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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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Snelson-Golden removed from priority and focus schools list

On December 17, 2014, Snelson-Golden Middle was recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as being among 38 schools out of 235 sites to exit the Priority and Focus Schools list. As part of the waiver from No Child Left Behind, the Georgia Department of Education was required to identify Priority Schools or Focus Schools which were determined based on achievement data from all core content areas, graduation rate data, and the gap between the highest performing and lowest performing subgroups based on achievement and graduation rate data.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


LCHS students wins second with arrangement

Liberty County High School FFA member Kayla Dargan took second place overall in the state FFA Floral Design Career Development event Saturday, Dec. 6, at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty BoE members sworn in

The Liberty County Board of Education held its swearing-in ceremony Thursday in the atrium of the BoE building in Hinesville.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


SavTech may be tech school of year

ATLANTA - The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia has selected Lanier Technical College in Oakwood as this year's recipient of their Perdue Award for the TCSG Technical College of the Year.

December 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCSS to end Ombudsman contract, implement own alternative program

The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday voted unanimously to discontinue its contract with the Ombudsman alternative-education program and heard about plans for the district's own alternative-school program.

December 11, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Band members talk about Chicago trip

The Long County Board of Education met Monday for its December meeting, and started the meeting with an update of the high school being on the national stage.

December 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Honor roll: First Presbyterian Christian Academy

Students who earned places on First Presbyterian Christian Academy's honor roll in the recently-ended nine weeks were:

December 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Bradwell Institute

Students named to the recently ended nine-weeks honor roll at BRadwell Institute are:

December 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


RH teacher on state education board

Carver Elementary fifth-grade teacher Teresa Caldwell has been named to Gov. Nathan Deal's Education Advisory Board, it was announced Monday.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Education


Honor roll: Lewis Frasier Middle

Students named to the recently ended nine-weeks at Lewis Frasier Middle School aer:

December 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long Middle students have food drive

Long County Middle School's Beta Club and student council have been working on different projects to aid the community during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Beta Club recently sponsored an anti-bullying week and encouraged classmates to bring in canned goods to show that LCMS "CAN stop bullying." Students brought in over 300 canned goods. The student council also has been encouraging homeroom classes to bring in their extra change. The money raised was used to provide Thanksgiving meals to five local families.

December 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Elected officials have scholarship contest

The constitutional officers of Long County - Sheriff Craig Nobles, Clerk of Courts Sherry M. Long, Probate Judge Marie Middleton and Tax Commissioner Becky Fowler - recently announced a scholarship contest for high-school seniors and current college undergraduates.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Midway Middle

Students named to the recently ended nine-weeks honor roll at Midway Middle School are:

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Seminar set for assistant principals

The Liberty County School System will host a quarterly series of assistant-principal seminars beginning Thursday at the Board of Education office.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Waldo Pafford Elementary

Students named to the recently ended nine-weeks honor roll at Waldo Pafford Elementary are:

December 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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