Education

Georgia Southern offers new online tool to match course credit for military experience

Veterans and active-duty military will have an easier path to getting credit at Georgia Southern University.

  Valdosta State University partners with city schools

  Valdosta City Schools considers investing in metal detectors

  ABAC students get good meals, clothes with ‘The Closet Pantry’

  Housing still in high demand for ASU students

  Tift Co. school board member dies

Free meals for all at 77 Atlanta public schools

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Webster Co. students have longer summer break as school starts after Labor Day

  Albany Tech College’s Health Care Technology Program has high job placement rates

  Monroe marching band members make donation to Boys & Girls Club

  Wiregrass invests with student apprenticeships

  Valdosta State University gives back with education and training

  Valdosta State University prepares for arrival of rest of Blazer family

Volunteers help Georgia Southwestern freshmen move-in

GWS President Neal Weaver says over 400 freshmen are on campus this year.

15 apps that could be potentially dangerous for your child

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind parents about potentially dangerous apps that may be accessible to kids.

  Albany seniors share advice as nervous freshman start their first day of high school

As ninth graders headed back to school Friday, they were already thinking four years ahead.

  Classes back in session at Sherwood Christian Academy

There were only a few tears shed Friday as Sherwood Christian Academy parents dropped their pre-K student off.

  Students start back at Valdosta City Schools

  Westwood students got special surprise to start off school year

  Turner Co. Elementary School back in session

  ABAC welcomes new dean of Arts and Sciences

  Monroe High teacher gets students excited for school with viral rap video

  Clear backpack policy back for another year in Lee County

  New Lee Co. High School teachers excited about being on the other side of the classroom

School started back and two former Lee County students returned, this time as teachers.

  ‘I don’t wanna focus too much on graduation and miss what’s happening now’: Lee Co. student plans to enjoy senior year

Lee County Superintendent Jason Miller said 6,639 students were in classrooms Wednesday morning for the start of school.

Parents pay almost $700 on average for back-to-school supplies, according to National Retail Federation

As parents have been getting their kids ready for school, they've been forking over some big bucks in some cases, for school supplies and other things for the school year.

  Lee Co. marks the first day of school

An exciting day today for Lee County students as they headed back to the classroom.

  Eighth Street Middle School students get back into the groove of school

On Tuesday morning, students at Eighth Street Middle School in Tifton were walking from class to class, still trying to figure out their daily schedules.

  Mitchell Co. students head back to class

Mitchell County Primary School's motto this year is "Diving into Learning."

  Ribbon-cutting held for SWGA’s first 4-year medical school

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in Moultrie to celebrate the opening of the first-ever four-year medical college in South Georgia.

  Tift Co. students back in class

Students at J.T. Reddick Elementary were anxious to return to their studies after what some said was a long summer.

  Sumter Co. students head back to class

Backpacks and classrooms were filled Monday in Sumter County.

  Worth Co. Schools superintendent issues statement on complaint filed against him

The Worth County Schools Superintendent Bill Settle has issued a statement following the decision made by the State Professional Standards Commission (PSC) determining there was "no probable cause on either count” of the ethics complaint filed by Harley Calhoun...

  New grants, principal, ways to keep kids safe in store for Pelham schools

Pelham City School Charter System will use new safety grant funds to enhance security at all schools, according to district leaders.

VSU to spend $26 million on scholarships

Over the past five years, the university has been raising money through their Invest, Ignite, and Inspire campaign.

  Thomas Co. students start 2019-20 school year

On Monday, thousands of Thomas County students went back in the classroom for the start of the 2019-20 school year.

  Mims Kids Inc.'s annual Stay in School rally to be held Saturday

This weekend Mims Kids Inc.'s will host it’s 8th Annual Stay in School rally.

  Tift Co. School hosts Stuff the Bus event

Tift County school social workers gathered to prepare for their annual Stuff the Bus event that gives school supplies to students in need.

  Pelham schools kick-off school year with a great start

Record breaking enrollment numbers! Pelham City Schools Charter System leaders said that’s what they’re expecting after their first day!

  Lee Co. officials fill backpacks for back to school bash

First responders and officials from one South Georgia city rallied their community Thursday, working to help prepare students to head back to school.

  Wild Adventures offers back to school special

Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta is offering specials for students and teachers going back to school.

  Crisp Co. Schools names Teacher of the Year

Crisp County Schools gave special recognition to a teacher at Crisp County Elementary.

  Tift Co. teachers kick off the new school year at convocation

Over 1,500 teachers, students and faculty members all joined together at the UGA conference center in Tifton to show school spirit, among other things.

  It’s not too late to get your child vaccinated for school

School is back in session in Dougherty County and health leaders said some students still need to get their shots.

