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Pre-k students explore new surroundings

Liberty County pre-k teacher, Sara Johnson, spent the afternoon introducing eager 4-year olds and their parents to the classroom.

August 21, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Liberty Co. students back in school today

Schools are back in session today for the 2008-09 academic year, but the Liberty County School System doesn't know exactly how many students to expect.

August 21, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | Education


Dr. Edgens to serve as dean of external programs at BPC

MOUNT VERNON - Dr. Jeff Edgens began his first full day as Dean of External Programs Aug. 1; however, he's already been making changes at the college since his hire June 30. He worked with BPC three days a week while he finished a teaching contract with Georgia Military College, where he previously served as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs.

August 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Smiley Elementary gets new principal

The Long County Board of Education approved David Edwards as Smiley Elementary School's new principal at its July meeting. He replaces Sandy Jones.

August 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


School bells ring Wednesday

Connie Meiers at Waldo Pafford Elementary, like other county teachers, has been busy in professional development meetings and will continue prepping her classroom for a new year's batch of students.

August 19, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Savannah State welcomes new students Aug. 12

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University will welcome freshmen and transfer students to the 2008-09 academic year during new student orientation Aug. 12-17.

August 19, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Local educator named 2008 high performance principal

A local principal recently received statewide applause from Gov. Sonny Perdue and superintendent Kathy Cox for his efforts in leading his school in overall student achievement improvement.

August 16, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Long County school district makes AYP

All Long County schools made the Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2007-2008 year.

August 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Public library sets August events

Mr. Johnny!

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Long non-partisans qualify for general elections

According to Long County Election Superintendent Marie Middleton, the following candidates have been qualified to run in the upcoming General Election.

August 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Local earns scholarship from State Rep.

Recent Liberty County High School graduate DeAngelo Quarterman received a $1,000 scholarship from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Thursday to help further his education when he goes off to college next month.

August 14, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


Governor speaks out about AYP, graduation rates

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue released the statement following the release of Adequate Yearly Progress data and graduation rates:

August 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


STC names 2008 Rick Perkins Award Winner

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College named Victor Burke as the college's 2008 Rick Perkins Award Winner. Burke has been an employee of STC for more than 14 years and is currently the department head for Criminal Justice.

August 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Youth Challenge Academy, Wal-Mart team to promote vocational education

Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy announced that vocational scholarships have been awarded to recent program graduates Atting Eminue and Michael Niegbruegge. The scholarships, made possible by a grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation, will allow Atting and Michael to continue their education and job training through vocational programs in Georgia.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Band tuning up for year

From early morning to dusk anyone within earshot of Bradwell Institute can hear the beats and rhythms, as the marching band gears up for another season.

August 12, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Education


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FLE students get a 'snow day'

At the beginning of each nine-week grading period at Frank Long Elementary, students take a STAR Early Literacy Test to determine an Accelerated Reader points goal. During the nine weeks, students read and take tests on books within the assigned reading zone. Students must maintain an accuracy goal of 85 percent or higher during the grading period. Students who meet both the points and accuracy goals get a reward.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-Hers compete at district

Liberty County 4-H members presented demonstrations on a variety of topics - including aquaponics, iPhone apps, volcanoes and bald eagles - at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement on March 22 in Alma.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI media center named one of the best

The days when school libraries were hushed environments where students sat hunched over musty books are long gone, as demonstrated by Bradwell Institute's award-winning media center during an open house last Friday.

April 02, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


What type of schools will Liberty operate?

Liberty County public schools soon may change the way they operate to comply with the Flexibility and Accountability Act for Student Achievement, which requires school districts to select a specific school model.

April 01, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Testing remediation set for classtime

For the first time ever, the Liberty County School System will conduct Criterion Referenced Competency Test remediation during the school year. In years past, remediation for the standardized tests was held during the summer, school officials said.

March 30, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Head Start touts kids' progress at open house

Liberty County Head Start held an open house for students' parents Monday to show how far their little ones have progressed.

March 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Military Family Day at Armstrong

Armstrong Atlantic State University will host Military Family Day from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 5 at the Armstrong Sports Center, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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