Education

Albany Tech tuition to increase; technical college tuition to increase statewide

Officials with the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) said tuition is increasing statewide, including Albany Technical College.

Thomas Co. students learning to code computer games

Valdosta STEM academy nearing completion

  Valdosta elementary school gets makeover

‘Action!’: Fitzgerald summer camp offers kids film production experience

SparkIT computer camp hopes to bring technology into classrooms

  Colquitt EMC offers scholarships to high school and college graduates

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  Dougherty County School System awarded almost half a million dollars in grants

  ‘Open Studio Day’ provides free artistic opportunity in Colquitt County

  Woman turns adversities into gifts of scholarships for South GA grads

  ‘Adulting 101’ class teaches students how to survive in the real world after high school graduation

  The DIY summer school program for you and your child

Thomasville City Schools extends superintendent offer

  Tift County names Bus Driver of the Year

The Tift County School System named its Bus Driver of the Year Thursday.

Tifton program aims to serve up family fun

If your kid is out of school and loves tennis, Mike Brumby might be the coach for you.

  Calhoun Co. superintendent responds to questions about her status

WALB has received questions about Calhoun County’s Superintendent and her status with the district.

  Prep Academy want students to have fun and learn during the summer

The camp is a seven-week program where teachers help students in math and reading.

Louisiana twins overcome learning disability, earn over $2.5 million in college scholarships

Over 800 new chapters: 843 graduate from DOCO schools Saturday

Slideshow: 2019 graduates

  'I would basically tell them that I will miss them’: Harley Calhoun says goodbye as WCHS principal

  Protesters speak against Sumter Co. school leaders

SC school district considering a four-day school week

'I don’t need easy, I just need possible’, Cassidy Hooper, born without eyes or nose, graduates from college in Charlotte

Cassidy Hooper is one of only a few people in the world born with no eyes and no nose. We first met her in 2008, at 11 years old. She’s now 22 and just graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

  Falcons player visits hometown Boys & Girls Club in Cairo

For the kids at the Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club in Cairo, Atlanta Falcons safety JJ Wilcox is a hero.

5 GSU nursing students killed in I-16 crash in 2015 receive posthumous degrees

This weekend means graduation for thousands of Georgia Southern University students, and a somber memorial for five young women lost.

  C.H.A.M.P.S camp aims to keep your kids safe over the summer

There’s a free summer camp this year for your kids to learn about the dangers of drugs and gangs.

  Worth Co. educators doing their part to combat nationwide teacher shortage

Teacher shortages nationwide have greatly impacted education and Worth County educators are doing their part to combat the crisis.

  Thomasville City Schools superintendent resigns

The Thomasville City Schools superintendent has resigned as the leader of the school system.

  DCSS mental health facility opening planned for 2020

The Dougherty County School System (DCSS) is opening a mental health facility at Albany Middle School.

Tift Blue Devil graduates in USAF

Airman 1st Class Marquise D. Dixon graduated from basic military training.

  Monroe High students look to the future

Many students at Monroe High School made a public announcement in front of the entire student body Friday —where they will be taking their academics after they graduate.

  ‘Homework’ project helps formerly homeless

Students will show off their multi-functional artwork at a silent auction in Americus Friday night.

  Lowndes High recognized as Military Flagship School

Lowndes High School is receiving high honors for its commitment to military services.

Valdosta State students uneasy, unhappy with Gov. Kemp delivering commencement speech

VSU administration has told students they planned to invite the governor to speak at commencement, regardless of who won November's election.

  Aunt and niece to graduate high school together

The aunt and niece duo have matriculated together since middle school.

  Active shooter drills could increase at Albany Tech after UNC Charlotte shooting

Leaders at Albany Technical College say it's possible they'll increase active shooter drills on campus.

Worth County High School welcomes new principal

Although a majority of the parents and students were absent from the “meet and greet” Monday, faculty showed their support toward the new leadership.

SC teacher’s letter home with students doesn’t sit well with some parents

A letter sent home with some Dillon Middle School students this week has drawn the ire of their parents.

  DCSS awarded $11 million grant

An $11 million federal grant will help middle schoolers in Dougherty County over the course of the next seven years.

Groups offer free business seminar in Valdosta

SEEDS Business University, the City of Valdosta, the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and the University of Georgia are teaching people about starting their own businesses.

Radium Springs Middle School getting new principal

The Dougherty County School System will soon see leadership changes at one of its middle schools, which will also impact an elementary school.

New Orleans student accepted to 115 colleges, offered $3.7 million in scholarships

An 18-year-old New Orleans high school senior has been accepted into 115 colleges and has been offered more than $3.7 million in scholarships.

Worth Co. school board hires new high school principal

The Worth County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to hire a new principal for Worth County High School.

  Sims: ‘Be vigilant’ toward saving HBCUs

Georgia Senator Freddie Powell Sims is encouraging people to stay vigilant in their fight for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

  Leadership changes in store for Turner County Schools

A leadership change is in store for Turner County Schools.

