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Long graduation rate above state's

The Long County Board of Education received good news at its Monday meeting. Long County High School's 2013 graduation rate exceeded its 2012 numbers and the state of Georgia's average. This news followed earlier reports that the school's rate reportedly had decreased from the previous year and was less than the state's 2013 graduation rate of 71.5 percent.

January 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

4-H shedules summer camps

Planning for 4-H summer camps is under way, and registration for the June slots is just around the corner.

January 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

BoE cuts community-service graduation requirement

In a fast-paced regular meeting of the Liberty County Board of Education on Tuesday, the board approved a second reading of two policies effectively eliminating the community-service requirement for graduation.

January 17, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education

Student nominated for medical congress

James Fox Jr., a senior at Long County High School in Ludowici, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14-16.

January 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

LCHS students place in FFA contests

Twelve Liberty County High School FFA members traveled last month to Berrien County High School in Nashville, Ga., to compete in Southeast Georgia Career Development Event.

January 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

Long band performs at Sugar Bowl

At least one Tide got to roll Thursday in New Orleans.

January 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

Long 4-Hers excel at home and away

Members of the Long County 4-H club recently demonstrated their skills and ability to excel locally and on the road.

January 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

LES, MMS combine for holiday concert

Liberty Elementary and Midway Middle schools students joined together for a choral concert recently in the LES cafeteria. Fellow students and family members were invited. The performance included a mix of Christmas favorites and contemporary tunes.

December 30, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Education

LCCA students complete dual-enrollment credentials

At a Dec. 17 ceremony, Liberty College and Career Academy students who completed dual-enrollment credentials for the public schools' academy and Savannah Technical College this semester were recognized. The 52 students met Savannah Tech's admissions and course-work requirements to earn credentials in various programs, including law and justice, aircraft support, manufacturing, psychology and sociology.

December 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education

Work starts on GSU sports education center

STATESBORO - Work has begun to build Georgia Southern University's $5.8 million Shooting Sports Education Center.

December 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education

SavTech opens art contest for students

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College is accepting entries for the 18th annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week student design competition.

December 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education

Path2College has gift-giving options

ATLANTA - This holiday season, people can give the gift of a college education by contributing to a 529 college savings plan.

December 24, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education

Long FLBA spead cheer

Long County Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America members on Wednesday visited Coastal Manor nursing home to spread Christmas cheer to the residents. Wearing Santa hats and jingle-bell necklaces, 36 members spent an hour singing carols in the common areas and some rooms. They also made Christmas cards for each resident. After visiting the nursing home, FBLA members and parents attended a Christmas social at Chili's in Hinesville.

December 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education

Long County celebrates new school

Though Long County High School has been open since August, officials held a grand-opening ceremony and open house last week.

December 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

Lewis Frasier FLBA champions recycling

Lewis Frasier Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America has teamed up with Terracycle for the 2013-14 school year to promote recycling in the school and community. FBLA members and their adviser collect and sort items for recycling to help eliminate waste. The organization targets plastic bottles, aluminum cans, drink pouches and potato-chip bags. The items later are redeemed for prizes for the school.

December 19, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Education

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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

Head Start touts kids' progress at open house

Liberty County Head Start held an open house for students' parents Monday to show how far their little ones have progressed.

March 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education

Military Family Day at Armstrong

Armstrong Atlantic State University will host Military Family Day from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 5 at the Armstrong Sports Center, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

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