Education

  Chehaw creates free virtual lessons, field trips

  Ben Hill fourth grader to represent Georgia in NASA essay contest

  Lee Co. principal surprised with national award

  Teachers get creative with STEM Ambassador Program

  Westside Elementary’s agriculture program teaches students to care for the earth

  Cook Primary School unveils book vending machine for students

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  Phoebe invests $750k in new education partnership with Albany State

DCSS announces graduation plans

  ‘There’s not enough nursing students in programs’: Phoebe partners with ABAC to fund nursing program

ABAC, Phoebe team up to bolster nursing pool

  One year after pandemic, educators grapple with virtual learning challenges

GSW named #1 ‘Best Online RN to BSN Program’ in Ga. for second year in a row

  SGTC Foundation awards lineworker scholarship

One young man was recently named the recipient of the South Georgia Technical College Foundation’s Chattahoochee Flint Electrical Lineworker Scholarship.

  An inside look: The New Life Preparatory School For Boys

New Life Preparatory School for Boys will open in Albany later this year.

Albany Tech ranks among ‘Top Military Friendly Schools’

On Feb. 23, Military Friendly announced that ATC achieved the Gold ranking of being a military-friendly college in the Community College Division.

  ASU hosts virtual STEM conference for thousands of students

Albany State University hosted a virtual STEM conference. Lee County Middle School changed some students’ schedules so they could attend online and do in-class activities.

  GA gets virtual help from Illinois to fight teacher shortage

Ben Hill Co. Schools get nearly $1M in federal funding

Coffee Co. Schools to host teacher job fair

  21-year-old to open new school in Albany, will teach boys about life

  ASU President talks HBCU funding in pandemic

  South Ga. Tech implements 8-week ‘pandemic proof’ courses

  14-year-old excels in college classes in VSU’s dual enrollment program

A 14-year-old is breaking barriers at Valdosta State University as their youngest student.

  Mobile classroom teaches kids about agriculture

A Georgia non-profit is trying to make learning about agriculture fun for kids.

  GSW unveils $3.4 million renovated student services building

Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is celebrating a state-funded $3.4 million renovation project that will benefit students.

  ‘Who else is gonna grow the food’: Students talk agriculture for National FFA Week

Fighting food deserts and the expansion of agriculture is on the minds of some Tift County students.

  Albany Technical College adding two new virtual classrooms

Albany Technical College adds two new virtual classrooms to help with distanced learning.

  Albany Technical College adds new barbering program

Albany Technical College is starting a new barbering program.

  SWGA lawmakers, educators react to amended state budget inclusions for education

Governor Kemp Signed the Amended Fiscal Year 2021 budget. Some of the things the budget includes are funding’s for schools and victim services. Some local organizations discuss what these funds mean.

Georgia lawmakers working to create state African-American studies curriculum

Georgia lawmakers have crafted a resolution to urge the state’s Department of Education to create an African-American studies textbook and curriculum.

SGMC celebrates first cohort graduation for nurse residency program

At the end of the program, nurse residents received a nurse residency pin from SGMC Nursing Leadership and a certificate of completion.

  Turner Co. students will choose new mascot

Many Turner County alumni and citizens believe it's time to leave 'Rebels' behind

Senate passes Georgia budget changes aiding K-12 and health

An amended state budget that increases spending on K-12 schools and public health has passed the Georgia state Senate on a 52-0 vote, racing one step closer to passage.

  DCSS starts health surveys to keep kids in school

Dougherty County Schools say they send a Health Survey twice a week, to help keep kids in school.

Bill: Widen tuition aid for Georgia special needs students

The Senate Education and Youth Committee heard testimony Monday on Senate Bill 47 and is expected to vote next week.

  Albany Technical College adds 3D printer to Engineering program

Albany Technical College announced its addition of a 3D metal printer to its Engineering Graphics program.

  ‘FLEX’ Program in Fitzgerald encourages young entrepreneurs

Student entrepreneurs are putting their work on display at Fitzgerald High School.

  Experienced online school is virtual at the right time

Georgia Connections Academy has been doing virtual learning for the past decade.

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Lottery raises over $731M for HOPE, Pre-K

A release from the governor’s office said the Georgia Lottery generated more than $731,281,000 in profits for the first half of the fiscal year 2021.

  Valdosta City Schools partners with ‘Purposity’ app to serve youth in need

Valdosta City Schools has partnered with the app “Purposity”, that connects users with one-to-one needs in their community. But they need your help to get started.

Colquitt Co. schools resume in-person instruction

The Colquitt County School System will return to a normal schedule with in-person instruction at all schools on Monday, Feb. 1.

Georgia Pre-K teachers to get $1,000 bonuses

The latest round of federal coronavirus aid will provide $1,000 bonuses to Georgia’s state-funded prekindergarten and child care teachers.

  Dougherty, Lee Co. school leaders discuss vaccination of teachers

Georgia’s State school Superintendent announced he’s formed a group to discuss how to vaccinate teachers and staff when vaccine doses become available.

New program will help Albany Tech students earn money during career training

This program will benefit ATC students as local industries will invest in their training.

