Education

  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.

  Cook Co. Schools enacts face mask mandate for students

SRTC Foundation awards $50K in scholarships

  Schools go virtual after rise in COVID cases after holiday break

ABAC pushes back start of spring semester

  Lee Co. Schools fighting to keep school in session

Lee Co. School System to return to remote learning

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VCS students to go fully virtual with January return

Lee Co. schools change Jan. student return date

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

  DCSS to delay January return to school

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

  After losing her husband, SRTC nursing student graduates during pandemic

  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

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

  Valdosta City Schools goes fully virtual next week

Turner Co. Schools to go virtual

  Albany Tech re-enforces mandatory face mask policy

Lee Co. upperclassmen to go virtual for rest of week

  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.

  Students celebrate rad-tech week at Southern Regional Technical College

This week marks Radiologic Technical Week at Southern Regional Technical College.

  Lowndes High exceeds state average graduation rate

Lowndes High School’s Class of 2020 graduation rate is 94.1 percent, well above the state’s average at 83.8 percent.

USG: University enrollment increases to record high

Enrollment increased at 16 of USG’s 26 institutions.

Interactive: Tracking DCSS high schools' graduation rates

How has each individual DCSS high school fared getting its students to walk across that stage into the next chapter of their lives?

Lanier Co. Middle School temporarily switches to virtual learning due to COVID-19

Lanier County Middle School students have temporarily switched to online instruction, according to the school’s Facebook page.

Colquitt Co. foundation starts literacy mentoring program

The Colquitt County Educational Foundation was established last month to help students succeed in school.

Worth Co. names new superintendent

A new Worth County Schools superintendent has been named, according to Hubert Souter, the Board of Education (BOE) chairperson.

  PCOM South Georgia blends humanities and medical profession with new course

PCOM South Georgia’s new course blends humanities and the medical profession.

  VSU plans for more traditional face-to-face classes in spring semester

Valdosta State University plans to have more traditional, face-to-face classes available next semester.

  100 Black Men of Valdosta provide virtual learning for students

A South Georgia organization is helping students and parents with virtual learning.

Ben Hill Middle goes virtual due to positive COVID test

Starting Thursday, all middle school students will be required to stay home through Nov. 6.

  5 graduates complete Dawson PD high school diploma program

Classes are done online.

  Elementary school hoping to complete renovations by January

One school under construction in Thomas County is just a few months shy of completion.

  Nursing students look ahead to graduation after overcoming obstacles

December first will be graduation day for a few students in the nursing program at Southern Regional Technical College in Moultrie.

Thomas Co. School System teaches about school bus safety this week

Thomas County School system is teaching students about school bus safety this week.

  Thomasville teacher recognized for dedication during challenging times

A teacher in Thomasville was recognized nationally for her work in the classroom and at home.

  Worth Co. parents urge school board members to wait until January to hire new superintendent

Some Worth County parents want the school system to wait until January to hire the next superintendent.

  VCS deadline to return to in-person learning approaching

Valdosta City Schools' registration for students to return to traditional learning began Monday.

Finding internships becomes new challenge for college students

The pandemic has challenged the job market since it made landfall in the United States. For college students looking for internships, just to enter the job market, it has been a rocky path for some.

  Interim named after Worth Co. Schools superintendent resigns after 5 months

In a letter dated Wednesday, School Board Chairman Hubert Souter stated that Norfleet has resigned, effective immediately, citing personal reasons.

  VSU announces in-person Fall commencement ceremony

Some exciting news for Valdosta State University students. The 230th commencement ceremony will be held in-person this Fall.

  PCOM students to practice in health professional shortage areas

Two students at PCOM South Georgia in Moultrie will have all of their medical school expenses paid for.

Dougherty Co. Literacy Connection Center opens back up; continues virtual learning

They are accepting participants for a few programs.

  PCOM adapts to virtual candidate interviews

PCOM South Georgia is working hard to adapt with both current and prospective students.

GAE sues Gov. Kemp, state officials over school reopening

The lawsuit names Gov. Brian Kemp, other state officials and Paulding County officials for what the complaint claims is reckless guidance and actions in opening school buildings during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Albany Tech launches new ‘Purple Briefcase’ platform

The new platform connects students with local employers.

  Thomasville Boys & Girls Club starts program for virtual students

The VICE program stands for Virtual Instruction and Commitment to Education.

Albany Technical College could be expanding transportation academy

The Technical College System of Georgia has recommended the expansion of the Albany Technical College (ATC) Transportation Academy.

  What to expect when some DCSS students return to school Monday

After being plugged in virtually, some Dougherty County School System students are headed back to the classroom.

Georgia high school tests might not count toward grades

Students in Georgia public high schools would face no consequences for failing statewide standardized tests for at least one year under a proposal by state Superintendent Richard Woods.

  Lee Co. School System adapts COVID-19 protocols based on recent data

COVID-19 cases in Lee County schools are on a downward trend, and as a result, the school recently changed its protocols.

  ASU & Phoebe leaders believe new $800K ASU center will benefit Southwest Georgia

ASU said they will start their planning process in the coming months.

  Over $33K raised for GSW’s Day of Giving

Over 130 donors gave to the school this year.

Clinch Co. High to close because of COVID-19 concerns

The closure for students will be until Sept. 25. The post states that students not under quarantine restriction will return to school on Sept. 28.

  ATC needs 50 students for new pilot program

A qualified candidate will be eligible for the PELL Grant, HOPE Grant, Work-Study, and/or Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) financial aid.

Terrell Co. charter schools to issue technology devices for students

Distribution will begin on Tuesday, Sep. 15 until Saturday, Sep. 19.

  ASU sees enrollment growth this fall

Albany State University has seen increase in enrollment this fall... despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Superintendent: Westwood Schools in Camilla off to a great start

It’s been almost a month since Westwood Schools in Camilla reopened for full, in-person instruction.

  TPD reminds community of back-to-school safety

As students head back to school, The Thomasville Police Department is reminding everyone of safety precautions.

  District Attorney addresses online school participation laws

District Attorney Greg Edwards says that technology issues are not an excuse for kids not to attend school.

DCSS, Americorps seeking math tutors

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students learning loss is projected to be significantly higher than in past years, heightening the need for math tutors.

  VSU enrollment spikes amid pandemic

Fall enrollment numbers at Valdosta State University are on the rise despite the pandemic.

PCOM South GA club provides students with school supplies

Students at PCOM South Georgia say their back to school drive was a huge success this year.

Georgia drops 4 previously required high school tests

Georgia public high school students will take exams in algebra, American literature and composition, biology and U.S. History under a plan to cut four other exams.

  Lee Co. school nurse gives insight into working during pandemic

School nurses are needed now more than ever as COVID-19 cases climb in Georgia classrooms.

Lee Co. School System leaders talk college during pandemic, millage rate

The Lee County School Board is rolling back its millage rate but said there will be no cuts coming to the School System’s budget, according to Superintendent Dr. Jason Miller.

  Parents raise concerns about masks not being mandatory in Crisp Co. schools

Parents of students in the Crisp County School System are raising concerns and asking officials why they are not mandating masks on everyone inside the schools.

  Baker Co. students get incentives for starting new school year

Students had to be present or attend virtually to be eligible and the winners were drawn.

  Thomasville teachers prepare for transition to virtual learning

Virtual teachers at Thomasville City Schools have been in training over the last week.