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Special ed gets boost from stimulus funds

As part of President Barack Obama's stimulus package, the Liberty County Board of Education has received more than $2 million for special education funding. With just over $1 million going toward funding 46 special education teacher aides, the board has about $1 million left to allocate.

May 22, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Schools see more veterans using GI Bill

Local colleges are bracing for an increase in fall enrollment as Iraq and Afghanistan veterans rush to register for courses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

May 18, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Education


Long County bands take second in contest

Long County High School and Walker Middle School had students participate in the Music USA Festival on May 1-3, in Orlando, Fla.

May 15, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Graduations next Saturday

The graduation ceremonies for Liberty County schools are scheduled for Saturday, May 23; Liberty County High School's at 8:30 a.m. in Donell Woods Stadium and Bradwell Institute's at 8 p.m. on Olvey Field.

May 15, 2009 | Staff report | Education


Students plan eco-friendly community

The city of Hinesville challenged local students to put their energy and creativity to good use while helping to clean up some of the area's environmental sore spots with their "A New Hinesville" contest.

May 15, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Students strut down red carpet

With plots as diverse as the young directors who created them, dozens of elementary school students had a red-carpet screening of their award-winning multimedia projects Tuesday night at the LCSS Media Festival.

May 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Smiley recognized as 'cool school' by TV station

Smiley Elementary School was recognized as a "Cool School" by WTOC on Tuesday. Education reporter Brook Kelly was on hand to show why the school is so special.

May 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Governor vetoes broader tuition tax credit

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has vetoed a measure that would have broadened the state's new tuition tax credit program.

Supporters say the proposal was designed to allow more businesses to take advantage of a program that gives income tax credits to donors who contribute to scholarship programs for students to attend private schools.

May 12, 2009 | Associated Press | Education


BoE OKs plan for on-post school

A unanimous decision by the Liberty County Board of Education at a called meeting Thursday will give the school system its first two-story school. Board members hope the building's structure will save money on the project, which is expected to cost about $20 million.

May 11, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Student nurse earns honor

Kandyl Phillips competed at the SkillsUSA Region Conference and received a silver medal in nursing assisting. Phillips received a bronze medal in the same event at the SkillsUSA state conference in Atlanta.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Printing student earns honor

Bradwell Institute senior Steve Kincaid recently competed in the annual Skills USA competition in Atlanta and placed second in screen printing.

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


JROTC donates to Relay for Life

May 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Long Co. considering student uniforms

LUDOWICI - Long County High School had a community forum Wednesday to provide information to the public and to gather input on the possibility of requiring students to wear uniforms.

May 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Fiesta on the fifth

Spreading knowledge of different cultures, Dr. Mattie Brown led a colorful and energy-packed Cinco de Mayo celebration at Jordye Bacon Tuesday. Her fourth grade students were jumping with excitement.

May 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


School in Georgia closes because of flu

ATLANTA - Georgia health officials have shut down a suburban Atlanta private school after a 14-year-old student tested positive for swine flu.

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in Henry County has suspended all classes for 14 days, though no other students are displaying symptoms of the potentially fatal H1N1 virus, said Dr. Elizabeth Ford, head of the state's Division of Public Health.

May 05, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


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Stewart teacher honored by Defense Dept.

Anyone who walks through the Pentagon is bound to cross paths with highly skilled military or civilian employees who have disabilities - including the Defense Department's director of disability programs, who has been legally blind since age 16.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


High-school graduation rate up in Liberty

The Liberty County School System's high-school graduation rate has increased since last year, rising from 72.3 percent in 2013 to 75.8 percent in 2014. The graduation rate at Bradwell Institute held steady at 72.4 percent, while the graduation rate at Liberty County High School made a statistically significant gain of 8.7 percentage points, rising to 81.6 percent.

November 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honor roll: First Presbyterian Christian Academy

First grade: Savannah Dickey

November 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Air ambulance crew talk to students

Air Evac Lifeteam members recently spoke to Liberty County Pre-K students as part of the pre-K center's community-helpers study.

November 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


A day ‘in soldiers’ boots’

Editor's note: This is part two of a three-part series on the Green Zone, a program offered by Armstrong State University that helps educators understand the challenges faced by military-affiliated students transitioning to life in the classroom and beyond.

November 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education


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