Student diversity meeting held on Statesboro campus after book burning incident

It’s an incident that caught national attention. Georgia Southern University students burning the book of a visiting author a week ago.

  Georgia Southern holds student-led diversity discussions in response to book burning incident

  Meeting held to discuss stopping CAT services in Thunderbolt

Georgia Southern department responds to book burning after author visits campus

  Statesboro Sheriff issues homecoming warning

  Beaufort Co. residents learning about bond referendum on Nov. ballot

  Top Teacher: Kem Dennard

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  Flu shots available to all students at Effingham County schools

Officials considering potential changes to state’s education funding formula

9th Annual Clean Energy Roadshow makes stop in Savannah

Effingham County Schools Superintendent announces retirement

Islands hit with forfeitures, fines after appeal denied

UGA seeks research on the role of slavery in school’s past

  Test results come back negative after complaint of formaldehyde in Lowcountry classroom

Beaufort County Schools launched an investigation after a person claiming to be a parent said there was formaldehyde in mobile classrooms at River Ridge Academy.

Arrest warrants issued for former Board of Regents member for racketeering, criminal attempt to commit theft

Arrest warrants for a former Board of Regents member for racketeering and criminal attempt to commit theft by taking were issued, according to officials.

  Air quality tests show no harmful substances at River Ridge Academy

The air quality tests conducted at River Ridge Academy in Beaufort County detected no elevated levels of formaldehyde or other harmful substances in the air inside the mobile classroom unit.

  Georgia Southern hoping to create sustainability degrees

Students at Georgia Southern University could soon have a hand in helping make the university more environmentally friendly.

Richmond Hill PD, school district officials investigate threat made against Richmond Hill High

SC Department of Education releases report cards on schools, districts

  Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools honors ‘teacher of the year’ with ceremony

  Bluffton math teacher named Beaufort County ‘Teacher of the Year’

  United Way, Publix team up to give school supplies to more than 30 area schools

Colleton County School District expected to change policy after 4-year-old is dropped off by bus alone

More than 30 school resource officers to be added to Lowcountry schools

More than 30 school resource officers will be added to schools across the Lowcountry.

  Hampton Co. superintendents working toward goal of one consolidated district

The two Hampton County school districts have decided to consolidate. Since that decision was made, the community has started asking questions about jobs, taxes, and state funding.

Beaufort Co. school bus rear-ends BCSO patrol car on Hilton Head Island

A Beaufort County school bus rear-ended a marked patrol car on Hilton Head Island Thursday morning. No injuries were reported.

  Vidalia students get first-hand courtroom experience

Students often don’t see the court system in action unless they get in trouble. More than a hundred saw a state court hearing cases Wednesday on their own campus.

  Boys and Girls Club receives grant to benefit Jasper County Schools

The Jasper County School District has a partnership with the club that allows the club to run after-school programs.

  Beaufort Co. school system sets 3 make-up days for Hurricane Dorian

The Beaufort County Board of Education has approved three make-up days due to Hurricane Dorian.

  Residents questioning how much Beaufort Co. School District’s bond referendum will cost taxpayers

Beaufort County residents will be able to vote on Nov. 5th for a bond referendum offered by the school board. Here's what it will cost you.

  Georgia Southern’s ‘Freedom’ is more than a mascot

There are many great traditions in college football, and some of those traditions include unique mascots.

  Meeting held in Savannah to discuss University System of Georgia’s strategic plan

The University System of Georgia is looking for input on how the system will face challenges of public higher education in Georgia.

  Ga. Department of Education releases 2019 graduation rate report

The report details every county in the state. It shows the graduation class size, the total number of students that graduated and uses that information to calculate the graduation rate.

Statewide program helping address special education teacher shortage

Kate Ascetta, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina.

  ESPLOST paying for SCCPSS security upgrades

Funded mainly by ESPLOST dollars, Savannah-Chatham County Schools will be getting some security upgrades that will help keep both students and teachers safer.

