Education

  Data from school survey indicate mental health concerns in South Georgia

New data points to serious mental health problems students face in most grades.

  Tifton woman retires after 32 years in education

  Summer school goes fully virtual due to COVID-19

Number of leadership changes in store for DCSS

Worth Co. school board hires new superintendent

Thomas Co. Central High School to hold in-person graduation

DCSS releases high school diploma pick-up schedule

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Lee Co. High seniors to virtually step into next chapter of their lives

CDC: How schools should reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Colquitt County Board of Education tentatively sets in-person graduation

  Tift Co. Schools wait for state before finalizing budget

  PCOM receives highest level of accreditation

Terrell Co. Schools starts summer meal program

Reading program provides resources, supplies

A Georgia reading program is helping students with resources and supplies.

  SGTC class uses 3D printers to make PPE

One South Georgia instructor is helping those on the COVID-19 frontlines while teaching his students.

Lowndes High School planning for traditional graduation

School officials say if they are unable to gather for traditional ceremony, they will broadcast a virtual graduation ceremony at 10 a.m.

Georgia’s Own awards scholarships to a number of SWGA students

Georgia’s Own Credit Union announced the 2020 recipients of its annual college scholarship program.

3 finalists named for Worth Co. Schools superintendent

  Programs help Ga. students gain exposure to construction industry

  Pelham Middle School preps for end of school year

  DCSS surprises Teacher of the Year

  Lowndes High School honored seniors with a parade

  GSW plans to hold in-person classes fall semester

  VSU to celebrate virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday

Valdosta State University will celebrate their 229th Commencement on a virtual stage this Saturday, everyone’s invited.

  Cairo High School student presented with scholarship

While social distancing, Cairo High School recognized a student who won a premier scholarship.

  DCSS planning 2020-21 school year amid pandemic

Even though the district is considering virtual instruction options, the superintendent said those without internet access won’t be left out.

University System of Ga. to implement furloughs, discuss layoffs to meet FY2021 budget reductions

The University System of Georgia (USG) is having to plan for possible staff reductions and furloughs due to state budget issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

DCSS high school senior doesn’t feel cheated by COVID-19; ready for virtual graduation

One Dougherty County School System senior said she doesn’t feel cheated out of graduation.

  Construction continues on new Sumter Co. High School

Progress continues on the new Sumter County High School, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deerfield-Windsor to host graduation ceremony

Graduation will take place on May 16 at 10 a.m. at Webb Memorial Stadium.

  Storybook aims to help children cope with coronavirus

COVID-19 has impacted the entire country, even children are fighting the coronavirus and a storybook wants to help navigate the battle.

  Lowndes Co. Schools provides free meals for students

Lowndes County Schools provided 11,212 meals to students last week, and they will continue doing so.

Baconton Community Charter to host virtual graduation

Baconton Community Charter’s seniors will have a virtual graduation.

Georgia allocates $411M in federal COVID-19 aid to schools

The Georgia State Board of Education is allocating $411 million in federal aid for COVID-19 related issues to the state’s school districts and independent charter schools.

  Lowndes Co. Schools offering free WiFi

Lowndes County Schools are taking an extra step to help students and the community during these tough times by offering free WiFi at each of their elementary and middle schools.

  Colquitt Co. banding together to celebrate Class of 2020 seniors

High school graduation is right around the corner. Despite Coronavirus, many families in Colquitt County are banding together to honor and celebrate the seniors.

DCSS to hold virtual high school graduations

The virtual graduation ceremonies will be May 23. DCSS said an in-person graduation will be planned for later in the summer.

Southwest Ga student making the best out of at-home learning

One Albany seven-year-old is trying to make the best out of doing his schoolwork from home.

  Grady Co. schools to receive laptops in distance learning grant

Two Grady County Schools will gain more than 700 laptops for their students. This after they applied for a digital learning grant.

  DCSS adapts to changes amid coronavirus pandemic

Schools across South Georgia are already trying to plan summer and fall semesters through this global pandemic.

Sherwood Christian Academy talks senior graduation

Sherwood Christian Academy leaders said seniors will have a graduation ceremony.

  Thomas University providing new program for students to ‘level up’

Unemployment rates are rising due to COVID-19. Because of this, Thomas University is adding something special to assist their students during this time.

Tift County High announce new principal

Tift County High School is proud to announce their new principal for 2020 to 2021 school year.

South Georgia Tech to honor Spring graduates with virtual graduation

Although South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) postponed its Spring 2020 graduation due to the coronavirus, the college is honoring their graduates with a virtual graduation.

  Facebook group supporting graduating seniors helps thousands

Parents can post a picture and information about their graduate.

