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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Village Children's Learning Center teacher Latoya Green was honored at a Hinesville City Council meeting on March 4
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.
The Liberty County School Board has set dates and times for the following upcoming events:
Liberty County School System is hosting "School Breakfast - Ready Set Go!" a campaign to introduce students to the importance of breakfast and demonstrate how eating a good breakfast prepares you for a busy day at school.
The Council for Exceptional Children initiated Exceptional Children's Week as a means to educate the public about children with disabilities and garner support for them and special education.
Middle school students in and around Waterfield and Cypress Cove subdivisions will attend a different school next school year after the Liberty County Board of Education changed attendance zones at its February meeting.
Lewis Frasier Middle School's academic bowl team recently competed in the regional PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades.
The Long County Library will operate under new hours starting Monday, March 1. Hours are:
Liberty County High School is one of four schools in Georgia being honored for its pro-entrepreneur approach to education, and the school will be instrumental in developing the concept for a statewide program for primary and secondary schools.
Liberty County Early Head Start in Riceboro honored its teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, with a display and activities organized by parents and the administration. The teachers, followed by their years of experience, are Amy Phillips, 6½, Sabrina Gage, 7, Tiffany Pinkney, 6½, Georgia Johnson, 6, Tammbla Jones, 6, and Joe Ann Calvin, 20. Center Supervisor Cathy Jennings, 21 years of experience, is not pictured. The center now is taking applications for free enrollment. Call (912) 876-5977 and ask for LaShonda Shepherd or Cathy Jennings for more information.
In late March, Bill Humbert, former band teacher at Chandler High School in Glendale, Arizona, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. When former students heard of the diagnosis, they quickly established a GoFundMe.com account, which has raised more than $15,000 to pay for the Humbert’s accumulating medical bills.