Education

Gov. Kemp puts dollar amount on school safety, gang plans

Gov. Kemp has unveiled plans to allocate money to each Georgia public school for safety measures and an anti-gang task force within the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

  Thronateeska Heritage Center upgrades the Wetherbee planetarium

Valdosta High considers schedule change

Randolph Co. School District focused on student potential

Cross Creek Elementary uses grant for outdoor classroom

ABAC prepares to send students abroad

Randolph-Clay High School makes changes for security

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  Dougherty Co. School System has big plans for 2019

Cook Co. School System wins thousands in grant money

Southern Regional Technical College awards 79 students with scholarships

Georgia awarded $2.9M for Preschool development

Georgia leaders devise plan to help dyslexic students

Thomas County teachers plug in new teaching methods

  Lowndes school system plans to spend millions on renovation

The Lowndes County Board of Education met to discuss the plan for a school renovation project, expecting to cost near 60 million dollars in taxpayer money.

Albany Tech Carlton Building construction to start in February

Three months after Hurricane Michael hit, construction classes at Albany Technical College have been relocated for this semester.

  ABAC sees record number of students for spring semester

More than 4,000 students are enrolled for the spring semester at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Reconstruction begins on ABAC Carlton Center

School reps say the Carlton Center is under-utilized and had space that ABAC needed.

  Valdosta school system hosts topping off ceremony

State legislators propose longer summer breaks

Tift Co. BoE names sole superintendent finalist

Thomasville elementary school receives 15 new iPads for learning

Valdosta schools give out thousands of books

Decatur Co. schools still recovering from Hurricane Michael

12 Dougherty Co. schools are ‘beating the odds’

Twelve schools within the Dougherty County School System are outperforming other schools across Georgia and another five are within “expected range," state officials announced.

VSU prepares for its 226th commencement ceremonies

Teachers, students and staff are preparing for Valdosta State University’s 226th commencement ceremonies.

Southwest Georgia schools close following severe weather

Heavy rain across Southwest Georgia has left roads washed out from flooding, leading to school closings.

Dooly Co. Schools closed Friday

The Dooly County K-8 Academy and Dooly County High School will be closed Friday, November 30.

Thomas University expands campus

New classrooms and offices are now open to accommodate the increasing number of students enrolling at Thomas University.

Hundreds of South GA students compete in construction skills

Hundreds of students across South Georgia are competing against one another in hopes of qualifying for regionals.

  VSU students use clay for pay

Valdosta State University (VSU) is raising money for its students and making professional artists at the same time.

Albany Technical College names final four GOAL nominees

Albany Technical College held its annual GOAL Award ceremony Thursday night, while also naming its Instructor of the Year.

Valdosta State offers ‘De-Stress Fest’

Valdosta State University officials are doing their best to make sure students de-stress.

Tift county superintendent search narrowed down to 10 candidates

Ten candidates are vying for the Tift County Schools superintendent post.

VSU celebrates Giving Tuesday

Students, faculty and staff at Valdosta State University (VSU) are currently benefiting from the $85,000 raised last year on Giving Tuesday.

VSU gains momentum on getting students to the graduation stage

Officials at Valdosta State University (VSU) are focused on getting students who walk on campus their freshman year to that graduation stage years later.

Lowndes Co. assistant superintendent honored

Ken Overman is making sure the Lowndes County School system is spending wisely and he’s receiving awards for that and more.

DCSS official talks holiday break for homeless students

In just a couple of weeks, Dougherty County students will get out for Christmas Break. However, some students dread being out of school because it’s their only hope for food.

Sproul: Programs in place to help prevent violent crimes among teens

Six men were all charged in the weekend homicide and are all under the age of twenty, with the youngest only being fifteen years old. Sheriff Kevin Sproul says what happened this weekend is an absolute tragedy.

Thomasville High School players using IV therapy for better hydration

Hydration levels in athletes can be a serious concern for players and coaches.

Leesburg students show off talents in first-ever competition

Over the next two days, more than 100 Lee County students will show off their talents to local industry professionals.

Dougherty Co. inmate earns GED

A Dougherty County inmate got a second chance on Wednesday after graduating with his GED.

Thomas Co. Central hosts annual Winter Special Olympic games

For more than three decades, Thomas County Central High School has hosted the Winter Special Olympic Games.

Lee Co. school promotes safe and fun learning environment

New system promotes a safe and fun learning environment

Georgia Southwestern launches ‘Southwestern Promise’ scholarship for Hurricane Michael survivors

High school seniors throughout Southwest Georgia are eligible for a new scholarship at GSW.

University System of Georgia enrollment increases to all-time high

This fall’s enrollment continues a five-year trend of modest increases in student enrollment in the USG.

