SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.
Long County Middle and Walker Elementary schools hosted a Veterans Day celebration for veteran family members and their students Nov. 11. With more than 150 adults present, the celebration included patriotic music performed by the Long County Middle School Band, the Pledge of Allegiance led by student-council students and a breakfast from the cafeteria staff.
Fort Stewart's Murray Elementary School was dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14.
Savannah Technical College culinary-arts instructor Zeb Berry and five STC students earned four gold and three silver medals at the American Culinary Federation Tampa Bay Competition on Nov. 1.
SAVANNAH - Military Times honored Armstrong State University on Tuesday by ranking the institution No. 12 among four-year schools on its "Best for Vets: Colleges 2015" list.
Members of the Liberty County High Class of 2004 celebrated their 10-year class reunion with the theme of "Reach back and give a helping hand."
The Liberty County Board of Education will hold a public hearing next Tuesday to "review and consider the millage rate," according to a news release.
The Long County Wildlife Festival committee recently donated $500 to the Long County High School band. LCHS Principal Scotty Hattaway said the money will go toward the expenses to send the band to the McDonald's Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 27, which is the second-largest parade of its kind, behind only the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York.
Bradwell Institute students heard from working professionals Friday during the school's annual Career Day.
Editor's note: This is part three 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.
The Long County School System's FCCLA chapter has taken many steps toward improving as an organization this school year. So far, members have attended three events.
During October, Long County Middle School FBLA students participated in a book drive. Each member brought in used books to donate to children in the area, and over 100 books were donated. On Oct. 30, the club ended the drive with a Halloween social and costume contest. Members came in costume and brought Halloween treats to share. Guest judges chose the costume-contest winners, and cash prizes were given.
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.
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.
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Why go into heavy debt and disrupt your life for a certification of business training that you can get essentially for free? That's the question Laurie Pickard asked when she launched her No-Pay MBA project in August of 2013, setting out to earn an MBA using Massive Online Courses, or MOOCs.
Zaytuna, a small liberal arts college in Berkeley, California, has been granted accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The accreditation makes Zaytuna the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, reports Education News.
Brandon Standard, of Allenhurst, a senior, was named to the dean's list of Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts for the fall 2014 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within the university.
In 1987, Congress passed a resolution designating the month of March as "Women's History Month," a tradition that each president since Ronald Reagan has honored.
The Long County Board of Education learned during its March 10 meeting that all state tests would eventually be taken on a computer.
Bradwell Institute won its second consecutive state Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl championship March 7.
Long County High School students recently planted a tree at the school to commemorate Georgia Arbor Day.
Catherine Wood from Hinesville won a $500 tuition grant at the recent Stallion Day event at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.
David McGee, a sixth-grader at First Presbyterian Christian Academy, recently performed with the Middle School Honor Band for the Georgia Music Educators Association's first district.
Though only in its third year of operation, the Liberty College and Career Academy is making its presence known in the trade-skills competition circuit.
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The Hinesville Rotary Club heard from Liberty County School administrators on the state of the district and its plans at the club's meeting last week.
Students are choosing fruits in the cafeteria line more now than in 2012, when nutrition changes for school lunches were implemented, according to a study from Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut, The New York Times reported.
The 2015 Long County STAR student and teacher were honored by the Long County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 23.