  New HBCU bill still causing uproar, forcing leaders to call for urgent forum

People are still angry over a Historically Black College and University senate bill that could greatly impact Albany State and two other historically black colleges and universities in Georgia.

  School prepares for Georgia Milestones test

Administrators at Cook Elementary School have some tips to help you set up your student for success when taking the Georgia Milestones test.

  DCSS staff say Friday morning active shooter drill a success

A large scale active shooter drill took place at Monroe High School Friday morning.

TODAY: DCSS to hold active shooter drill

The school system will be conducting an active shooter drill at Monroe High School Friday morning.

  4C Academy robotics team heading to international competition in Houston

A group of Albany students are heading to Houston to compete in the 2019 FIRST Championship, an international robotics competition. 4C Academy’s “The Commodores” are a group of 14 students who built a robot to compete against teams across the state.

Albany students take home bags of free books to promote reading

Alice Coachman Elementary School students went home with a bag full of books Wednesday.

Thomasville City Schools ends IV therapy for football players

The committee is looking at other options to keep players hydrated.

  Cook Co. schools setting up students for educational success

The Cook County School System is implementing what they’re calling a new and innovative program to set students up for success in education.

  Valdosta State’s plans for performing arts center on hold

Plans to build a $1.3 million performing arts center at Valdosta State University (VSU) are being put on hold after a slight bump in the road.

  GA lawmakers denounce HBCU senate bill; another bill introduced

Some Georgia senators are now under fire from three Georgia historically black colleges, including Albany State University, after a proposal to consolidate the universities into a new state system.

Teachers to see $3,000 raise under Georgia budget agreement

The 2020 general budget was agreed to Thursday by both the state House and Senate.

Stricter hiring process for bus drivers in Georgia

All school bus drivers in Georgia could soon have to be vetted twice a year by public safety.

Georgia House approves Bible electives for public schools

Public high schools in Georgia could soon have greater freedom to offer courses on Christianity under legislation approved by the state House.

  Thomasville city leaders encourage community to ‘Think Before You React’ to end gun violence

At a public forum, officers advised the community on how they can help end the problem of gun violence.

  Calhoun Co. School System breaks ground on new school

The single-story school will be around 110,000 square feet.

  Dougherty County schools updating security measures

The new badges will allow them to push the button if they see or are involved in a crisis at school, officials said.

  Worth County School System preps for active shooter situations

Worth County educators are staying prepared in case a parent’s worst nightmare happens — a school shooting.

  Omega students camp out for literacy

“Engagement outside of the classroom is basically what it is and we have reading tents set up where kids can go in and read,” Kristy Stone, literacy coach, said.

  DCSS getting a mental health facility

The facility will be located at Albany Middle School.

Fresh Start Academy hosts college and career fair

Dougherty County students at the Fresh Start Academy explored post-grad opportunities at a college and career fair.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

Culinary students win big in cooking competition

For one Albany Technical College Culinary Arts Student, today’s cooking competition is more than just a contest. The school hosted two cooking competitions today, "Chopped" and "Albany's Next Titan Chef."

UPDATE: ‘Soft lockdown’ lifted on Coffee Co. elementary schools

Eastside and Westside elementary schools were put on lockdown because of police activity in downtown Douglas, the post stated.

  Worth Co. School Board wants more evidence in principal’s case

The Worth County School Board members say they need more evidence in the personnel matter involving Worth County High School Principal Harley Calhoun.

Hackers tried to steal $2 million from Thomas County Schools’ payroll

The Thomas County School System says a plot to hack into the district's payroll account has been foiled.

  Parents discuss Worth Co. High principal

Parents meeting in Worth County Thursday night agreed that if Worth County’s Board of Education doesn’t want its high school principal, Harley Calhoun, then some other school will.

  Albany State students learn about the dangers of drunk driving

Students at Albany state got behind the wheel Thursday to learn about the dangers of drunk driving.

  Parents meet to discuss keeping Worth Co. High School principal

Worth County Board of Education members will come face to face with parents.

  Randolph-Clay High School student to graduate with associate degree

One Randolph-Clay High School student is making school history as the first student to graduate high school with his associate degree.

Randolph-Clay High School hosts college career fair

One Southwest Georgia School is making sure their students are ready for College.

  Worth Co. superintendent’s contract under the microscope

Worth County Schools Superintendent Bill Settle is under fire and some parents and students want him to resign.

Private school funding bill fails to pass Senate

A Georgia bill that would have allowed state funds to be spent for students to attend private schools failed to pass the Senate.

Adam Hathaway getting ready for new role as Tift Co. school superintendent

Tift County Schools is getting ready to bring in their new superintendent, Adam Hathaway.

  Worth Co. High School students march to keep their principal

It is projected over 200 people marched from WCHS to Worth County Board of Education’s office on Monday.

  Crisp Co. students graduate from C.H.A.M.P.S. program

Students in South Georgia had a special graduation Friday.