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Ludowici native is SGTC student of month

South Georgia Technical College recreation and leisure management student Brittany Mills of Ludowici recently was named student of the month for September during a student recognition ceremony in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on the Americus campus.

October 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Writing contest at library for youth

Live Oak Public Libraries are accepting entries for the 2010 Young Writers Contest. Entry deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 20. The contest is open to children in grades kindergarten through college. Students are asked to write a poem using five words selected from the books of the authors and illustrators in this year's Savannah Children's Book Festival. The festival is set for Nov. 13 at Forsyth Park. For complete details and prizes, visit www.liveoakpl.org

October 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI JROTC installs leaders

The Bradwell Institute Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Program held its 18th annual commissioning/promotion ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 16, in the JROTC multi-purpose room. Cadet leaders for the 2010-11 school year were installed. Sgt. Maj. Julio Baez, the sergeant major for 6th Brigade, Cadet Command, was the guest speaker. He also administered the oath of office to the cadets.

September 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students get hands dirty with terrariums

Nicole Hampton-Carter's fourth-grade class at Waldo Pafford Elementary recently made terrariums to study the living and nonliving parts of ecosystems as stated in the Georgia Performance Standards.

September 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


New system aligns school strategy, goals

During a community forum Thursday, the Liberty County Board of Education discussed major changes in the way the district will plan and organize long-term goals for upcoming school years.

September 28, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Students get scoop on financial aid

On Tuesday evening, students gathered with their parents at Liberty County High School to obtain information about completing their senior years and preparing for college.

September 24, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Liberty youth at Georgia summit

The fifth Biennial Georgia Youth Summit was held at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton on Sept. 11-13. The three-day leadership conference was attended by 716 youth and adults from 133 counties. The summit is designed to increase awareness of state and local issues, enhance youth-adult partnerships on the local level and encourage youth to become active for the betterment of their communities.

September 22, 2010 | By Terri Thompson Special to the Courier | Education


Wolf gets his day in court

Kimberly Boucher's third-grade Liberty Elementary class held a mock trial on Sept. 13 for the Big Bad Wolf.

September 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Parents treated to breakfast with students

Joseph Martin Elementary's recent "Muffins for Mom" event was a success, JME Principal Sue Tolley said. At 7:15 a.m. Friday, students began to pass through the serving line with their parents, grandparents and guardians. Staff members greeted the families and served juice, coffee and muffins.

September 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Study: Teacher bonuses don't raise test scores

ATLANTA - Offering big bonuses to teachers failed to raise students' test scores in a three-year study released Tuesday that calls into question the Obama administration's push for merit pay to improve education.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Students get taste of Hispanic culture

Sixteen squirming pre-K students sat in a semi-circle waiting for the surprise their teacher Kim Durrence had promised them.

September 17, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Adult education expands into Riceboro

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College and the city of Riceboro are partnering to bring adult education/GED classes to area residents beginning this fall at the Riceboro Youth Center on Highway 17.

September 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State BoE: SAT drop due to number of takers

The largest and most diverse group of graduating seniors in Georgia's history took the SAT this year. The SAT participation rate for the Georgia class of 2010 - 74 percent - was among the top 10 in the nation. Of the state's 2010 college-bound seniors who took the SAT, 44.6 percent were minority students, up from 35 percent in 2005 and 30.4 percent in 2000. In addition, 37.9 percent of the state's SAT takers indicated that they are first-generation college attendees.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


State kicks off Red Ribbon campaign

ATLANTA - Georgia will kick off its annual statewide Red Ribbon campaign at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Centennial Olympic Park. Last year, the event drew more than 500 students from across the state. The campaign signals the start of red ribbon activities in schools throughout the state Oct. 23-30.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


AASU president to be installed in office

Dr. Linda M. Bleicken officially will be inaugurated as Armstrong Atlantic State University's seventh president at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. The date has a special significance for the institution, as it marked the first day of classes at the historic Armstrong House in 1935.

September 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


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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


Credit union helps teachers refurbish their classrooms

Interstate Credit Union has announced the winners of their fifth annual Extreme Makeover: Classroom Edition Contest.

August 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


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