Liberty County's third- through eighth-graders this week will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.
Liberty County parents, teachers and students now have resolution to an issue that drew heated opinions last month in public forums: the Liberty County Board of Education voted Tuesday to retain current school times.
CASE exchange-student programs invite Georgia families to host a high-school age exchange student for the upcoming school year starting in late August.
Last year, Georgia was among several states to receive a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind benchmark.
Seniors from Bradwell Institute, Liberty County High School and Long County High School came together March 3 at Olvey Field to participate in a class of 2013 Harlem Shake. The event was put together by Ayonna James, Alaitra McGrone and Ja'Kita Crawford. The seniors formed the numeral 13 on the field to show the unification of the three schools.
Joseph Martin Elementary School third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students are participating in an online math program, First in Math, to master basic and advanced skills. Students have progressed at their own paces through interactive math games and have been rewarded for their success.
History recently came to life for fourth-grade students from Waldo Pafford Elementary School.
Teachers and students at Lewis Frasier Middle School recently teamed up to make Easter baskets for foster children in the Liberty County area. The Lewis Frasier FBLA chapter and the National Junior Honor Society, along with several LFMS teachers, made baskets for 12 foster children. The children who benefited from this project ranged from 1 year to 15 years old. This community-service project was started by First Presbyterian Christian Academy student Kelsey Higgason, who reached out to LFMS to assist with the project.
Members of Alpha Delta Kappa Omicron Chapter of Hinesville recently presented Shelby Wells with a student-teacher scholarship. Wells will use the money to buy materials and supplies for her classroom.
Henry "Hank" White Memorial Scholarships now are available.
Liberty Life magazine honored 10 standout high school students Thursday and celebrated its third anniversary.
Midway Middle School joined in the international celebration of Pi Day on March 14. Pi is used in mathematics to represent a constant - the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to more than 1 trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi's infinite nature makes it a challenge to memorize and to computationally calculate more digits.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration has been honored by Military Times as being one of the best business schools for veterans in the United States.
Armstrong Atlantic State University recently demonstrated why it's called a "military friendly" school.
ATLANTA - The Path2College 529 Plan, Georgia's 529 college-savings plan, recently kicked off its $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes, which will award one Georgia child with $15,000 for his or her college education and the winner's school also will receive $10,000.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's National Youth-At-Risk Center will welcome more than a thousand educators, social workers, community leaders and researchers from across the United States and internationally during the 25th annual National Youth-At-Risk conference March 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah.
Liberty County school-board members witnessed the district's official social-media channels launch Tuesday morning during a regular work session.
Students and faculty at the Liberty College and Career Academy showed off the work-ready skills and workplace ethics they've been honing during an open house Thursday night.
About 80 volunteers recently joined with the Georgia Forestry Commission to help add some shade in Long County.
STATESBORO - Jamal Wright of Allenhurst has been chosen for Georgia Southern University's 2014 Southern's Orientation, Advisement and Registration Team. Wright is majoring in chemistry.
Bradwell Institute's Future Business Leaders of America recently participated in the FBLA Region Leadership Conference in Savannah.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) award recipients at the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Feb. 27 at Connection Church on Patriot's Trail in Flemington.
Donnie Pulliam, a 2013 honor graduate from Liberty County High School, received a $1,000 scholarship from the National Society of High School Scholars on Dec. 7 in Atlanta.
Individuals, couples and corporations can receive a tax credit if they contribute to Georgia GOAL, a student scholarship organization that operates under the state education expense credit program. This program provides scholarships to low-income students who want to attend private schools, like First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville.
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Liberty County School Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee informed school-board members during a meeting Tuesday that students and teachers are entering "crunch time" before the upcoming standardized testing periods.
Smiling her wide, mischievous grin and exuding a warm, open manner, Ophelia Evelyn Johnson Killens can cheer the sternest stranger and delight anyone with her stories of what Dorchester Academy was like for students in its heyday.
Financial-aid experts will assist area college-bound students and their families with aid applications from