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Jordye Bacon has spelling bee

Jordye Bacon Elementary hosted its annual spelling bee on Jan. 21. There were eight fourth-grade participants and six fifth-grade participants.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


LFMS star students honored at breakfast

February 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


District tending to Coastal Academy

Though Hinesville's Coastal Academy is housed in an older, sometimes fickle building, the Liberty County school district has been quick to address recent issues. In January, a representative of the academy shared news of a leaky roof and heating problems at the school during a community forum hosted by the Liberty County Board of Education.

February 13, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


STAR luncheon set for Feb. 18

The annual STAR student luncheon, sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Bethesda Church, 116 Patriots Trail in Hinesville. STAR is a statewide program to recognize high-achieving students.

February 12, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Blind student honored for essay

Fifth-grader Na'im Harris, 10, is probably more prepared for a natural disaster than most adults, and his creative expression of this knowledge recently earned him an honorable mention in the Ready Georgia art and essay contest, which recognizes National Preparedness Month.

February 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Post foresters take lessons to students

The Fish and Wildlife Branch at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield is educating children to be good stewards of the environment.

February 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty students in reading bowl

With help from Liberty County School System faculty, a passion for reading also meant an academic competition, the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, for students.

February 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Perdue proposes overhaul for teacher pay

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is pushing legislation that would pay Georgia's teachers based on student performance, not their advanced degrees.

Sen. Don Balfour, chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, is introducing the bill.

February 09, 2010 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Education


YMCA offers field trip on furlough day

The Hinesville branch of Coastal Georgia YMCA is offering middle-school students a daytime activity on the first furlough day of the spring semester.

February 03, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Long honors semester superstars

Smiley Elementary chooses two students from homerooms each semester to be the "semester superstars."

February 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA students send project around world

In recent months, third graders in Suzanne Swindell's class at First Presbyterian Christian Academy have been studying the book "Flat Stanley" and learning about geography.

February 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Chain store gives to school here

On Jan. 15, Dollar General Enterprises presented Frank Long Elementary with a check for $5,000 as part of a program to give back to the educational community.

February 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


First-graders entertain other students, parents

February 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Waldo Pafford students get published

Waldo Pafford students recently participated in Young Writers of America, an educator-run organization sponsored by Boys and Girls Clubs.

January 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Motivators brought in for LES students, staff

Students and faculty at Liberty Elementary started the New Year with several motivational programs.

January 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Hinesville's Week of the Young Child celebration is set

Hinesville will honor local educators and day-care providers for National Week of the Young Child, which begins Sunday and runs through Saturday.

April 11, 2015 | Tiffany King | Education


Students earn academic honors

Mary E. Wilson, daughter of Samuel and Dwinda Wilson of Walthourville, was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First Year Students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University on March 29. Mary is a 2014 graduate of Liberty County High School, where she served as president of the National Honor Society. Mary is a computer-engineering major at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia above average on AP exams

More Georgia students than ever are passing Advanced Placement exams during high school, according to data released last month.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Stanford lower income students benefits from change in financial aid policy

Stanford University announced it will waive tuition for students whose parents have less than $125,000 in annual income. Students whose parents' income is less than $65,000 will also have fees for room and board waived, reported PBS.

April 09, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Long County 4-H recognized

The Long County Commission recently recognized members of the county's 4-H club for how well they did in their project achievement competitions in Toombs County and Eatonton. Commissioners who honored the children included Clifton DeLoach, Willie Thompson, Robert Long, Gerald Blocker and Chairman Dwight Gordon.

April 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


How one program helps students by keeping teachers in the classroom

Research shows that quality teachers have more impact on student achievement than any other variable, but until now there has been no real career path for a great teacher to follow that doesn't take them out of the classroom.

April 08, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Principal encourages students to practice tests

Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway is encouraging students to check out the practice tests that are available online.

April 07, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


More feds or less feds? The battle over the federal role in K-12 heats up

With Republicans still struggling to revise the embattled No Child Left Behind law, advocates on both sides are again sparring over the federal role in K-12 education. One month ago, it appeared the House was poised to revise NCLB, which was first passed in 2002 and now is long overdue for overhaul.

April 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Supreme Court declines to hear challenge on school American flag clothing ban

The Supreme Court this week let stand a lower court decision, Dariano vs. Morgan Hill, which held that a school could restrict the right of children to wear American flag-themed apparel to school under particular circumstances that might incite violence.

April 07, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Excess studying could harm middle-school academic performance, study shows

Researchers have found it is better for children to perform moderate amounts of homework every night instead of more intense homework less frequently. The study also found students perform better when they are able to complete their homework without parental assistance, reported Education News.

April 06, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Long Co. students advance in essay contest

Two Long County High School students recently advanced to the finals of the Canoochee EMC Washington Youth Tour Essay Competition.

April 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Some states scramble with flawed Common Core tests, but others argue testing is going well

The jagged roll out of Common Core-aligned tests across the nation continues, the rumors of the Common Core Cataclysm have been overstated, argues Alexander Russo at the Columbia Journalism review.

April 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Liberty 4-H'ers excel at speaking contest

Aquaponics, the solar system, dancing, NFL players, and fashion were all demonstration topics presented by Liberty County 4-H members at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement on March 21 in Alma.

April 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SavannahTech starts campaign for Liberty campus

Hinesville Rotarians were given an up-close look at the new fundraising campaign for Savannah Technical College during their meeting last week at the college's Liberty Campus.

April 02, 2015 | by Caitlin Kenney | Education


Graduation test no longer barrier to diploma

The Georgia High School Graduation Test no longer can prevent a student from getting a diploma - if that's the only thing standing in the way and the student petitions the school district.

April 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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