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State's virtual academy enrolls 4,400

ATLANTA - Georgia's first Internet-based public school now has 4,400 students enrolled across the state.

Students of the Georgia Virtual Academy take all their classes online and do most of their work with the help of their parents. They talk with teachers over the phone and on e-mail, and take state-mandated exams at the end of the year like other public school students.

December 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


Liberty students honored for reaching goal

Ninety-two students at Liberty Elementary School were recently honored for achieving or exceeding their individual Accelerated Reader (AR) goals.

December 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long-time educator, board member retiring

Longtime educator and retiring member of of the Liberty County Board of Education Mattie Hicks was honored Tuesday.

December 27, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Gifted students draw like Egyptians

In our fourth-grade gifted resource class, we are studying ancient Egypt. In one of our lessons, we did research, read and discussed Egyptian style art. Then our job was to create an Egyptian mural to show how Egyptians had strict guidelines in their art.

December 27, 2008 | By Christina Meiers and Miya McCrear Special to the Courier | Education


Snelson-Golden's top AP readers

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Midway Middle marks Vets Day with soldiers

Midway Middle School hosted a Veteran's Day breakfast on Nov. 10.

December 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long board fences in playground

The Long County Board of Education recently approved erecting a 975-foot fence around the playground at Walker Middle School. According to Robert Waters, superintendent of the Long County School System, the fence will be 5-to 6-feet high and cost between $8,000-9,000. He said one of the main reasons the fence is needed is to keep stray dogs away from students.

December 25, 2008 | by Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Spanish class wins for exhibition

Last month, Ricardo Toledo's Spanish II class at Long County High School won a gold medal for Most Authentic Exhibit at the International Festival in Statesboro.

December 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


FPCA student excels at speaking

Public speaking often tops the list of people's biggest fears. First Presbyterian Christian Academy senior Joshua Rogers, however, isn't scared of performing under pressure. In fact, he excels in it.

December 25, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


School bands perform at concert

The Long County School System recently held its annual Christmas concert at the Long County High School cafeteria, with director Myron Grimes leading the students.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Long County High School recognized by national magazine

Long County High School was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best High Schools" issue.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Riddle | Education


U.S. kids improving in math, science

WASHINGTON - American schoolchildren do better than people think in math and science, but Asian students still dominate in math and have gained ground in science, an international study found.

Kids in the U.S. made significant gains in math since 1995 and score above average on international fourth- and eighth-grade tests in the subject, according to a study released Tuesday.

December 24, 2008 | By Libby Quaid AP education writer | Education


Long grade schoolers attend play

Recently, two third-grade classes from Ludowici's Smiley Elementary School went to Savannah to watch a play based on the Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park.

December 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Senate leader praises Joseph Martin for test scores

State Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Ga., visited Hinesville's Joseph Martin Elementary on Wednesday and spoke with teachers and staff, delivering mostly good news, and a touch of bad.

December 20, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Ga. college system approves higher student fees

ATLANTA - Georgia college students will pay more fees and employees will shell out hundreds more dollars for health care under stopgap budget measures passed by the state Board of Regents on Wednesday.

December 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | Education


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Long County has homecoming parade

Long County High School held its annual homecoming parade and community pep rally Thursday.

October 09, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


LCSS to host community forum

The Liberty County School System will have a community forum from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington. For information, call 876-5966 or email pcrane@liberty.k12.ga.us or clane@liberty.k12.ga.us.

October 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Midway Middle to host Parent University

Midway Middle School will have a Parent University at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. The school is at 425 Edgewater Drive, Hinesville. For information or to RSVP, call Pamela Brown at 884-6677.

October 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Schools host media, tech showcase

Each year, media specialists, computer-lab teachers and academic coaches are invited to attend the Liberty County School System Media and Technology Showcase.

October 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


'App-tastic' App of Month offered

The Liberty County School System Technology Department is offering an "App-tastic" App of the Month to all teachers.

October 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Regional education conference held at Liberty's PAC

The Professional Association of Georgia Educators, in conjunction with the Regional Educational Service Agency, held a conference Wednesday at Liberty County's Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


GSU again named Military Friendly School

STATESBORO - For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine for its efforts to provide educational opportunities to America's veterans, active-duty troops and their families.

October 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools trying new behavior program

Liberty County School System teachers and administrators have begun implementing a multi-tiered behavior prevention and intervention framework known as Children Having Options to Inspire Continuous Elevated Success, for the 2014-15 school year.

October 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Workshop focuses on parents in schools

The Liberty County School System hosted the second annual Title I Parent Engagement Workshop on Saturday at the Performing Arts Center.

October 01, 2014 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Education


Liberty resident on school advisory board

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge on Friday named 36 parents from across Georgia to serve on his 2014-15 Parent Advisory Council.

October 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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