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State wants more ways to rate schools

ATLANTA - After a decade of leaning on standardized test scores to determine whether schools are meeting federal benchmarks, Georgia soon may be able to overhaul how it measures success in public education.

August 17, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


School continues link with soldiers

Soldiers from the 703rd went back to school last year at Liberty Elementary. This time last year, military personnel were not learning new skills, nor were they conducting routine training missions. Instead, soldiers volunteered their time at Liberty Elementary to support students and teachers in learning and fun.

August 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


NAACP seeks investigation of bus arrests

The Liberty County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced last week that it is seeking an outside investigation into how officials handled a May bus incident that resulted in the arrests of seven students.

August 17, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Student earns doctorate

LaShawn Bacon, daughter of Bertha Mae Bacon and the late Rayford T. Bacon Sr., completed her dissertation and is now Dr. LaShawn C. Bacon. She received her degree in counselor education and supervision May 14 from the University of Iowa. She also has accepted an assistant professor position at Lindsey Wilson College in Louisville, Ky., where she will teach master's level mental-health counseling courses.

August 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student earns doctorate

August 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Education


BoE hears parent concerns about school uniforms, testing sites

With Liberty County schools back in session, the board of education saw a resurgence in the audience participation portion of its meeting on Tuesday.

August 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


Taylors Creek students sail back to class

Taylors Creek Elementary students were welcomed to 2011-12 school year by teachers who had created special themes for their rooms for last week's open house and first day of classes.

August 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


MMS rally inspired by TV game show

Students and parents packed the Midway Middle School gym Aug. 2 for a back-to-school rally.

August 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rally promotes school, recreation

All of the Long County schools rang their bells last Friday to begin the 2011-12 year. On Saturday, the Long County Recreation Department held its first back-to-school rally to promote the recreation department and the upcoming school year, Assistant Director Randy Simmons said.

August 10, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


No Child Left Behind waivers authorized

The Obama administration effectively gutted the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law Monday, giving states a way out of a decade-long policy that focused on holding schools accountable but labeled many of them failures even if they made progress.

August 09, 2011 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Schools restrict student recruitment

With the start of school, parents in Liberty County may be exploring the many extracurricular activities available to their children.

August 08, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Education


Public-school students back in class

With buses back on the roads, students sporting their uniforms and parents experiencing a range of emotions, Liberty County schools were full of life Thursday morning as the 2011-12 academic year began.

August 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Education


GSU freshmen begin by giving back

STATESBORO - Before they check into residence halls, buy books or even attend their first classes, a group of incoming Georgia Southern University freshmen will begin their college careers by giving back to the Statesboro community.

August 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


New teachers got through orientation

The Liberty County Board of Education hosted 67 new teachers July 27-28 during its orientation, which was held in conjunction with Georgia Teacher Evaluation Program training.

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Education


New opportunities at Savannah Tech Liberty

When classes begin this month, students at Savannah Technical College will find many new opportunities available to them, including expanded instructional programs in automotive technology, semester scheduling, transferability for core courses to University System of Georgia schools and a new state-funded, student-loan program.

August 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Students reflect on Black History Month

Nicole Seeney, a sixth grade English teacher at Snelson-Golden Middle School, asked her students to write essays related to Black History Month. In the media ...

February 22, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Education


School leaders want to partner with public

The public got a chance to learn about the Liberty County School System during a community forum Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

February 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Education


Liberty 4-H’ers shine at District Project Achievement

Ten Liberty County junior and senior 4-H members competed at Southeast District Project Achievement Feb. 9-11, bringing home several top-place awards.

February 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Education


Students win regional poetry contest

Two seniors from Liberty County captured two of the three slots to advance from regional to state Poetry Out Loud competition.

February 19, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Education


GSU announces fall dean's list

Georgia Southern University recently recognized approximately 2,900 students for excellence in academics on the fall 2017 dean's list, including the following:

February 15, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Education


MCSC taking applications for scholarship, grant

Marne Community and Spouses Club (MCSC) of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army AirField is currently accepting applications its Scholarship and Grant Fund for 2017-2018.

February 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Education


Donations help assure students' college education

Liberty County Schools are looking for individuals and organizations to help ensure some students who show promise early will be able to pay for college ...

February 13, 2018 | Staff report | Education


Liberty NAACP Branch forms first youth council

The Liberty County Branch NAACP elected its newest Youth Council officers for the 2018-2019 term in the General Youth Council Election held Feb. 3 at ...

February 08, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Education


Youth leaders get lesson on public education

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2017-2018 Young Adult Liberty Leaders (YALL) class had its public education session on Jan. 25, hosted by the Liberty ...

February 07, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Education


Honor roll: Bradwell Institute

Bradwell Institute recently released its second nine-week honor roll:

February 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local 4-H'er wins $5,000 scholarship

CHEVY CHASE, MD - Sophia Rodriguez of Hinesville has won the 2018 4-H Youth in Action Healthy Living Pillar Award, according to the National 4-H Council.

February 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Education


Valdosta State announces dean's list

Valdosta State University recently announced that more than 1,700 students earned a spot on the fall 2017 dean's list. Including the following local ...

February 04, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Education


UNG announces dean's list

Alex Daniel Fernandez of Midway made the fall 2017 dean's list at the University of North Georgia for achieving at least a 3.5 ...

February 04, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Education


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