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FBLA students headed to state contest

Sixteen FBLA members from Bradwell Institute participated in region competitions recently at Wayne County High School in Jesup. The business ethics team advanced to the state competition, which will be in Atlanta on March 26-27. Rickie Works and Xanthus Lee will compete.

March 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Pre-K Center sets two registration dates

Parents of preschoolers who live off-post in Liberty County have two opportunities this spring to enroll their children in the Liberty County Pre-K Center for the 2010-11 school year. Liberty Pre-K Center will have registration from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 17, and again from 8 a.m.- noon Saturday, May 1.

March 17, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Youth summit on college preparation

Georgia Coastal Youth, Inc. will host its fourth annual, free youth summit Saturday to help middle-schoolers and high-schoolers prepare for college and its required entrance exams.

March 17, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Teacher contract deadline delayed

ATLANTA - School districts in Georgia now have an extra month to decide how many teachers they will hire for next year.

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law Tuesday a bill that extends the deadline for educator contracts to May 15. The move is designed to give districts more flexibility as state lawmakers grapple with the state's sagging economy.

March 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Youth Challenge cadet officers installed

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas gave five Youth ChalleNGe Academy cadets their oath of office as student council officers on Feb. 26. Thomas participated in the family day ceremony that allows cadets to show their family, friends and mentors the difference YCA has made in their lives.

March 15, 2010 | By Krystal Britton Special to the Courier | Education


GSU students, staff protest budget cuts

People aren't happy at Georgia Southern University. From the administration to students, nobody wants state budget cuts at GSU - but how can they be avoided?

March 12, 2010 | By Jake Hallman Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech hires, promotes employees

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College promoted two members of its administrative staff and welcomed two new employees in February.

March 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bigger class size bill advances

ATLANTA - A bill giving Georgia school districts more flexibility amid the state's fiscal crisis has passed a key committee.

The legislation allows districts to increase class size by one student in kindergarten through fifth-grade and by two students in sixth-grade through high school through 2013. It also lifts state controls on how schools spend their funding - such as how much is spent on libraries or transportation.

March 11, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Savannah Tech enrollment up 18%

SAVANNAH - Official enrollment numbers at Savannah Technical College for the 2010 winter quarter show an increase of 18.8 percent in total credit enrollment from the same quarter last year, marking the second consecutive quarter that enrollment has topped 5,000 and the largest-ever enrollment for winter quarter.

March 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


FCCLA students explore Capitol

March 10, 2010 | Special to Connect | Education


Ten Youth Challenge grads from Liberty

Ten Liberty County teenagers graduated from the Georgia National Guard's Youth Challenge Academy on March 6. They are: Alan J. Bacon, Malcolm Bearden, JaVontis D. Powell, Miguelangel N. Roberts and Marquis O. Heard, all of Hinesville; Demontre C. Cleary of Midway; Brandon L.Crowley of Fleming; Alvin L Houston III of Lauderhill; Brandon L. Kifer of Fort Stewart; and Justin A. Sanders of Allenhurst.

March 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Pact eases military students' transition

WASHINGTON - An interstate agreement is easing the school transition process for military children, many of whom will attend six to nine schools over the course of a parent's military career, an education official said.

March 08, 2010 | By Elaine Wilson American Forces Press Service | Education


VVA offering scholarship

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Liberty Chapter 789 is accepting applications until April 16 for its scholarship program . Two high school seniors will be chosen to receive $500 scholarships.

March 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Pre-school teacher gets FIRST incentive

Village Children's Learning Center teacher Latoya Green was honored at a Hinesville City Council meeting on March 4

March 08, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Finish your homework yet?

When Liberty County schools rolled out a new web-based grade recording system last fall, they made sure to implement a system that would encourage more parents to take an active role in following students' classroom progress.

March 05, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


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China uses drones to catch cheaters on college access exams

The world's toughest exam has driven Chinese students to extremes, including suicide, but cheating will be a little tougher if a plan in Henan province, 400 miles south of Beijing, pans out.

June 16, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Students listed on Button Gwinnett Elementary School's final honor roll of the year were:

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Young people, not without hope, are now most impoverished demographic

A report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, an economic cooperative of 34 countries including the United States, found that poverty rates are now highest among young adults ages 18-25.

June 15, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


Attending a graduation? Keep your cheers to yourself

Three people in Mississippi faced charges of disturbing the peace, with possible $500 fines and even six months in jail for shouting a graduate's name at a Senatobia High School graduation last month.

June 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No furloughs for Liberty schools in 2015-16

Liberty County School System employees will not have to endure any furlough days next year, Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee announced at Board of Education meeting on Tuesday evening.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


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