes

With the start of the 2009-10 school year just days away, Liberty County schools are facing a set of challenges that have never before cropped up in the system.

August 03, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Long to stretch furloughs across year

Because of recent state funding cuts, the Long County Board of Education voted Monday to require all school employees take three furlough days for the 2009-10 school year.

July 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


School day to be extended to make up furlough time

After Gov. Sonny Perdue ordered another cut in the already-tight state education budget last week, Liberty County School System officials had to order all employees to take three furlough days during the upcoming fall semester.

July 31, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Liberty schools set furlough dates

Earlier this afternoon, the Liberty County school system announced employees are being asked to take three furlough days during the upcoming the fall semester.

July 29, 2009 | Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Most Liberty schools pass AYP

Twelve of the 13 schools in the Liberty County School System made Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2008-09 school year.

July 27, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Two earn scholarships through commissary

Two local youths have received awards through the annual Scholarships for Military Children Program.

July 27, 2009 | Staff report | Education


State asking schools to furlough teachers

ATLANTA - Georgia carved more money from its thinning state budget Tuesday as Gov. Sonny Perdue for the first time called on Georgia's 128,000 teachers to take three unpaid furlough days and ordered 3 percent funding cuts for Medicaid and public schools.

The governor also ordered most state agencies to slash another 5 percent from their spending plans and called on other state employees to take three unpaid days to trim the state's spending to help fill a $900 million shortfall amid plummeting tax collections. He struck the deal with legislative leaders to avoid a special session, but ...

July 23, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Education


All Long County schools make AYP

Long County Assistant Superintendent Dr. Glenn Purcell told the Board of Education July 9 that all Long County schools attained Title I distinguishment through Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2008-09 school year.

July 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


More than 79 percent of schools Make AYP

More than 79 percent of Georgia's public schools made Adequate Yearly Progress, according to initial results released today - a 10 point jump from 2008.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech expands offerings

SAVANNAH – Dr. Kathy Love was appointed president of Savannah Technical College in January and now, six months later, her focus on excellence has begun to pay off – in a big way.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Brewton-Parker slashing tuition rates

Brewton-Parker College has slashed tuition rates in an attempt to help people afford higher education.

July 17, 2009 | Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Student Success team earns award

SAVANNAH - A group of Savannah Technical College staff members will travel to Atlanta next month to receive the Governor's Commendation for Excellence in Customer Service. The Liberty Campus Student Success Team was selected from among 240 nominees representing 39 state agencies.

July 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Deadline for school choice is here

The application deadline is July 13 for parents in Liberty County who want to transfer their children to a different school within the system.

July 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


STC student takes third in national competition

For CIS/Cisco student Cynthia Rowlands, last month's trip to Kansas City to compete in the Skills USA National Competition was just different enough from 2008 to be fun.

July 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rice to speak at GSC

STATESBORO - Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak at Georgia Southern University at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. The event is free and open to the public. The campus location of the event will be announced later.

July 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Special Olympics Friday

The annual Liberty/Long County/Fort Stewart Special Olympic Spring Games will be held Friday at Long Bell Stadium/Track at Liberty Independent Troop Park, 607 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.

May 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County superintendent wins award

Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters has received the President's Award from the Georgia School Superintendent's Association.

May 05, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows

Students in major urban centers around the country perform better in charter schools than they do in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.

May 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The perfect amount of homework for students

When a teenager arrives home from school in the afternoon, the last thing he or she wants to worry about is homework. After all, there’s TV to be watched, friends to hang out with and maybe even a job to fulfill.

May 04, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Official explains charter-system school teams

Community members heard more about how school-governance teams will be formed, and how they will function, during a recent community forum concerning the district's transition to becoming a charter system.

May 04, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom

The National Center of Education Statistics reports that about 3 percent of the school-age population is home schooled. Parents mainly home-school their children because they are concerned about certain school environments, where there could be bullying or teachings that go against a parent's political and religious beliefs, the NCES reported.

May 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

Students hung out to dry when 30 remaining Corinthian colleges shuttered last week will lose all or most of their credits, leaving 15,000 students in dire straits. Many will not be able to transfer most, if any, of their credits to new institutions. Some were just days away from finishing their certifications.

May 04, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Students can access REACH scholarships

Liberty County public-school students will have access to the REACH Georgia scholarship program for the first time in the 2015-16 school year.

May 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


End the bar exam and democratize the law profession?

Law school applications are down. The quality of students admitted, based on test scores, is down. Bar exam passing rates are down. Law is not a happy profession.

May 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


LSU teeters on edge of bankruptcy

The now-defunct Corinthian College isn't the only higher-ed institution making ugly financial headlines this week. Down on the bayou, a prominent state-sponsored not-for-profit is on the brink as well.

May 01, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


How dangerous is bullying? New research says more so than physical abuse

New research has found that children who are bullied are more likely to develop social and mental health problems in adulthood than children who are physically abused.

May 01, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Students named to Button Gwinnett Elementary School's honor rolls for the third quarter are:

April 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Shacking up means splitting up, especially among the low-educated

Living with your significant other before marriage isn’t a good idea for couples who want to stay together for the long term. A new study from the Center for Family and Demographic Research at Bowling Green State University found that cohabitation before marriage often causes married couples to separate.

April 30, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Liberty restarting its own alternative school

Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, the Liberty County School System will operate its own non-traditional education program with the opening of the Horizons Learning Center.

April 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Arizona State to offer freshman year cheap and at home

Arizona State University is vocally committed to putting college education within reach of young people who currently find it outside their grasp, a commitment that made national headlines again last week when the school announced a partnership with EdX to provide a full year of freshman online coursework in massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that anyone can take and then convert into ASU college credit.

April 30, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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