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State likely to phase out graduation test

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Education will vote in April on a plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Test in favor of end-of-course exams that better measure students' learning.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Youth learn tobacco-free advocacy at summit

Teens from Liberty, Long, Chatham and Toombs counties learned how to advocate for tobacco-free school and park policies at a youth summit last Saturday at Savannah State University in Savannah. The summit was sponsored by the Coastal Health District as part of the State Tobacco Youth Prevention Program.

March 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Education


After protests, Deal alters pre-K plan

After weeks of public outcry and protests, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday his updated plan to keep pre-K hours the same while reducing the number of school days each year by 20.

March 10, 2011 | Staff report | Education


Schools celebrate breakfast week

Liberty Elementary and Button Gwinnett Elementary schools are celebrating National School Breakfast Week from March 7-11.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Dorchester Academy Museum donates books

Representatives from the Historic Dorchester Academy Museum of African American History recently presented five books to Liberty Elementary School.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Walker FBLA student compete at state

On Friday, 29 Walker Middle School FBLA members competed in the State Leadership Conference in Macon. Eleven students placed on the state level, FBLA advisor Amanda Sikes said. Each student who earned a first- through fifth-place finish received a plaque and a medal. Students who finished in sixth through 10th place received a medal.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Diamond Elementary students dine on green eggs and ham

Diamond Elementary staff chose a theme for their school's reading day based on Dr. Seuss' "Great Day for Up." Students decorated the doors of their classrooms using kites and other things that go up into the sky, librarian Lisa Romans said.

March 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


Military schools celebrate literacy

There are places to go and people to see, something Dr. Seuss preached in his books, which were read by guests at schools around the country during "Read Across America," a March 2 tribute to literacy on what would have been Seuss' 106th birthday.

March 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


Cat in the Hat invades library

The Cat in the Hat came to Hinesville in a jiffy, but he did not take note that he would look so spiffy to children and pre-Kers all down on the floor, who looked up to him while the room filled with a roar.

March 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


FPCA students earn $30,000 in scholarships

First Presbyterian Christian Academy students traveled to Brewton-Parker College to attend a one-day Young Writers Conference to learn how to strengthen their writing skills and collected $30,000 in scholarships as a result.

March 07, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Honored student has Ludowici ties

Connie Elizabeth Wasdin recently accepted an Eagle Award at North Florida Christian School's National Honor Society induction.

March 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCSS accredited for 5 years

Liberty County School System was accredited during a called meeting Wednesday for the next five years by AdvanceED, an outside company that evaluates the efficiency of school systems.

March 04, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


Teachers, parents fear pre-K cuts

ATLANTA - A plan to scale back Georgia's free, full-day pre-kindergarten program - the first of its kind in the United States - to a half-day has teachers fearing shrunken paychecks and working parents scrambling to find day care for their 4-year-olds.

March 02, 2011 | By Dorie Turner and Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writers | Education


Democrats want to slow HOPE talks

ATLANTA - Senate Democrats are concerned that a proposal to cut the cash-strapped HOPE scholarship and prekindergarten program is moving too quickly through the Legislature.

March 02, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Chamber honors STAR student, teacher

The Long County Chamber of Commerce last week honored STAR student Angel Dennison and STAR teacher Sherry Lester during the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition ceremony.

March 02, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


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Preliminary BoE budget calls for 3% raises

The Liberty County School System's preliminary fiscal-year 2016-17 budget shows an overall increase compared to this year's budget because of added funding from ...

May 23, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


Long County breaks ground for new school

The Long County School System broke ground Tuesday for a new school to serve grades three through eight.

May 23, 2016 | By Taylor L. Cornell Correspondent | Education


FPCA graduates ready for future

Fourteen First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors graduated Saturday in an intimate ceremony honoring each student's hard work. Family and friends gathered at First Baptist ...

May 21, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


Rotary presents scholarships

Hinesville Rotary Club recently honored the winners of the club's three $1,000 annual scholarships.

May 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Special Needs Gala is a big hit

Special-needs students from around Liberty County danced the night away at a gala held in their honor Friday evening at Bradwell Institute.

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


Young students see their next school

Seven Long County Head Start students will attend kindergarten next year. The students and their parents took a recent field trip to Smiley Elementary to ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Walker fifth-graders graduate C.H.A.M.P.S.

Roughly 250 Walker Elementary School fifth graders graduated their 10-week Choosing Healthy Activities Promoting Safety program Friday morning. The graduation ceremony was held at Long ...

May 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Education


Two earn degrees

Wells earns bachelor's

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty County schools working to ensure students eat breakfast

The Liberty County School Nutrition Program recently hosted a Breakfast with the Breakfast Team.

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers feel the love

Liberty County High School teachers were greeted with signs and cheers as they arrived for work Tuesday during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Tuesday was National ...

May 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


Long County High has awards night

Long County High School's annual Honors Night May 2, recognizing students' academic achievement. Awards varied from traditional studies to careers and fine arts. Go ...

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI students raise money to fight polio

Bradwell Institute Interact Club students recently raised $1,908 for the Rotary Club of Hinesville.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia Milestones won't count for student, teacher evaluation this year

The State Board of Education Thursday granted a waiver of promotion, placement, and retention requirements tied to the 2016 administration of the Georgia Milestones End ...

May 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Button Gwinnett recently announced its third nine-weeks honor roll:

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Officials promote ESPLOST

Elected officials, county department heads and community leaders heard about the Educational Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax at breakfast Wednesday at the Liberty County ...

May 03, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


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