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Academic achievements July 7

Zaria Thomas honored for excellence in math

July 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Pearson graduates from Georgetown

Joseph Allen Pearson graduated cum laude from Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Services on May 17. He received a Bachelor of Science in foreign studies.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Pulliam interning, meets House majority leader

Liberty County High School alum Donnie Pulliam of Midway is spending his summer as an intern at the Gloucester Institute in Virginia. He is working with members of the Bush administration on several projects.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Higgason honored for volunteer efforts

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - Kelsey Higgason, a 2014 Long County High School graduate, recently was named a winner in Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program.

July 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Dr. Lee appointed by governor to Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission

On June 30, Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee to the State Council of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission. Lee will fill the position formerly held by retiring Houston County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James R. Hines.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech-Liberty dean promoted

Terrie Sellers, the former dean at Savannah Technical College's Liberty campus, has been promoted to vice president of student affairs for the whole school.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Liberty students improve CRCT scores

Liberty County students showed marked improvement in 2014 Criterion Referenced Competency Tests over last year.

June 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


GSU lists president's honors

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 1,162 students to the 2014 spring semester president's list. To be eligible for the list, students were required to achieve a 4.0 GPA and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester. The following students made the list:

June 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students on GSU dean's list

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 2,518 students to the 2014 spring semester dean's list. To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester. The following Liberty and Long county students made the list:

June 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students getting access to iPads

All Liberty County schools will embark upon the Liberty Learning Experience during the 2014-15 school year.

June 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


State gets $1M grant to get more college graduates

Gov. Nathan Deal announced last week that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success, focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Superintendent says she's working for change

Editor's note: The past few months, the Coastal Courier received several letters and phone calls, all anonymous, alleging poor management and questionable use of funds by the Liberty County School System administration, now headed by Dr. Valya Lee. The Courier's policy has been and remains that sources sign and acknowledge the letters we receive for publication, but in some cases, when a slew of letters make similar claims, we look into the matter, report on what we know and offer all sides the opportunity to respond. That is the case here. We began our coverage by bringing the ...

June 25, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Graduate achievements: scholarships and graduation

Scholarships

June 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Ludowici satellite schools merge

Beginning next month, there will be a new adult-education center in Ludowici.

June 23, 2014 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier Correspondent | Education


LCHS honors perfect attendance

Five Liberty County High School students were recognized for perfect attendance during the recently completed school year. The students' commitment and dedication were rewarded Friday, May 23. Each student was recognized and received a "We Are Liberty" camp chair.

June 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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BoE rejects new pay scale for principals

The Liberty County Board of Education voted against the adoption of a new pay scale for district principals at its monthly work session Tuesday morning.

September 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Public schools fight to keep teachers

Unfilled teaching jobs in Arizona are at a crisis level, AZ Central reports. There are over 527 job openings, resulting in crowded classrooms. One Phoenix-area district alone had 63 openings.

September 25, 2014 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


GSU one of Newsweek's top business schools

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration recently was named one of Newsweek's 12 Top Business Schools of 2014.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BGE named a 2014 Reward School

Button Gwinnett Elementary has been named to Georgia's 2014 Highest Progress School list, marking the second year in a row that the school has achieved the distinction.

September 24, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Long HS makes state's progress list

Long County High School has made the list as one of the highest-progress schools in the state.

September 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Exchange students bring culture to Liberty, Long

Anchalee Chinwitayakul and Anna Neumann may have been in the United States for only a month, but both already know their favorite American foods.

September 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Long County enrollment up again

Monday, the Long County Board of Education learned enrollment had increased this year by 94 this year.

September 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


BoE conducts self-assessment, discusses communication

The Liberty County Board of Education held two meetings Tuesday in addition to a press conference to address contract adjustments for Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

September 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


ASU breaks ground on new Liberty Center

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal - along with Armstrong State University President Dr. Linda Bleicken and other city, county and state officials - broke ground Wednesday at the site of Armstrong's future Liberty Center campus.

September 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


FPCA graduate wins Pioneer Club scholarship

Brooke Standard of Hinesville has been selected to receive the 2014 Lisa Peebles Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the local CenturyLink Pioneer Club.

September 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


HS work program praised by coordinator

Long County High School Work-Based Learning is going well this year, according to program coordinator Brian Thomas.

September 11, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Liberty student on Keep American Beautiful

STAMFORD, Conn. - Keep America Beautiful has selected Liberty County High School student Ciara Goodmanson as one of 10 high-school students from across the country to serve on KAB's third national Youth Advisory Council.

September 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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


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