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Armstrong still military-friendly

Armstrong Atlantic State University recently demonstrated why it's called a "military friendly" school.

February 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Sweepstakes set for Path2College

ATLANTA - The Path2College 529 Plan, Georgia's 529 college-savings plan, recently kicked off its $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes, which will award one Georgia child with $15,000 for his or her college education and the winner's school also will receive $10,000.

February 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


GSU workshop focuses on youth at risk

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's National Youth-At-Risk Center will welcome more than a thousand educators, social workers, community leaders and researchers from across the United States and internationally during the 25th annual National Youth-At-Risk conference March 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah.

February 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools launch social media-channels

Liberty County school-board members witnessed the district's official social-media channels launch Tuesday morning during a regular work session.

February 27, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Students put workplace skills in spotlight

Students and faculty at the Liberty College and Career Academy showed off the work-ready skills and workplace ethics they've been honing during an open house Thursday night.

February 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Volunteers add shade to schools

About 80 volunteers recently joined with the Georgia Forestry Commission to help add some shade in Long County.

February 25, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Allenhurst student is GSU leader

STATESBORO - Jamal Wright of Allenhurst has been chosen for Georgia Southern University's 2014 Southern's Orientation, Advisement and Registration Team. Wright is majoring in chemistry.

February 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bradwell FBLA students fare well

Bradwell Institute's Future Business Leaders of America recently participated in the FBLA Region Leadership Conference in Savannah.

February 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


STAR luncheon set for Thursday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) award recipients at the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Feb. 27 at Connection Church on Patriot's Trail in Flemington.

February 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student earns academic scholarship

Donnie Pulliam, a 2013 honor graduate from Liberty County High School, received a $1,000 scholarship from the National Society of High School Scholars on Dec. 7 in Atlanta.

February 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


State tax credits back private school scholarships

Individuals, couples and corporations can receive a tax credit if they contribute to Georgia GOAL, a student scholarship organization that operates under the state education expense credit program. This program provides scholarships to low-income students who want to attend private schools, like First Presbyterian Christian Academy in Hinesville.

February 20, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

First grade: Aallyiah Young

February 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Schools preparing students for standardized testing

Liberty County School Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee informed school-board members during a meeting Tuesday that students and teachers are entering "crunch time" before the upcoming standardized testing periods.

February 17, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Dorchester Academy graduate honored

Smiling her wide, mischievous grin and exuding a warm, open manner, Ophelia Evelyn Johnson Killens can cheer the sternest stranger and delight anyone with her stories of what Dorchester Academy was like for students in its heyday.

February 17, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Help offered with college financial aid

Financial-aid experts will assist area college-bound students and their families with aid applications from

February 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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BI FBLA members ompete at state

Bradwell Institute's Future Business Leaders of America members recently competed in the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Atlanta. In addition to attending workshops and an awards ceremony, the students visited the Atlanta Americas Mart for a tour of the business marts. Bradwell FBLA adviser Pamela Woodard traveled with the students.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


FLE students get a 'snow day'

At the beginning of each nine-week grading period at Frank Long Elementary, students take a STAR Early Literacy Test to determine an Accelerated Reader points goal. During the nine weeks, students read and take tests on books within the assigned reading zone. Students must maintain an accuracy goal of 85 percent or higher during the grading period. Students who meet both the points and accuracy goals get a reward.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-Hers compete at district

Liberty County 4-H members presented demonstrations on a variety of topics - including aquaponics, iPhone apps, volcanoes and bald eagles - at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement on March 22 in Alma.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI media center named one of the best

The days when school libraries were hushed environments where students sat hunched over musty books are long gone, as demonstrated by Bradwell Institute's award-winning media center during an open house last Friday.

April 02, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


What type of schools will Liberty operate?

Liberty County public schools soon may change the way they operate to comply with the Flexibility and Accountability Act for Student Achievement, which requires school districts to select a specific school model.

April 01, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Testing remediation set for classtime

For the first time ever, the Liberty County School System will conduct Criterion Referenced Competency Test remediation during the school year. In years past, remediation for the standardized tests was held during the summer, school officials said.

March 30, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


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