Education

  4th HBCU forum set for Tuesday

Albany State University alumni and community leaders will get together Tuesday to continue their fight against Senate Bill 270.

  New staff prepare for upcoming Worth Co. school year

  Tift Co. Schools adds Calhoun Co. superintendent to team; interim superintendent named

Public Health District urges immunizations before new school year starts

  You’re invited to the Tift Co. Schools open house

  Donations, volunteers needed for big Albany back to school bash

  Valdosta professor to study voter suppression for MIT

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  Valdosta Schools bump bus driver pay

  Albany church relaunches academy for school year, offers full scholarships

  Albany Tech lowers textbook costs, soon some will be free

  Colquitt EMC gives students the chance to visit Washington D.C.

  ABAC encourages students to sign up for housing while it’s still available

  Officials break ground on new Sumter Co. school

  Eighth Street Middle School gets approved for $2M renovation

The Tift County Board of Education recently approved over 2 millon dollars worth of new renovations for Eighth Street Middle School.

  Construction on Dougherty Co. School System’s $6.8 million project can begin

Controversy surrounding a contractor of an almost $7 million project continues.The Dougherty County Board of Education is building a multi-million dollar addition to Sherwood Acres Elementary School.

Tifton 8th grader wins 1st place in national competition

Eighth-grader Ellie Stone was recognized for her hard work and dedication in a speech competition.

  Albany Technical College first to design E-commerce degree in Technical College System of GA

Albany Technical College has designed a new degree with hopes of getting students employed.

  4 Dougherty Co. inmates earn their GED

  Tifton Housing Authority celebrates its students who graduated

  'I’m tired of sellout leadership’: Third HBCU forum sends message to city leaders about controversial bill

  Valdosta State University team gives back with youth basketball camp

  Tifton-Tift County Public Library offers summer reading program

  Worth Co. High School welcomes new band director

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.

  4-H2O day camp teaches importance of water

Tift County students are learning just how vital water is.

  Albany Technical College gets grant to help veterans, their spouses

Technical college leaders said a nearly $60,000 grant will help veterans and their spouses in South Georgia.

Thomas Co. students learning to code computer games

Students in Thomas County are finding ways to get ahead for next school year.

Valdosta STEM academy nearing completion

Valdosta City School leaders are working hard to make sure students are prepared for careers in the STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, field.

  Valdosta elementary school gets makeover

Valdosta City Schools is spending $34,000 to make sure that students at J.L. Lomax have a proper environment for learning and growth.

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

This week, kids in Fitzgerald are learning how to be film stars and so much more.

SparkIT computer camp hopes to bring technology into classrooms

Tifton educators are bringing the use of Technology into classrooms through a summer camp. Students joined faculty and staff members his evening to create computer apps.

  Colquitt EMC offers scholarships to high school and college graduates

Colquitt Electric Membership Corporation is asking all 2019 high school and college graduates who want to continue their education to apply for their scholarship program.

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

Dougherty County Schools can now use almost half a million dollars to fund new programming. Money they’ll use to motivate their students and teachers, inside and out of the classroom.

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

Colquitt County community leaders have a new idea to use “the arts” to fight crime.

  Woman turns adversities into gifts of scholarships for South GA grads

Two South Georgia students are on their way to college, thanks to a scholarship program from an Albany woman. She is giving back after losing her son and home in 2017.

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

The class shows graduating seniors how to do mundane tasks, that many of them may have never thought of doing themselves.

  The DIY summer school program for you and your child

Are you looking for something to do with your child this summer to make sure they are still learning?

Thomasville City Schools extends superintendent offer

The Thomasville City Schools extended an offer for an interim superintendent Wednesday morning.

  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

“When you have dyslexia, it’s going to be harder to learn like everyone else does. We would have to study a lot longer.”

Over 800 new chapters: 843 graduate from DOCO schools Saturday

More than 800 students graduated from Dougherty County Schools.

Slideshow: 2019 graduates

This is the time of the year where schools are getting ready to see their students, young and old, walk across the stage into the next part of their lives.

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

Calhoun told WALB students had a lot to say to him during his last week and he has a special message for his beloved Rams.

  Protesters speak against Sumter Co. school leaders

Parents in the Sumter County School District said they believe one school principal is a bully and that the Superintendent supports the principal’s actions.

SC school district considering a four-day school week

According to the plan proposed by Florence School District Three Superintendent Laura Hickson, classes would be Monday through Thursday, with school days extended 1.5 hours per day.

'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.