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Special ed gets boost from stimulus funds

As part of President Barack Obama's stimulus package, the Liberty County Board of Education has received more than $2 million for special education funding. With just over $1 million going toward funding 46 special education teacher aides, the board has about $1 million left to allocate.

May 22, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education

Schools see more veterans using GI Bill

Local colleges are bracing for an increase in fall enrollment as Iraq and Afghanistan veterans rush to register for courses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

May 18, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Education

Long County bands take second in contest

Long County High School and Walker Middle School had students participate in the Music USA Festival on May 1-3, in Orlando, Fla.

May 15, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

Graduations next Saturday

The graduation ceremonies for Liberty County schools are scheduled for Saturday, May 23; Liberty County High School's at 8:30 a.m. in Donell Woods Stadium and Bradwell Institute's at 8 p.m. on Olvey Field.

May 15, 2009 | Staff report | Education

Students plan eco-friendly community

The city of Hinesville challenged local students to put their energy and creativity to good use while helping to clean up some of the area's environmental sore spots with their "A New Hinesville" contest.

May 15, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education

Students strut down red carpet

With plots as diverse as the young directors who created them, dozens of elementary school students had a red-carpet screening of their award-winning multimedia projects Tuesday night at the LCSS Media Festival.

May 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education

Smiley recognized as 'cool school' by TV station

Smiley Elementary School was recognized as a "Cool School" by WTOC on Tuesday. Education reporter Brook Kelly was on hand to show why the school is so special.

May 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

Governor vetoes broader tuition tax credit

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has vetoed a measure that would have broadened the state's new tuition tax credit program.

Supporters say the proposal was designed to allow more businesses to take advantage of a program that gives income tax credits to donors who contribute to scholarship programs for students to attend private schools.

May 12, 2009 | Associated Press | Education

BoE OKs plan for on-post school

A unanimous decision by the Liberty County Board of Education at a called meeting Thursday will give the school system its first two-story school. Board members hope the building's structure will save money on the project, which is expected to cost about $20 million.

May 11, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education

Student nurse earns honor

Kandyl Phillips competed at the SkillsUSA Region Conference and received a silver medal in nursing assisting. Phillips received a bronze medal in the same event at the SkillsUSA state conference in Atlanta.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

Printing student earns honor

Bradwell Institute senior Steve Kincaid recently competed in the annual Skills USA competition in Atlanta and placed second in screen printing.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

JROTC donates to Relay for Life

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

Long Co. considering student uniforms

LUDOWICI - Long County High School had a community forum Wednesday to provide information to the public and to gather input on the possibility of requiring students to wear uniforms.

May 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

Fiesta on the fifth

Spreading knowledge of different cultures, Dr. Mattie Brown led a colorful and energy-packed Cinco de Mayo celebration at Jordye Bacon Tuesday. Her fourth grade students were jumping with excitement.

May 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education

School in Georgia closes because of flu

ATLANTA - Georgia health officials have shut down a suburban Atlanta private school after a 14-year-old student tested positive for swine flu.

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in Henry County has suspended all classes for 14 days, though no other students are displaying symptoms of the potentially fatal H1N1 virus, said Dr. Elizabeth Ford, head of the state's Division of Public Health.

May 05, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education

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Local leaders celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week

Georgia Pre-K Week, which ran from Monday through Friday, allows state leaders to experience firsthand the quality learning that takes place in classrooms across the ...

October 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Education

MMS celebrates National Grandparents Day

Grandparents were honored at Midway Middle School on Sept. 11.

October 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

LES STEAM Night draws crowd

Liberty Elementary School held its fourth annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Discovery Night on Sept 17. The event was coordinated by Kimberly ...

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Long honors top teachers

School systems normally recognize one Teacher of the Year. But this year in Long County, two teachers had the same score after all information was ...

October 01, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education

More renovations considered for Button Gwinnett school

The Liberty County Board of Education is considering more renovations to Button Gwinnett Elementary School.

October 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education

Webster U. to host female empowerment conference

Webster University sponsors an annual university-wide community-service day in partnership with local agencies and nonprofit organizations.

September 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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