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Grandparents invited into schools

Joseph Martin celebrated Grandparents' Day on Sept. 10. Many of the students' grandparents visited and enjoyed lunch with their "superstars."

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students study ancient Egypt

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Story time, computers classes at libraries

The Live Oak Public Library's Liberty branch will offer a variety of activities for children this fall. The upcoming events and programs will include:

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI has second scholarship finalist

Bradwell Institute senior Natalie Sharp, at 16, is one of the youngest in her class, but her age isn't reflected in her stellar academic record. Sharp recently made the semi-finalist list for the National Merit Scholarship.

September 30, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Savannah Tech adds truck-driving school

Liberty County and Savannah Technical College officials gathered at the old Liberty County airport Wednesday to announce the arrival of commercial truck driving instruction.

September 29, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Joseph Martin fifth-graders mapping education

We had to do a map project that was all about learning how to understand different maps. We had to look at the population of the states, the Great Lakes and the number of representatives from each state. We also learned about the average family, and the number of kids 18 and under in the U.S.

September 25, 2009 | By Brianna Battle Special to the Courier | Education


Media fest entry wins international

Mya Gilliard's media festival project, "Mya's Top 10 States" won at the International Media Festival. It also was voted judges' favorite and best of festival. She is the daughter of Pete and Vivian Gilliard, and is in Dr. Mattie Brown's fourth-grade class at Jordye Bacon Elementary.

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


BGE puts emphasis on reading

First-grader Semari Shepard from Tania Daughtry's class checks out Button Gwinnett Elementary School's first library book of the school year. Helping her is Anttonia Hofmann, library aide. The BGE media center is anticipating a busy and exciting year for students, parents and staff. All classes have visited to tour the library and check out books. The BGE Web site lists upcoming events for students at the center as well as other useful information. Visit http://www.liberty.k12.ga.us/bge

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


City official swears in YCA officers

"It's all about leadership," Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier said to cadets at Youth Challenge Academy on Fort Stewart as they stood at attention with a crowd of about 600 faculty, staff, mentors and family members watching.

September 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Soldiers cement ties to Pre-K Center

The tiny students at Liberty County's Pre-K Center have captured the hearts of a group of 3rd ID soldiers and they're not letting go.

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


Anonymous donors help students get dirty

An art class at Bradwell Institute received donations for hands-on projects from a network of anonymous donors.

September 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


State superintendent to speak here

State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox will speak at the next Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 17.

September 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local STC team finalist for award

SAVANNAH - The student affairs team from Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus traveled to Atlanta last month to receive the Governor's Commendation for Customer Service. They were honored to be among the 39 chosen from across the state for recognition. Now, the team has learned it's in the running for the Governor's Annual Award for Excellent in Customer Service and are among a group of finalists to be honored Sept. 28, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

September 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


New school won't make 2010 goal

The Board of Education and the Army Corps of Engineers in Savannah were unable to come to a lease agreement by Thursday night, the absolute latest deadline issued by Gilbane Construction Company that would ensure a fall 2010 opening date for the new middle school on Fort Stewart.

September 14, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Students get a taste of Big Apple

2009 LCHS graduate Hillary Scales (music, contemporary vocal) and LCHS students Sideeq Heard (drama) and Jerrica Russaw (dance) participated in the NAACP'S national ACT-SO competition in New York City in July.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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LCSS exceeds state averages in all three CCRPI levels

The Georgia Department of Education recently released its College and Career Ready Performance Index scores based on data from the 2013-2014 school year. CCRPI, Georgia's statewide accountability system, was implemented in 2012. It measures individual schools and the district on a 100-point scale. This rating system is designed to help all stakeholders see how schools are performing.

February 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


SavTech starts fundraising campaign

Before a crowd of students, faculty and supporters, Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love made two announcements Thursday morning at the school.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Education


Schools moving toward healthier fundraisers

"Bake sales are out;" fun runs are in, with excess calories in the crosshairs.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Should computer science courses be mandatory?

The real challenge in American higher education is not that we don't have enough college graduates. If New York Times columnist Charles Blow is right, it's that too many of them are majoring in English, art history, or ethnic or gender studies, and not enough in science, technology, engineering and math.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at this

You can learn more about how a person thinks by looking at the small words they use rather than the big ones, according to a massive study of college admission essays conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.

February 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


The rise of meditation on college campuses

Duke may have one of the best law schools in the country, but in recruiting new students, its promotional materials point out that Durham's bar scene has exploded in the past few years.

February 13, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


Teacher bias discourages girls from STEM courses and careers, study shows

A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research sheds light on the reason women avoid science, technology, engineering and math.

February 13, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret Media Companies | Education


LCSS responds to shooting

Liberty County School System officials are taking precautionary measures today following a drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon at Waldo Pafford Elementary, according to LCSS Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

February 12, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


Honor roll: Liberty Elementary School

Students at Liberty Elementary School who were listed on the most recent honor roll include:

February 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Honor roll: Bradwell Institute

Students at Bradwell Institute who earned slots on the most recent honor roll included:

February 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Sampie Smith resigns from Liberty County Board of Education

Liberty County Board of Education member Sampie Smith has tendered his resignation to board Chairwoman Lily Baker, he said.

February 09, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


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