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Coalition makes case for charter schools

A coalition representing more than 5,000 public virtual charter school students, parents, teachers and supporters from across Georgia charged the state's Charter School Commission with ignoring state law by refusing to create a funding formula based on sound research and actual costs of public virtual charter schools.

August 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Before-, after-school programs at Y

Applications are being accepted for before and after school programs, pre-school childcare and pre-kindergarten at area YMCA branches.

August 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Mid-summer funding boost helps libraries

After budget cuts led the Liberty County school district to eliminate its financial support for the area's library branches, library officials responded to the shortfall by reducing hours for Hinesville and Midway-Riceboro locations and by cutting the collections budget. However, a mid-summer boost from the Liberty County Board of Commissioners will help the Hinesville library extend its hours again after Labor Day.

August 11, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


McDonald's employees earn scholarships

The Savannah Area McDonald's Operators Association congratulated its first class of recipients in a local scholarship program by awarding more than $50,000. The awards were announced Monday in Richmond Hill.

August 11, 2010 | Staff report | Education


SSU expecting record enrollment

SAVANNAH - Early indicators suggest Savannah State University's enrollment for the 2010-11 academic year will exceed last fall's 3,800 enrolled students.

August 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State finalist in second round for federal grants

Georgia has been named one of 19 finalists for the second round of federal Race to the Top grants. If the state is named a recipient, it could be awarded up to $400 million over four years to implement the plan it submitted. Delaware and Tennessee were the final recipients of round one funding, in which 40 states and Washington, D.C., submitted applications. Georgia finished third.

August 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


School bells ring here Thursday morning

Summer will still be in full effect this week but come Thursday, students in Liberty County must turn their thoughts from the pool to school. The first day of classes will be previewed by open houses on Wednesday at district campuses, where parents can get to know the teachers and the expected routine.

August 02, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Two of three Long schools make AYP

Two of three schools in the Long County School System met the 2010 requirements for adequate yearly progress, according to preliminary results announced at the July board of education meeting.

August 02, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Fair preps military families for school year

Army spouse and mother of three Brigitte Spence took advantage of the Education & Community Information Fair on Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.

July 31, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Education


Schools announce reduced price limits

The Liberty County school nutrition program will open Aug. 5 to serve breakfast and lunch to children.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Tech school enrollments setting records

ATLANTA - A 22 percent jump in the number of students attending the state's technical colleges has set a new annual enrollment record for the Technical College System of Georgia. The system's 26 colleges enrolled 190,842 students in fiscal year 2010, which ended June 30. The total smashes the previous record-high enrollment set in 2009 by more than 34,000 students.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Riceboro teens learn, earn for summer

Riceboro resident Marcus LeCounte could have spent his summer days lounging in front of the television or computer, wishing for more excitement. Instead he's been helping beautify one of Liberty County's historic treasures through the Summer Youth Training Program, sponsored by the city of Riceboro.

July 26, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Most Liberty schools make federal AYP

All but two schools in the Liberty County School System met the 2010 requirements for adequate yearly progress, according to results released this week by the state Department of Education. Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School both fell short of the standards, which have grown increasingly stringent as the state works to keep pace with federal standards for academic success in public schools.

July 23, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


AASU names new VP for advancement

Armstrong Atlantic State University has appointed J. Scott Joyner as vice president for advancement effective July 1.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Savannah Tech increasing online classes

SAVANNAH - As the new semester begins, students taking online classes at Savannah Technical College will notice a few changes, including a new Internet address for the online courses, easier-to-view announcements and new rules for testing.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Bradwell Institute Reading Bowl team gets Key to the City

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown presented the Key to the City to Bradwell Institute's Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team at Tuesday's Liberty County Board ...

April 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Frank Long Elementary Honor roll

Frank Long Elementary

April 14, 2016 | Staff Report | Education


ASU, Hinds, Troy students earn honors

BATON ROUGE, La. - The following area residentsm who attended Armstrong State University, were recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest collegiate honor ...

April 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bradwell Institute wins 3rd straight Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl state title

Bradwell Institute has done it again. And again.

April 12, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


LCHS students get taste of college life

Liberty County High School students took advantage of winter holidays by visiting three universities: Valdosta State, Albany State and Georgia Southwestern State.

April 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools add data to site

The Liberty County School System has launched a data dashboard for parents.

April 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI Chorus earns Overall Superior rating

The Bradwell Institute Chorus recently attended Large Group Performance Evaluation at Savannah Arts Academy. The Concert Choir, under the direction of Monina Morris, performed "Light ...

April 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: Lyman Hall Elementary

Lyman Hall Elementary recently announced its third nine-weeks honor roll:

April 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


‘Anything is possible,’ Miss America tells Waldo Pafford Elementary

Miss America 2016, otherwise known as Warner Robins native Betty Cantrell, visited Liberty County on Thursday, where she briefly stopped by the Sheriff's Office ...

April 09, 2016 | Tiffany King | Education


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