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SAT scores drop for third year in state

ATLANTA - Georgia high school students performed worse on the SAT college-entrance exam than their predecessors for the third year in a row, continuing to lag behind the nation.

Georgia's average score on the test was 1,460 this year, a six-point drop since last year, according to data released Tuesday by the exam's administrators, the College Board. The national average score was 1,509 this year.

August 25, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


New AASU presidents meets community

Dr. Linda Bleicken, Armstrong Atlantic State University's new president, spoke at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday to introduce herself, provide an update on the main and Liberty campuses and give

August 24, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Snelson-Golden student wins contest

Terrence Smith, 13, won this year's Wal-mart Vision Center's annual Back-to-School SpongeBob Coloring Contest.

August 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Rotary introduced to College of Coastal Georgia

The Hinesville Rotary Club was introduced Tuesday to Southeast Georgia's newest four-year college - the College of Coastal Georgia.

August 21, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Four new board members at Savannah Tech

SAVANNAH - The Savannah Technical College Local Board of Directors welcomed four new members at its August meeting last week on the Savannah Campus.

August 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Superintendent wants student advisers

ATLANTA - State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox is accepting applications for her 2009-10 Student Advisory Council.

August 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Alternative school program cut

According to Title 1 facilitator Harley Grove, Liberty County School system's alternative school, The Ombudsman Program, is among the long list of budget items recently forced to adjust to fit budget crunches.

August 21, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Cuts hurt college level

State budget cuts are taking a toll on education at all levels.

August 19, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Long County honors teacher of year

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education honored the system's teacher of the year for 2009 at its August meeting.

August 19, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Georgia students improve ACT scores

ATLANTA - The percentage of U.S. high school graduates meeting all four of ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks increased slightly in 2009 as the pool of students taking the preparatory test continued to expand.

The not-for-profit ACT's newly released annual grad class report on college readiness found the percentage of graduates ready to earn at least a "C'' or higher in first-year college courses in all four subject areas tested on the ACT - English, math, reading and science - increased from 22 percent in 2008 to 23 percent in 2009.

August 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Education


BPC's Liberty campus sets registrations

FLEMINGTON - Brewton-Parker College's Liberty County Campus on East Oglethorpe Highway will host a new student registration and information event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.

August 14, 2009 | Staff report | Education


Schools set free/reduced meal policy

Liberty County School System announces its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price for meals.

August 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE updated on post school

The Liberty County Board of Education called an emergency meeting with Col. Todd Milton on Wednesday night after many of the board members voiced a desire to talk with the garrison commander about the terms of the lease for a new middle school on Fort Stewart.

August 14, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Schools report smooth start to year

Liberty County School System officials say the first week of the 2009-10 school year has, overall, gone smoothly. Students began classes at the county's 14 public schools Aug. 6.

August 12, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Long Co. class starts smoothly

All Long County schools held their open houses this past Wednesday and Thursday, and on Friday their doors were opened for the first day of school.

August 10, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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Lee refines Liberty County School System recruitment plan

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee outlined a plan to attract professionals to open teaching positions during the Board of Education's most-recent ...

August 01, 2015 | Tiffany King | Education


Backpacks given to honor memory of kids

On June 2, 2012, tragedy struck Long County when Smiley Elementary School students Hannah Foreman and Ta'Keith Russell died. Foreman drowned, and Russell was ...

July 30, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County FFA officers attend conference

Six Long County High School students attended the National FFA Organization Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference from July 13-15 in Covington.

July 29, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Keel to be sworn in Tuesday to Liberty County BoE seat

The Liberty County School System will host a swearing-in ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday for Dr. Yvette Keel, who recently won a special ...

July 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


New LCHS principal returning to 'Pantherland'

Liberty County High School's new principal, Stephanie Woods, is excited about the upcoming school year.

July 26, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Armstrong registration day for professionals

Armstrong State University will host a one-day registration event for new students to apply, be admitted and sign up for fall classes from 9 a ...

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students go to D.C.

Fifth-grade students from Waldo Pafford Elementary, along with their parents and second-grade teacher Nicole Carter, traveled to Washington in early June as part of the ...

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


State grants charter status to Liberty schools

The charter-system application for the Liberty County School System has been approved.

July 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Liberty schools seeking more teachers

As the start of a new school year quickly approaches, Liberty County finds itself short of teachers.

July 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Language degrees at Coastal Georgia

BRUNSWICK - The College of Coastal Georgia will be one of four schools in the University System of Georgia expanding foreign language programs through an online ...

July 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students graduate, earn honors at college

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently had its spring commencement for graduate and undergraduate students at Hanner Fieldhouse and Allen E. Paulson Stadium.

July 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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