Education

VSU hosts DeStress Fest to help students with end of semester rush

Valdosta State University (VSU) helped students relieve some stress as the end of the semester nears.

  DCSS graduation rates remain high five years in a row

  Wiregrass holds renaming and topping off ceremony

  Students celebrate rad-tech week at Southern Regional Technical College

  Lowndes High exceeds state average graduation rate

USG: University enrollment increases to record high

Interactive: Tracking DCSS high schools' graduation rates

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Lanier Co. Middle School temporarily switches to virtual learning due to COVID-19

Colquitt Co. foundation starts literacy mentoring program

Worth Co. names new superintendent

  PCOM South Georgia blends humanities and medical profession with new course

  VSU plans for more traditional face-to-face classes in spring semester

  100 Black Men of Valdosta provide virtual learning for students

Ben Hill Middle goes virtual due to positive COVID test

Starting Thursday, all middle school students will be required to stay home through Nov. 6.

  5 graduates complete Dawson PD high school diploma program

Classes are done online.

  Elementary school hoping to complete renovations by January

One school under construction in Thomas County is just a few months shy of completion.

  Nursing students look ahead to graduation after overcoming obstacles

December first will be graduation day for a few students in the nursing program at Southern Regional Technical College in Moultrie.

Thomas Co. School System teaches about school bus safety this week

  Thomasville teacher recognized for dedication during challenging times

  Worth Co. parents urge school board members to wait until January to hire new superintendent

  VCS deadline to return to in-person learning approaching

Finding internships becomes new challenge for college students

  Interim named after Worth Co. Schools superintendent resigns after 5 months

  VSU announces in-person Fall commencement ceremony

Some exciting news for Valdosta State University students. The 230th commencement ceremony will be held in-person this Fall.

  PCOM students to practice in health professional shortage areas

Two students at PCOM South Georgia in Moultrie will have all of their medical school expenses paid for.

Dougherty Co. Literacy Connection Center opens back up; continues virtual learning

They are accepting participants for a few programs.

  PCOM adapts to virtual candidate interviews

PCOM South Georgia is working hard to adapt with both current and prospective students.

GAE sues Gov. Kemp, state officials over school reopening

The lawsuit names Gov. Brian Kemp, other state officials and Paulding County officials for what the complaint claims is reckless guidance and actions in opening school buildings during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Albany Tech launches new ‘Purple Briefcase’ platform

The new platform connects students with local employers.

  Thomasville Boys & Girls Club starts program for virtual students

The VICE program stands for Virtual Instruction and Commitment to Education.

Albany Technical College could be expanding transportation academy

The Technical College System of Georgia has recommended the expansion of the Albany Technical College (ATC) Transportation Academy.

  What to expect when some DCSS students return to school Monday

After being plugged in virtually, some Dougherty County School System students are headed back to the classroom.

Georgia high school tests might not count toward grades

Students in Georgia public high schools would face no consequences for failing statewide standardized tests for at least one year under a proposal by state Superintendent Richard Woods.

  Lee Co. School System adapts COVID-19 protocols based on recent data

COVID-19 cases in Lee County schools are on a downward trend, and as a result, the school recently changed its protocols.

  ASU & Phoebe leaders believe new $800K ASU center will benefit Southwest Georgia

ASU said they will start their planning process in the coming months.

  Over $33K raised for GSW’s Day of Giving

Over 130 donors gave to the school this year.

Clinch Co. High to close because of COVID-19 concerns

The closure for students will be until Sept. 25. The post states that students not under quarantine restriction will return to school on Sept. 28.

  ATC needs 50 students for new pilot program

A qualified candidate will be eligible for the PELL Grant, HOPE Grant, Work-Study, and/or Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) financial aid.

Terrell Co. charter schools to issue technology devices for students

Distribution will begin on Tuesday, Sep. 15 until Saturday, Sep. 19.

  ASU sees enrollment growth this fall

Albany State University has seen increase in enrollment this fall... despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Superintendent: Westwood Schools in Camilla off to a great start

It’s been almost a month since Westwood Schools in Camilla reopened for full, in-person instruction.

  TPD reminds community of back-to-school safety

As students head back to school, The Thomasville Police Department is reminding everyone of safety precautions.

  District Attorney addresses online school participation laws

District Attorney Greg Edwards says that technology issues are not an excuse for kids not to attend school.

DCSS, Americorps seeking math tutors

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students learning loss is projected to be significantly higher than in past years, heightening the need for math tutors.

  VSU enrollment spikes amid pandemic

Fall enrollment numbers at Valdosta State University are on the rise despite the pandemic.

PCOM South GA club provides students with school supplies

Students at PCOM South Georgia say their back to school drive was a huge success this year.

Georgia drops 4 previously required high school tests

Georgia public high school students will take exams in algebra, American literature and composition, biology and U.S. History under a plan to cut four other exams.

  Lee Co. school nurse gives insight into working during pandemic

School nurses are needed now more than ever as COVID-19 cases climb in Georgia classrooms.

