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State educators visit Liberty Pre-K Center

The Liberty County Pre-K Center had visitors from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning on campus recently. Pre-K Commissioner Mary Mazarky, Regional Program Manager Monica Warren and Pre-K consultant Kathy McCollister toured the facility and spent time in classrooms talking with students and teachers.

April 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Kingston to speak at UGA graduation

ATHENS (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston will speak at the University of Georgia graduation ceremony next month.

UGA announced the spring commencement speakers Thursday. Kingston, a Republican from Savannah, graduated from UGA in 1978 with a degree in economics.

April 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


BoE forced to make $7 million in cuts

The Board of Education went through proposed budget cuts Monday, hashing out a list of line items to do away with. According to Liberty County School System Assistant Superintendent Jason Rogers, the board needed to shave about $7 million from the budget.

April 03, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Scholarship applications due by April 20

Applications are available for the Henry "Hank" White Memorial Scholarship.

March 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BoE talking budget Monday

The Liberty County Board of Education called a board meeting for 9 a.m. Monday in the board room.

March 30, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger | Education


Budget crisis delays funding formula revamp

ATLANTA (AP) - Work on revamping Georgia's 20-year-old education funding formula has come to a halt as the state deals with the worst fiscal crisis in decades.

The Investing in Educational Excellence task force was convened four years ago by Gov. Sonny Perdue after many said the Quality Basic Education formula was too clunky and no longer relevant to how schools operate, particularly in districts experiencing explosive enrollment growth.

March 23, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Long BoE honored on appreciation week

LUDOWICI - The Long County School Board was recognized at its March 9 meeting by Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters in honor of School Board Appreciation Week.

March 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Parties reward top MMS readers

On March 12, the Midway Middle School Media Center had two incentive parties for students who earned 75 Accelerated Reading points and an 80 percent average.

March 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students hone leadership skills

Lewis Frasier Middle School FBLA chapter members placed at the Future Business Leaders of America Region Leadership Conference in Savannah on Feb. 3.

March 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lewis Fraiser honors students of month

March 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


BoE may delay on-post school construction

School board members voiced concern Tuesday about going ahead with the fall 2010 opening of a new middle school on Fort Stewart.

March 20, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


BoE drops AASU partnership, cites economy

In anticipation of budget cuts trickling - or flowing - down from the state, the Liberty County Board of Education has withdrawn from a partnership with the AASU's satellite campus in Hinesville.

March 18, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Literary team takes title

A group of nine students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy traveled to Douglas where students from around the region competed against each other by demonstrating the power of the written and spoken word.

March 16, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


AASU Liberty Center hoping to move

According to Bill Megathlin, assistant to the president of Armstrong Atlantic State University, the Liberty County Campus has seen a double-digit increase in enrollment during the past year.

March 16, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Free, reduced meal status can change any time

The Liberty County School Nutrition Program reminds parents of the family free and reduced price meal benefits application availability.

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Liberty County High students see the effects of DUI and distracted driving

Prom-goers from Liberty County High School attended Prom Promise earlier today.

April 16, 2015 | Tiffany King | Education


Don't blame your child for not being motivated at school

Don’t blame your children for not being motivated in the classroom — they may not have much of a say.

April 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Virginia tops in sending kids to jail, new report says

Virginia tops the nation in how often it refers kids to the justice system, according to a new report by The Center for Public Integrity.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Long schools reaccredited for five years

The Long County Board of Education on Monday learned that the school system has been reaccredited for five years.

April 15, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Biden wants community colleges to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Global teaching award winner urges students to look to private sector, shun Common Core

Nancie Atwell won the first Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize award for being an ultra-exceptional teacher, the “Nobel Prize for teaching." She's donating her $1 million award to her school, a private school she founded specifically to develop innovations in teaching excellence, the BBC reports.

April 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Biden wants community college to be free, while Arizona cuts them loose

The "most flexible" institutions in American higher learning should be as automatic as high school, Vice President Joe Biden said in the White House Weekly Address this past weekend.

April 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


This video shows Common Core math is a lot like baking a cake

American parents want to help their children with Common Core math homework, but they just don't fully understand how to.

April 14, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


College degree does little to resolve income inequality, study says

A recent study published by the Hamilton Project, an economic research project, found that while education can propel Americans from the lower class to the middle class, there is little evidence education reduces the gap between the middle class and the wealthiest citizens, reported Education News.

April 13, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Atlanta testing scandal may be the tip of the iceberg, critics say

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.

April 13, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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


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