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New school evaluation index could sub for AYP

With a possible state waiver from No Child Left Behind's adequate yearly progress standard looming in the future, Georgia education officials are spreading the word about a potential new index for evaluating schools.

September 03, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


ACT score show more students ready for college

According to the 2011 ACT report, Georgia high school students improved in a number of areas on the ACT, even while the number of students tested increased from 44 percent in 2010 to 47 percent in 2011. Some of the student gains include the following: more high school seniors demonstrating college readiness, key demographic subgroups outperforming the national average and improvements in eight- and 10-grade student assessments of college readiness.

September 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Admissions to state public colleges growing

ATLANTA - It's getting tougher to get into Georgia's top public colleges.

August 31, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Long County names teacher of the year

The Long County School System named Sherry Lester teacher of the year Aug. 16 during a short ceremony. Lester, center, accompanied by her husband, Kelly Lester, front left, accepted a plaque from Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway, front right; and BoE members, back row from left, Chairman Dempsey Golden, Emma Strickland, Linda DeLoach, Billy Hall and Vice Chairwoman Florence Baggs.

August 30, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Education


Meeting on HS graduation requirements

Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School will have a parent information meeting about graduation requirements for the classes of 2012-2015 from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in Bradwell's cafeteria.

August 29, 2011 | Staff report | Education


Long BoE gets report on new high school

The Long County Board of Education received reports on the planned high school and the preliminary Adequate Yearly Progress results Tuesday at a called workshop.

August 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Education


Meeting to clarify new graduation requirements

Parents of the county's 2,916 public high school students may find one event this week to be especially helpful: the Graduation is the Destination meeting.

August 29, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


‘Nemo’ finds home at school

Thanks to a collaborative community effort, Liberty Elementary School has a new catalyst for learning: a 150-gallon aquarium filled with colorful African cichlids.

August 26, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


LCSS 2010 finance audit shows ‘fair reporting’

A financial audit of the Liberty County School System showed that despite two findings, the district reported its 2010 finances in a "fair" manner, according to an official report presented to the board of education.

August 26, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


No injuries as two buses collide at Liberty Elementary

Emergency crews were called to Liberty Elementary School in Midway on Monday after two school buses clipped each other on their way out of the parking lot after dismissal.

August 24, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Joseph Martin starts year with math night

The first week of the new Liberty County school year came to a close Aug. 12. Joseph Martin Elementary marked the occasion by hosting a family math night, which drew more than 50 parents and students.

August 24, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia ACT scores run flat

ATLANTA - Georgia's performance on the ACT college-entrance exam was flat this year as the number of students taking the test rose.

August 18, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


AASU grant on prison management

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's College of Education recently received a $19,999 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections that will fund a cooperative agreement for implementing inmate behavior-management programs.

August 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


State superintendent seeks student advisors

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge is accepting applications for the 2011-12 Student Advisory Council.

August 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


State wants more ways to rate schools

ATLANTA - After a decade of leaning on standardized test scores to determine whether schools are meeting federal benchmarks, Georgia soon may be able to overhaul how it measures success in public education.

August 17, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


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‘Candy Land’ is the setting for a special prom

Students spent an evening in Candy Land at the second annual Liberty County School System Special Needs Gala.

May 25, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


Mason Lodge names teacher of year

Hinesville Masonic Lodge 271 recently selected Mercedes Colon-Renta as its 2017 Teacher of the Year.

May 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Summit for educators on students' health

The Coastal Health District Chronic Disease Prevention Program will host a School Health Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31, at ...

May 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lawmaker hears from MMS students

In honor of Earth Day 2017 last month, Debra-Lee Adams' third and fifth period English language arts classes at Midway Middle School completed a variety ...

May 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE sees progress on school construction

The Long County Board of Education got an update on construction of the district's new school at their monthly meeting on May 8.

May 17, 2017 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


State media fest judged here

More than 600 K-12 media projects from students across the state were judged in Liberty County April 28 for the Georgia Student Media Festival.

May 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


BoE adopts $101M tentative budget, rewords Spandex ban

The Liberty County Board of Education voted 4 to 3 to move forward with a tentative fiscal 2018 budget of $101.9 million.

May 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


LCHS grad earns degree, others get honors

Tiara Louise Howard, a 2012 graduate of Liberty County High School recently graduated from Morris College of Sumter, SC.

May 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


NAACP addresses controversy

Members of the NAACP attended the Liberty County Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

May 15, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Education


Vote correction: BoE hires new principal for Bradwell

The Liberty County Board of Education hired a new principal for Bradwell Institute Tuesday.

May 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Education


High school student artists take center stage

There are a lot of artistic students in Liberty County, and their work was on display during Liberty County High School's and Bradwell Institute ...

May 12, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


Look ma, no gas pedal: Students build electric car

The wheels were turning on Saturday - literally - as students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy showcased a working electric vehicle they built as part of Holly ...

May 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County HS spotlights student art

Long County High School recently had its third annual High School Art Show. Parents, faculty, students and community were encouraged to look at the students ...

May 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


State budget includes $22M for new health building at ASU

SAVANNAH - Gov. Nathan Deal Monday signed the state's fiscal year 2018 budget, which includes $22 million in funding to build a health professions building ...

May 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools host movie night before tests

Smiley and Walker elementary schools recently hosted their first Community Movie Night at Veterans Stadium in Ludowici.

May 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


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