Georgia college students petition for grade reform amid online classes

College campuses are empty, but classes continue on for students throughout the state of Georgia.

  Class gives textured artwork to academy for the blind

A class at Thomas University made beautiful artwork for the Georgia Academy for the Blind.

  Valdosta State University offers new program to assist students during pandemic

A South Georgia university found a new way to make sure students are successful as they tackle the rest of the semester online.

Chehaw sees success with virtual programs

Chehaw Park has continued to connect to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Albany Museum of Art adds 2 new virtual programs

The Albany Museum of Art (AMA) wants to make sure you still have access to it during the pandemic.

  DCSS votes to allow students to claim 27-week mark grades as final

If a parent or student does not want to accept the grade at 27 weeks, they can complete additional requirements to improve that score.

DCSS encouraging students to finish school year strong

The Dougherty County School System wants their students to finish the school year out strong.

Thomas University moves nursing program online

The university said this will continue preparing them to be on the front line during a global health crisis.

USG encourages medical, public health professionals to join Medical Reserve Corps

There are about 20 MRC units in Georgia.

  Colquitt Co. Schools providing another way for students to stay plugged in to education

Since schools closed, the Colquitt County School System has migrated to virtual learning.

  Preparing for college during the COVID-19 pandemic

With Georgia public schools closed for the rest of the year, high school seniors and juniors may be wondering how to prepare for college.

  Lee Co. Schools successfully plugged in to virtual learning

Although she said it’s been interesting to completely switch to virtual learning, Greenway said Lee County has already used a lot of the technology they’re now having to use.

  United Way offering online education lessons

As schools across southwest Georgia begin rapidly adopting online and distance learning, United Way is also providing virtual education.

  Thomas Co. students engage in digital learning

Thomas County Schools are offering students digital learning while school is canceled.

Dougherty Co. superintendent addresses seriousness of COVID-19

The Dougherty County School System wants to make sure students understand the seriousness of COVID-19.

DCSS encouraging parents to sign kids up for pre-K

The Dougherty County School System is reminding parents that now is the time to sign your child up for pre-K.

  Colquitt Co. Schools offering online classes

These classes are not required, so the assignments are not for a grade.

  Eighth Street Middle School moves morning announcements to Facebook

School’s out in Tift County for now, but morning announcements must go on.

  R. B. Wright Elementary spreads joy to their students

It's been more than two weeks since R. B. Wright Elementary students were in school.

  Thomasville City Schools start handing out weekly meals

Thomasville City Schools started handing out weekly meals.

Gov. Kemp closes K-12 public schools through April 24

The governor said students may return April 27.

University System of GA cancels spring graduation ceremonies

USG officials said students will still graduate, consistent with academic standards, but the actual ceremonies will not be held.

Ga. school testing suspended after COVID-19 outbreak

State Superintendent Richard Woods has suspended all state assessments, including the Georgia Milestones.

Agriculture pilot program starting at J. M. Odom Elementary in Moultrie

One south Georgia elementary school is leading the way for agriculture education programs.

  Lee Co. High students attend dangers of driving symposium

Over the past seventeen years, we lost seven students at this high school and we had to make a difference. We had to stop that somehow, we had to figure out how to stop it, said Kyle Lentz.

GOHS to present ‘Dangers of Driving’ symposium to Lee Co. sophomores

The Dangers of Driving Challenge has been designed to allow students to have hands-on experience with the challenges of driving.

  Thomas University offering new degree beginning in fall

Thomas University will offer a new degree beginning this fall semester.

  Thomasville students learn about black history through award-winning documentary

Students watched a film Friday showing how African Americans survived Jim Crow laws.

Deerfield-Windsor student named 2020 DOCO STAR Student

Johnathan Porter Hill will represent Dougherty County at the regional competition in Thomasville on March 17.

  Fitzgerald students serve up kindness for National FFA Week

Friday will officially wrap up National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Week and Fitzgerald students have been living to serve all week long.

WALB’s Bradford Ambrose visits Omega Elementary

The students learned about severe weather, severe weather safety and different types of precipitation.

3 students from Early County Middle going to state science fair

The Georgia Science and Engineering Fair will be in Athens from March 26-28.

Early County High School automotive class wins national grant

The school won the national Channellock grant competition.

  Interest in APD’s firearms training course leads to full February class

Albany police are taking the initiative to educate people on the proper use of guns.

Settle announces plans to retire as Worth Co. Schools superintendent

Settle said he notified the Worth County School Board that he plans to retire on September 1, 2020.

  Over 70 nurses attend Flint River Practitioner Conference

Each nurse must complete about 25 hours every five years and organizers says it is often difficult to get those hours.