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HOPE, Pre-K changes becoming law

ATLANTA (AP) - A bill overhauling the HOPE scholarship is set to become law after the House passed it Thursday and Gov. Nathan Deal said he would sign it next week.

March 11, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Education


State likely to phase out graduation test

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Education will vote in April on a plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Test in favor of end-of-course exams that better measure students' learning.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


Youth learn tobacco-free advocacy at summit

Teens from Liberty, Long, Chatham and Toombs counties learned how to advocate for tobacco-free school and park policies at a youth summit last Saturday at Savannah State University in Savannah. The summit was sponsored by the Coastal Health District as part of the State Tobacco Youth Prevention Program.

March 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Education


After protests, Deal alters pre-K plan

After weeks of public outcry and protests, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday his updated plan to keep pre-K hours the same while reducing the number of school days each year by 20.

March 10, 2011 | Staff report | Education


Schools celebrate breakfast week

Liberty Elementary and Button Gwinnett Elementary schools are celebrating National School Breakfast Week from March 7-11.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Dorchester Academy Museum donates books

Representatives from the Historic Dorchester Academy Museum of African American History recently presented five books to Liberty Elementary School.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Walker FBLA student compete at state

On Friday, 29 Walker Middle School FBLA members competed in the State Leadership Conference in Macon. Eleven students placed on the state level, FBLA advisor Amanda Sikes said. Each student who earned a first- through fifth-place finish received a plaque and a medal. Students who finished in sixth through 10th place received a medal.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


Diamond Elementary students dine on green eggs and ham

Diamond Elementary staff chose a theme for their school's reading day based on Dr. Seuss' "Great Day for Up." Students decorated the doors of their classrooms using kites and other things that go up into the sky, librarian Lisa Romans said.

March 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


Military schools celebrate literacy

There are places to go and people to see, something Dr. Seuss preached in his books, which were read by guests at schools around the country during "Read Across America," a March 2 tribute to literacy on what would have been Seuss' 106th birthday.

March 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


Cat in the Hat invades library

The Cat in the Hat came to Hinesville in a jiffy, but he did not take note that he would look so spiffy to children and pre-Kers all down on the floor, who looked up to him while the room filled with a roar.

March 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


FPCA students earn $30,000 in scholarships

First Presbyterian Christian Academy students traveled to Brewton-Parker College to attend a one-day Young Writers Conference to learn how to strengthen their writing skills and collected $30,000 in scholarships as a result.

March 07, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Honored student has Ludowici ties

Connie Elizabeth Wasdin recently accepted an Eagle Award at North Florida Christian School's National Honor Society induction.

March 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCSS accredited for 5 years

Liberty County School System was accredited during a called meeting Wednesday for the next five years by AdvanceED, an outside company that evaluates the efficiency of school systems.

March 04, 2011 | Seraine Page | Education


Teachers, parents fear pre-K cuts

ATLANTA - A plan to scale back Georgia's free, full-day pre-kindergarten program - the first of its kind in the United States - to a half-day has teachers fearing shrunken paychecks and working parents scrambling to find day care for their 4-year-olds.

March 02, 2011 | By Dorie Turner and Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writers | Education


Democrats want to slow HOPE talks

ATLANTA - Senate Democrats are concerned that a proposal to cut the cash-strapped HOPE scholarship and prekindergarten program is moving too quickly through the Legislature.

March 02, 2011 | Associated Press | Education


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GSU appointments solidify university merger

Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D., is pleased to announce the appointments of several academic and administrative leaders for the new Georgia Southern ...

August 18, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


Ludowici student inducted into honor society

VALDOSTA - Kirshana Marie Calhoun of Ludowici has been inducted into the Georgia Alpha Chapter of Alpha Chi at Valdosta State University.

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Native earns statewide education recognition

WARNER ROBINS – Cynthia Hammond, Ed.D, principal at Westside Elementary School in Warner Robins, was named the Georgia 2017 National Distinguished Principal by the Georgia ...

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Regional tech school gearing up for Aug. 21 start of classes

Last week started with activities, classes and more for faculty and staff of Coastal Pines Technical College as it convened at the Waycross location for ...

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Hinesville campus remains open-access under GSU

SAVANNAH – The Armstrong State University/Georgia Southern University Consolidation Implementation Committee met last week and approved recommendations thave focused on tailoring academic degree programs for ...

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Public school students sought for statewide council

State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking middle and high school students to serve on his 2017-2018 Student Advisory Council.

August 15, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


BoE hires architect for BI gym rehab

The Liberty County Board of Education hired an architect for a renovation of Bradwell Institutes' gym to address roof leaks, HVAC problems and the locker ...

August 13, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


Youth leaders class recruiting students

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2017-18 class of Young Adult Liberty Leaders.

August 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-H’ers place at state competition

Four 4-H members represented Liberty County at State 4-H Congress in Atlanta last week.

August 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County back in school

Parents adjusted their young daughters' crisp new hair bows and smoothed their sons' cowlicks on the first day of school Tuesday as new and returning ...

August 02, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Teachers ring in new school year at East End Convocation

Some Liberty County School System teachers and administrators rang in the new school year Tuesday at the East End Convocation Tuesday morning at Midway Middle ...

August 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


Alternative school may add online classes

Horizons Learning Center could soon add an online learning-only program to its curriculum.

July 29, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Education


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