ATLANTA (AP) _ Georgia's fourth and eighth graders have nearly caught up with the nation in reading but still lag in mathematics, national test results released Tuesday show.
The state Board of Education's new set of graduation requirements is aimed at assuring Georgia's students graduate high school college and work ready.
The Future Business Leaders of America officer team from Bradwell Institute recently participated in the Building and Achieving Success in Chapters training program at the FFA/FCCLA Center in Covington.
Typically, children want the top bunk when they spend the night with a friend, and most also like to play in tree houses.
Dwindling graduation rates, alarming dropout trends, gang activity and student malnutrition mainly account for Liberty's scholastic slump, however, school officials are working on strategies to mend these pitfalls.
"Ask and ye shall receive."
Winners of the Get Busy Reading summer reading program recently stopped by the Courier to pick up their prizes.
The machine gun assault 63 years ago on the 3rd Infantry Division's 30th Infantry, Company K had stopped the troops' advance and left five soldiers dead when Pfc. Patrick L. Kessler made a rash decision.
The Liberty County Board of Education is moving to join 110 other school boards in Georgia in documenting that it meets standards set by the school board association.
Two of Liberty County's elementary schools had open houses this week and the rest have scheduled them during the remainder of the month.
Schools across the county are sending progress reports home today showing students' progress.
Bradwell Institute Band Boosters have started a fund raising campaign to buy new band uniforms
The committee for the Henry "Hank" White Memorial Scholarship fund recently announced the 2007 recipients of seven $1,000 scholarships.
Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox is accepting applications for her 2007-2008 Student Advisory Council.
GED tests will be given in Jesup at the Scott Polytechnical Center, Room 434, from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 10-11.
Liberty County's 2013 high-school graduation rate of 72.3 is higher than the state's 71.5 percent, though this year the district's two high schools' graduation rates decreased slightly from the previous year's rates.
During November, members of the Long County Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America chapter participated in a drive for the Toys for Tots program. Each member was asked to bring in one or more new toys to give to less-fortunate children.
Apple education development and account executives named Liberty County School System's Galaxy Program an Apple Distinguished Program for 2013-14 Tuesday during the last school-board meeting of 2013.
Bradwell Institute recently held its third Georgia Apply to College event.
College Foundation's 10th annual Opportunity Award Gala.
Button Gwinnett Elementary School third-graders recently participated in a book fair in which students "own the character" by dressing the part of a character from their chosen books.
Fort Stewart's three elementary schools are among 60 domestic Department of Defense schools to be assessed this coming year by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND).
The Liberty County School System has launched an initiative aimed at keeping troubled students in school.
Several Button Gwinnett Elementary School students participated in an essay contest for third- through fifth-graders. They wrote on the topic "How can fundraiser money be used to help students and teachers at Button Gwinnett?"
The Bert Show, a syndicated morning radio show broadcast daily on more than a dozen stations, is collecting letters of thanks so every soldier stationed or deployed outside the United States can receive an expression of gratitude on Thanksgiving. Waldo Pafford Elementary students wrote about 450 thank-you letters to contribute to the collection. WPE school counselor Tia Kittles said she was pleased with the students' effort.
Lewis Frasier Middle School teacher Christiana Capp's sixth-grade art class made a banner to welcome home troops returning from deployment.
Long County Middle School FBLA officers traveled Nov. 12-13 to Athens to attend the 2013 Fall Leadership Conference. At the conference, the officers attended a general session where the club was given an award for placing second in the state with its rally chapter banner. The banner's theme was "Leading others every day - that's the Wildcat way! Follow the wildcat tracks to success."
Math teacher Lisa Knight, a 2004 Liberty County High School graduate, was named teacher of the year Thursday during the Liberty County School System 2013 Teacher of the Year celebration dinner at Bradwell Institute.
Members of the Liberty County High School National Honors Society and Student Council did a trick-or-treat food drive Oct. 28 in Hinesville. The students asked for donations of canned goods from residents. Club members collected more than 370 canned goods. All the proceeds were donated to Manna House of Liberty County at 100 Commerce St.
Liberty County 4-H members competed Nov. 5 for the district Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree in Statesboro.