Education

  Historical Marker placed at old Springfield Central High School

The historical marker joins more than 14-hundred other markers statewide but is one of just over 40 with the unique distinction of being part of the Georgia Civil Rights Trail.

  Liberty Co. School System giving bonus to teachers, staff

McMaster announces $6 million investment towards community computer labs

Colleton Co. School District begins 5 days of in-person classes in May

Savannah State University announces Spring 2021 commencement plans

Senate approves $3,000-a-year credit for some teaching posts

Board approves paying $1,000 bonuses to Georgia teachers

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SCCPSS holding virtual kindergarten orientations Wednesday

  First fisheries class in Georgia taught in McIntosh County

  SCAD creating workforce housing in Savannah’s Historic District

  Effingham Co. Resource Officer launches podcast to encourage students

  Additional law enforcement at Liberty County schools on Monday after ‘unsubstantiated threat’

  Students, parents hold protest after Montgomery Co. superintendent fired

Superintendent appointed for consolidated Hampton Co. School District

A superintendent has been hired for the consolidated Hampton County School District.

Colleton Co. schools host e-learning days for staff vaccinations

The Colleton County School District says they will be hosting several e-learning days to help teachers and staff get their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Schools announce closures and virtual instruction on Thursday due to severe weather threat

School districts throughout the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry have announced closures and transitions to virtual instruction on Thursday, March 18 due to the threat of severe weather.

  SCCPSS staff receive COVID-19 vaccines from Pooler Pharmacy

Georgia educators are continuing to get their COVID-19 vaccines. On Saturday teachers and staff from Savannah-Chatham County Public School System got a little help from ten Chatham County healthcare providers.

  Liberty Co. school staff receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  Savannah private schools begin vaccinating staff

  Effingham Co. School District staff invited to first vaccine clinic

  SCCPSS Board begins 5 year strategic plan for the district

  Richmond Hill teacher presented with 2021 Georgia STEM Scholar Award

UofSC plans for full face-to-face instruction in fall 2021

  Bluffton High School students return to campus after classmate killed

Monday is the first day back to school at Bluffton High School since a student-involved shooting took the life of a classmate. Counselors tell me it’s been an emotional day for everyone.

Georgia Southern preparing for return to ‘normal’ operations this fall

Georgia Southern University leadership is preparing for a full return to campus for the Fall 2021 semester.

Investigation underway after weapon found at Godley Station School

A weapon was found at Godley Station School on Friday during a “random administrative inspection,” according to a statement released by Savannah-Chatham County Public School System.

More Georgians eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine Monday

Thousands of newly eligible Georgians will roll up their sleeve for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, March 8.

South Carolina opens phase 1B of vaccine rollout

South Carolina is opening up its vaccine eligibility on Monday, March 8.

  Savannah State unveils newly renovated Herty Hall

From the outside you won’t notice much difference, “the exterior of the building looks the same. But you walk in and you have a building that meets the needs of 2021 and beyond,” said SSU Interim President Kimberly Ballard-Washington.

Colleton County School District to hold employee vaccine clinics

Colleton County School District says they will have four virtual learning days in order to hold vaccination clinics for staff.

  SCCPSS prepares for teacher vaccinations as students continue hybrid learning

Savannah-Chatham School Board met for the first time since their students returned to the classroom this calendar year. It was also their first meeting since the governor expanded vaccine criteria to include school staff.

School bus drivers protest outside of SCCPSS board meeting

Ahead of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System board meeting on Wednesday, several bus drivers stood outside the doors protesting their pay.

  Georgia Southern designated as one of the best schools for military members

A national military group ranks Georgia Southern University among the best schools for those who’ve served their country to get an education.

  Redistricting plan needed for New Hampstead K-8 school

West Chatham has been growing and growing for years and plans show it will continue.

  Effingham Co. School District announces plan for staff vaccine roll out

“As soon as last Friday when the Governor made his announcement, we had a meeting Monday with our local department of public health, and they’re ready to roll it out,” said ECSD Superintendent Dr. Ford regarding a vaccine distribution plan in the district.

SC Senate committee OKs retroactive teacher raises

A South Carolina Senate committee approved Tuesday a measure to reinstate some teacher step raises in this year’s budget.

  SCCPSS board to review first week of hybrid learning

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School board will meet Wednesday and hear a report on how the bi-weekly in-person hybrid learning model is going in the second semester of learning.

  Ga. school districts preparing to vaccinate teachers, staff

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School District is releasing more details on how it plans to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to its faculty and staff members.

  Effingham Co. family memorializes loss with new school for students in Uganda

An Effingham County family is grieving the loss of their premature baby who passed away in December 2020. The family is honoring him by rebuilding a school in Uganda for underprivileged youth.

  SCCPSS prepares for vaccine expansion to include school staff

SCCPSS is excited to be able to work towards vaccinating their 5,600 employees.

  Liberty Co. School District preparing to help staff get COVID vaccine

Georgia schools are preparing for staff vaccinations after Governor Brian Kemp announced Thursday that the state will be expanding eligibility.

  Georgia Southern accounting students can help you with your taxes

A national program allows Georgia Southern University students to prepare your taxes free of charge.

  Islands High students grill out for service project as they return to hybrid learning

Islands High School welcomed their students back this week for the first time since last semester.

  Beaufort Co. School District announces plans for in-person graduation ceremonies

After an interesting school year during the pandemic, he Beaufort County School District has decided seniors will be getting one classic event - a graduation.

  Effingham College & Career Academy celebrates CTAE teachers

February is nationally recognized as Career Technical and Agriculture Education month.

