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Lyman Hall students help pet shelter

The staff and students at Lyman Hall Elementary worked throughout the school year to raise money for the Liberty County Humane Shelter. Fundraising events included selling dill pickles, lollipops, scented pencils and water balloons.

June 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Students graduate, make honors lists

WARRENSBURG, Mo. - Raymond Willson of Hinesville graduated from the University of Central Missouri last month with a master's of arts degree.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Commissioner speaks to fifth-graders

Liberty County Commissioner Gary Gilliard was the guest speaker at Jordye Bacon Elementary School's recent fifth-grade graduation ceremony. Gilliard congratulated the students on their achievements this year and offered a few words of encouragement as the children head into sixth grade.

June 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Savanah Tech graduates more than 200

SAVANNAH - More than 200 students marched last Tuesday in Savannah Technical College's 2010 spring commencement ceremony in the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Graduates included those receiving associate degrees, professional diplomas, technical certificates of credits and General Education diplomas. More than 900 students earned credentials since the December 2009 graduation.

June 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Georgia 'Racing to the Top' a second time

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced recently that Georgia has submitted its application to the U.S. Department of Education for the second round of federal "Race to the Top" grants. As part of its phase two application, Georgia added three school districts, Dade, Peach and Pulaski, to the 23 districts that applied in the first round. The three new districts were chosen to align federal School Improvement Grants with Race to the Top. The state stands to receive up to $400 million over four years to implement its plan if selected.

June 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Resolution likely means increased class sizes

The Liberty County Board of Education recently adopted a resolution to increase class sizes for the 2010-11 school year. The resolution follows a State Board of Education exemption allowing schools to exceed statutory and regulatory class size maximums in the wake of declining school revenues at the state and local levels.

June 16, 2010 | Jenn Alexander McCall | Education

FPCA graduates 14

Fourteen First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors said their good byes and took the next steps toward their futures at Saturday morning's graduation ceremony. Although last year's graduating class contained one more student than this year's, the class of 2010 celebrated an additional milestone.

June 14, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education

Colleges work to help students succeed

Gone are the days when students were classified as "college material" by nothing more than a passing glance at their high school academic records. These days, area colleges and universities are helping potential attendees get that extra boost in order to succeed in higher education through provisional, incentive and preparatory programs.

June 11, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education

Local educator honored at banquet in Atlanta

Liberty County Schools' Teacher of the Year Amanda Durden, a music teacher at Bradwell Institute, was among the Georgia educators honored at a banquet in Atlanta last week.

June 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Student's achievement flies under radar

A lost delivery resulted in a missed opportunity for one Liberty County High School student, but she is still headed for a bright future.

June 09, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education

Students walk red carpet with media projects

Students and parents strolled down the red carpet May 10-13 in front of Liberty County School System's Performing Arts Center, making their way into the annual Media Festival.

June 09, 2010 | By Jaime Rearley Special to the Courier | Education

FPCA sets summer camps

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will offer summer camps beginning this month. The camps are open to the public and will offer children opportunities to try new activities and take day trips.

June 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon | Education

States to set uniform standards for teachers

SUWANEE - By third grade, students should know how to write a complex sentence and add fractions, no matter if they live in Georgia or California.

Eighth-graders should understand the Pythagorean theorem. And by high school graduation, all U.S. students should be ready for college or a career.

June 03, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education

Rep. Barrow addresses BPC graduates

MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College had commencement ceremonies for the class of 2010 on May 15 on the Mount Vernon campus.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Perdue signs school governance bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed into law Senate Bill 84, landmark school board governance legislation.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

Long Schools nutrition director honored

Wellness counselor Mike Stubbs recently presented a certificate of excellence to Long County School Nutrition Director Stephanie Fox for her commitment to promoting health. Stubbs ...

November 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Long County Board of Education cuts millage rate

The Long County Board of Education slightly lowered the property-tax rate Monday.

November 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Education

Honor roll: Lyman Hall Elementary

Lyman Hall Elementary recently announced its honor rolls:

November 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Armstrong State University a top school for veterans

Military Times honored Armstrong State University this week, ranking the institution seventh among four-year schools on its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2016" list.

November 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Honor roll: Bradwell Institute

Editor's note: Honor rolls will be published for each school as space permits.

November 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Students fight breast cancer

Liberty County High School's Family, Career, Community Leaders of America recently had its annual Pink Panther Day for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

November 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Honor roll: Taylors Creek Elementary

Taylors Creek Elementary's first nine weeks honor rolls

November 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Honor roll: Liberty County High School

Liberty County High School's first nine weeks honor rolls:

November 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Students paid for high scores on AP tests

Thirty-seven Liberty County High School students recently received incentive checks as part of a grant from the National Math and Science Initiative, designed to increase ...

November 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Universities honor area students

Several area students have been named to schools' academic honor lists and graduated:

November 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

State board asks for comments on changes to computer classes

ATLANTA - The State Board of Education voted in September to post standards for three new computer science courses for public review and comment.

November 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

College of Coastal Georgia adds criminal justice degree

BRUNSWICK - The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved the College of Coastal Georgia's request to establish a Bachelor of Science in ...

November 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Lewis Frasier student's work wins art contest

A Lewis Frasier Middle School student won the middle-school division of the Live Oak Public Libraries 2015 Savannah Children's Book Festival Poster Contest.

November 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Liberty 4-H leaders win national award

Liberty County 4-H leaders Kasey Bozeman and Gypsy James have won the 2015 Greg Yost Memorial Youth in Leadership Award presented by the National Association ...

November 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

State superintendent visits Long County High

State School Superintendent Richard Woods visited students and administrators at Long County High School on Oct. 23.

November 05, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

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