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GSU gets funds for military science hall

STATESBORO - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal visited Georgia Southern University on May 5 to sign into law House Bill 744, a part of the 2015 fiscal year budget, which includes funding for a new military-science building at GSU.

May 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools focus on 5 goals for plan

After a May 1 community forum when the public was invited to submit opinions and help identify goals, the Liberty County School System followed up Thursday with the first of a two-day session on those opinions and goals.

May 09, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Education


Students make recycling fashionable

Amber Johnson's art students at Diamond Elementary School put on a fashion show Tuesday for fellow students, teachers, administrators and parents. They designed, assembled and then wore outfits made from recyclable material.

May 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Students raise money to fight leukemia

Liberty County's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club, with the help of agriculture teacher Jeci Bohannon and the student council, raised more than $3000 through Pennies for Patients, a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

May 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


On-post schools having Walk to School Day

Brittin, Diamond and Kessler elementary schools are participating in today's International Walk/Bike to School Day.

May 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long 4-Hers planning busy summer

The Long County 4-H Club recently released its schedule for the summer, and according to program coordinator Lisa Overbey, there once again will be plenty of activities for local youth.

May 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


BI JROTC cadet honored by SAR

Cadet Walt Hurst, a sophomore at Bradwell Institute, recently received the Sons of the American Revolution Bronze ROTC Medal during a ceremony at the school. Bronze ROTC Medal recipients are selected for a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.

May 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty schools release mobile app

The Liberty County School System recently released a new, district-wide mobile communications application from School Connect. The free app, which is available for Apple and Android mobile devices, will be used to keep the school community updated with district information and announcements. LCSS Executive Director of Technology Patti Crane unveiled the app at a community forum Thursday night at the performing arts center and demonstrated a few of its features.

May 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Superintendent reports on schools' progress

The Liberty County School System is on the move, and Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee is glad the community is on board.

May 05, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Education


School nutrition employees get their own week

Next week, students and parents will have the opportunity to show appreciation for the men and women working in their school cafeterias in Liberty and Long counties during National School Nutrition Employee Week, May 5-9.

May 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Volunteers teach reading as lifelong skill

Community leaders, soldiers, moms and dads, as well as business owners and employees volunteered Thursday and Friday to visit Liberty County schools so students could see someone other than their teachers show enthusiasm for reading.

April 29, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Liberty CCRPI scores lag state average

Liberty County Schools received a district score of 72.6 in data released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education, falling short of the state average of 75.8.

April 25, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Education


Deal: Programs prepare students for work

Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed into law legislation creating work-based learning programs for Georgia high school students, which will increase their access to real-world education and further ensure that the state is shaping a qualified future workforce. These programs will replace Georgia's current youth apprenticeship program.

April 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


School board hopes to improve students' writing

Following a report at Tuesday's Liberty County Board of Education work session by Dr. Jennifer Walts, the system's new coordinator for evaluation, assessment and accountability, education leaders discussed steps necessary to improve students' writing skills.

April 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Schools forum rescheduled to May 1

The Liberty County School System has rescheduled the community forum that originally was set for Thursday, April 24. The third forum now will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway, in Flemington.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | 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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