  Portal High School gets new FFA building for showing livestock

The open air arena might not look like much, but to students who’ve shown animals in a wooden barn that was nearly falling apart, the new development is state-of-the-art.

  Long County using grant funding for new safety equipment

The sheriff says traffic builds up in the morning and around the time school lets out, so they need crossing guards to be more visible, and drivers to be safer.

Savannah-Chatham school board votes to not implement make-up days for Dorian

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has voted to waive make-up days for time lost during Hurricane Dorian.

  Bulloch Co. School Board votes to spend nearly $3 million on safety, security measures

It’s part of an ongoing priority of protecting students and adults on each campus.

State superintendent touring Savannah-Chatham Schools

Georgia's state superintendent will be walking the halls of several Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools on Monday.

  Bluffton High School students holding ‘Bills for the Bahamas’ fundraiser

One of the organizers of the fundraiser once vacationed on the island and can’t believe the destruction she has seen on the news.

  William James, Bitty and Beau’s partner for work experience for Special Education students

A group of students at one middle school in Statesboro have a new place to practice skills they’ll use long past the classroom.

  Chemical spill contained in RAC parking lot on GS’s Statesboro campus

The Georgia Southern Police Department says a chemical spill has been contained at a parking lot on the Statesboro campus.

  Beaufort County School District cuts funding for random drug testing program

Instead of testing 50 percent of applicable students from the sample each time, they will now only test 10 percent.

  Georgia Southern ROTC honors 9/11 first responders

Nearly 300 cadets went up and down the bleachers of Paulson Stadium until they had climbed the nearly 2,000 steps the firefighters covered inside the Trade Center towers.

  Hampton County school districts 1 & 2 hold third meeting to discuss consolidation

The two districts will start sharing special education services and food services this year.

  Beaufort County enforcing punishment for vaping in schools

Those consequences can be anything from in-school suspension to being sent to an alternative education program, and the district is not afraid to enforce those rules.

Liberty County School District announces make-up days for Hurricane Dorian

The Liberty County School District has announced make-up days for Hurricane Dorian.

  South Tattnall Middle School receives grant for STEM garden

A national agriculture program presented them with a grant to create a garden in an empty stretch of campus for a greenhouse, plant beds, and more.

Former Georgia Southern couple that met at Sweetheart Circle 54 years ago reconnect, plan wedding there this fall

It’s one of those feel-good stories that sounds like it came straight out of a great novel.

Blown transformer causes power outage at Hardeeville campus, students dismiss early

A blown transformer has caused a power outage on the Hardeeville campus of the Jasper County School District.

Savannah State University athlete killed during Dorian evacuation

A North Georgia high school student says a recent graduate of their school died in a crash as she was evacuating Savannah ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Savannah State’s season opener moved to Sunday at 2 p.m.

Savannah State University’s season opener against Florida Tech has been moved to Sunday due to Hurricane Dorian.

  New security protocol rolling out for SCCPSS sporting events

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools announced this week that the security upgrades will include screening areas outside stadium gates, and bag searches.

  Georgia, South Carolina public schools struggle hiring diverse teachers

Georgia public education leaders are facing an alarming trend when it comes to teachers in the classroom. There is a massive lack of diversity when it comes to who’s teaching your children.

  Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School breaks ground on new CATE building

Jasper County students interested in science and technology have something to look forward to.

Proposed S.C. bill will make threatening schools, churches and public spaces illegal

Three students have been charged after threats were made to two separate Florence School District One schools during the first week of classes. With the topic of school safety on many parents minds as school is officially back in session, state lawmakers are working to make those threats a crime.

  Beaufort County superintendent meets with parents to discuss suggestions, concerns

The district is using the suggestions regarding their strengths and weaknesses to craft their five-year strategic plan.

SCCPSS working with Red Cross to help children affected by Liberty Oaks fire

They say when they were told about the fire, they immediately got the ball rolling with providing supplies and clothes for the students affected.

