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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


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


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Bradwell hosts Career Day

Bradwell Institute students heard from working professionals Friday during the school's annual Career Day.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Green Zone training concludes

Editor's note: This is part three of a three-part series on the Green Zone, a program offered by Armstrong State University that helps educators understand the challenges faced by military-affiliated students transitioning to life in the classroom.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Long FCCLA works on projects

The Long County School System's FCCLA chapter has taken many steps toward improving as an organization this school year. So far, members have attended three events.

November 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long Middle FBLA has book drive for Halloween

During October, Long County Middle School FBLA students participated in a book drive. Each member brought in used books to donate to children in the area, and over 100 books were donated. On Oct. 30, the club ended the drive with a Halloween social and costume contest. Members came in costume and brought Halloween treats to share. Guest judges chose the costume-contest winners, and cash prizes were given.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Stewart teacher honored by Defense Dept.

Anyone who walks through the Pentagon is bound to cross paths with highly skilled military or civilian employees who have disabilities - including the Defense Department's director of disability programs, who has been legally blind since age 16.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


High-school graduation rate up in Liberty

The Liberty County School System's high-school graduation rate has increased since last year, rising from 72.3 percent in 2013 to 75.8 percent in 2014. The graduation rate at Bradwell Institute held steady at 72.4 percent, while the graduation rate at Liberty County High School made a statistically significant gain of 8.7 percentage points, rising to 81.6 percent.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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