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Coalition makes case for charter schools

A coalition representing more than 5,000 public virtual charter school students, parents, teachers and supporters from across Georgia charged the state's Charter School Commission with ignoring state law by refusing to create a funding formula based on sound research and actual costs of public virtual charter schools.

August 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Before-, after-school programs at Y

Applications are being accepted for before and after school programs, pre-school childcare and pre-kindergarten at area YMCA branches.

August 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Mid-summer funding boost helps libraries

After budget cuts led the Liberty County school district to eliminate its financial support for the area's library branches, library officials responded to the shortfall by reducing hours for Hinesville and Midway-Riceboro locations and by cutting the collections budget. However, a mid-summer boost from the Liberty County Board of Commissioners will help the Hinesville library extend its hours again after Labor Day.

August 11, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education

McDonald's employees earn scholarships

The Savannah Area McDonald's Operators Association congratulated its first class of recipients in a local scholarship program by awarding more than $50,000. The awards were announced Monday in Richmond Hill.

August 11, 2010 | Staff report | Education

SSU expecting record enrollment

SAVANNAH - Early indicators suggest Savannah State University's enrollment for the 2010-11 academic year will exceed last fall's 3,800 enrolled students.

August 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

State finalist in second round for federal grants

Georgia has been named one of 19 finalists for the second round of federal Race to the Top grants. If the state is named a recipient, it could be awarded up to $400 million over four years to implement the plan it submitted. Delaware and Tennessee were the final recipients of round one funding, in which 40 states and Washington, D.C., submitted applications. Georgia finished third.

August 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

School bells ring here Thursday morning

Summer will still be in full effect this week but come Thursday, students in Liberty County must turn their thoughts from the pool to school. The first day of classes will be previewed by open houses on Wednesday at district campuses, where parents can get to know the teachers and the expected routine.

August 02, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education

Two of three Long schools make AYP

Two of three schools in the Long County School System met the 2010 requirements for adequate yearly progress, according to preliminary results announced at the July board of education meeting.

August 02, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

Fair preps military families for school year

Army spouse and mother of three Brigitte Spence took advantage of the Education & Community Information Fair on Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.

July 31, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Education

Schools announce reduced price limits

The Liberty County school nutrition program will open Aug. 5 to serve breakfast and lunch to children.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Tech school enrollments setting records

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.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Riceboro teens learn, earn for summer

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.

July 26, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education

Most Liberty schools make federal AYP

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.

July 23, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education

AASU names new VP for advancement

Armstrong Atlantic State University has appointed J. Scott Joyner as vice president for advancement effective July 1.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Savannah Tech increasing online classes

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.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

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Local leaders celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week

Georgia Pre-K Week, which ran from Monday through Friday, allows state leaders to experience firsthand the quality learning that takes place in classrooms across the ...

October 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Education

MMS celebrates National Grandparents Day

Grandparents were honored at Midway Middle School on Sept. 11.

October 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

LES STEAM Night draws crowd

Liberty Elementary School held its fourth annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Discovery Night on Sept 17. The event was coordinated by Kimberly ...

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Long honors top teachers

School systems normally recognize one Teacher of the Year. But this year in Long County, two teachers had the same score after all information was ...

October 01, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education

More renovations considered for Button Gwinnett school

The Liberty County Board of Education is considering more renovations to Button Gwinnett Elementary School.

October 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education

Webster U. to host female empowerment conference

Webster University sponsors an annual university-wide community-service day in partnership with local agencies and nonprofit organizations.

September 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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