Education

  Lowndes High exceeds state graduation rate average

According to the Georgia Department of Education, graduation rates have reached their highest levels recorded since 2012 One South Georgia School has announced a graduation rate well above the state level.

  Dougherty Co. credits students for high graduation rate

Dougherty County Superintendent Kenneth Dyer said he credits the success of a higher graduation rate to dedicated students.

Ricardo Lockette makes big announcement

An NFL wide receiver made a special visit to Dougherty County middle schools on Wednesday.

Georgia’s graduation rate rises to all-time high

Seventy-four Georgia school districts recorded 2018 graduation rates at or above 90 percent.

Fresh Start Academy moving locations

Fresh Start Academy moving locations due to a growing number of students.

Fresh Start Academy helping students graduate high school

The Fresh Start Academy is for a place where students can still graduate, but with modifications.

Lee Co. Schools to get ethical database system

The biggest employer in Lee County invests in a statewide ethical school database software.

Thomas University is collecting bottle caps

2,000 pounds worth of plastic bottle caps are needed to fund one south Georgia university’s project.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

Lowndes student gets perfect SAT score

Adam Shoemaker, a Lowndes High School senior, took his SATs in math and chemistry subject tests and received a perfect score on both.

Lowndes High recognizes excellence

Lowndes County High School is working hard to promote excellence among students and community members.

  Board of Regents approves $1.3 million for VSU

Valdosta State University is now waiting for the governor's approval to spend $1.3 million to design a new performing arts center.

USG announces creation of Georgia FinTech Academy

The Georgia FinTech Academy is a statewide initiative to create a talent pipeline for Georgia’s fast-growing financial technology (fintech) business sector.

Substitute teachers receive more benefits through new company

The Tift County Board of Education recently approved substitute teacher outsourcing through a company called Education Staffing Space, or ESS.

Tift Co School Board ‘geared up' for superintendent search

Members of the Tift County School Board say they are getting "geared up" for their search for the next superintendent.

Tift County schools make choices from governance teams

The Tift County School System is currently in the process of electing new members for their local governance teams.

Ben Hill Co. school board answers questions on new high school

Tuesday was a much calmer meeting of the Ben Hill County school board, as board members gave more information on the construction of the new Fitzgerald High School.  The overall purpose of tonight's meeting was to get the public questions answered.

Dougherty County School System reminds parents of bullying policy

With school being back in session, school leaders in Dougherty County say they want parents to know their zero-tolerance policy on school bullying has not changed.

VSU expands charitable efforts for students in need

One South Georgia university is accepting donations for students who may be in need on campus.

Dougherty Co. campaign hopes to better school environments

One civic group is working to address problems students may have at school.

Kids sharing acts of kindness take over South GA school

When students head into Lee County Primary School, they know they'll work on their reading and math skills. But recently, kids at this school have been learning about more than just feeding their minds.

  Valdosta Middle construction offers unique hands-on opportunity for students

Valdosta Middle students are getting a new STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, academy building built right in their backyard.

Sherwood Acres celebrates other cultures

Sherwood Acres Elementary School students have been learning about different countries and the foods they eat.

Several express concerns with new Fitzgerald High proposal

The Ben Hill County Board of Education held a public hearing Tuesday night to discuss plans to build a new high school.

Students say they feel more prepared after attending 4C Academy

More than four dozen business and education leaders came together on Monday for one purpose to hear what the 4C Academy, or Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy, has done to help students get ready for the workforce.

New testing to help Dougherty teachers focus on specific needs of students

Dougherty County School System principals held a meeting at Albany High school on Thursday to talk about a new testing system for students.

South GA college grants $40K in scholarships

One South Georgia college granted nearly $40,000 in scholarships to a select few students for this fall semester, which started Aug. 21.

Valdosta charity group stuffs backpacks for students

One South Georgia business is doing its part to make a difference in the community. ?

Albany Tech starts new initiative to reduce costs of books

We all know just how expensive going to college can be. But one school in Albany is taking measures to reduce these expenses.

ABAC sees its highest enrollment ever

Over 4,000 students flooded the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for the fall 2018 semester.

Thomas University receives grant from AT&T

Thomas University recently received a nearly $30,000 grant from AT&T.

Byne Christian School starts new year with changes

Byne Christian School started the school year with a new leader.

Lee Co. Middle School East gets 75 fish for new aquaponics tank

One Southwest Georgia school is "sea-ing" things a new way with the help of a few new scaly friends. Lee County Middle School East received 75 tilapia fingerlings -- or babies -- this week.

Albany school stresses importance of physical, mental health of students

With school back in session, it's very important that students stay healthy.

Board of Regents names next ASU president

The University System of Georgia has named Marion Fedrick as the next president of Albany State University.

Early Co. School System in need of more funds to make safety enhancements

The Early County School System worked all summer making new safety updates to the district. However, the superintendent said they could do more if they had more funding.

Early Co. Schools recognized for Google Classrooms

The Early County School System has been named a Google Reference District for its Google classrooms.

Worth Co. High improves safety measures for new school year

New state of the art security comes with the new facility at Worth County High School.

Tift Co returns to school, wraps up construction

More than 2,000 students flooded the halls Monday of Tift County High School.

Worth County Schools begin with new safety measures

More than 700 Worth County Middle School students traded their bathing suits for backpacks on Monday, and this year a new kind of backpack is required.

New year, new learning experiences for Miller Co. students

One week after Miller County students started their first day for the year, school leaders said their focus is on enhancing their education system with new ways of learning.