Education

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

Hilton Head Principal issued reprimand by state for “unprofessional conduct”

New early learning center to replace East Broad St. school

  Use your power to help children in need

  Greg Parker strives to make GSU Parker College of Business among best in America

  Students in Bulloch County getting new agriculture education center

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  Citizens have mixed feelings about SCCPSS’ K-12 plan at Groves High School

Garrison School for the Arts holds first STEAM Night

  Savannah State officially names Quinn head football coach

  SCCPSS to pursue K-12 school at Groves High School site

  New security features installed in Toombs County Schools

  30th Annual National Youth-At-Risk Conference held in Savannah

Wednesday marks 8th annual Walk to School Day in SC

Schools across South Carolina asked students to hop out of the car and walk to school with their parents and teachers on Wednesday morning.

Bill requires more homeschooling oversight after teens found buried in Effingham County yard

A bill in the Georgia state legislature may help address the lack of oversight in homeschooling.

  Bulloch County Schools to hold ‘Speak Up for Education Night’

You can attend any two of the eight sessions that cover a range of topics.

  Black History Month: Blacks freed during slavery in Savannah

Free blacks who came to Savannah from Santo Domingo in 1790 lived on Charlton Street in what is now known as the Beach Institute neighborhood. In 1810, 40 percent of Savannah’s population was enslaved.

Crash involving 2 Hampton County school buses under investigation

School bus erupts in flames during morning commute in Savannah

Savannah State’s Dr. Touré to receive ‘Georgia Outstanding Citizen’ award

  Megagenesis XIII preps students for college

  Beaufort County Allocates $20k For Jacob Kits

  'Teens with Screens’ trend worries Richmond Hill parents

  Ogeechee Tech gets new Industrial Technology building

Ogeechee Technical College officially opened a state-of-the art building filled with laboratories Thursday afternoon.

  Vigil to be held for Godley Station student who passed away

A local community is mourning the loss of a student at Godley Station K-8 School.

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.

  Vaden Chevrolet helps Pooler Elementary fund ‘Computer on Wheels’ Initiative

Pooler Elementary School students now have access to better technology thanks to one local car dealership.

  HHI Elementary students participate in ‘breakout box’ activities

Students are given clues to figure out how to crack codes for a box. Then, they have to unlock the box within a specific time limit.

Groundbreaking held for new Tybee Island Marine Science Center

The city of Tybee Island is celebrating the long-awaited groundbreaking for the new Tybee Island Marine Science Center on Wednesday.

Tybee Maritime Academy starting time delayed by 2 hours on Wednesday

Due to road flooding, Tybee Maritime Academy will delay start time by two hours on Wednesday.

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.

  Good News: Students participate in ‘No One Eats Alone’ anti-bullying program

Several area schools took a step toward eliminating bullying on Friday by giving students the information to stop it.

Pre-K Lottery applications for SCCPSS will soon be available

They’ll be available on paper and online beginning Feb. 20.

School board members in SC speak out against proposed ethics changes

The Senate Education subcommittee heard testimony for the first time since the filing of a massive education reform bill.

  GSU Police get new technology to help serve, protect

After a year of construction, Georgia Southern University Police have moved back into their headquarters.

Teacher tells students MLK assassination was ‘complete fabrication,’ NC parent says

After the school district began investigating the allegations, the substitute teacher turned in her resignation.

  School officials welcome GA Governor’s plan to prioritize mental health

Georgia’s governor wants to see mental health professionals in public schools to help students and possibly save lives.

20-year-old arrested, charged with making school threats in Effingham County

A suspect has been arrested and charged with making school threats in Effingham County.

  Lyman Hall Elementary students participate in ‘Guys with Ties’

This is a part of a program where young boys who come from low-income areas get a chance to participate in different activities learning about things such as hygiene and business.

Beaufort Co. teen arrested on attempted murder charge

School officials say Beaufort Elementary School was placed on lockdown by law enforcement Monday morning as officers served a warrant in the surrounding neighborhood.

  Georgia Southern holds meetings to discuss future strategic plan

People are giving their input on the future of the region’s largest university.

Evans County officials investigating threat made at Claxton Elementary

Officials in Evans County are investigating after they say a threatening message appeared on a bathroom mirror at Claxton Elementary School.

GSU offering study abroad program to Havana, Cuba

The trip will be three weeks in July and will be open to Georgia Southern Students *and* any student in the University System of Georgia.

SCCPSS: Bomb threat emailed to New Hampstead High

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System says campus police are at New Hampstead High School after a bomb threat was emailed into the school Thursday morning.

Garden City Police crack down on speeders in school zones

Garden City Police say they’re continuing to see an issue with people speeding within the city’s school zones.

  Live Oak Public Libraries receive grant to support students in place of Children’s Book Festival

The organizer says they are waiting to see how this year goes with partnering with The Savannah Book Festival, so there isn’t a definite yes or no as to whether the Children’s Festival will come back.

  Bulloch County law enforcement cracking down on school threats

Three students at a high school in Bulloch County are facing criminal charges in connection to two separate threats made against the school.

  SCCPSS Board talks teacher pay increase, school security

Teachers in Georgia could be seeing a $3,000 pay increase and a big boost to school security.

