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State files for education law waiver

ATLANTA - Georgia is asking for a massive overhaul of how it measures student achievement under the federal No Child Left Behind law, according to documents released Monday.

November 15, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education

Long Co. BoE receives report on project for new high school

The Long County Board of Education received a report Thursday on the new high school building project.

November 15, 2011 | By Ciara Frisbie Coastal Courier correspondent | Education

BoE OKs Olvey Field bid, talks millage

The Liberty County Board of Education approved a $6,713,000 bid for phase two construction at Olvey Field and discussed maintaining the rate of 15.5 mills during its meeting Tuesday.

November 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education

Club collects food for Manna House

The Midway Middle School Builders Club, an affiliate of the Kiwanis Club of Liberty County, held its seventh annual trick-or-treating for canned goods event Oct. 24-31 at the school. The students collected 1,455 items to be donated to the Manna House in conjunction with Georgia Power's canned food drive.

November 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education

Regents want more college graduates

ATLANTA - The state Board of Regents has approved a plan to increase the number of students who finish college.

November 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Education

Midway Middle promotes nutrition

Midway Middle School recently hosted a Fuel Up to Play 60 kickoff during lunch hours in the cafeteria.

November 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education

Walker FBLA celebrates Halloween

Walker Middle School Future Business Leaders of America hosted a Halloween social Oct. 31 at the school.

November 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education

BoE upholds teacher termination in hearing

After testimony and presentation of evidence in a fair-dismissal hearing that spanned eight hours, the Liberty County Board of Education unanimously voted Monday to uphold Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer's recommendation to terminate a teacher's contract.

November 10, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education

Art teacher honored for work

GURNEE, Ill. - Waldo Pafford Elementary art teacher Carol Hough recently was recognized by Artsonia, the world's largest online kid's art museum, for outstanding leadership in the area of arts education. The school's online art gallery,, ranks No. 2 in the state, according to Artsonia.

November 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education

GSU enrollment tops 20,000

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently announced that it has topped 20,000 students this fall, enrolling 20,212 students from all 50 states and 101 countries around the world.

November 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education

Middle-schoolers recycle shoes

Walker Middle School FBLA partnered with Nike to coordinate a shoe drive in September. For the project, known as Nike Reuse a Shoe, Walker Middle School collected used or worn-out shoes that were ready to be thrown away.

November 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education

Former lawmaker visits Long Co. school

Former State Rep. Hinson Mosley of the 171st District recently spoke to several classes at Long County High School, including Christi Cruz's government students. Cruz formerly served as a page for the congressman.

November 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education

Students mark National 4-H Week

Long County 4-H'ers kicked off National 4-H Week by spending the first day, Oct. 2, at Tractor Supply in Jesup with one last push for the national paper clover campaign. Members of 4-H shared exhibits, provided educational information on healthy lifestyles and assisted with the sale of more $70 of clovers. Employees were treated to hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and cupcakes.

November 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education

LES wins United Way spirit stick

Liberty Elementary School teachers Marsha Simmons and Lela Dickens recently encouraged fellow teachers and staff members to join forces and raise more than $2,500 for the United Way and win the 100 percent participation School Spirit Award. Principal Chris Anderson asked volunteers to support the cause, and every teacher employed at Liberty Elementary School participated in the fundraising effort.

November 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education

Georgia trails nation in reading, math

ATLANTA - Georgia fourth- and eighth-graders are performing only slightly better than they did two years ago on national reading and math exams, and most of the students tested continue to lag behind the national average in both subjects.

November 03, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education

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Rykard to attend West Point summer seminar

Caroline D. Rykard, a junior at Liberty County High School in Midway, has been selected to be among 1,000 attendees at West Point's ...

March 09, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Education

Lachowsky attends National 4-H Youth Summit

Kelly Lachowsky, a Liberty County 4-H member, represented Georgia 4-H at the 2018 National 4-H Youth Summit for Healthy Living held Feb. 16-19 at the ...

March 09, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Education

National FFA week celebrated at LCHS

The Liberty County High School FFA celebrated National FFA Week, Feb. 17-24.

March 07, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Education

Claim college savings through April 17 on 2017 taxes

While it may be too late to change the financial decisions of the past year, it's not too late to contribute to a 529 ...

March 07, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Education

College of Coastal Georgia announces fall dean's list

The College of Coastal Georgia Office of the President has announced the students who have earned their place on the dean's list for fall ...

March 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Education

Georgia Southern spotlights local student

Patrick Underwood, a student at Liberty County High School, was featured on Georgia Southern University Liberty Campus' Dual Enrollment Student Spotlight feature last week.

February 27, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Education

4-H'ers shine at district contest

Ten Liberty County junior and senior 4-H members competed at Southeast District Project Achievement Feb. 9-11, bringing home several top-place awards.

February 27, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Education

Georgia Tech announces fall dean's list

Genesis Maldonado-Matos of Hinesville made the dean's list for the fall 2017 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to ...

February 27, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Education

Smiley names writing winners

Smiley Elementary School is among the Long County Schools to participate in the Young Georgia Author contest.

February 26, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Education


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