Lee Co. School System leaders talk college during pandemic, millage rate

The Lee County School Board is rolling back its millage rate but said there will be no cuts coming to the School System’s budget, according to Superintendent Dr. Jason Miller.

  Parents raise concerns about masks not being mandatory in Crisp Co. schools

Parents of students in the Crisp County School System are raising concerns and asking officials why they are not mandating masks on everyone inside the schools.

  Baker Co. students get incentives for starting new school year

Students had to be present or attend virtually to be eligible and the winners were drawn.

  Thomasville teachers prepare for transition to virtual learning

Virtual teachers at Thomasville City Schools have been in training over the last week.

  Sherwood rolls out new technology for fall semester

Dr. Brian Dougherty says the start of the fall semester was a non-traditional success.

ASU waives some test requirements for 2021

This change was authorized by the University System of Georgia. Students will still have to meet other established requirements for admissions.

  VSU’s annual ‘The Happening’ takes place this week

This week, Valdosta State University is hosting their annual ‘The Happening’ Information Fair. It takes place every Fall.

  Superintendent: Colquitt Co. Schools follows Dept. of Health protocols after positive COVID-19 case

A Colquitt County parent says she’s not happy with the protocols in place for COVID-19.

  Dougherty Co. D.A. won’t put up with anyone disrupting virtual learning

Greg Edwards, the district attorney for the Dougherty Judicial Circuit, is sending out a warning to both students and adults.

Bus riding for Lee Co. students in ‘walk zone’ starting Monday

In letter to parents and guardians, the school system said bus transportation for middle and schoolers that live within 1.5 of the school will be available on Aug. 24.

  Tift County Schools moving to green designation

70% percent of the students that opted for face to face instruction will attend classes Monday through Friday.

  Ga. State Superintendent visits Tift County Schools

“I think what we have to understand is COVID-19 is not stopped at the school doors, I mean it comes in with us,” said Woods.

  Albany Technical College welcomes students for fall semester

For the first time in months, Albany tech students were welcomed on campus for the first day of classes.

  5 confirmed COVID-19 cases within Lee Co. Schools

Lee County School System officials reported a total of five confirmed COVID-19 cases in the district.

  Monroe High teachers go viral with back-to-school rap video

Two Monroe Comprehensive High School teachers have already engaged their students in a viral way with a back-to-school rap that is catching eyes all over the nation.

Georgia’s Kemp sets spending of federal COVID-19 school aid

Georgia’s governor has announced new spending plans for federal COVID-19 aid to schools.

  Some VCS students to log on virtually for the new school year

About 44 percent of students in the district will take virtual classes, but that amount can decrease.

VCS putting plans in place for handling COVID-19 cases once school starts back

Valdosta City Schools are prepping for the first day back to school on Sept. 8.

  Lowndes Co. Schools to give weekly COVID-19 reports

Lowndes County Schools released updated COVID-19 numbers with staff and student cases included.

  Mitchell Co. Schools reiterates protocols after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

After a Mitchell County Schools staff member tested positive for COVID-19, school leaders want to reiterate safety guidelines and protocols in place.

  Deerfield-Windsor resumes face-to-face classes for new school year

For the Deerfield Windsor Knights, class is back in session.

  Worth Co. High School heads back to class with temperature checks, other changes during pandemic

New leadership and tactics fall on Worth Country High School as students begin the new school year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘I never imagined teaching online high school’: DCSS teacher prepares for first day of virtual teaching

Dougherty County students and teachers will kick off the school year virtually due to COVID-19.

  Albany Technical College prepares for fall semester amid pandemic

Over the next few weeks, thousands of Albany college students will return to campus as the state continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic

  Lee Co. School System leaders address bus concerns

Lee County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Miller is responding after a letter was sent home about bus routes.

  VSU welcomes students back for fall semester

According to the Vice President of Student Affairs, everything appears to be going smoothly and they’re off on a good start.

  Thomas University begins mainly online classes

Thomas University began a much different first day of classes for students on Monday.

  Terrell Co. Charter Schools encourage parents to complete survey

Terrell County Charter Schools Superintendent Douglas Bell said not every child learns the same way — and during a time of so many uncertainties, he said the school system is giving parents the option to choose how their kids will learn this fall.

  Thomas Co. teachers give recommendations for virtual, remote learning

Not only are teachers preparing for in person instruction, many are also working to make sure virtual instruction runs smoothly.

Thomas Co. Schools teachers plan for virtual, remote learning

Some students in the Thomas County School System will be headed to class from home this year.

Thomas County Schools prepare for return to school

The start of the school year is approaching for Thomas County School students.

Thomasville City Schools preparing for return to school in Sept.

Staff and faculty at Thomasville City Schools are working hard to make sure everyone is prepared for the first day back in the classroom.

  Thomasville City Schools prepare for virtual learning

Thomasville City Schools are giving students and parents the option for in-person or virtual instruction.