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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

Ludowici's FBCA has graduation

Faith Baptist Christian Academy held graduation ceremonies last Friday in Ludowici.

June 02, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

Schools OK career academy plan

Liberty County School Board members reviewed and approved a memorandum of understanding between Liberty County schools, Savannah Technical College and the Technical College System of Georgia regarding the construction and operation of a planned Career Academy.

May 29, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education

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LES STEAM Night draws crowd

Liberty Elementary School held its fourth annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Discovery Night on Sept 17. The event was coordinated by Kimberly ...

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Long honors top teachers

School systems normally recognize one Teacher of the Year. But this year in Long County, two teachers had the same score after all information was ...

October 01, 2015 | By Mike Riddle | Education

More renovations considered for Button Gwinnett school

The Liberty County Board of Education is considering more renovations to Button Gwinnett Elementary School.

October 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education

Webster U. to host female empowerment conference

Webster University sponsors an annual university-wide community-service day in partnership with local agencies and nonprofit organizations.

September 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Liberty 4-Hers shine at soil contest

Twenty-one Liberty County 4-H members spent a recent Saturday morning doing what they do best - evaluating soil.

September 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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