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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brittin, Diamond and Kessler elementary schools are participating in today's International Walk/Bike to School Day.
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.
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.
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.
The Liberty County School System is on the move, and Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee is glad the community is on board.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Members from the Long County 4-H Club presented a plaque to Long County Commissioners on Tuesday to thank them for their support.
CenturyLink is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom.
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.
Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute FFA members recently competed in the Area 6 FFA floral-design career-development event Sept. 25 at Ware County High School in Dublin.
Long County Middle FBLA held a surprise assembly for eighth-grade officer and member Mackenzie Pattison last Thursday.
Long County High School held its annual homecoming parade and community pep rally Thursday.
The Liberty County School System will have a community forum from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington. For information, call 876-5966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Midway Middle School will have a Parent University at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. The school is at 425 Edgewater Drive, Hinesville. For information or to RSVP, call Pamela Brown at 884-6677.
Each year, media specialists, computer-lab teachers and academic coaches are invited to attend the Liberty County School System Media and Technology Showcase.
The Liberty County School System Technology Department is offering an "App-tastic" App of the Month to all teachers.