Education

Georgia Southern department responds to book burning after author visits campus

A department at Georgia Southern University says it is “dismayed and disappointed” by some students’ behavior this week.

  Valdosta group hopes to raise thousands for literacy

  ABAC’S School of Agriculture and Natural Resources raise money for scholarships

  Dougherty Co. middle schoolers kick off year two of ‘GEAR UP’ program

  Dougherty Co. School System brings dinner to students by food trucks

  Valdosta Middle School ties in success and education

  Terrell Co. students receive new school uniforms

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  Tift Co. Schools partner with Tift Regional to get in-house clinics

  Teacher resigns from Grady Co. School System

  Valdosta elementary school starts their own garden

Lowndes Co. Schools to allow prayer at Friday football games

  Augusta medical students learn about rural healthcare at Tift Regional

Study: ASU’s economic impact more than $200M in 2018

  Albany Tech hosts first resource fair

More than 35 community agencies gathered at Albany Tech on Thursday.

  Albany company donates school supplies to elementary school

Some students in Albany have more school supplies this year, thanks to a local company's generosity.

  VSU offers pharmacy program deal with PCOM

VSU is introducing a program that could bring students from all across the country to South Georgia.

  Dougherty Co. students build community garden from the ground up

Dougherty County students are unveiling a new community garden project. Students at the 4C Academy are building and growing their own garden.

  ASU hosts investiture ceremony for Marion Fedrick

'A fresh start’: Ben Hill Co. schools to begin serving fresh fruits and vegetables

  Monroe High School welcomes guests to celebrate renovations

  Wiregrass Technical College expands to deal with overflow

  Virtual reality brings hands-on training to VSU students

  VSU professor to serve statewide education interests

  DCSS looks at ways to curb violence and support families

The school system wants to avoid out of school suspension and keep kids in classes.

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.

  Albany Tech starts new “success semesters”

Classes at Albany Technical College are underway, and some programs this semester have the most students ever seen.

  Concerned alumni host forum on HBCU bill

Leaders at Albany State University (ASU) attended the Save Our HBCU event Tuesday, saying there are many reasons why ASU is worth fighting for.

  Former Monroe basketball coach fights to get his job back

The former Monroe High School basketball coach is fighting to get his job back after he filed a grievance against the Dougherty County School System.

  Valdosta State University partners with city schools

Valdosta State University (VSU) and Valdosta City Schools (VCS) are partnering to address the barriers affecting the children in the community.

  Valdosta City Schools considers investing in metal detectors

Valdosta City Schools (VCS) is trying to figure out how to spend a $30,000 school security grant.

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

Every college student knows the struggles of finding a decent meal after the cafeteria is closed.

  Housing still in high demand for ASU students

For the third year, Albany State University (ASU) is seeing a high demand for housing, causing some students to stay in hotels temporarily.

  Tift Co. school board member dies

John Smith, who represented District 2, passed away, the school district posted to Facebook.

Free meals for all at 77 Atlanta public schools

Students in 77 Atlanta public schools are getting free breakfast and lunch, no matter their family income

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

Webster County Students have weeks before they head back to the classroom. They’re scheduled to return to school on Sept. 3.

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

An Albany college is showing people how they can get started in a program they said has a 98 percent job placement rate. Albany Technical College wants students to know how they can enroll in the Healthcare Technology Program.

  Monroe marching band members make donation to Boys & Girls Club

Marching band members at Monroe Comprehensive High School had a chance to give back this week.

  Wiregrass invests with student apprenticeships

Wiregrass Technical College is stepping up to try and create jobs and on-the-job training for the youth of South Georgia.

  Valdosta State University gives back with education and training

Valdosta State University (VSU) is hoping to kick off another year providing education and training opportunities to the public.

  Valdosta State University prepares for arrival of rest of Blazer family

Students and staff at Valdosta State University (VSU) said they’re ready for their big student move-in days later this week.

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

Early Thursday morning, thousands of students across Valdosta returned school.

  Westwood students got special surprise to start off school year

When they got to their desk and opened up their lockers, they all had personalized sticky notes that had encouraging words on them written by faculty.

  Turner Co. Elementary School back in session

The rising temperatures have raised many questions for many families with children going out for recess.

  ABAC welcomes new dean of Arts and Sciences

Students returning to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) next week may see a new, friendly face.

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

A Monroe High School teacher and cheerleading coach is getting students excited to go back to school with a rap video that has gone viral on Facebook.

  Clear backpack policy back for another year in Lee County

Lee County High School Principal Dr. Karen Hancock discussed the school’s clear backpack policy and how it’s been working for students since it started.

  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.