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Area students nominated to service academies

Four students from Liberty County and four students from Richmond Hill have been nominated to U.S. service academies. Rep. Jack Kingston's office made the announcement on Tuesday, congratulating 17 total nominees from Georgia's First Congressional District.

December 18, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


AASU nursing students to study in China

The Far East is nearly within reach for a handful of nursing and health-care students at Armstrong Atlantic University who have been selected for a new study abroad program. AASU's Office of International Education received a $16,000 grant that will help foot the bill for 14 students to learn about Chinese medicine next summer.

December 18, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Reading program has cash prizes

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Smiley honors students of month for restraint

Each month, Smiley Elementary School honors students who consistently exemplify positive character traits.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Button Gwinnett has science fair

Button Gwinnett Elementary School had a Science Fair on Dec. 3-4.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Midway Middle honors veterans

The Midway Middle school parental Involvement committee hosted a Veterans Day breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in recognition of retired, deployed and active duty military parents.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


LES students stage Christmas play

Liberty Elementary School presented its Christmas play "Cookin Up Christmas" on Dec. 10 in the cafeteria. There were many in attendance to enjoy the presentation.

December 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE earns statewide honor

The Liberty County Board of Education has been recognized by the Georgia School Boards Association as a School Board of Distinction.

December 11, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Phone books help students with project

CenturyLink has helped students at Snelson-Golden complete a project, faculty members say.

December 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students, staff mentors have pizza party

Joseph Martin Elementary School has implemented a staff and student mentor program this school year called the PAL Program. It pairs volunteer staff members with specific students with the goal of providing extra support to the students. Staff members serve as PALs by monitoring academic progress and reinforcing the successes of their students. The PAL staff and students were recently treated to a pizza party, and students received free JME T-shirts courtesy of a grant.

December 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Tax breaks offered for FPCA scholarship donations

First Presbyterian Christian Academy has joined the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, which provides tax credits for donations to private school scholarship funds.

December 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Principal reads from atop school

Students at Waldo Pafford Elementary School delighted to see their principal, Dorothy Cottom, lifted onto the roof of the school Thursday, Nov. 19.

December 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU graduation is Saturday

More than 700 graduating students will be on hand to receive diplomas during Armstrong Atlantic State University's winter commencement ceremonies on Saturda.

December 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Proposed career academy gets $3M grant

Liberty College and Career Academy will receive $3 million in state funding to help build a campus and jump-start the development of high school and college-level programs. The announcement was made Wednesday by the office of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

December 04, 2009 | Staff report | Education


Students, parents use math night together

Working, continuing with education, caring for family and home are some of the roles and responsibilities of a parent. When was the last time you had fun coloring or making a game that can be played by you and your child?

December 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Official explains charter-system school teams

Community members heard more about how school-governance teams will be formed, and how they will function, during a recent community forum concerning the district's transition to becoming a charter system.

May 04, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


15 apps to help your child learn outside of the classroom

The National Center of Education Statistics reports that about 3 percent of the school-age population is home schooled. Parents mainly home-school their children because they are concerned about certain school environments, where there could be bullying or teachings that go against a parent's political and religious beliefs, the NCES reported.

May 04, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Corinthian colleges closure leaves students out in the cold

Students hung out to dry when 30 remaining Corinthian colleges shuttered last week will lose all or most of their credits, leaving 15,000 students in dire straits. Many will not be able to transfer most, if any, of their credits to new institutions. Some were just days away from finishing their certifications.

May 04, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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