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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


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


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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


Honor Roll: Liberty County High School

Liberty County High School

June 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Lewis Frasier Middle School

Lewis Frasier Middle School recently announced its 4th nine weeks honor rolls:

June 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


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