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Commissioner speaks to fifth-graders

Liberty County Commissioner Gary Gilliard was the guest speaker at Jordye Bacon Elementary School's recent fifth-grade graduation ceremony. Gilliard congratulated the students on their achievements this year and offered a few words of encouragement as the children head into sixth grade.

June 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savanah Tech graduates more than 200

SAVANNAH - More than 200 students marched last Tuesday in Savannah Technical College's 2010 spring commencement ceremony in the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Graduates included those receiving associate degrees, professional diplomas, technical certificates of credits and General Education diplomas. More than 900 students earned credentials since the December 2009 graduation.

June 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia 'Racing to the Top' a second time

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced recently that Georgia has submitted its application to the U.S. Department of Education for the second round of federal "Race to the Top" grants. As part of its phase two application, Georgia added three school districts, Dade, Peach and Pulaski, to the 23 districts that applied in the first round. The three new districts were chosen to align federal School Improvement Grants with Race to the Top. The state stands to receive up to $400 million over four years to implement its plan if selected.

June 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Resolution likely means increased class sizes

The Liberty County Board of Education recently adopted a resolution to increase class sizes for the 2010-11 school year. The resolution follows a State Board of Education exemption allowing schools to exceed statutory and regulatory class size maximums in the wake of declining school revenues at the state and local levels.

June 16, 2010 | Jenn Alexander McCall | Education


FPCA graduates 14

Fourteen First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors said their good byes and took the next steps toward their futures at Saturday morning's graduation ceremony. Although last year's graduating class contained one more student than this year's, the class of 2010 celebrated an additional milestone.

June 14, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education


Colleges work to help students succeed

Gone are the days when students were classified as "college material" by nothing more than a passing glance at their high school academic records. These days, area colleges and universities are helping potential attendees get that extra boost in order to succeed in higher education through provisional, incentive and preparatory programs.

June 11, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Local educator honored at banquet in Atlanta

Liberty County Schools' Teacher of the Year Amanda Durden, a music teacher at Bradwell Institute, was among the Georgia educators honored at a banquet in Atlanta last week.

June 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student's achievement flies under radar

A lost delivery resulted in a missed opportunity for one Liberty County High School student, but she is still headed for a bright future.

June 09, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Students walk red carpet with media projects

Students and parents strolled down the red carpet May 10-13 in front of Liberty County School System's Performing Arts Center, making their way into the annual Media Festival.

June 09, 2010 | By Jaime Rearley Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA sets summer camps

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will offer summer camps beginning this month. The camps are open to the public and will offer children opportunities to try new activities and take day trips.

June 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon | Education


States to set uniform standards for teachers

SUWANEE - By third grade, students should know how to write a complex sentence and add fractions, no matter if they live in Georgia or California.

Eighth-graders should understand the Pythagorean theorem. And by high school graduation, all U.S. students should be ready for college or a career.

June 03, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Rep. Barrow addresses BPC graduates

MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College had commencement ceremonies for the class of 2010 on May 15 on the Mount Vernon campus.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Perdue signs school governance bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed into law Senate Bill 84, landmark school board governance legislation.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Ludowici's FBCA has graduation

Faith Baptist Christian Academy held graduation ceremonies last Friday in Ludowici.

June 02, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Schools OK career academy plan

Liberty County School Board members reviewed and approved a memorandum of understanding between Liberty County schools, Savannah Technical College and the Technical College System of Georgia regarding the construction and operation of a planned Career Academy.

May 29, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


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Liberty County BOE considers Code of Conduct amendments

The Liberty County Board of Education had a short meeting last week, when members heard concerns from community members and recommendations for the school system ...

July 19, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


School-supply drive set for Fort Stewart

Operation Homefront's Back-To-School Brigade will provide a limited amount of backpacks filled with school supplies to military children at the Community Activities Information and ...

July 16, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


Children, families flock to Liberty County Back to School Rally

The 18th annual Back to School Rally returned Saturday to Briar Bay Park near Riceboro to get parents and students excited for the upcoming school ...

July 12, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Education


Two Liberty County students attend leadership training

Summer is when some high school students sleep in, relax on the beach and have fun with friends.

July 12, 2016 | By Alvieann Chandler Special to the Courier | Education


Academic honors

Valdosta gradutates

July 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Free e-books offered to people with problems reading

ATLANTA - Beginning this month, the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services is making more than 425,000 accessible e-books available for free to patrons who ...

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two Back to School vaccination clinics set

The Liberty County Health Department has set two Back to School clinics to vaccinate school-age children.

July 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


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