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Midway Middle School honors veterans

Midway Middle School students, faculty and staff paid tribute to U.S. veterans during a Veterans Day program Nov. 9. The theme for this year's program was, "Lest We Forget."

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Red Ribbon Week at Walker Middle

Students at Walker Middle School in Ludowici collected canned goods for the Long County's Community Food Bank. Using the theme "I 'Can' Fight Against Drugs" during Red Ribbon Week, students wore camouflage and brought canned goods to school. The students collected 462 items. April Smith's seventh-grade homeroom won a pizza party for collecting the most cans, 52.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Education


Governor's Water Conservation Contest for elementary students

To help some of Georgia's youngest residents understand the importance of preserving water, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the new Governor's Water Conservation Contest to encourage elementary students to think of creative ways to conserve water by designing a plan that promotes conservation.

December 11, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Education


GED testing set for dec. 3-4

GED tests will be given at Altamaha Technical College - Jesup Campus from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Registration for testing must be done in person in Room 302-B on Monday (8 a.m. to noon), Tuesday (8 a.m. to noon) or Wednesday (8 a.m. to noon or 5-7 p.m.).

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Carter named Liberty County's 2008-09 Teacher of the Year

Nicole Carter, fourth grade teacher at Waldo Pafford Elementary School, has been named the systemwide 2008-09 Liberty County Teacher of the Year.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Contributing Writer | Education


Students discover dirt's impact on waterways

The Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper staff for Liberty and other area counties recently demonstrated the impacts of nonpoint source pollution with their EnviroScape model and showed a short video by the Environmental Protection Division on nonpoint source pollution.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Education


Book Week in our schools

This year National Children's Book Week is celebrated Nov.12-18. Take time with your children to enjoy a good book this week, and make sure to stop by your child's elementary or middle school to join in the festivities.

November 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Smiley Elementary marks Red Ribbons Week

Smiley Elementary School students recently celebrated being "drug free" by participating in Red Ribbon Week activities.

November 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Smiley earns Title 1 honor

In a "celebration of excellence" ceremony, Smiley Elementary was recognized as a Georgia Title I Distinguished School.

November 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Locals on AASU president's list

Two students from Liberty County were named to Armstrong Atlantic State University's president's list for the spring and summer 2007 terms.

November 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Midway MIddle names October students

November 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Education


Georgia Vote set for high schools

Atlanta - Secretary of State Karen Handel has announced the kickoff of the "Georgia Votes" high school voter registration drive. The Secretary of State's Elections Division is partnering with high schools throughout the state to increase awareness about registering to vote and the voting process.

November 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech sets enrollment record

For the first time in its history, Savannah Technical College enrollment has topped 4,000 students, according to the first official accounting for fall quarter 2007 (DTAE 7-day report) that reports enrollment at the state's 33 technical colleges.

November 24, 2007 | Staff report | Education


Funding requests top Long BoE agenda

The Long County Board of Education conducted their business meeting Oct. 8 and several items of business were addressed:

November 24, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Student club helps fight breast cancer

The Liberty County High School Rotary Interact Club spent part of October "Working Together for the Cure" as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

November 24, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Education


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High school graduation rates jumping, but some groups still lag behind, data shows

American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino youths. Last year, 81 percent of American high school students graduated, a record high.

February 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Tractor Supply holding scholarship program

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Tractor Supply Company has announced the third annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor Roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Joseph Martin Elementary School include

February 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl held

Students in Liberty County participated in the ninth annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl on Friday, Jan. 23.

February 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCSS holds resource fair for exceptional families

The Liberty County School System hosted its first resource fair for individuals with disabilities Saturday.

February 25, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


College is not for everyone

Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook.

February 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


American millennials rank low on global skills test

A recent study from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies found American young adults lagging behind their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, according to U.S. News & World Report.

February 24, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes.

February 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Lewis Frasier Middle

Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Lewis Frasier Middle School include:

February 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Liberty County High School

Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Liberty County High School included:

February 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


As Common Core testing gears up, rebels move to opt out

While the numbers of rebels appear to be small, pockets of intense opposition to the new Common Core testing set to begin next month are percolating.

February 19, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Joseph Martin Elementary School include:

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SavTech picks adult student for honor

Brandon Matias has been chosen to represent Savannah Technical College at the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute on March 16-18 in Atlanta.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long Co. High may reorganize classes

Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway gave the Long County Board of Education information Thursday on possibly changing the number of classes taken daily by students.

February 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


LCSS exceeds state averages in all three CCRPI levels

The Georgia Department of Education recently released its College and Career Ready Performance Index scores based on data from the 2013-2014 school year. CCRPI, Georgia's statewide accountability system, was implemented in 2012. It measures individual schools and the district on a 100-point scale. This rating system is designed to help all stakeholders see how schools are performing.

February 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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