ATLANTA - A 22 percent jump in the number of students attending the state's technical colleges has set a new annual enrollment record for the Technical College System of Georgia. The system's 26 colleges enrolled 190,842 students in fiscal year 2010, which ended June 30. The total smashes the previous record-high enrollment set in 2009 by more than 34,000 students.
Riceboro resident Marcus LeCounte could have spent his summer days lounging in front of the television or computer, wishing for more excitement. Instead he's been helping beautify one of Liberty County's historic treasures through the Summer Youth Training Program, sponsored by the city of Riceboro.
All but two schools in the Liberty County School System met the 2010 requirements for adequate yearly progress, according to results released this week by the state Department of Education. Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School both fell short of the standards, which have grown increasingly stringent as the state works to keep pace with federal standards for academic success in public schools.
Armstrong Atlantic State University has appointed J. Scott Joyner as vice president for advancement effective July 1.
SAVANNAH - As the new semester begins, students taking online classes at Savannah Technical College will notice a few changes, including a new Internet address for the online courses, easier-to-view announcements and new rules for testing.
MACON - Selina Christine Snider recently graduated from Wesleyan College with a bachelor's of arts degree, having majored in human services and double-minored in communication and education.
Long County High School student Haley Christine Riddle recently was named to the National Society of High School Scholars.
ATLANTA - Georgia has adopted a set of national benchmarks that detail what students should learn in each grade and what they should know to graduate high school.
CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER - Several Liberty County teens were among a class of more than 200 to graduate and earn their GEDs from the Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy program June 19. Commencement ceremonies were held at the Macon Municipal Auditorium. Former U.S. Rep. Mack Collins was the commencement speaker.
Local-level results for the state's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, which help determine promotability for students in first through eighth grades, were released by the Georgia Department of Education on Thursday.
The Liberty County Board of Education renewed its fiscal year 2011 contract for the STAR program and approved changes to construction and renovation projects Tuesday. The board members discussed project change orders for Donnell Woods Stadium, Olvey Field, the Career Academy and the Performing Arts Center as well as the demolition of the Hinesville Middle School gym and proposed modifications to the Gause Street property.
The nonprofit youth group Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc. will host its Back to School Rally in Riceboro at 10 a.m. Saturday in Briar Bay
Teachers can learn ways to add pizzazz to their classroom strategies in math, social studies, language arts and science using agriculture as a teaching tool through Georgia Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom Professional Learning Unit (PLU) course.
The Liberty County school district has received a $1.4 million grant from a Department of Defense education partnership to improve student performance in mathematics education as well as increase graduation rates and prepare high school graduates to enter the workforce.
Human resource personnel and other managers can earn a certificate in professional HR management from the Society of Human Resource Management's learning system course this fall.
On a recent Friday afternoon in a sleepy suburb just west of Chicago, 5-year-old Zeke Banks faces several teenagers seated at a table.
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.
Students listed on Button Gwinnett Elementary School's final honor roll of the year were:
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.
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.
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.