  Dual teaching helps make hybrid learning possible for SCCPSS

Months after their holiday break, Savannah-Chatham students returned to their classrooms for hybrid learning.

  Savannah-Chatham students return to class with COVID-19 safety protocols

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System students have officially returned to their classrooms for hybrid learning, but how they’ve returned looks a bit different for safety.

Georgia Senate panel seeks wider special education vouchers

A state Senate committee is advancing a bill that would broaden eligibility for a Georgia program that pays for special education students to attend private schools.

  SCCPSS parents give feedback to hybrid learning plan

Thousands of Savannah-Chatham County Public School System students got back into the classroom Monday for the first time in 2021.

Colleton Co. schools confirm 2021 -22 calendar, set school start date

The Colleton County School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the new calendar for the 2021-22 school year.

  Thousands of SCCPSS students returning to the classroom Monday

Starting Monday, Feb. 22, more than 12,000 Savannah-Chatham County Public School students will begin returning to the classroom.

Ga. Department of Education rules SCCPSS not in compliance with special needs learning requirements

The Georgia Department of Education has ruled that the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System cannot use the COVID-19 pandemic as a reason to not provide required services for students with special needs.

  Savannah-Chatham’s Pre-K lottery now open

As Savannah-Chatham County Public School students prepare to head back to the classroom for hybrid learning on Monday, some are already planning for next school year as they welcome the newest learners in Pre-Kindergarten.

Several school districts make changes to schedule due to anticipated bad road conditions

Several schools in the WTOC viewing area have made changes to class schedules due to possible severe weather conditions impacting roads.

Bill to let home-schoolers in public school sports advances

The group that oversees high school athletics and activities in Georgia is endorsing a plan allowing home-schooled athletes to play on their local public school team.

College of Charleston planning to resume full-time, in-person classes in the fall

Officials with the college announced their plans on Wednesday stating that the decision was based on current projections of the COVID-19 virus.

  Beaufort Co. School Board approves bonus for school employees

Beaufort County School District employees will be getting a bit of financial relief next month.

  Hilton Head Middle referendum project architect approved

It has been over a year since the Beaufort County School District passed a $344 million bond referendum - the largest in the district’s history.

  Gov. Brian Kemp visits Savannah State, discusses vaccine hesitancy and equity

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp made a stop in the Hostess City today visiting Savannah State University. He discussed the COVID-19 vaccine on the campus of one of Georgia’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

  Tybee Island’s Marine Science Center begins phased reopening Thursday

The new Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s opening has been highly anticipated and tomorrow guests can make their way inside to check out phase one of their opening.

Teachers close to getting planned annual increase after it was put on pause

A new push to get South Carolina teachers a pay increase is sitting in a Senate committee.

  SCCPSS board member pushing for teacher vaccinations in Ga.

As Georgia continues to vaccinate seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders, a Savannah-Chatham school board member is urging the state to make the shots available to teachers.

Hundreds of students could be held back a grade in South Carolina

It’s been nearly a year since hundreds of thousands of students were forced to start learning virtually because of the pandemic and, while the push has been to get students back face-to-face full time, the learning loss from this past year is apparent.

  SCCPSS celebrates school counselors & CTAE teachers

Monday's curbside celebration highlighted the hard work of these SCCPSS educators throughout the pandemic.

SC teacher groups react to new CDC guidance on reopening schools

The report suggests vaccination of teachers is not a key prerequisite for reopening schools.

  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.

  Some SCCPSS transportation staff want changes before return to in-person hybrid plan

Dozens of district bus drivers and monitors are threatening to not return to work unless the school board listens to their demands.

  New classroom construction complete at May River High

One high school in the Lowcountry has a classroom for every teacher for the first time in years.

Georgia lawmakers restore $567 million for K-12 education

Georgia lawmakers have approved their changes to the current year’s budget, including more money for K-12 schools and public health and $1,000 bonuses for more than 50,000 state employees.

  SCCPSS students and parents prepare to return to the classroom under hybrid plan

More than 12,000 Savannah-Chatham students will return to hybrid learning this month.

State lawmakers hope to combat SC’s teacher shortage

A December report states there are about 700 open jobs in school districts across the state.

  SCCPSS to continue E-Learning Academy indefinitely

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System created the e-learning academy which has been very popular with about 800 students in its first year.

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.

SC Senate passes bill to move teachers to the front of the vaccine line

In the state’s rollout plans, teachers are in Phase 1B, but education advocates have been calling for teachers to be moved up.

  With historic gift and partnership, Georgia Southern names the Fred & Dinah Gretsch School of Music

Georgia Southern University’s School of Music will now be known as the Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music.

  SCCPSS sets date for return to hybrid in-person learning plan

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has set a date to return to the hybrid learning plan.

  Beaufort County schools sees decrease in quarantine data from January

WTOC first reported in January that 1,000 students had been quarantined in the Beaufort County School District. Today, the district is still dealing with several quarantines but they say that doesn’t mean there are several positive cases.

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.

Teacher reacts to McMaster’s tweets on not allowing educators to ‘jump the line’ for vaccines

Educators who are actually still in the classroom say they’re just asking to work safely.

  Many Jasper Co. students return to the classroom Monday

For the first time since Thanksgiving, it wasn’t just teachers walking down the hallways in Jasper County. Students are back in the classroom and ready to learn.

  Savannah-Chatham School Board passes resolution to prioritize school staff in vaccine rollout

Savannah-Chatham Board members voted to send a message that this issue is top of their mind at Wednesday’s board meeting.