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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


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

Armstrong, other schools list honors, graduates

VALDOSTA - Chantel Boone and Ashley Wilkes of Hinesville, Ash-Lee Brown and Shamiya Neely of Midway, and Gerri Brown of Riceboro recently graduated from Valdosta State University. They were among more than 1,200 students who earned their associate's, bachelor's or master's degrees.

June 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

Honor roll: Liberty County High School

Students who were listed on Liberty County High School's most recent honor roll were:

June 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

BI band raises more than $40K for uniforms

The Tiger Band Boosters Club of Bradwell Institute picked up a $6,620 check June 12 at Hinesville Ford, giving the band the last bit of money needed to purchase new uniforms to the tune of about $40,000.

June 17, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Education

Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

The following students were named to the final nine-weeks honor roll at Button Gwinnett Elementary School:

June 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

Post 168 Legion Auxiliary gives scholarships

American Legion Post 168 Ladies Auxiliary recently honored students from high schools in Liberty and Long counties and helped pay to continue their education.

June 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

New standardized tests in works

Liberty County students can expect another big change in the upcoming school year.

June 11, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education

Two graduate, one on dean's list

Carley Brewer graduated May 10 from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa. The 2010 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School earned a Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and criminal justice.

June 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

Honor roll: Taylors Creek Elementary

Students listed on the last nine weeks honor roll at Taylors Creek Elementary were:

June 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

Career academy students get head start

The Liberty College and Career Academy prides itself on providing students with technical-trade skills and career pathways. With the inclusion of the Georgia Department of Labor's Business Ethics Student Training program in LCCA's curriculum, students now have one more advantage as they prepare for the workforce.

June 09, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education

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Day-care has open house

The Village Children's Learning Center celebrated its annual open house Sept. 25.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

Long County marks School Lunch Week

All Long County schools participated in National School Lunch Week, which took place Oct. 14-17.

October 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

Armstrong informs faculty of ‘military-affiliated’ issues

Over the past several years, Armstrong State University has increasingly focused on its "military-affiliated" student population – that is, active-duty, reserve and National Guard service-members, retirees, veterans and their families.

October 23, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education

Liberty High jumps into top 100

Liberty County High School jumped over nearly 40 other schools in a contest to win $100,000 and a concert by The Band Perry.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Education

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

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

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