Anyone interested in learning more about Georgia public education is invited to a public hearing from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Appling County Schools office, 249 Blackshear Highway, Baxley.
Bonnie Camp, a fourth-grade math and science teacher at Walker Middle School in Ludowici, was among 29 Georgia teachers to receive New Teacher Assistance Grants from Georgia Power. Collie Williams, Georgia Power's area manager in Jesup, presented the award to Camp at the Oct. 5 board of education meeting in Ludowici.
Long County High School will celebrate homecoming Oct. 16, when the Blue Tide football team takes on Jeff Davis. Last week, the school announced the nominees for the 2009 homecoming court.
MOUNT VERNON - Dr. David W. Moffett, chairman of the education division at Brewton-Parker College, has been appointed to the University System of Georgia's Teacher Quality Task Force as the representative of Georgia's private colleges and universities with teacher education programs.
JEKYLL ISLAND - Two members of the Bradwell Institute SkillsUSA Georgia team were recognized a the Fall Leadership Conference on Sept. 17-18 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.
Oct. 4-10 is National 4-H Week and Liberty County is celebrating by hosting Biofuels Blast on Fort Stewart.
At Jordye Bacon Elementary School's recent parents night families were able to:
Midway Middle School, along with its PTO, will host a Family Fun Night at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Joseph Martin celebrated Grandparents' Day on Sept. 10. Many of the students' grandparents visited and enjoyed lunch with their "superstars."
The Live Oak Public Library's Liberty branch will offer a variety of activities for children this fall. The upcoming events and programs will include:
Bradwell Institute senior Natalie Sharp, at 16, is one of the youngest in her class, but her age isn't reflected in her stellar academic record. Sharp recently made the semi-finalist list for the National Merit Scholarship.
Liberty County and Savannah Technical College officials gathered at the old Liberty County airport Wednesday to announce the arrival of commercial truck driving instruction.
We had to do a map project that was all about learning how to understand different maps. We had to look at the population of the states, the Great Lakes and the number of representatives from each state. We also learned about the average family, and the number of kids 18 and under in the U.S.
Community members heard more about how school-governance teams will be formed, and how they will function, during a recent community forum concerning the district's transition to becoming a charter system.
The National Center of Education Statistics reports that about 3 percent of the school-age population is home schooled. Parents mainly home-school their children because they are concerned about certain school environments, where there could be bullying or teachings that go against a parent's political and religious beliefs, the NCES reported.
Students hung out to dry when 30 remaining Corinthian colleges shuttered last week will lose all or most of their credits, leaving 15,000 students in dire straits. Many will not be able to transfer most, if any, of their credits to new institutions. Some were just days away from finishing their certifications.