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State files for education law waiver

ATLANTA - Georgia is asking for a massive overhaul of how it measures student achievement under the federal No Child Left Behind law, according to documents released Monday.

November 15, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Long Co. BoE receives report on project for new high school

The Long County Board of Education received a report Thursday on the new high school building project.

November 15, 2011 | By Ciara Frisbie Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


BoE OKs Olvey Field bid, talks millage

The Liberty County Board of Education approved a $6,713,000 bid for phase two construction at Olvey Field and discussed maintaining the rate of 15.5 mills during its meeting Tuesday.

November 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Club collects food for Manna House

The Midway Middle School Builders Club, an affiliate of the Kiwanis Club of Liberty County, held its seventh annual trick-or-treating for canned goods event Oct. 24-31 at the school. The students collected 1,455 items to be donated to the Manna House in conjunction with Georgia Power's canned food drive.

November 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Regents want more college graduates

ATLANTA - The state Board of Regents has approved a plan to increase the number of students who finish college.

November 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Midway Middle promotes nutrition

Midway Middle School recently hosted a Fuel Up to Play 60 kickoff during lunch hours in the cafeteria.

November 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Walker FBLA celebrates Halloween

Walker Middle School Future Business Leaders of America hosted a Halloween social Oct. 31 at the school.

November 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE upholds teacher termination in hearing

After testimony and presentation of evidence in a fair-dismissal hearing that spanned eight hours, the Liberty County Board of Education unanimously voted Monday to uphold Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer's recommendation to terminate a teacher's contract.

November 10, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Art teacher honored for work

GURNEE, Ill. - Waldo Pafford Elementary art teacher Carol Hough recently was recognized by Artsonia, the world's largest online kid's art museum, for outstanding leadership in the area of arts education. The school's online art gallery, www.artsonia.com/schools/wald01, ranks No. 2 in the state, according to Artsonia.

November 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


GSU enrollment tops 20,000

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently announced that it has topped 20,000 students this fall, enrolling 20,212 students from all 50 states and 101 countries around the world.

November 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Middle-schoolers recycle shoes

Walker Middle School FBLA partnered with Nike to coordinate a shoe drive in September. For the project, known as Nike Reuse a Shoe, Walker Middle School collected used or worn-out shoes that were ready to be thrown away.

November 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Former lawmaker visits Long Co. school

Former State Rep. Hinson Mosley of the 171st District recently spoke to several classes at Long County High School, including Christi Cruz's government students. Cruz formerly served as a page for the congressman.

November 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Students mark National 4-H Week

Long County 4-H'ers kicked off National 4-H Week by spending the first day, Oct. 2, at Tractor Supply in Jesup with one last push for the national paper clover campaign. Members of 4-H shared exhibits, provided educational information on healthy lifestyles and assisted with the sale of more $70 of clovers. Employees were treated to hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and cupcakes.

November 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


LES wins United Way spirit stick

Liberty Elementary School teachers Marsha Simmons and Lela Dickens recently encouraged fellow teachers and staff members to join forces and raise more than $2,500 for the United Way and win the 100 percent participation School Spirit Award. Principal Chris Anderson asked volunteers to support the cause, and every teacher employed at Liberty Elementary School participated in the fundraising effort.

November 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia trails nation in reading, math

ATLANTA - Georgia fourth- and eighth-graders are performing only slightly better than they did two years ago on national reading and math exams, and most of the students tested continue to lag behind the national average in both subjects.

November 03, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


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Schools get mixed results on testing

The Liberty County School System improved in some areas in the 2016-17 Georgia Milestones Assessment System test.

July 26, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


Three military students earn scholarships

Three area students are among 700 others who have earned Scholarships for Military Children Program.

July 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


FBLA delegation attends national confab

Bradwell Institute Future Business Leaders of America adviser Pamela Woodard and FBLA members Tiana Johnson Noah Wright hold up an issue of the Coastal Courier ...

July 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Fort Stewart students wins national job competition

LOUISVILLE, KY - Charissa Barrett from Fort Stewart and a student at Savannah Technical College won the college gold medal in nurse assisting in the 2017 ...

July 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Stated announces free, reduced meal policies

The Georgia Department of Education recently announces its policy for free and reduced-price meals for children unable to pay the full price served in schools ...

July 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong gets more military education accolades

SAVANNAH - U.S. Veterans Magazine has named Armstrong State University as one of the 2017 Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools.

July 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE considering district athletic director

The Liberty County Board of Education discussed hiring an athletic director for the district at Tuesday at a regular meeting.

July 15, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


Honor roll: Taylors Creek

Taylors Creek Elementary School recently announced its fourth nine-weeks honor roll:

July 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Waldo Pafford Elementary

Waldo Pafford Elementary School rencetly announces its fourth nine-weeks honor roll:

July 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


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