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State's online school has open seats

Georgia Connections Academy, a free public virtual charter school open to students from every county of the state, has openings for students in grades 9-12.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Gov. Deal, other officials break ground for Armstrong Liberty campus

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, along with Armstrong President Linda Bleicken and other military leaders, city officials and state legislators, broke ground Wednesday at the site of the new Armstrong Liberty Center, slated to open in summer 2015.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Schools earn math, science grant

The Liberty County School System received notification Aug. 21 that its Math and Science Partnership program proposal has been approved by the Georgia Department of Education.

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE explains superintendent's pay adjustment

The Liberty County Board of Education held a press conference Tuesday morning to address the recently-renegotiated contract for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Valya Lee.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


GSU teams up with Liberty schools

The Liberty County School System and Georgia Southern University have partnered in a research initiative known as Project ESCOLAR (eText Supports for Collaborative Online Learning and Academic Reading).

September 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Literacy week in state Sept. 15-19

In acknowledgement of September as National Literacy Month and the United Nations' observance of International Literacy Day on Sept. 8, Gov. Nathan Deal has proclaimed Sept. 8 Literacy Action Day and Sept. 15-19 Literacy Action Week for Georgia.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Digital textbooks available free

Although the 2014-15 academic year now is in full swing, teachers, school leaders, parents and students still can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education's website.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCSS rolls out new communication plan

The Liberty County Board of Education heard an update on the school system's 2014-15 communication plan at a scheduled work session Tuesday morning.

August 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Governor swears Lee into state council

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee was sworn in Aug. 19 by Gov. Nathan Deal to the State Council of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission. Lee, the newest member to serve on the council, will be required to travel to the capitol to attend the panel's meetings.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Demographics shifting in schools nationwide

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.

August 28, 2014 | Desert News Service | Education


Contest promotes family-friendly schools

The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Governor: Programming should be core class

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


School-meal prices increase in Long County

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

August 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Local man earns doctorate

Linnie L. Darden Sr. recently has been awarded his doctoral degree in professional counseling.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


High-school student voted best at tech class

SAVANNAH - While many college students typically study hard for final-exam questions, Savannah Technical College's culinary arts baking and pastry students spend weeks working on their cake-decorating final exam.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Charter program discussed at forum

The Liberty County School System held a community forum last Thursday at the Performing Arts Center, which included discussion on becoming a charter-school system.

October 23, 2014 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Education


Liberty FFA volunteer at run

The Liberty County High School FFA chapter volunteered at the Healthy Hinesville 5K on Saturday, Oct. 11. Proceeds from the event will benefit mental-health patients and awareness. FFA members manned the water stations at the quarter and half-way points for the 5K runners.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty High trying for $100,000

Liberty County High School is trying to win $100,000 and a concert from The Band Perry.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Teachers 'Bright Ideas' earn $22,000

Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded 16 grants totaling over $22,000 Wednesday and Thursday to teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties. The winning teachers were caught by surprise when Bright Ideas Prize Patrol members came to their classrooms to present them with giant balloon bouquets, gifts and checks.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


First Lady Deal reads to Liberty pre-K students

Georgia's First Lady, Sandra Deal, stopped by the Liberty County Pre-K Center on Tuesday morning as part of her state-wide tour to promote literacy and celebrate Georgia's Pre-K Month.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Bradwell, NMSI show students the money

Students often are told that education is an investment that will pay off in the future. For 48 Bradwell Institute students, though, time spent studying is beginning to pay off now - quite literally.

October 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Parents picnic at Smiley

Smiley Elementary School recently held its annual Curriculum Day/Picnic for Parents celebration.

October 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Bus drivers, safety being recognized

Georgia will celebrate National School Bus Safety Week from Oct. 20-24 and School Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Monday, Oct. 20.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE hears update from superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday heard an update from Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee regarding progress the district has made toward achieving its stated goals.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


LES celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Liberty Elementary students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in style with authentic Hispanic garb, music and dancing - lots of dancing.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Coastal Pines named military friendly

Coastal Pines Technical College recently announced that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCHS grad inducted into society

Donnie Pulliam was inducted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars at Morehouse College on Oct. 4.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long 4-Hers thank commissioner

Members from the Long County 4-H Club presented a plaque to Long County Commissioners on Tuesday to thank them for their support.

October 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Grant promotes technology in classrooms

CenturyLink is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom.

October 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local leaders participate in Georgia Pre-K Week

Liberty County elected officials, civic leaders and school administrators heard Liberty County Pre-K Center staff tout the importance of early education last week during visits in celebration of Georgia Pre-K Week, a state-wide celebration.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


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