Georgia Lottery reaches $20 billion raised for education

The Georgia Lottery Corp. announced that it has transferred a total of $20 billion for education to the state of Georgia since the lottery’s inception in 1993.

Baker Co. K-12 Schools make progress on greenhouse

Baker County K-12 School officials said Hurricane Michael caused some of their upgrades to be delayed, but they’re trying to get back on track..

Lowndes County School uses innovative technology

A school in Valdosta got some new and innovative technology to make learning fun. Technology said to have been the result of research supported by Bill and Melinda Gates.

Valdosta principal wins Administrator of the Year

The principal of one Valdosta school is serving as the Vice President for the Georgia Association for Alternative Education, after winning their Administrator of the Year award.

Southwest GA recognized for keeping up with technology

One Southwest Georgia school has recently been named a best practice school.

VSU students volunteer at food bank

Second Harvest in Valdosta asked for help packing box for people in need and students at Valdosta State University answered their call.

Sumter County receives 2018 CCRPI scores

It’s exciting times for the Sumter County School District as its College and Career Ready Performance Index score is a 70.9 for the 2018 scoring.

Lee County Schools receives 2018 CCRPI scores

The school system is the largest in the state to receive a five-star school climate rating across all of its schools.

VSU brings students, small businesses together

Valdosta State University is bringing together the students, staff and a couple of local businesses.

VSU provides hands on experience for nursing students

Valdosta State University is celebrating 50 years of its nursing program, but some things have changed since 1968 when the program began.

Brookwood School attains ‘best practice’ status

“Creativity and innovation are just so, I think, instrumental to the enjoyment of learning and being engaged in the learning process," said Watts.

Monroe High School hosts literacy kickoff

Dougherty County School System received a $2 million grant to promote literacy in the school district.

Top Wildcat reads to Pre-K class

S.L. Mason Elementary celebrated Pre-K Week with a special guest reader.

2 South GA counties to receive money to make schools safer

Two South Georgia school districts are getting a big boost to their school safety funds.

Valdosta City Schools team up for attendance

Valdosta City Schools are teaming up for attendance, to get students excited about education.

Valdosta middle schoolers tapped for Duke talent program

One middle school in Valdosta has over 20 middle school students that have been tapped by Duke University to join their talent identification program, or TIP.

  Dougherty Jail’s GED program needs funding to continue

The jail has partnered with Albany Technical College to create and expand the program that allows inmates to study for and take their GED test while still in jail.

Albany Tech hosts town hall meeting

Albany Technical College had a town hall meeting today with the Chamber of Commerce.

Georgia Chamber chief talks talent pipeline

Georgia’s Chamber of Commerce leader said Tuesday that one of the biggest challenges is getting young adults to stay in Albany after they graduate college.

DCSS' wrap-around services aimed to help students

The Dougherty County School System is looking forward to their new wrap-around service designed to help students and their families.

City of Hahira celebrates the arts

The city of Hahira is celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October.

New face joins DCSS administrative team

Dougherty County School System has a new face joining the administrative team.

DCSS seeing a problem with literacy

Dougherty County Schools have seen a problem in literacy this past year.

Middle school students create ‘special’ room for children with special needs

Two students in South Georgia are taking action in their community and representing the area as national champions for creating a really innovative construction project.

Valdosta schools team up for attendance

Valdosta City Schools is teaming up with community leaders for attendance to get students excited about education.

Newbern Middle School to host Education Day

One South Georgia school is calling on the entire Valdosta-Lowndes community to come show the youth that education matters and can be fun.

DCSS reminds parents about medical centers for students

The Dougherty County School System wants parents and students to know about its medical centers in the schools.

‘If the kid’s hungry, then they are not going to concentrate.’

The Dougherty County School System has 700 students who are considered homeless.

Dougherty Co. School System announces $3.6 million surplus

The Dougherty County School Board announced a $3.6 million surplus at its board meeting on Wednesday.

DCSS expands on ways to help students in the classroom

The Dougherty County School System is expanding on ways to help kids who struggle in the classroom academically.

DCSS adding baseball fields at middle schools

The Dougherty County School System said they will be adding baseball fields for their middle schoolers.

Enrollment down at Albany Tech

Albany Tech's president told students and staff that they play a huge role of getting new students to the college.

ATC sees increase in graduation rate

Albany Technical College is seeing an increase in their graduation rate.

Albany Tech introduces new programs

Albany Tech's president enthusiastically addressed students and staff about a few new programs coming to the campus.

FAMU recruits in Albany

Students and staff of Florida A & M University brought a little bit of FAMU to Albany.

Expanding CDL program could potentially create hundreds of jobs in Albany

One program in Albany is expanding, an expansion that could help bring hundreds of jobs to the community.