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District tending to Coastal Academy

Though Hinesville's Coastal Academy is housed in an older, sometimes fickle building, the Liberty County school district has been quick to address recent issues. In January, a representative of the academy shared news of a leaky roof and heating problems at the school during a community forum hosted by the Liberty County Board of Education.

February 13, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


STAR luncheon set for Feb. 18

The annual STAR student luncheon, sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Bethesda Church, 116 Patriots Trail in Hinesville. STAR is a statewide program to recognize high-achieving students.

February 12, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Blind student honored for essay

Fifth-grader Na'im Harris, 10, is probably more prepared for a natural disaster than most adults, and his creative expression of this knowledge recently earned him an honorable mention in the Ready Georgia art and essay contest, which recognizes National Preparedness Month.

February 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Post foresters take lessons to students

The Fish and Wildlife Branch at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield is educating children to be good stewards of the environment.

February 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty students in reading bowl

With help from Liberty County School System faculty, a passion for reading also meant an academic competition, the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, for students.

February 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Perdue proposes overhaul for teacher pay

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is pushing legislation that would pay Georgia's teachers based on student performance, not their advanced degrees.

Sen. Don Balfour, chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, is introducing the bill.

February 09, 2010 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Education


YMCA offers field trip on furlough day

The Hinesville branch of Coastal Georgia YMCA is offering middle-school students a daytime activity on the first furlough day of the spring semester.

February 03, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Long honors semester superstars

Smiley Elementary chooses two students from homerooms each semester to be the "semester superstars."

February 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA students send project around world

In recent months, third graders in Suzanne Swindell's class at First Presbyterian Christian Academy have been studying the book "Flat Stanley" and learning about geography.

February 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Chain store gives to school here

On Jan. 15, Dollar General Enterprises presented Frank Long Elementary with a check for $5,000 as part of a program to give back to the educational community.

February 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


First-graders entertain other students, parents

February 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Waldo Pafford students get published

Waldo Pafford students recently participated in Young Writers of America, an educator-run organization sponsored by Boys and Girls Clubs.

January 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Motivators brought in for LES students, staff

Students and faculty at Liberty Elementary started the New Year with several motivational programs.

January 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teachers honored for use of technology

Teachers were recognized at a January meeting of the Liberty County School Board for exceptional use of technology in the classroom. The awards were presented by board members Charlie Frasier, Carol Guyett and Chairwoman Lily.

January 27, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Math work earns students limo ride, party

First In Math allows students to complete math problems and advance to different levels, earning electronic stickers.

January 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Young people, not without hope, are now most impoverished demographic

A report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, an economic cooperative of 34 countries including the United States, found that poverty rates are now highest among young adults ages 18-25.

June 15, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


Attending a graduation? Keep your cheers to yourself

Three people in Mississippi faced charges of disturbing the peace, with possible $500 fines and even six months in jail for shouting a graduate's name at a Senatobia High School graduation last month.

June 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No furloughs for Liberty schools in 2015-16

Liberty County School System employees will not have to endure any furlough days next year, Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee announced at Board of Education meeting on Tuesday evening.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Students named to Joseph Martin Elementary School's fourth nine weeks "A" honor roll were:

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Chris Christie's flip on Common Core signals hardening of GOP base

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie became the latest GOP presidential contender to flip on Common Core, announcing last week his opposition to the curriculum and standards system once embraced across a broad political spectrum.

June 11, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Frank Long Elemetnary

Students named to Frank Long Elementary School's fourth nine weeks honor roll were:

June 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


10 educational games that could change how your child learns

The new frontier of education, many experts believe, is video games. While the field is still maturing, most objectives can now be enhanced with games that allow students to collaborate and learn with more engagement while teachers are free to spend more time observing and helping, and less time at the whiteboard. Many of these games also offer parents and teachers tools to monitor progress on specific learning objectives.

June 10, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Stephanie Woods named new LCHS principal

According to an email distributed to all Liberty County School System staff, the new incoming principal of Liberty County High School is Stephanie Woods. Woods had been serving as an assistant principal for Bradwell Institute. We will update this story as more information becomes available. In the same email, Veronica Johnson has been appointed as curriculum specialist for the central office.

June 10, 2015 | By Staff Report | Education


Women's group awards first scholarship

The Community of Inspired Women Inc. awarded its first scholarship to Kaisha Porter during its monthly meeting June 2 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

June 10, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Education


Students earn academic honors, graduate

MILLEDGEVILLE - Two local students made the dean's list for the 2015 spring semester at Georgia College.

June 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Terrorized Christian teachers won't work in Kenya, forcing possible shutdown of schools

Hundreds of schools in Kenya could be shut down as Somalia’s al-Shabab Muslim militants have terrorized teachers from showing up to work, jeopardizing the future of thousands of youths, according to news reports from the East African nation.

June 09, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Education


Video games could be the next frontier in teaching

After years of widespread fears that video games were destroying young American brains, educational theorists and reformers have come around to the notion that video games are here to stay — and that may be a good thing, even in the classroom.

June 09, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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