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New system aligns school strategy, goals

During a community forum Thursday, the Liberty County Board of Education discussed major changes in the way the district will plan and organize long-term goals for upcoming school years.

September 28, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Students get scoop on financial aid

On Tuesday evening, students gathered with their parents at Liberty County High School to obtain information about completing their senior years and preparing for college.

September 24, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Liberty youth at Georgia summit

The fifth Biennial Georgia Youth Summit was held at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton on Sept. 11-13. The three-day leadership conference was attended by 716 youth and adults from 133 counties. The summit is designed to increase awareness of state and local issues, enhance youth-adult partnerships on the local level and encourage youth to become active for the betterment of their communities.

September 22, 2010 | By Terri Thompson Special to the Courier | Education


Wolf gets his day in court

Kimberly Boucher's third-grade Liberty Elementary class held a mock trial on Sept. 13 for the Big Bad Wolf.

September 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Parents treated to breakfast with students

Joseph Martin Elementary's recent "Muffins for Mom" event was a success, JME Principal Sue Tolley said. At 7:15 a.m. Friday, students began to pass through the serving line with their parents, grandparents and guardians. Staff members greeted the families and served juice, coffee and muffins.

September 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Study: Teacher bonuses don't raise test scores

ATLANTA - Offering big bonuses to teachers failed to raise students' test scores in a three-year study released Tuesday that calls into question the Obama administration's push for merit pay to improve education.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Students get taste of Hispanic culture

Sixteen squirming pre-K students sat in a semi-circle waiting for the surprise their teacher Kim Durrence had promised them.

September 17, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Adult education expands into Riceboro

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College and the city of Riceboro are partnering to bring adult education/GED classes to area residents beginning this fall at the Riceboro Youth Center on Highway 17.

September 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State BoE: SAT drop due to number of takers

The largest and most diverse group of graduating seniors in Georgia's history took the SAT this year. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 - 74 percent - was among the top 10 in the nation. Of the state's 2010 college-bound seniors who took the SAT, 44.6 percent were minority students, up from 35 percent in 2005 and 30.4 percent in 2000. In addition, 37.9 percent of the state's SAT takers indicated that they are first-generation college attendees.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State kicks off Red Ribbon campaign

ATLANTA - Georgia will kick off its annual statewide Red Ribbon campaign at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Centennial Olympic Park. Last year, the event drew more than 500 students from across the state. The campaign signals the start of red ribbon activities in schools throughout the state Oct. 23-30.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU president to be installed in office

Dr. Linda M. Bleicken officially will be inaugurated as Armstrong Atlantic State University's seventh president at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. The date has a special significance for the institution, as it marked the first day of classes at the historic Armstrong House in 1935.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


DoD schools face unique challenges

Multiple deployments and frequent school transitions are just a few of the issues on Marilee Fitzgerald's plate this school year.

September 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Exchange students diversify FPCA student body

School has been in session for more than a month, but some students are just now arriving.

September 10, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Dads lend hand at Head Start center

The Long County Head Start Program's recent "make-a-hat" day was a hit with children and the 28 volunteers who helped them, center supervisor Vicky Haynes said.

September 08, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


DoD, Liberty schools honored for partnership

The Liberty County School System and the Department of Defense, Fort Stewart Garrison Command recently were recognized at the Georgia Career and Technical Education Association Conference in Atlanta. The duo received the award for "unique work-based learning/youth apprenticeship business partnership."

September 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Long FBLA members going to state

The Long County Future Business Leaders of America had five members qualify for state during the FBLA Region 3 Competition at Metter High School on ...

January 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools honor area students

Georgia Southwestern

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong opens Student Success Center

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University hosted a ribbon cutting last Thursday for the new Student Success Center on the main campus, between the Pirate Athletic Center ...

January 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County Schools fares well on state financial benchmark

Long County Schools fared well on the state's latest financial efficiency reports, averaging 3.5 stars out of 5 using a Georgia Department of ...

January 18, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Education


Young leaders learn about county

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2016-17 Young Adult Liberty Leaders class recently had its county government session, hosted by the Liberty County Commission.

January 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


ASU Liberty Campus part of possible merger

The possibility of merging Armstrong State University, which has a satellite campus in Hinesville, and Georgia Southern University is being considered by the state Board ...

January 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong adds degree specializing in recreation

SAVANNAH - The College of Education at Armstrong State University will offer a B.S. in Physical Education with a specialized track in recreation and coaching ...

January 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


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