According to Long County School Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, early projections from the state indicate the system will lose around $1.2 million for the 2009-10 fiscal year.
LUDOWICI - Jenny Futch was recently named teacher of the year at Smiley Elementary.
Registration for 2009-10 kindergarten in Long County will be between May 11-14 and May 18-21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Smiley Elementary School.
Liberty County students and parents attended ArtsFest 2009 Tuesday night at Liberty County High School. The school showcased local student talents in a variety of media. The LCHS Jazz Ensemble kicked off the evening and was followed by other performances including LCHS Flute Choir, chorus, drama presentation, poetry readings and a cosmetology presentation. Family members and visitors also gathered in the media center to browse the visual arts display, which showcased more than 100 pieces of art. Calls to get the names of student winners had not been returned by the Courier's deadline.
LUDOWICI - Last week, students at Walker Middle and Smiley Elementary schools got a treat as the motivational group Power Unlimited talked to them and demonstrated feats of strength.
Live Oak Public Libraries programs at the Liberty Branch and Midway-Riceboro Branch libraries have been set for May:•
SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University will hold its commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Arena in the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.
Six members of the FPCA Literary team qualified to travel to Valdosta to compete at the GISA Class A state meet last month.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University generates more than $205.5 million for the area economy, according to a study conducted for the University System of Georgia by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.
SAVANNAH - P.A. "Takis" Argentinis (Tak), chairman of Elan Technology in Midway, will be the commencement speaker at Savannah Technical College's spring graduation May 5.
Bradwell Institute's Project Success Program took 11 students to Button Gwinnett Elementary School one day last winter.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College enrollment grew 10 percent over last year's winter quarter enrollment numbers, marking the third straight quarter of double-digit enrollment growth.
Six construction management firms are in the running to oversee the Liberty County Board of Education's new middle school. Interviews are scheduled to begin Monday afternoon.
It's perhaps inevitable, after 11 of 12 teachers charged in the Atlanta test cheating scandal were convicted, that the scandal would serve as a Rorschach test for opponents and defenders of high-stakes standardized testing.
Hinesville will honor local educators and day-care providers for National Week of the Young Child, which begins Sunday and runs through Saturday.
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.
More Georgia students than ever are passing Advanced Placement exams during high school, according to data released last month.
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.
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.
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.
Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway is encouraging students to check out the practice tests that are available online.
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.
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.
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.
Two Long County High School students recently advanced to the finals of the Canoochee EMC Washington Youth Tour Essay Competition.
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.
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.
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.