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Retired teachers present scholarship

Harmony Wallace, who is a Bradwell Institute senior, has earned this year's Liberty/Long Retired Educators' scholarship. Wallace plans to major in early childhood education at Georgia Southern University. She is the daughter of Franklin and Linda Wallace.

May 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Farm Day held in Long County

Last week, the annual Farm Day Celebration was held in Long County. Farmers and agricultural staff brought in their equipment and livestock to show local students the importance of the agricultural industry. This year, exhibits included forestry, fur trapping, livestock and large equipment. One of the children's favorite displays was an "old-time" cornhusking demonstration. The event is sponsored by the Long County Georgia Farm Bureau office and coordinated by Linda Hall. Go to www.coastalcourier.com to see more pictures from the day.

May 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Long County honors seniors

Long County High School had its senior banquet in its new building Thursday, a first for the school.

May 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


FPCA graduates largest class ever

For the second year, First Presbyterian Christian Academy's senior class was so large graduation Saturday was moved to Fort Stewart's Main Chapel to accommodate the graduates and their families.

May 26, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Education


Bradwell graduates 364 seniors

Three hundred sixty-four Bradwell Institute seniors graduated Friday night during the school's first-ever commencement on the new Olvey Field.

May 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


MMS rallies after recycling win

Students at Midway Middle School have proven that it truly pays to go green.

May 25, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Students put science skills on display

The Liberty County School System held its second annual science fair May 20 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

May 24, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Education


Students receive scholarships

Eight students, four from both Bradwell Institute and four from Liberty, recently received scholarships Jackie Gilliad-Henderson Memorial Scholarships. The awards were sponsored by Seven Ministries, organized by Gary Gilliard.

May 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Baby can win college savings plan

ATLANTA - Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan has kicked off its annual statewide Newborn Sweepstakes, in which one baby born this year in Georgia will receive $5,529 toward his or her college savings.

May 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Primaries different across country

On Tuesday, Georgia held the earliest primary election in the state's history.

May 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


16 summer activities for kids

As school ends and the summer season arrives, keeping young bodies and brains engaged can be challenging.

May 18, 2014 | By Megan Gladwell FamilyShare | Education


BoE continues strategic plan, 2015 budget

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee presented her 2015 budget priorities to the board of education at Tuesday evening's regular meeting. The proposed budget included the reduction or elimination of several staff positions and programs as well as the upgrade and inception of new programs and job posts.

May 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee Staff writer | Education


Snelson-Golden launches STEM pilot

Snelson-Golden Middle School recently unveiled a pilot program that uses science, technology, engineering and mathematics to provide students with problem-based learning opportunities.

May 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools offering career, technology camps

The Liberty County School System will offer a career and technology camp experience for sixth- and seventh-graders this summer at the Liberty College and Career Academy.

May 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Be wary of Parent PLUS loans

Low-income parents scrambling to help their kids pay for college may be lured into taking on loans they can't really repay, say some prominent education scholars.

May 13, 2014 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News Service | Education


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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


Long BoE recognizes top teachers, retirees

The Long County Board of Education during its recent meeting recognized the 2014-15 teachers of the year from each school as well as four retiring employees.

August 25, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Lee, school officials talk at chamber event

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee delivered a presentation Thursday at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Progress Through People luncheon, held at the Performing Arts Center.

August 25, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


BoE approves new contract for superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education recently approved a new three-year contract, worth $190,000 a year, for Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

August 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Liberty teachers offered refresher courses

The Liberty County School System, through the teaching and learning department, will offer Focused Learning After School Hours courses for all teachers beginning this month.

August 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers’ salaries equal or exceed other districts

Teachers in Liberty County are paid as much or more than their colleagues across the state of Georgia, according to Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese.

August 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Soldiers help pre-K kids learn routine

Starting school can be overwhelming for a 4-year-old.

August 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Area colleges

Armstrong state releases lecture-series schedule

August 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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