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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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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


Long County High has awards night

Long County High School's annual Honors Night May 2, recognizing students' academic achievement. Awards varied from traditional studies to careers and fine arts. Go ...

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


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