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Governor vetoes broader tuition tax credit

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has vetoed a measure that would have broadened the state's new tuition tax credit program.

Supporters say the proposal was designed to allow more businesses to take advantage of a program that gives income tax credits to donors who contribute to scholarship programs for students to attend private schools.

May 12, 2009 | Associated Press | Education


BoE OKs plan for on-post school

A unanimous decision by the Liberty County Board of Education at a called meeting Thursday will give the school system its first two-story school. Board members hope the building's structure will save money on the project, which is expected to cost about $20 million.

May 11, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Student nurse earns honor

Kandyl Phillips competed at the SkillsUSA Region Conference and received a silver medal in nursing assisting. Phillips received a bronze medal in the same event at the SkillsUSA state conference in Atlanta.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Printing student earns honor

Bradwell Institute senior Steve Kincaid recently competed in the annual Skills USA competition in Atlanta and placed second in screen printing.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


JROTC donates to Relay for Life

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Long Co. considering student uniforms

LUDOWICI - Long County High School had a community forum Wednesday to provide information to the public and to gather input on the possibility of requiring students to wear uniforms.

May 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Fiesta on the fifth

Spreading knowledge of different cultures, Dr. Mattie Brown led a colorful and energy-packed Cinco de Mayo celebration at Jordye Bacon Tuesday. Her fourth grade students were jumping with excitement.

May 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


School in Georgia closes because of flu

ATLANTA - Georgia health officials have shut down a suburban Atlanta private school after a 14-year-old student tested positive for swine flu.

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in Henry County has suspended all classes for 14 days, though no other students are displaying symptoms of the potentially fatal H1N1 virus, said Dr. Elizabeth Ford, head of the state's Division of Public Health.

May 05, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Long H.S. crowns prom king, queen

LUDOWICI - Long County High School juniors and seniors had their prom on April 25 at Celebration Castle.

May 04, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Career day introduces students to work

Constance Ford's third-grade students at Lyman Hall Elementary started planning their futures Friday as they crowded around booths at the school's career day to learn more about professions they might one day enter. The students proved to be quite an ambitious group.

May 04, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Long schools to lost $1.2 million next year

According to Long County School Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, early projections from the state indicate the system will lose around $1.2 million for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

May 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle | Education


Smiley names teacher, aide of year

LUDOWICI - Jenny Futch was recently named teacher of the year at Smiley Elementary.

May 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Kindergarten registration set in Long Co.

Registration for 2009-10 kindergarten in Long County will be between May 11-14 and May 18-21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Smiley Elementary School.

May 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students show artistic talents

Liberty County students and parents attended ArtsFest 2009 Tuesday night at Liberty County High School. The school showcased local student talents in a variety of media. The LCHS Jazz Ensemble kicked off the evening and was followed by other performances including LCHS Flute Choir, chorus, drama presentation, poetry readings and a cosmetology presentation. Family members and visitors also gathered in the media center to browse the visual arts display, which showcased more than 100 pieces of art. Calls to get the names of student winners had not been returned by the Courier's deadline.

May 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Feats of strength used to motivate students

LUDOWICI - Last week, students at Walker Middle and Smiley Elementary schools got a treat as the motivational group Power Unlimited talked to them and demonstrated feats of strength.

May 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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Dental-hygiene students visit class

The Snelson-Golden Middle School class of teacher Cathy Rutland received a visit from a team of Savannah Technical School of Dental Hygiene students Monday, April 27.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student earns $25,000 scholarship

Liberty County High School alumnus Donnie Pulliam recently was selected as a "Rising Star" by the United Negro College Fund and received a $25,000 scholarship.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bipartisan student data privacy bill launched in House, praised on all sides

In an era of NSA snooping, email hacking and rampant identity theft, the specter of poorly protected student data strewn throughout cyberspace and being sold to the highest bidder has caught the attention of privacy advocates and, now, policymakers.

May 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should cellphones be banned in classrooms? New research suggests yes

Most of today’s youth don’t know what life is like without a cellphone.

May 14, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Students get taste of 19th-century education

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. A front-page article Wednesday incorrectly stated that Dorchester Village board members Barbara Martin and Julie Martin are sisters. They are friends, but they are not related.

May 14, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Students graduates from Tampa U

TAMPA, Fla. - Chardene LaQuét Williams of Hinesville graduated from the University of Tampa on May 9 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

May 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty County High School principal retires

Liberty County High School Principal Dr. Paula Scott officially announced Wednesday that she is retiring at the end of the school year.

May 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Education


15 best states for preschool

Preschool education might not be for everyone.

May 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Head Start spotlights teachers

Liberty County Early Head Start in Riceboro honored its teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, with a display and activities organized by parents and the administration. The teachers, followed by their years of experience, are Amy Phillips, 6½, Sabrina Gage, 7, Tiffany Pinkney, 6½, Georgia Johnson, 6, Tammbla Jones, 6, and Joe Ann Calvin, 20. Center Supervisor Cathy Jennings, 21 years of experience, is not pictured. The center now is taking applications for free enrollment. Call (912) 876-5977 and ask for LaShonda Shepherd or Cathy Jennings for more information.

May 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


These are the qualities of a great teacher

In late March, Bill Humbert, former band teacher at Chandler High School in Glendale, Arizona, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. When former students heard of the diagnosis, they quickly established a GoFundMe.com account, which has raised more than $15,000 to pay for the Humbert’s accumulating medical bills.

May 12, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Liberty, BI students attend FFA convention

MACON - A record crowd of more than 6,400 Future Farmers of America members, advisers and guests attended the 87th Georgia FFA Convention held April 23–25 in Macon.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SGMS Band plays at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. - Members of Snelson-Golden Middle School Honor Band became stars of their own Disney show Thursday when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Why tuition costs are skyrocketing

It's no secret that tuition costs are skyrocketing to unsettling levels.

May 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Long County superintendent wins award

Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters has received the President's Award from the Georgia School Superintendent's Association.

May 05, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows

Students in major urban centers around the country perform better in charter schools than they do in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.

May 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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