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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


Colleges work to help students succeed

Gone are the days when students were classified as "college material" by nothing more than a passing glance at their high school academic records. These days, area colleges and universities are helping potential attendees get that extra boost in order to succeed in higher education through provisional, incentive and preparatory programs.

June 11, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Local educator honored at banquet in Atlanta

Liberty County Schools' Teacher of the Year Amanda Durden, a music teacher at Bradwell Institute, was among the Georgia educators honored at a banquet in Atlanta last week.

June 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student's achievement flies under radar

A lost delivery resulted in a missed opportunity for one Liberty County High School student, but she is still headed for a bright future.

June 09, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Students walk red carpet with media projects

Students and parents strolled down the red carpet May 10-13 in front of Liberty County School System's Performing Arts Center, making their way into the annual Media Festival.

June 09, 2010 | By Jaime Rearley Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA sets summer camps

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will offer summer camps beginning this month. The camps are open to the public and will offer children opportunities to try new activities and take day trips.

June 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon | Education


States to set uniform standards for teachers

SUWANEE - By third grade, students should know how to write a complex sentence and add fractions, no matter if they live in Georgia or California.

Eighth-graders should understand the Pythagorean theorem. And by high school graduation, all U.S. students should be ready for college or a career.

June 03, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Rep. Barrow addresses BPC graduates

MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College had commencement ceremonies for the class of 2010 on May 15 on the Mount Vernon campus.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Perdue signs school governance bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed into law Senate Bill 84, landmark school board governance legislation.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Ludowici's FBCA has graduation

Faith Baptist Christian Academy held graduation ceremonies last Friday in Ludowici.

June 02, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Schools OK career academy plan

Liberty County School Board members reviewed and approved a memorandum of understanding between Liberty County schools, Savannah Technical College and the Technical College System of Georgia regarding the construction and operation of a planned Career Academy.

May 29, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


BoE wrestles with master planning

Liberty County School Board members debated the merits and necessity of conceptual master plans for three district properties at a Tuesday morning work session.

May 29, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


4-H offering summer camps

The Liberty County Extension Service recently released this summer's 4-H camp schedule. Camps are scheduled at several locations and costs and participant requirements vary for each session.

May 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Spotlight on students at fair

The Liberty County Media Festival shined spotlights on students last week at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, which was decked out like a red-carpet ...

May 26, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


Long seniors walk through elementary school

Long County High School seniors may have started a tradition Monday.

May 24, 2016 | By Taylor L. Cornell Correspondent | Education


Schools dealing with federal conflict on transgender students

The Georgia Department of Education is taking the U.S. Education and Justice departments to task for issuing guidance on the rights of transgender students ...

May 24, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


65 attend Long County baccalaureate

About 65 Long County High School seniors - more than a third of the Class of 2016 - attended a baccalaureate service May 15 at the school.

May 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County BoE budget expecting more growth

For the second straight year, Long County school employees would get a "one-time salary adjustment" of 3 percent if the Board of Education approves a ...

May 24, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Education


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


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