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 4-H members competed Nov. 5 for the district Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree in Statesboro.
Schools in Liberty County have been celebrating children's literature throughout this month.
Button Gwinnett and Taylors Creek Elementary schools were recently named to Georgia's Reward Schools list for 2013. Taylors Creek was one of 78 Georgia schools named a highest-performance school, and Button Gwinnett was among the 156 highest-progress schools across the state.
Fourteen educators have been nominated for this year's Liberty County School System Teacher of the Year honor. Each was chosen as their individual school's teacher of the year. This is the second part of the Courier's effort to profile these dedicated educators before the system-wide teacher of the year is announced next week.
Thirteen teachers and one media specialist have been nominated to be this year's Liberty County School System Teacher of the Year.
The Delta GEMS visited Liberty County Head Start in Riceboro on Monday to help pre-schoolers understand Veterans Day.
During the recent Red Ribbon Week at Lewis Frasier Middle School, parents, students and staff formed a human red ribbon to show support for being drug free. Parents, students and staff walked one lap around the school and convened on the football field to form the ribbon. Fort Stewart also sent McGruff the drug dog to make the event a success.
Lewis Frasier Middle School recently hosted its first parent night of the year. Those in attendance discussed the use of Title One money, highly-qualified teachers, measurable goals for staff, measurable goals for students, the Title One parent-involvement budget and district and school policy.
Liberty County teachers are under pressure this year to quickly learn and implement a number of state mandates, including the Common Core standards and local initiatives meant to improve student achievement.
Some Liberty County High School students seem to recite Shakespearian dialogue as easily as they text or Twitter-speak.
About 60 working people with jobs ranging from wildlife biologist to chef spoke to Bradwell Institute students during Friday's career expo about their careers and how they chose their professional paths.
First grade: Alexander Bailey
Anthony K. Johnson, who teaches language arts to gifted seventh-graders at Midway Middle School, is one of 40 new teachers in Georgia to receive a $1,000 New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power.
The Liberty County School System last week launched an online forum to give citizens an additional opportunity to help move the school system forward. The web-based forum is designed to provide an additional venue to encourage stakeholders to become engaged in open discussions, ask questions and offer suggestions that are centered on the future of Liberty County Schools.
First grade: Taneiha Bowman