Evans Co. Board of Education rejects petition request to remove superintendent

The Evans County School District superintendent appears to be keeping his job.

  Overcrowding at May River High School causes problems for students, teachers

Some parents in Bluffton are concerned after finding out that several classrooms at May River High School are doubling up.

  Georgia Southern graduate, undergraduate students to graduate together fall 2019

It's official - graduate and undergraduate students at Georgia Southern University will graduate together this fall.

  Grainger Nissan Teacher of the Year Award presented to Gould Elementary teacher

The Exchange Club of Savannah presented the 2019 Grainger Nissan Teacher of the Year Award to Catherine Moore on Monday.

SC Department of Education’s ‘Read Your Way to the Big Game!’ contest underway

Parents across the state can help establish a foundation of success for their children through the South Carolina Department of Education’s “Read Your Way to the Big Game!” contest.

Districts to receive desks, teacher supply grants from Opportunity Project SC

Ten South Carolina school districts will be receiving donations to help as the school year begins.

  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.

Chance to meet new Beaufort Co. superintendent during upcoming ‘Listening and Learning Tour’

The first of eight opportunities for parents and community members to meet with Beaufort County School District Superintendent Frank Rodriguez will be Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Alternative certification programs in SC helping address teacher shortage

The Palmetto State Teachers Association, like many other teacher organizations across the state, will be waiting anxiously for The Center for Education, Recruitment, Retention and Advancement’s (CERRA’s) Supply and Demand report.

Authorities urge parents to know apps that could pose a danger to their kids

Back to school time means kids are making new friends and it also leads to increased social media activity.

Lawmakers consider bill that would make UofSC Board of Trustees smallest in the state

Tuesday, lawmakers heard from members of the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees a few weeks after the controversial election of new UofSC President Bob Caslen.

  EPA to hold community meeting at Okatie Elementary regarding trash fire

The Beaufort County School District said in a statement on Sunday that students and faculty at Okatie Elementary will begin the new school year after an air-quality test found low particulate levels from a smoldering trash pile nearby.

Former FSD4 superintendent issued reprimand for not reporting absences, not returning to district following students’ deaths

The former superintendent for Florence School District Four was issued a public reprimand by the South Carolina Board of Education for unprofessional conduct during her tenure.

  Beaufort County Schools staff, students excited for first day back

Beaufort County is one of the Lowcountry districts that went back to school on Monday, and the staff could not be more excited to get the year going.

  Richmond Hill Fire Department launches literacy program

The program is called ‘Firefighters for Literacy.’ The idea behind the program is to encourage children to read every day.

Fall semester begins Monday at all 3 Georgia Southern campuses

The fall semester begins Monday at all three of Georgia Southern’s campuses.

Hazlehurst PD makes changes to pickup times for students at Jeff Davis Primary School

The Hazlehurst Police Department says due to safety concerns and observations in the area of Jeff Davis Primary School, changes will be made to the way students are picked up in the afternoon.

First day of school for thousands of Lowcountry students

Thousands of students in the Lowcountry return to the classroom on Monday. It’s the first day of school for Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties.

  Beaufort Co. School District prepares for Monday bus route schedule

Beaufort County Schools are heading back on Monday morning and the school district says they are in the best shape they have ever been in when it comes to school bus transportation.

  Savannah-Chatham County officials say teacher retention rate is where it should be

The latest data from Savannah-Chatham County Public School Systems says their attrition rate is holding steady near 15 percent each year.

  School bus camera tickets on the rise in Effingham County

The 2019-2020 school year is the first full school year the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office will use cameras attached to some school busses to catch people breaking the law. WTOC’s Romney Smith investigates how successful the program has been so far and exactly how it works.

  ‘Operation Move-In’ underway for thousands of Georgia Southern students

Bringing the population of a small town to the area certainly makes for one of the busiest days of the year.