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BoE conducts self-assessment, discusses communication

BoE conducts self-assessment, discusses communication

BoE conducts self-assessment, discusses communication

The Liberty County Board of Education held two meetings Tuesday in addition to a press conference to address contract adjustments for Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

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Updated: sep. 12, 2014 11:00 a.m.
ASU breaks ground on new Liberty Center

ASU breaks ground on new Liberty Center

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal — along with Armstrong State University President Dr. Linda Bleicken and other city, county and state officials — broke ground Wednesday at the site of Armstrong’s future Liberty Center campus.

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FPCA graduate wins Pioneer Club scholarship

FPCA graduate wins Pioneer Club scholarship

Brooke Standard of Hinesville has been selected to receive the 2014 Lisa Peebles Memorial Scholarship, awarded by the local CenturyLink Pioneer Club.

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Updated: sep. 11, 2014 1:30 p.m.
HS work program praised by coordinator

HS work program praised by coordinator

Long County High School Work-Based Learning is going well this year, according to program coordinator Brian Thomas.

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Updated: sep. 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Liberty student on Keep American Beautiful

Liberty student on Keep American Beautiful

STAMFORD, Conn. — Keep America Beautiful has selected Liberty County High School student Ciara Goodmanson as one of 10 high-school students from across the country to serve on KAB’s third national Youth Advisory Council.

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Updated: sep. 11, 2014 7:00 a.m.
State's online school has open seats

State's online school has open seats

Georgia Connections Academy, a free public virtual charter school open to students from every county of the state, has openings for students in grades 9-12.

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Updated: sep. 10, 2014 8:30 p.m.
Gov. Deal, other officials break ground for Armstrong Liberty campus

Gov. Deal, other officials break ground for Armstrong Liberty campus

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, along with Armstrong President Linda Bleicken and other military leaders, city officials and state legislators, broke ground Wednesday at the site of the new Armstrong Liberty Center, slated to open in summer 2015.

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Schools earn math, science grant

Schools earn math, science grant

The Liberty County School System received notification Aug. 21 that its Math and Science Partnership program proposal has been approved by the Georgia Department of Education.  

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BoE explains superintendent's pay adjustment

BoE explains superintendent's pay adjustment

The Liberty County Board of Education held a press conference Tuesday morning to address the recently-renegotiated contract for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Valya Lee.

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GSU teams up with Liberty schools

GSU teams up with Liberty schools

The Liberty County School System and Georgia Southern University have partnered in a research initiative known as Project ESCOLAR (eText Supports for Collaborative Online Learning and Academic Reading).

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Literacy week in state Sept. 15-19

Literacy week in state Sept. 15-19

In acknowledgement of September as National Literacy Month and the United Nations’ observance of International Literacy Day on Sept. 8, Gov. Nathan Deal has proclaimed Sept. 8 Literacy Action Day and Sept. 15-19 Literacy Action Week for Georgia.

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Updated: sep. 04, 2014 9:30 p.m.
Digital textbooks available free

Digital textbooks available free

Although the 2014-15 academic year now is in full swing, teachers, school leaders, parents and students still can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education’s website.

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Updated: sep. 03, 2014 9:30 p.m.


LCSS rolls out new communication plan

The Liberty County Board of Education heard an update on the school system’s 2014-15 communication plan at a scheduled work session Tuesday morning.

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Governor swears Lee into state council

Governor swears Lee into state council

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee was sworn in Aug. 19 by Gov. Nathan Deal to the State Council of the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission. Lee, the newest member to serve on the council, will be required to travel to the capitol to attend the panel’s meetings.

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Demographics shifting in schools nationwide

Demographics shifting in schools nationwide

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.

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Updated: aug. 28, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Contest promotes family-friendly schools

Contest promotes family-friendly schools

The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners — The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education — now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.

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Updated: aug. 27, 2014 9:30 p.m.
Governor: Programming should be core class

Governor: Programming should be core class

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements — math, science or foreign language — for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.

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Updated: aug. 27, 2014 4:00 p.m.
School-meal prices increase in Long County

School-meal prices increase in Long County

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

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Local man earns doctorate

Local man earns doctorate

Linnie L. Darden Sr. recently has been awarded his doctoral degree in professional counseling.

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Updated: aug. 26, 2014 9:30 p.m.
High-school student voted best at tech class

High-school student voted best at tech class

SAVANNAH — While many college students typically study hard for final-exam questions, Savannah Technical College’s culinary arts baking and pastry students spend weeks working on their cake-decorating final exam.

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Updated: aug. 26, 2014 4:30 p.m.

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