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Kingston to speak at UGA graduation

ATHENS (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston will speak at the University of Georgia graduation ceremony next month.

UGA announced the spring commencement speakers Thursday. Kingston, a Republican from Savannah, graduated from UGA in 1978 with a degree in economics.

April 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


BoE forced to make $7 million in cuts

The Board of Education went through proposed budget cuts Monday, hashing out a list of line items to do away with. According to Liberty County School System Assistant Superintendent Jason Rogers, the board needed to shave about $7 million from the budget.

April 03, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Scholarship applications due by April 20

Applications are available for the Henry "Hank" White Memorial Scholarship.

March 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE talking budget Monday

The Liberty County Board of Education called a board meeting for 9 a.m. Monday in the board room.

March 30, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger | Education


Budget crisis delays funding formula revamp

ATLANTA (AP) - Work on revamping Georgia's 20-year-old education funding formula has come to a halt as the state deals with the worst fiscal crisis in decades.

The Investing in Educational Excellence task force was convened four years ago by Gov. Sonny Perdue after many said the Quality Basic Education formula was too clunky and no longer relevant to how schools operate, particularly in districts experiencing explosive enrollment growth.

March 23, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Long BoE honored on appreciation week

LUDOWICI - The Long County School Board was recognized at its March 9 meeting by Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters in honor of School Board Appreciation Week.

March 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Parties reward top MMS readers

On March 12, the Midway Middle School Media Center had two incentive parties for students who earned 75 Accelerated Reading points and an 80 percent average.

March 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students hone leadership skills

Lewis Frasier Middle School FBLA chapter members placed at the Future Business Leaders of America Region Leadership Conference in Savannah on Feb. 3.

March 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lewis Fraiser honors students of month

March 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


BoE may delay on-post school construction

School board members voiced concern Tuesday about going ahead with the fall 2010 opening of a new middle school on Fort Stewart.

March 20, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


BoE drops AASU partnership, cites economy

In anticipation of budget cuts trickling - or flowing - down from the state, the Liberty County Board of Education has withdrawn from a partnership with the AASU's satellite campus in Hinesville.

March 18, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Literary team takes title

A group of nine students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy traveled to Douglas where students from around the region competed against each other by demonstrating the power of the written and spoken word.

March 16, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


AASU Liberty Center hoping to move

According to Bill Megathlin, assistant to the president of Armstrong Atlantic State University, the Liberty County Campus has seen a double-digit increase in enrollment during the past year.

March 16, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Free, reduced meal status can change any time

The Liberty County School Nutrition Program reminds parents of the family free and reduced price meal benefits application availability.

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Opinions sought on state's special ed programs

The Georgia Department of Education has posted its annual application for federal grants that assist with the education of students with disabilities and will be seeking public comment on the application in April.

March 14, 2009 | Special to the editor | Education


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Contest promotes family-friendly schools

The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Governor: Programming should be core class

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


School-meal prices increase in Long County

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

August 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Local man earns doctorate

Linnie L. Darden Sr. recently has been awarded his doctoral degree in professional counseling.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


High-school student voted best at tech class

SAVANNAH - While many college students typically study hard for final-exam questions, Savannah Technical College's culinary arts baking and pastry students spend weeks working on their cake-decorating final exam.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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