DCSS to continue virtual learning into February

Superintendent Kenneth Dyer says they are confident that if the cases decline, they will be able to offer the in-person option.

Kemp to use $5M in virus aid to help students finish college

Some juniors and seniors at Georgia’s public universities and colleges are in line for a little financial boost to help them reach their degree.

  Meet Minnie: VSU therapy dog helps nursing students through challenging times

Nursing students at Valdosta State University had a tough year trying to learn during the pandemic.

Georgia Dept. of Education announces 2021 legislative priorities

The department said these priorities are “key public-education issues that will guide State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ conversations with lawmakers in the upcoming session.”

Andrew College adds program to help literacy

The Cuthbert school is looking for students with a passion for teaching children in rural areas, with a particular passion for instilling a love of reading.

  Cook Co. Schools enacts face mask mandate for students

As school districts across South Georgia turn to remote learning due to COVID-19 concerns, one school district had another idea in mind.

SRTC Foundation awards $50K in scholarships

For the 20021 spring semester, the Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) Foundation has awarded scholarships to 53 students totaling $50,000.

  Schools go virtual after rise in COVID cases after holiday break

COVID-19 cases continue to climb across South Georgia. The increasing threat is prompting school districts to make changes.

ABAC pushes back start of spring semester

ABAC students will return for the start of the spring semester on Jan. 25.

  Lee Co. Schools fighting to keep school in session

Dowling says remote leaning has been a burden for everybody but they're fighting to stay in school.

Lee Co. School System to return to remote learning

The Lee County School System has announced it will return to remote learning at the beginning of its second semester.

VCS students to go fully virtual with January return

“Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to dictate our mode of operation,” the school system said.

Lee Co. schools change Jan. student return date

The return date for students is being moved from Jan. 5 to Jan. 11.

Lee Co. Elementary School moves to virtual learning after rising COVID-19 cases

Lee County Elementary School is moving to virtual learning on Friday after increases in COVID-19 cases this week, according to school officials.

  DCSS to delay January return to school

Based on a recommendation from Superintendent Kenneth Dyer, students will return on Jan. 11.

  ‘I always believed in myself’: VSU grad blazes through odds to earn degree

VSU hosted their 230th commencement ceremony today. It’s the first graduating pandemic class to walk down the stage. One of those graduates today had a very tough year, but she overcame it.

  After losing her husband, SRTC nursing student graduates during pandemic

A former student at Southern Regional Technical College in Thomasville just completed the nursing program.

  VSU gears up for their 230th in-person commencement ceremony

Valdosta State University is preparing for its 230th Commencement ceremony. It takes place Monday at the Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.

Some Lee Co. students to continue virtual learning into next week

“Our number of positive cases and quarantine are at unprecedented levels for the school system,” Dr. Jason Miller, Lee County School superintendent, said in a letter to parents.

  VSU International students help bring culture, diversity to Azalea City

Valdosta State University has been ranked one of the top affordable universities for International Students.

SRTC honors X-Ray tech students

Teyeshia N. Alford, Anna B. Buckner, Adam A. Collett, Brenda P. De Paz, Taylor A. Jordan, Tavia T. Peterson Tori B. Reynolds, and Haley L. Rittenhouse were recognized

Three Smarr-Smith scholarships awarded at SGTC

Cedric Smith, Chandler Buchanan and David Rueda-Fierros, the three SGTC POST certified Criminal Justice students who returned to earn their Criminal Justice associate degrees

  Lee Co. High School principal responds to COVID-19 rise, virtual learning

Lee County High School students are preparing for another day of virtual learning.

  Valdosta City Schools goes fully virtual next week

Starting Dec. 14, all VCS students will do virtual learning until Dec. 17.

Turner Co. Schools to go virtual

Turner County Schools is gearing up for all of its students to switch to virtual learning amid an increase in COVID-19 cases.

  Albany Tech re-enforces mandatory face mask policy

Students in the surgical tech program broke school policy Monday by hosting an unauthorized pinning ceremony.

Lee Co. upperclassmen to go virtual for rest of week

The district said school leaders will “continue to monitor the situation and will take further action as needed.”

  Albany native writes book to motivate youth to learn, achieve big things

Thomas said he wants children to have someone they can look up to and relate to.

Lee Co. students to go virtual Friday

Students will learn virtually on Friday.

Students sue Georgia’s university system over tuition, fees

Students who took online classes at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology due to the pandemic are now seeking a return of some tuition and fees.

  Input sought on search for Colquitt Co. Schools’ next superintendent

The Colquitt County community is voicing its opinion on what they want to see for the future of the school system.

VSU hosts DeStress Fest to help students with end of semester rush

Valdosta State University (VSU) helped students relieve some stress as the end of the semester nears.

  VSU sees highest enrollment growth in the state

New data shows Valdosta State University (VSU) had the highest increase in enrollment between fall 2019 and fall 2020.

  Cook Co. Schools to close down for 14 days, starting Thursday

Cook County Board of Education decided to shut down all schools for 14 days starting this Thursday.

  DCSS graduation rates remain high five years in a row

Leaders said this is their fifth year in the 80 percentage.

  Wiregrass holds renaming and topping off ceremony

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College held a renaming and topping off ceremony, Thursday morning.