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Students get taste of Hispanic culture

Sixteen squirming pre-K students sat in a semi-circle waiting for the surprise their teacher Kim Durrence had promised them.

September 17, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Adult education expands into Riceboro

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College and the city of Riceboro are partnering to bring adult education/GED classes to area residents beginning this fall at the Riceboro Youth Center on Highway 17.

September 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State BoE: SAT drop due to number of takers

The largest and most diverse group of graduating seniors in Georgia's history took the SAT this year. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 - 74 percent - was among the top 10 in the nation. Of the state's 2010 college-bound seniors who took the SAT, 44.6 percent were minority students, up from 35 percent in 2005 and 30.4 percent in 2000. In addition, 37.9 percent of the state's SAT takers indicated that they are first-generation college attendees.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State kicks off Red Ribbon campaign

ATLANTA - Georgia will kick off its annual statewide Red Ribbon campaign at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Centennial Olympic Park. Last year, the event drew more than 500 students from across the state. The campaign signals the start of red ribbon activities in schools throughout the state Oct. 23-30.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU president to be installed in office

Dr. Linda M. Bleicken officially will be inaugurated as Armstrong Atlantic State University's seventh president at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. The date has a special significance for the institution, as it marked the first day of classes at the historic Armstrong House in 1935.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


DoD schools face unique challenges

Multiple deployments and frequent school transitions are just a few of the issues on Marilee Fitzgerald's plate this school year.

September 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Exchange students diversify FPCA student body

School has been in session for more than a month, but some students are just now arriving.

September 10, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Dads lend hand at Head Start center

The Long County Head Start Program's recent "make-a-hat" day was a hit with children and the 28 volunteers who helped them, center supervisor Vicky Haynes said.

September 08, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


DoD, Liberty schools honored for partnership

The Liberty County School System and the Department of Defense, Fort Stewart Garrison Command recently were recognized at the Georgia Career and Technical Education Association Conference in Atlanta. The duo received the award for "unique work-based learning/youth apprenticeship business partnership."

September 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State faces battle over school reform

ATLANTA - Georgia faces a tough battle to implement education reforms in 26 school districts as more massive state funding cuts loom on the horizon.

September 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Hinesville cadet performs in Scotland

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - As a member of The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes, Cadet Joshua Barnard Rodgers of Hinesville participated this month in the 2010 Diamond Jubilee of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

August 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty students' ACT scores lag behind state's

College-bound high school seniors aren't wasting any time gearing up for standardized admissions tests, such as the ACT and SAT. And their hard work is paying off.

August 25, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Area students start at GCSU

Freshmen Natalie Sharp and Sally Gilbreth entered Georgia College and State University's class of 2014 with the highest high school grade point averages and recently were recognized during the school's welcome week ceremonies.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long FBLA students dress for success

Walker Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America group had its first meeting of the new school year Aug. 12. Members discussed upcoming events and activities, including a monthly "dress for success" day.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia wins 'Race to Top' grant

ATLANTA - More than 13 million students and 1 million educators will share $3.4 billion from the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" grant competition, the U.S. Education Department said Tuesday.

August 25, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


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Long BoE budgets 3% more pay

The Long County Board of Education unanimously adopted a budget for fiscal-year 2016-17 Monday.

June 30, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Education


Honor Roll: Snelson Golden

Snelson-Golden Middle

June 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Legion Auxiliary gives scholarship

Long County High School graduate Megan Higgason accepts a $500 scholarship from Hinesville American Legion Auxiliary President Anet Owens. The auxiliary also recently sponsored two ...

June 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Liberty Elementary

Liberty Elementary School recently announced its 4th nine weeks honor rolls:

June 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Most schools in Liberty, Long counties below state average

In 2014-15, schools in Liberty and Long counties performed below state averages in most subjects, according to the Governor's Office of Student Achievement.

June 27, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Education


Middle school times unchanged for 2016-17

It appeared that Liberty County middle schools would start later this coming school year when the Board of Education narrowly approved a schedule change earlier ...

June 27, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


Honor Roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary School

Button Gwinnett Elementary School

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Colleges honor, graduate students

ATLANTA - Rachel Trawick, who has ties to this area, recently received the Georgia State University Department of Respiratory Therapy Student Service Award.

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor Roll: Bradwell Institute

Bradwell Institute

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong, Army collaborate on cybersecurity education

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University officials signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon in Augusta on ...

June 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students graduate, earn honors

Chelsea Marie Turner graduated from Valdosta State University with a master's degree in clinical psychology after the fall semester.

June 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Frank Long Elementary

Frank Long Elementary School recently announces its 4th nine weeks honor rolls:

June 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Allenhurst student earns graduate education award

STATESBORO - Desiree Riley of Allenhurst was one of three Georgia Southern students to receive an Averitt Award for Excellence in Graduate Research and Instruction at ...

June 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Tension rises on Liberty Co. school board

Liberty County School Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee alleges she has been the victim of bullying and threats made by Board of Education member Marcus Scott ...

June 18, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


Honor roll: Taylors Creek Elementary

Taylors Creek Elementary School recently announced its 4th nine weeks honor rolls:

June 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


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