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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


Locals graduate from Wesleyan, Darton

MACON - Selina Christine Snider recently graduated from Wesleyan College with a bachelor's of arts degree, having majored in human services and double-minored in communication and education.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long Co. student in honor society

Long County High School student Haley Christine Riddle recently was named to the National Society of High School Scholars.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State adopts national education benchmarks

ATLANTA - Georgia has adopted a set of national benchmarks that detail what students should learn in each grade and what they should know to graduate high school.

July 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Several graduate from Youth Challenge

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER - Several Liberty County teens were among a class of more than 200 to graduate and earn their GEDs from the Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy program June 19. Commencement ceremonies were held at the Macon Municipal Auditorium. Former U.S. Rep. Mack Collins was the commencement speaker.

July 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State releases local CRCT results

Local-level results for the state's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, which help determine promotability for students in first through eighth grades, were released by the Georgia Department of Education on Thursday.

July 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


BoE renews STAR contract, others

The Liberty County Board of Education renewed its fiscal year 2011 contract for the STAR program and approved changes to construction and renovation projects Tuesday. The board members discussed project change orders for Donnell Woods Stadium, Olvey Field, the Career Academy and the Performing Arts Center as well as the demolition of the Hinesville Middle School gym and proposed modifications to the Gause Street property.

July 09, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Education


Back-to-school rally is Saturday

The nonprofit youth group Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc. will host its Back to School Rally in Riceboro at 10 a.m. Saturday in Briar Bay

July 07, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Farm Bureau offers teacher classes

Teachers can learn ways to add pizzazz to their classroom strategies in math, social studies, language arts and science using agriculture as a teaching tool through Georgia Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom Professional Learning Unit (PLU) course.

July 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty earns DoD education grant

The Liberty County school district has received a $1.4 million grant from a Department of Defense education partnership to improve student performance in mathematics education as well as increase graduation rates and prepare high school graduates to enter the workforce.

July 05, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


GSU, SHRM offer exam prep course

Human resource personnel and other managers can earn a certificate in professional HR management from the Society of Human Resource Management's learning system course this fall.

June 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia schools chief leaving post after 8 years

ATLANTA - Twice a month for the past eight years, Georgia schools Superintendent Kathy Cox has taken over a classroom in districts across the state to teach lessons on the U.S. Constitution and the Founding Fathers.

June 30, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press | Education


Local educators earn master teacher status

Three Liberty County teachers have earned master teacher certification this year. Kimberly Boucher and Jewelene Marie Hunter of Liberty Elementary School, and Melinda Joy Kennedy of Midway Middle School are among 131 educators statewide to receive the designation in 2009-10 based on appreciable gains in student achievement, according to a release from the governor's office.

June 30, 2010 | Staff report | Education


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Contest for college fund contribution

ATLANTA - The Path2College 529 Plan is giving children in Georgia an opportunity to win $1,529 for a Path2College 529 Plan account.

August 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Young RNC delegate encourages students to vote during Bradwell talk

Will Carter is 18 and says he wants to make a difference.

August 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


Workshop focuses on skills for young men

Hinesville will host Tied to Success, a free annual workshop for males ages 10 and older on Sept. 17.

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bright Idea grants help teachers innovate in class

Teachers in Liberty County schools are invited to apply for innovative classroom grants of up to $2,000.

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Youth leadership program seeks members

Nominations are being accepted for the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 2016-17 class of Young Adult Liberty Leaders.

August 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County schools report smooth start

The new school year in Long County got off to a great start, administrators told school board members at Monday's Board of Education meeting ...

August 15, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Education


BoE OKs Wi-Fi hotspots on buses

If you see a group of students hanging around a parked bus, don't worry. They might just be doing homework.

August 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Education


Savannah Tech wins $15K for workforce development

SAVANNAH - AT&T awarded $15,000 to Savannah Technical College Foundation last week for third place in the inaugural $20k for 2020 workforce development competition.

August 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two earn military child scholarships

Two students from Hinesville have each received one of the 700 scholarship presented to college and high school students this year by the annual Scholarships ...

August 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


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