Education

  '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.

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

  Falcons player visits hometown Boys & Girls Club in Cairo

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

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

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

  Thomasville City Schools superintendent resigns

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  DCSS mental health facility opening planned for 2020

Tift Blue Devil graduates in USAF

  Monroe High students look to the future

  ‘Homework’ project helps formerly homeless

  Lowndes High recognized as Military Flagship School

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

  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

Groups offer free business seminar in Valdosta

Radium Springs Middle School getting new principal

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

Worth Co. school board hires new high school principal

  Sims: ‘Be vigilant’ toward saving HBCUs

  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.

  Students at Pelham Elementary celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

In honor of Doctor Seuss’ birthday, Pelham Elementary School turned his imagination into real life.

Georgia House passes budget, including raises for teachers

Georgia House lawmakers have passed a 2020 budget that includes raises for teachers, though not as much as originally pitched.

  Live radio show to hit classrooms

A Southwest Georgia pastor is spreading the message from his radio show into schools in our area.

  Brooks Co. High School to spend $10k for weight room

Brooks County High School is planning to spend $10,000 in grant money to provide their students with a new and improved weight room.

  Board of Education members question contract on Monroe High School construction project

The $30 million Monroe High School renovations are one step closer to completion.

Senate passes school safety bill requiring site assessments

The bill also says public schools must conduct yearly violence and terrorism response drills.

  Monroe High students, parents request basketball coach not be replaced

A group of students and parents from Monroe Comprehensive High School want the school board to know they don’t want to see their basketball coached replaced.

  9-year old student working toward a cleaner Lee County

The youngster is also pushing for change in his community.

Dougherty Co. elementary school hosts Black History Month program

Yolonda Jordan, Sandra Russell Mansfield’s daughter who was the youngest Leesburg Stockade Girl, reflected back on her mother’s life before the event at the Dougherty County elementary school.

  Thomas County Schools bus drivers gain life-saving training

In Wednesday’s exercise, the bus drivers acted like students — experiencing firsthand how quickly the bus can become engulfed with smoke.

  Albany Technical College revamps Drafting Technology program

Albany Technical College is revamping a program it offers students.

  Lee Co. kindergarten teacher reshapes learning

A Lee County teacher is using podcasts to advance teaching in the classroom.

  Westover Comprehensive High School student honored for STAR academics

A Westover Comprehensive High School student is being honored for his academic achievements.

  Monroe High School offers engineering and technology pathway program

One Dougherty County high school is offering a special certification program for students interested in engineering.

Computer science in all schools? State school leaders are considering that and more

Georgia schools are considering making computer science apart of the curriculum.

  New Phoebe nurse program honors graduates

More than 20 nurses graduated Thursday from a new program at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

  Albany Chamber of Commerce honors Dougherty Co. STAR students

On Thursday, the Albany Chamber of Commerce honored Dougherty County STAR students.

  Albany college works to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering

Albany Technical College is working to inspire young people to pursue careers in engineering.

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

First responders found the bus driver unconscious at the crash site and used Narcan to revive her.

Medical school pushes plan for more doctors in rural Georgia

The Medical College of Georgia wants a program that would help pay tuition for doctors who serve in rural areas

New school bus law goes into effect Monday in Ga

Starting Monday, Feb. 18, there will be stricter requirements about stopping for school buses in Georgia.

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.