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BoE OKs concepts for district projects

Liberty County Board of Education members gained more headway on the district master plan involving long-term projects within the district Tuesday night when they approved conceptual plans for remodeling and renovations at the Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center and construction of a new fieldhouse and placement of concession stands at Bradwell Institute's Olvey Field.

August 13, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall | Education


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


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Backpacks given to honor memory of kids

On June 2, 2012, tragedy struck Long County when Smiley Elementary School students Hannah Foreman and Ta'Keith Russell died. Foreman drowned, and Russell was ...

July 30, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Long County FFA officers attend conference

Six Long County High School students attended the National FFA Organization Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference from July 13-15 in Covington.

July 29, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Keel to be sworn in Tuesday to Liberty County BoE seat

The Liberty County School System will host a swearing-in ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday for Dr. Yvette Keel, who recently won a special ...

July 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


New LCHS principal returning to 'Pantherland'

Liberty County High School's new principal, Stephanie Woods, is excited about the upcoming school year.

July 26, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Armstrong registration day for professionals

Armstrong State University will host a one-day registration event for new students to apply, be admitted and sign up for fall classes from 9 a ...

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students go to D.C.

Fifth-grade students from Waldo Pafford Elementary, along with their parents and second-grade teacher Nicole Carter, traveled to Washington in early June as part of the ...

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


State grants charter status to Liberty schools

The charter-system application for the Liberty County School System has been approved.

July 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Liberty schools seeking more teachers

As the start of a new school year quickly approaches, Liberty County finds itself short of teachers.

July 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


Language degrees at Coastal Georgia

BRUNSWICK - The College of Coastal Georgia will be one of four schools in the University System of Georgia expanding foreign language programs through an online ...

July 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students graduate, earn honors at college

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently had its spring commencement for graduate and undergraduate students at Hanner Fieldhouse and Allen E. Paulson Stadium.

July 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


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