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Back-to-school rally is Saturday

The nonprofit youth group Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc. will host its Back to School Rally in Riceboro at 10 a.m. Saturday in Briar Bay

July 07, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Farm Bureau offers teacher classes

Teachers can learn ways to add pizzazz to their classroom strategies in math, social studies, language arts and science using agriculture as a teaching tool through Georgia Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom Professional Learning Unit (PLU) course.

July 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty earns DoD education grant

The Liberty County school district has received a $1.4 million grant from a Department of Defense education partnership to improve student performance in mathematics education as well as increase graduation rates and prepare high school graduates to enter the workforce.

July 05, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


GSU, SHRM offer exam prep course

Human resource personnel and other managers can earn a certificate in professional HR management from the Society of Human Resource Management's learning system course this fall.

June 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia schools chief leaving post after 8 years

ATLANTA - Twice a month for the past eight years, Georgia schools Superintendent Kathy Cox has taken over a classroom in districts across the state to teach lessons on the U.S. Constitution and the Founding Fathers.

June 30, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press | Education


Local educators earn master teacher status

Three Liberty County teachers have earned master teacher certification this year. Kimberly Boucher and Jewelene Marie Hunter of Liberty Elementary School, and Melinda Joy Kennedy of Midway Middle School are among 131 educators statewide to receive the designation in 2009-10 based on appreciable gains in student achievement, according to a release from the governor's office.

June 30, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Retired educators award scholarship

The Liberty/Long Retired Educators awarded their 2010 scholarship to Liberty County High School senior Heather Marshall, who will attend North Georgia College and State University to major in early childhood education.

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


BI cadets win right to compete in Virginia

Four cadets from Bradwell Institute's JROTC program will attend the 2010 JROTC Leadership Symposium on June 25-29 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. The BI cadets beat out more than 1,700 other teams for the honor. Only the top 48 teams were chosen to attend the symposium.

June 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lyman Hall students help pet shelter

The staff and students at Lyman Hall Elementary worked throughout the school year to raise money for the Liberty County Humane Shelter. Fundraising events included selling dill pickles, lollipops, scented pencils and water balloons.

June 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students graduate, make honors lists

WARRENSBURG, Mo. - Raymond Willson of Hinesville graduated from the University of Central Missouri last month with a master's of arts degree.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Commissioner speaks to fifth-graders

Liberty County Commissioner Gary Gilliard was the guest speaker at Jordye Bacon Elementary School's recent fifth-grade graduation ceremony. Gilliard congratulated the students on their achievements this year and offered a few words of encouragement as the children head into sixth grade.

June 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savanah Tech graduates more than 200

SAVANNAH - More than 200 students marched last Tuesday in Savannah Technical College's 2010 spring commencement ceremony in the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Graduates included those receiving associate degrees, professional diplomas, technical certificates of credits and General Education diplomas. More than 900 students earned credentials since the December 2009 graduation.

June 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia 'Racing to the Top' a second time

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced recently that Georgia has submitted its application to the U.S. Department of Education for the second round of federal "Race to the Top" grants. As part of its phase two application, Georgia added three school districts, Dade, Peach and Pulaski, to the 23 districts that applied in the first round. The three new districts were chosen to align federal School Improvement Grants with Race to the Top. The state stands to receive up to $400 million over four years to implement its plan if selected.

June 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Resolution likely means increased class sizes

The Liberty County Board of Education recently adopted a resolution to increase class sizes for the 2010-11 school year. The resolution follows a State Board of Education exemption allowing schools to exceed statutory and regulatory class size maximums in the wake of declining school revenues at the state and local levels.

June 16, 2010 | Jenn Alexander McCall | Education


FPCA graduates 14

Fourteen First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors said their good byes and took the next steps toward their futures at Saturday morning's graduation ceremony. Although last year's graduating class contained one more student than this year's, the class of 2010 celebrated an additional milestone.

June 14, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education


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Preliminary BoE budget calls for 3% raises

The Liberty County School System's preliminary fiscal-year 2016-17 budget shows an overall increase compared to this year's budget because of added funding from ...

May 23, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


Long County breaks ground for new school

The Long County School System broke ground Tuesday for a new school to serve grades three through eight.

May 23, 2016 | By Taylor L. Cornell Correspondent | Education


FPCA graduates ready for future

Fourteen First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors graduated Saturday in an intimate ceremony honoring each student's hard work. Family and friends gathered at First Baptist ...

May 21, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


Rotary presents scholarships

Hinesville Rotary Club recently honored the winners of the club's three $1,000 annual scholarships.

May 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Special Needs Gala is a big hit

Special-needs students from around Liberty County danced the night away at a gala held in their honor Friday evening at Bradwell Institute.

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


Young students see their next school

Seven Long County Head Start students will attend kindergarten next year. The students and their parents took a recent field trip to Smiley Elementary to ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Walker fifth-graders graduate C.H.A.M.P.S.

Roughly 250 Walker Elementary School fifth graders graduated their 10-week Choosing Healthy Activities Promoting Safety program Friday morning. The graduation ceremony was held at Long ...

May 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Education


Two earn degrees

Wells earns bachelor's

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty County schools working to ensure students eat breakfast

The Liberty County School Nutrition Program recently hosted a Breakfast with the Breakfast Team.

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers feel the love

Liberty County High School teachers were greeted with signs and cheers as they arrived for work Tuesday during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Tuesday was National ...

May 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


Long County High has awards night

Long County High School's annual Honors Night May 2, recognizing students' academic achievement. Awards varied from traditional studies to careers and fine arts. Go ...

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI students raise money to fight polio

Bradwell Institute Interact Club students recently raised $1,908 for the Rotary Club of Hinesville.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia Milestones won't count for student, teacher evaluation this year

The State Board of Education Thursday granted a waiver of promotion, placement, and retention requirements tied to the 2016 administration of the Georgia Milestones End ...

May 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Button Gwinnett recently announced its third nine-weeks honor roll:

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Officials promote ESPLOST

Elected officials, county department heads and community leaders heard about the Educational Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax at breakfast Wednesday at the Liberty County ...

May 03, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


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