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Georgia wins 'Race to Top' grant

ATLANTA - More than 13 million students and 1 million educators will share $3.4 billion from the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" grant competition, the U.S. Education Department said Tuesday.

August 25, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Soldiers support Long County schools

Two Fort Stewart brigades partnered with schools in Ludowici last week to enhance relations between the post and Long County students.

August 20, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


State superintendent seeks student advisors

State School Superintendent Brad Bryant is accepting applications for the 2010-11 student advisory council.

August 18, 2010 | Special to the Courier Columnist | Education


Backpack safety goes beyond back pain

When it comes to backpack safety, most people tend to think about injuries caused by a heavy backpack or one worn improperly. However, there are other dangers associated with backpacks and caution should be used.

August 18, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech increases course offerings

SAVANNAH - Students attending Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus have more options than ever in pursuing business career paths by enrolling in the management and supervisory development program. Students may earn an associate's degree, diploma or human resources specialist technical certificate of credit, which is also embedded in the degree.

August 18, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Clubs keep students involved

When they aren't learning the all-important reading, writing and 'rithmetic, Liberty County students find themselves gravitating to other on-campus opportunities to expand their horizons. Arts, music, athletics and civic participation top the list of popular clubs, but growing in popularity are organizations that help students improve themselves as members of society.

August 16, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


College students head back to class

Liberty County college students, from freshmen to graduate students, are gearing up for the start of a new school year. The colleges at the Army Education Center began the fall semester Monday. Classes start at Armstrong Atlantic State University's Liberty Center on Aug. 16. And many recent high school graduates are packing up and preparing to move away from home to attend classes.

August 13, 2010 | By Amy Johstono Courier intern | Education


BoE OKs concepts for district projects

Liberty County Board of Education members gained more headway on the district master plan involving long-term projects within the district Tuesday night when they approved conceptual plans for remodeling and renovations at the Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center and construction of a new fieldhouse and placement of concession stands at Bradwell Institute's Olvey Field.

August 13, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall | Education


Coalition makes case for charter schools

A coalition representing more than 5,000 public virtual charter school students, parents, teachers and supporters from across Georgia charged the state's Charter School Commission with ignoring state law by refusing to create a funding formula based on sound research and actual costs of public virtual charter schools.

August 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Before-, after-school programs at Y

Applications are being accepted for before and after school programs, pre-school childcare and pre-kindergarten at area YMCA branches.

August 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Mid-summer funding boost helps libraries

After budget cuts led the Liberty County school district to eliminate its financial support for the area's library branches, library officials responded to the shortfall by reducing hours for Hinesville and Midway-Riceboro locations and by cutting the collections budget. However, a mid-summer boost from the Liberty County Board of Commissioners will help the Hinesville library extend its hours again after Labor Day.

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


McDonald's employees earn scholarships

The Savannah Area McDonald's Operators Association congratulated its first class of recipients in a local scholarship program by awarding more than $50,000. The awards were announced Monday in Richmond Hill.

August 11, 2010 | Staff report | Education


SSU expecting record enrollment

SAVANNAH - Early indicators suggest Savannah State University's enrollment for the 2010-11 academic year will exceed last fall's 3,800 enrolled students.

August 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State finalist in second round for federal grants

Georgia has been named one of 19 finalists for the second round of federal Race to the Top grants. If the state is named a recipient, it could be awarded up to $400 million over four years to implement the plan it submitted. Delaware and Tennessee were the final recipients of round one funding, in which 40 states and Washington, D.C., submitted applications. Georgia finished third.

August 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


School bells ring here Thursday morning

Summer will still be in full effect this week but come Thursday, students in Liberty County must turn their thoughts from the pool to school. The first day of classes will be previewed by open houses on Wednesday at district campuses, where parents can get to know the teachers and the expected routine.

August 02, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


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Lodge names teacher of year

Hinesville Lodge No. 271 has selected Elaine Dasher from First Presbyterian Christian Academy as the Teacher of the Year for 2015.

September 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Native selected as Tennessee Law Scholar

Elizabeth B. Holland, originally from Hinesville, has been selected as Tennessee Law Scholar and Research Associates for the Class of 2018 with the University of ...

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-Hers place at state congress

Two Liberty County 4-H members placed at the state 4-H Congress in Atlanta this summer.

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia to award new HS diploma seal

Starting with the 2015-16 school year, Georgia will offer an international-skills diploma seal to graduates who demonstrate a strong interest in international business and policy.

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student interns in Washington

Liberty County High School alumnus Donnie Pulliam spent the summer interning with the Heritage Foundation in Washington.

August 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long BoE recognizes teachers, retirees

The Long County Board of Education recognized its retiring employees and teachers of the year.

August 26, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Teacher takes on final first day

Liberty County High School teacher Cindy Waldrop and her husband, Lew, display a sign marking Mrs. Waldrop's final first day of school. She will ...

August 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


STC apprenticeship interview completed

Representatives from the Liberty County Manufacturing Collaboration recently completed interviews for the manufacturing apprenticeship available to recent high-school graduates who completed Savannah Technical College's ...

August 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA ranks high on private-school list

First Presbyterian Christian Academy of Hinesville recently garnered a high ranking among the 3,880 private high schools in the United States.

August 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Armstrong adds online French program

Armstrong State University will offer a fully online Bachelor of Arts in French, as well as a French minor, starting in the fall 2015 semester ...

August 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


DoE seeks opinions on class standards

The Georgia Department of Education is seeking public feedback as it conducts a review of the science and social-studies K-12 standards.

August 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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