Dougherty Co. heads back to school

Students were excited to be heading back to school in Dougherty County and faculty said they are looking forward to an excellent school year.

  Worth Co. students head back to class

Students said they were excited to head back for several reasons.

  DCSS seniors already prepping for graduation

Halls that were quiet Wednesday, were full of students and teachers Thursday. Hugs were shared between people who haven’t seen each other in months.

  Remix: Crisp Co. Elementary goes back to school, heading down the ‘Old Dirt Road’

Crisp County Elementary School, teachers and staff members are getting kids ready for this upcoming school year with catchy tunes and more.

  Sumter Co. students to see changes for upcoming school year

Next week, students will fill the hallways of Sumter County Schools.

Sumter Co. Schools hold town hall meetings

Sumter County Schools are in the middle of hosting town hall educational meetings.

  ‘Project Purpose’ helping to shape careers in Thomas Co.

High school seniors in Thomas County with no clear path, post graduation, now have the unique opportunity to seek employment with local industries.

  Dougherty Co. district wants to move away from GA Milestones Standardized Test

"No one in education believes the end of the year assessments are the right way to determine a student's ability to learn."That’s according to Dougherty County School System Superintendent Kenneth Dyer.

  'It’s like getting started for getting older’: Ben Hill Co. students go back to class

Buses were loaded and anticipation was high as several South Georgia counties started class Monday.

  Dougherty Co. Schools show improvements in GA Milestones testing

The Georgia Milestones test scores are out and Dougherty County students improved the most in Literature this year.

  Terrell Co. heads back to school

Terrell County first responders helped teachers welcome back students Monday by giving them hugs, high fives and encouraging words.

Interactive: Georgia Milestones 2018-19 test scores

The test scores are in for South Georgia.

  Church hosts back-to-school bash for community

Valdosta Community Church is planning to give away 150 book bags full of school supplies.

  A new school security measure could save your kids’ lives

Dougherty County school leaders are going to new lengths to make sure your kids are safe. Employees will now wear a badge, that when pushed, alerts administrators and first responders of any emergency.

  South GA superintendents talk about new school year

WALB talked to several area school superintendents, and their interviews are posted here.

  New software helps teachers talk to parents who speak another language

Dougherty County Schools have a new program to help beat language barriers.

ASU president responds to state representative’s opposition of HBCU bills

ASU President Marion Ross Fredrick issued a statement to Symre’s opposition letter.

  Almost 2,000 teachers show up for free school supplies in Valdosta

Second Harvest is in the process of giving basket-loads of school supplies to more than 1,800 public school teachers across South Georgia.

  Dougherty Co. school leaders announce new tone for upcoming year

Dougherty County School System leaders said they’re setting the tone now for the new school year.

Pelham Elementary updating its facilities

Construction to modernize Pelham Elementary is just weeks from starting.

Bainbridge High students learn about medical careers

Many of the activities were hands-on.

Send us your Back-to-School photos

Want to share your first day back to school photos?

WALB student internship application

WALB is currently accepting interns for our Summer 2018 Internship Program.

Back-to-School: Upcoming school bashes across SWGA

WALB has compiled a list of Back to School bashes across Southwest Georgia.

List: SWGA school start dates

As summer winds down, students will be headed back to the classroom.

  Moultrie city leaders work to restore discipline in school

One South Georgia community is working hard to take back control over its school system in terms of discipline.

  Albany Tech apprenticeship program helps students

Employers across South Georgia met at Albany Technical College Wednesday to learn about apprenticeship programs.

  Town hall hosted by alumni to help preserve HBCUs

There was standing room only in Tuesday’s Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) town hall in Albany.

  New degree trains you in both fire and emergency medical services

A group of Albany students will be the first in the state to earn a degree to be both fire fighters and emergency medical technicians.

  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.

  Valdosta needs sponsors for school drive

The City of Valdosta wants to make sure that more than 600 kids are ready to start their school year off right.

  Harper Elementary undergoing several improvements

Harper Elementary is undergoing several much needed improvements.

  New staff prepare for upcoming Worth Co. school year

A new principal, finance director, and staff members coming into one Southwest Georgia school system all said they are ready to take the school district to the next level.

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

Dr. Shereca Harvey is now the Middles Grades Curriculum Director for Tift County Schools. She will also be working with testing.

Public Health District urges immunizations before new school year starts

The Georgia Department of Public Health urges parents to not wait until the last minute for required immunizations or exams.

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

As the summer comes to an end, Tift County Schools is looking forward to welcoming and meeting new faces, returning students and their parents at its annual open house.

  Donations, volunteers needed for big Albany back to school bash

Some Albany students could receive free school supplies and uniforms at Tift Park in just a few weeks but organizers need your help to make it happen.