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Georgia schools chief leaving post after 8 years

ATLANTA - Twice a month for the past eight years, Georgia schools Superintendent Kathy Cox has taken over a classroom in districts across the state to teach lessons on the U.S. Constitution and the Founding Fathers.

June 30, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press | Education

Local educators earn master teacher status

Three Liberty County teachers have earned master teacher certification this year. Kimberly Boucher and Jewelene Marie Hunter of Liberty Elementary School, and Melinda Joy Kennedy of Midway Middle School are among 131 educators statewide to receive the designation in 2009-10 based on appreciable gains in student achievement, according to a release from the governor's office.

June 30, 2010 | Staff report | Education

Retired educators award scholarship

The Liberty/Long Retired Educators awarded their 2010 scholarship to Liberty County High School senior Heather Marshall, who will attend North Georgia College and State University to major in early childhood education.

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

BI cadets win right to compete in Virginia

Four cadets from Bradwell Institute's JROTC program will attend the 2010 JROTC Leadership Symposium on June 25-29 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. The BI cadets beat out more than 1,700 other teams for the honor. Only the top 48 teams were chosen to attend the symposium.

June 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Lyman Hall students help pet shelter

The staff and students at Lyman Hall Elementary worked throughout the school year to raise money for the Liberty County Humane Shelter. Fundraising events included selling dill pickles, lollipops, scented pencils and water balloons.

June 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Students graduate, make honors lists

WARRENSBURG, Mo. - Raymond Willson of Hinesville graduated from the University of Central Missouri last month with a master's of arts degree.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Commissioner speaks to fifth-graders

Liberty County Commissioner Gary Gilliard was the guest speaker at Jordye Bacon Elementary School's recent fifth-grade graduation ceremony. Gilliard congratulated the students on their achievements this year and offered a few words of encouragement as the children head into sixth grade.

June 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Savanah Tech graduates more than 200

SAVANNAH - More than 200 students marched last Tuesday in Savannah Technical College's 2010 spring commencement ceremony in the Johnny Mercer Theatre. Graduates included those receiving associate degrees, professional diplomas, technical certificates of credits and General Education diplomas. More than 900 students earned credentials since the December 2009 graduation.

June 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Georgia 'Racing to the Top' a second time

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced recently that Georgia has submitted its application to the U.S. Department of Education for the second round of federal "Race to the Top" grants. As part of its phase two application, Georgia added three school districts, Dade, Peach and Pulaski, to the 23 districts that applied in the first round. The three new districts were chosen to align federal School Improvement Grants with Race to the Top. The state stands to receive up to $400 million over four years to implement its plan if selected.

June 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Resolution likely means increased class sizes

The Liberty County Board of Education recently adopted a resolution to increase class sizes for the 2010-11 school year. The resolution follows a State Board of Education exemption allowing schools to exceed statutory and regulatory class size maximums in the wake of declining school revenues at the state and local levels.

June 16, 2010 | Jenn Alexander McCall | Education

FPCA graduates 14

Fourteen First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors said their good byes and took the next steps toward their futures at Saturday morning's graduation ceremony. Although last year's graduating class contained one more student than this year's, the class of 2010 celebrated an additional milestone.

June 14, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Education

Colleges work to help students succeed

Gone are the days when students were classified as "college material" by nothing more than a passing glance at their high school academic records. These days, area colleges and universities are helping potential attendees get that extra boost in order to succeed in higher education through provisional, incentive and preparatory programs.

June 11, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education

Local educator honored at banquet in Atlanta

Liberty County Schools' Teacher of the Year Amanda Durden, a music teacher at Bradwell Institute, was among the Georgia educators honored at a banquet in Atlanta last week.

June 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Student's achievement flies under radar

A lost delivery resulted in a missed opportunity for one Liberty County High School student, but she is still headed for a bright future.

June 09, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education

Students walk red carpet with media projects

Students and parents strolled down the red carpet May 10-13 in front of Liberty County School System's Performing Arts Center, making their way into the annual Media Festival.

June 09, 2010 | By Jaime Rearley Special to the Courier | Education

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State board asks for comments on changes to computer classes

ATLANTA - The State Board of Education voted in September to post standards for three new computer science courses for public review and comment.

November 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

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