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State changes attendance requirements

The 2014-15 school year will bring changes for some children attending Georgia schools. Health department officials in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties want to make communities aware of those changes before the end of the current school year.

March 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long schools celebrate Breakfast Week

All Long County schools recently took part in the 25th anniversary of National School Breakfast Week.

March 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


LCMS FBLA competes at state

Last month, 27 Long County Middle School FBLA members competed in the State Leadership Conference in Perry. They took part in events such as public speaking, creed recital, impromptu speaking, battle of the chapters, computer-related skills events and business-related testing events.

March 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Two middle schools starting STEM programs

Frank Long Elementary and Snelson-Golden Middle schools soon will initiate learning programs designed to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

March 17, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Registration begins for 2014-15 pre-K

ATLANTA - Georgia's pre-K Program has begun registration for the 2014-15 school year.

March 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCCA students place at SkillsUSA

The Liberty College and Career Academy Region 8 held its SkillsUSA competition last month at the Golden Isles Career Academy. The following students placed:

March 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI wins Reading Bowl

Bradwell Institute won the 2014 Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competition.

March 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


High schools earn state recognition

Liberty County School System's two high schools were named to Georgia's Access and Support Schools list last month. This distinction shows that 30 percent of the district's students who identify as African-American or Hispanic have taken advanced-placement courses and earned scores of 3 or higher on their AP exams.

March 12, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Black Caucus honors superintendent

Liberty County Schools Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee recently was honored by the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus for her contributions to education.

March 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Dual enrollment works for area students

Area college administrators maintain dual-enrollment can help high-school students get a jump on their post-secondary educations and, in some cases, provide them the skills to be more competitive in the job market right after high-school graduation.

March 10, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


School names top January reader

Serena Burkart, a fourth-grader at Frank Long Elementary, was the top Accelerated Reader participant for January. She eared 60.1 points with 95 percent accuracy.

March 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


High schools recognized by state

School and Bradwell Institute have been recognized by Georgia State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge as 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools.

March 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rising ninth-graders introduced to BI

Bradwell Institute showed rising ninth-graders what they can expect when they enter high school this fall during a freshmen fair Tuesday evening.

March 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Parents can help ready kids for college

As part of its initiative to educate parents, grandparents and caretakers on what it takes for students to achieve academic success, the Liberty County School System on Saturday held its first annual Title 1 Partners in Education Conference. More than 75 people came by the board of education office to participate in various workshops designed to inspire parents to take an active role in their children's education.

March 05, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Education


Liberty schools celebrating School Breakfast Week

To garner increased participation in the school breakfast program, Liberty County schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week on March 3-7. The week's festivities are designed to increase awareness of the system's school breakfast program among students and parents.

March 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Contest promotes family-friendly schools

The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Governor: Programming should be core class

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


School-meal prices increase in Long County

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

August 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education


Local man earns doctorate

Linnie L. Darden Sr. recently has been awarded his doctoral degree in professional counseling.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


High-school student voted best at tech class

SAVANNAH - While many college students typically study hard for final-exam questions, Savannah Technical College's culinary arts baking and pastry students spend weeks working on their cake-decorating final exam.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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