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Liberty graduates 264 seniors

It certainly rained Saturday, but not on the Liberty County High School graduates' parade.

May 25, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Education


Alumni donate books to Smiley library

The Long County Alumni Association recently donated $2,000 worth of books to the Smiley Elementary School Media Center to help the school's reading program.

May 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Teens need school forms for driver test over summer

As classes end for summer, the Georgia Department of Driver Services reminds students who need to test for an instructional permit or driver's license over the vacation to get a DDS certificate of attendance form from their school before the end of the school year. Students planning for a road test will also need a Georgia Alcohol Drug Awareness Program certificate of completion.

May 22, 2009 | Staff report | Education


Special ed gets boost from stimulus funds

As part of President Barack Obama's stimulus package, the Liberty County Board of Education has received more than $2 million for special education funding. With just over $1 million going toward funding 46 special education teacher aides, the board has about $1 million left to allocate.

May 22, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Schools see more veterans using GI Bill

Local colleges are bracing for an increase in fall enrollment as Iraq and Afghanistan veterans rush to register for courses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

May 18, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Education


Long County bands take second in contest

Long County High School and Walker Middle School had students participate in the Music USA Festival on May 1-3, in Orlando, Fla.

May 15, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Graduations next Saturday

The graduation ceremonies for Liberty County schools are scheduled for Saturday, May 23; Liberty County High School's at 8:30 a.m. in Donell Woods Stadium and Bradwell Institute's at 8 p.m. on Olvey Field.

May 15, 2009 | Staff report | Education


Students plan eco-friendly community

The city of Hinesville challenged local students to put their energy and creativity to good use while helping to clean up some of the area's environmental sore spots with their "A New Hinesville" contest.

May 15, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Students strut down red carpet

With plots as diverse as the young directors who created them, dozens of elementary school students had a red-carpet screening of their award-winning multimedia projects Tuesday night at the LCSS Media Festival.

May 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Smiley recognized as 'cool school' by TV station

Smiley Elementary School was recognized as a "Cool School" by WTOC on Tuesday. Education reporter Brook Kelly was on hand to show why the school is so special.

May 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Governor vetoes broader tuition tax credit

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has vetoed a measure that would have broadened the state's new tuition tax credit program.

Supporters say the proposal was designed to allow more businesses to take advantage of a program that gives income tax credits to donors who contribute to scholarship programs for students to attend private schools.

May 12, 2009 | Associated Press | Education


BoE OKs plan for on-post school

A unanimous decision by the Liberty County Board of Education at a called meeting Thursday will give the school system its first two-story school. Board members hope the building's structure will save money on the project, which is expected to cost about $20 million.

May 11, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Student nurse earns honor

Kandyl Phillips competed at the SkillsUSA Region Conference and received a silver medal in nursing assisting. Phillips received a bronze medal in the same event at the SkillsUSA state conference in Atlanta.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Printing student earns honor

Bradwell Institute senior Steve Kincaid recently competed in the annual Skills USA competition in Atlanta and placed second in screen printing.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


JROTC donates to Relay for Life

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Dental-hygiene students visit class

The Snelson-Golden Middle School class of teacher Cathy Rutland received a visit from a team of Savannah Technical School of Dental Hygiene students Monday, April 27.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student earns $25,000 scholarship

Liberty County High School alumnus Donnie Pulliam recently was selected as a "Rising Star" by the United Negro College Fund and received a $25,000 scholarship.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bipartisan student data privacy bill launched in House, praised on all sides

In an era of NSA snooping, email hacking and rampant identity theft, the specter of poorly protected student data strewn throughout cyberspace and being sold to the highest bidder has caught the attention of privacy advocates and, now, policymakers.

May 14, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should cellphones be banned in classrooms? New research suggests yes

Most of today’s youth don’t know what life is like without a cellphone.

May 14, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Students get taste of 19th-century education

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. A front-page article Wednesday incorrectly stated that Dorchester Village board members Barbara Martin and Julie Martin are sisters. They are friends, but they are not related.

May 14, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Students graduates from Tampa U

TAMPA, Fla. - Chardene LaQuét Williams of Hinesville graduated from the University of Tampa on May 9 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

May 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty County High School principal retires

Liberty County High School Principal Dr. Paula Scott officially announced Wednesday that she is retiring at the end of the school year.

May 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Education


15 best states for preschool

Preschool education might not be for everyone.

May 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Head Start spotlights teachers

Liberty County Early Head Start in Riceboro honored its teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, with a display and activities organized by parents and the administration. The teachers, followed by their years of experience, are Amy Phillips, 6½, Sabrina Gage, 7, Tiffany Pinkney, 6½, Georgia Johnson, 6, Tammbla Jones, 6, and Joe Ann Calvin, 20. Center Supervisor Cathy Jennings, 21 years of experience, is not pictured. The center now is taking applications for free enrollment. Call (912) 876-5977 and ask for LaShonda Shepherd or Cathy Jennings for more information.

May 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


These are the qualities of a great teacher

In late March, Bill Humbert, former band teacher at Chandler High School in Glendale, Arizona, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. When former students heard of the diagnosis, they quickly established a GoFundMe.com account, which has raised more than $15,000 to pay for the Humbert’s accumulating medical bills.

May 12, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Liberty, BI students attend FFA convention

MACON - A record crowd of more than 6,400 Future Farmers of America members, advisers and guests attended the 87th Georgia FFA Convention held April 23–25 in Macon.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SGMS Band plays at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. - Members of Snelson-Golden Middle School Honor Band became stars of their own Disney show Thursday when they entertained resort guests at Waterside Stage in Downtown Disney.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Why tuition costs are skyrocketing

It's no secret that tuition costs are skyrocketing to unsettling levels.

May 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


Long County superintendent wins award

Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters has received the President's Award from the Georgia School Superintendent's Association.

May 05, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Urban students do significantly better in charter schools, new study shows

Students in major urban centers around the country perform better in charter schools than they do in traditional public schools, according to a new study from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University.

May 05, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


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