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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


Voters will decide whether to continue ESPLOST

The Educational Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax election early voting will continue through the Friday before the actual election on March 15. If the vote is approved, sales taxes will remain at the current rate for another five years.

February 28, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


Savannah Tech lauds black history

Students and faculty at the Liberty Campus of Savannah Technical College observed Black History Month throughout the day Tuesday with 'living wax' figures, vendors and an art display, culminating in a program with speakers and choral and dance performances that evening.

February 25, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Education


LCSS career academy plans moving along

The Liberty County Career Academy is well on its way to being implemented in the school system.

February 24, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


Student readers continue success at regionals

The day was wet and overcast, but the glum weather did not put a damper on the Liberty County teams at the seventh annual Southern Regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.

February 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI student's work headed to D.C.

A Bradwell Institute art student has been won the chance to display his work in the U.S. Congressional High School Art Exhibition in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery.

February 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Cuts in HOPE, pre-K programs proposed

ATLANTA - Only Georgia's top-performing high school students would continue to receive free public college tuition under sweeping changes Gov. Nathan Deal and Republicans proposed Tuesday for the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship.

February 22, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Education


State honors Long County schools

Georgia Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Barge recently recognized state public schools that attained Title 1 Distinguished School status this year. Long County's Walker Middle and Smiley Elementary schools were among those honored.

February 22, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Local earns bachelor's at AASU

Amanda Kathleen Herring of Savannah, formerly of Hinesville, graduated cum laude with honors on Dec. 11 from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah. She earned a bachelor's of science degree in psychology.

February 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Governor agrees to HOPE rescue plan

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders have worked out a plan for the cash-strapped HOPE scholarship program that would mean recipients would no longer have the promise of a free college education and be required to graduate on time, an official familiar with the negotiations said Thursday night.

February 18, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


STAR students, teachers honored

Stars in Liberty County's education system took to the stage on Thursday afternoon during the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition luncheon.

February 18, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


Gen. Phillips reads to Long County students

Fort Stewart Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips dropped by the Long County Head Start Center last week to read to students in two classes.

February 17, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Kids can be mayors with essay

Georgia Municipal Association is again asking Georgia's sixth-graders what they would do if they were mayors.

February 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Entries sought for Miss Blue Tide pageant

The Miss Blue Tide Pageant will be Oct. 15 at Long County High School.

September 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Weekend workshops focus on crafts

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College's Center for Traditional Craft's Historic Homeowners Academy (HHA) September weekend workshops feature wood carving and timber framing.

September 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


DoE looking for feedback on ESSA

The Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Richard Woods are urging anyone interested in the future of Georgia's public education system to ...

September 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long students working to learn

Long County High School's work-based learning students of the month for August are Deliza Vasquez and Skyler Ashley.

September 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


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