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Few public schools offering Bible class

ATLANTA - Few Georgia high schools are offering Bible classes two years after legislators made the state the first in the country to allow the topic as an elective course.

Georgia educators say students are more interested in taking SAT prep classes than Bible courses.

December 30, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


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


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Students earn academic honors

Several area students have earned academic honors and graduated from colleges:

January 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


District officials present budget ‘forecast’ to BoE

The Liberty County Board of Education received a "very detailed picture" of the school district's finances at a work session held Tuesday morning at the BoE building.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


A president without a college degree? Wisconsin governor will test it

On paper, Republicans' best presidential candidate for 2016 would seem to be the sitting governor of Wisconsin, except for one possible problem: He never graduated from college.

January 27, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The good game: video games that grow our kids

Video games have been maligned for decades.

January 27, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret Media Companies | Education


Most K-12 students are now low income

Radio personality Garrison Keillor used to have a standing joke that his fictional Lake Woebegon was where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."

January 27, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Armstrong launches science series

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's College of Science and Technology will launch Science on Tap - a new, free monthly event - at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W. Liberty St.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCSS holds community forum to discuss budget, reduction of personnel

The Liberty County School System administration, along with the Liberty County Board of Education, held a community forum Thursday night at the Performing Arts Center to discuss its upcoming 2015-'16 budget and the impending reduction in school-system personnel.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Armstrong hires business, finance boss

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University recently hired Christopher Corrigan as the institution's new vice president for business and finance.

January 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Magazine ranks GSU business course

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration online programs have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best online programs for 2015.

January 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Locals graduate, earn academic honors

Donnie Pulliam, an alumnus of Liberty County High School, recently received a scholarship from the National Society of High School Scholars.

January 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Virtual school has information sessions

Georgia Connections Academy, a provider of free virtual K-12 schooling, will host online information sessions every Tuesday and Thursday this month to show how an online classroom works.

January 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE enacts hiring freeze

The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday voted to enact a district-wide hiring freeze for all "non-essential positions," as stated by Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

January 14, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


LCSS partners with ASU to provide college credit for local high-schoolers

Educational top brass of the Liberty County School System and Armstrong State University convened Friday at the Liberty College and Career Academy to put the official stamps on two new partnership agreements.

January 12, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


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