  SCCPSS Board discussing hub transportation proposal

The board still has a lot to sort out with the transportation concept. During the meeting, they approved a resolution of support, but still need to work out the details.

  Over 200 students out sick as flu peaks in Screven County

Close to 220 students missed class Tuesday for flu-like symptoms at Screven County Elementary. Superintendent William Bland said that increase is out of the ordinary.

  City of Hazlehurst partnering with Valdosta State University to expand growth in community

The city of Hazlehurst is partnering with Valdosta State University to help with their growing industries and growth in the community.

Students in Coastal Empire participate in SSU’s STEM 360 Program

Dozens of middle and high school students from the Coastal Empire are spending the next two days competing in the Savannah Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

2 Southeast Bulloch High School students arrested after threats made against the school

Two Southeast Bulloch High School students were taken into custody by law enforcement on Monday for making alleged terroristic threats against the school.

Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

Because of the rumor, allegedly spread by bullies, the boy was ostracized and ridiculed by his classmates and searched and interrogated by staff, according to the father’s attorney.

  Summer 500 program helping Savannah students gain workforce experience

This year’s Summer 500 program is officially underway in Savannah.

  Bill aims to add mental health education in SC middle school curriculum

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24.

  Battery Creek students learn about seatbelt safety

Students at Battery Creek High School learning about the importance of seatbelt safety this week.

Beaufort School District accepting school choice applications beginning February 1st

The Beaufort County School District will begin accepting school choice applications for the 2019-20 academic year beginning on February 1st through February 28th.

  SCCPSS talks about policies concerning students walking to, from school

The search for a missing seven-year-old girl in Savannah ended Tuesday with some good news. She was found safe and sound.

  SC lawmakers listen to hours of testimony on education reform bill

Speaker of the House Jay Lucas (R-Darlington) told the House K-12 Education Subcommittee he knew his 84-page education reform bill wasn’t perfect.

  Bloomingdale Elementary donates thousands of pop tabs to Ronald McDonald House

Money from the recycled tabs will help provide a home away from home for families with hospitalized children.

Georgia Southern works to secure funding for projects on Statesboro, Armstrong campuses

Georgia Southern University leaders met with state lawmakers in Atlanta last week to request funding for a couple of projects on both of its campuses.

  Hundreds of SC teachers visit lawmakers days after education reform bill filed

Poor pay, overcrowding, and a lack of funding were some of the issues teachers from across the state brought to lawmakers on Tuesday.

Teacher, aides punished children with autism using dark bathroom, loud whistle, investigators say

The three suspects were investigated after a witness reported them to the school resource officer, according to the sheriff.

Boy with autism intentionally locked out of school by principal, mother says

The school district placed the principal on paid administrative leave while it investigates the allegations.

  SC lawmakers discussing Education Bill

School district consolidation, a student bill of rights, and recruiting and retaining teachers are some of the things an 84-page bill filed Thursday by South Carolina lawmakers wants to do.

  SCCPSS students enjoy ‘Mountainfilm on Tour’

Forty-two-hundred Savannah-Chatham County School children got a morning out of the classroom to watch movies on Thursday.

  Georgia Southern hosting ‘Piano in the Arts’ on Savannah campus

Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong campus is hosting a special performance Thursday night. It’s part of their Piano in the Arts concert series.

SC for ED to hold Money Matters Lobby Day

With education being one of the primary focal points of Gov. Henry McMaster’s agenda heading into his first elected term as the state’s top lawmakers, teachers from across the state want their voices heard.

  Joe Buck ready to lead SCCPSS board to be the “best in town”

Efficiency is something accreditation agency AdvancED said the previous board lacked and a reason Buck hoped to be elected as its new president.

  WTOC sits down with former SCCPSS School Board President, Jolene Byrne

In a one-on-one interview with WTOC’s Elizabeth Rawlins, Byrne candidly compared her four years in office to child birth. She thought she knew what to expect going into it, but the experience itself was quite different.

  SCCPSS Board President: Universal school start date “the worst thing that can happen”

A Georgia Senate study committee suggests requiring schools start no earlier than seven to 10 days before the first Monday in Septemeber and end on or about June 1.

  New Georgia Southern president makes first campus visit

Georgia Southern University’s next president made his first visit to the school since being named to the post this week.

  GSU’s ‘Eagle Academy’ helping students with disabilities

Georgia Southern University is helping to provide an education for those with disabilities.

SCCPSS, Savannah PD investigating after suspicious driver reported

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System says a suspicious driver has been reported in school areas, Friday afternoon.

HHI 1st grade teacher charged with criminal sexual misconduct

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Hilton Head Island first grade teacher with criminal sexual misconduct in the third degree.

  GSU Seniors in Statesboro upset after graduation changes announced

Graduation is supposed to be one of the happiest days of college, but hundreds of Georgia Southern University seniors in Statesboro learned of major changes to the ceremony that leave them dreading it.

SC lawmakers to take a closer look at school district consolidation bill

Sen. Young and the rest of the Senate Education Subcommittee said they will be taking their time while discussing a bill on school district consolidation.

  Dr. Kyle Marrero officially named new Georgia Southern president

Georgia Southern University officially has a new president.

  Evans County Schools moving to charter system

The current strategic waiver district school system will soon change to a charter school system.