Live Oak Public Libraries' February programs
• Preschool story time
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers trying to hack $2.2 billion from the state's budget have grown frustrated with the state's higher education system, which they say hasn't borne its fair share of the cuts.
Angry legislators have made veiled threats and introduced a handful of proposals aimed at exerting more control. The first, which passed the House 158-1 on Tuesday, could slow an effort by the technical college system to merge its campuses by requiring legislative approval first.
Liberty Elementary School Media Specialist Mona Phillips announced a partnership with Target in recognition of its involvement with the school's Accelerated Reader program. Phillips received a grant for $1,500 from Target. The proceeds have been used to create a warm and inviting area in which students will be reading, read to and participating in activities to promote literacy. Parents and community members are invited to drop in at the media center during school hours to see the improvements made possible by the Target grant.
LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education discussed the possibility of losing a lot of state dollars for the 2009-10 year at their Feb. 9 meeting.
In the midst of planning many construction projects the Liberty County Board of Education is also making sure present projects are completed.
In his annual School Construction Bond Package, which topped $318 million, Gov. Sonny Perdue awarded Liberty County $91,753 for construction projects.
Jeffrey Lopez and David Purcur of the Liberty County High School Panther Band participated in the Georgia State Honor Band competition and were selected for the State High School Honor Band.
Jan. 20 will forever be etched in history. So Joseph Martin Elementary School Principal Sue Tolley and staff wanted to make sure their students would have memories of the day when America swore in its first African-American president.
The Liberty County Pre-K Center attracted more than 250 people for its recent Winterfest celebration, despite the cold temperatures.
Liberty County High School after-school graduation test tutoring –– Through March 19, 3:15-4:15 pm.; science on Tuesday and Thursday, English on Monday and Wednesday, math on Monday and Wednesday, social studies on Monday and Tuesday, and writing on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you have questions, call the school at 876-4316.
As President Barack Obama's stimulus package heads into its last day of Senate debate, the Liberty County School System stands to gain a little more than $8 million allotted for construction, special education programs and Title 1 programs for low-income students.
ATLANTA - A lawmaker who wants to merge two historically black colleges in Georgia with nearby predominantly white institutions has teamed up with the head the state's Legislative Black Caucus in calling for a study committee to examine the move.
State Sens. Seth Harp and Emanuel Jones are backing a resolution recognizing the importance of the historically black schools. The resolution introduced Thursday also calls for a panel to investigate consolidating colleges in the state.
LUDOWICI - Long County students were treated like royalty on Jan. 23 for continuing to do well on their report cards.
After some planning and training, Midway Middle School finalized arrangements with the Liberty County Sheriff Office and installed its new school resource officer Jan.16 after a brief morning meeting.
According to Long County School's Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, Walker Middle School and Smiley Elementary School were both recognized recently by the Georgia Department of Education as Title I Distinguished Schools for the 2008-09 school year.
Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Joseph Martin Elementary School include:
Brandon Matias has been chosen to represent Savannah Technical College at the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute on March 16-18 in Atlanta.
Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway gave the Long County Board of Education information Thursday on possibly changing the number of classes taken daily by students.
The Georgia Department of Education recently released its College and Career Ready Performance Index scores based on data from the 2013-2014 school year. CCRPI, Georgia's statewide accountability system, was implemented in 2012. It measures individual schools and the district on a 100-point scale. This rating system is designed to help all stakeholders see how schools are performing.
Before a crowd of students, faculty and supporters, Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love made two announcements Thursday morning at the school.
"Bake sales are out;" fun runs are in, with excess calories in the crosshairs.
The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don't have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it's that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.
You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at the small words they use rather than the big ones, according to a massive study of college admission essays conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.
Duke may have one of the best law schools in the country, but in recruiting new students, its promotional materials point out that Durham's bar scene has exploded in the past few years.
A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research sheds light on the reason women avoid science, technology, engineering and math.
Liberty County School System officials are taking precautionary measures today following a drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon at Waldo Pafford Elementary, according to LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.
Students at Liberty Elementary School who were listed on the most recent honor roll include:
Students at Bradwell Institute who earned slots on the most recent honor roll included:
Liberty County Board of Education member Sampie Smith has tendered his resignation to board Chairwoman Lily Baker, he said.