Education

  Bulloch County Schools still looking at options for re-opening

Students in Bulloch County are scheduled to return to school August 3. But district leaders say they’re still hearing from parents about the level of safety measures they want in place to protect students from COVID-19.

  Jasper County School District officials announce preliminary plan to reopen schools

Bulloch Co. superintendent asking for parent feedback on school re-opening plans

  GSU awarded $3.25M grant for the Medical Laboratory Science Program

  Bulloch County school leaders working on COVID-19 safety plan

SCCPSS E-Learning Academy drawing high interest

Georgia House approves plan to cut state standardized tests

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  SCCPSS now accepting applications for new E-Learning Academy

  Parents, students discuss what they want to see as schools plan reopening

Liberty Co. School System gives update on reopening of schools

  SCCPSS pilot-program tests school operations to help create plan for fall

  Beaufort Co. school district leaders speak about plans for upcoming school year

  Parents, Candler Co. school leaders discuss upcoming school year during listening session

AccelerateED unveils recommendations for new school year

South Carolina Education Superintendent Molly Spearman presented back-to-school recommendations at a Monday afternoon news conference.

Bryan County Schools gives update on back to school plans

Bryan County Schools updated parents on their plans for the 2020-2021 school year.

  Governor wants to suspend standardized testing in Ga. for upcoming school year

The Georgia state superintendent and Governor Brian Kemp submitted a waiver to suspend standardized testing and the school rating for the upcoming school year.

WATCH: SCCPSS superintendent gives school reopening update

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett gave an update on the reopening of schools on Friday.

Kemp and Woods want second year of no state tests in Georgia

Univ. of Georgia system to review names of buildings

  SCCPSS school board adopts same millage rate proposed for next school year

  Candler Co. schools asking for parents’ input on reopening

  Evans Co. school superintendent looking to bring students, faculty back safely

  Survey sent to SCCPSS parents about reopening school this fall

  Despite postponing them for second time, ECSD still working to offer in-person graduation & prom

Friday the Effingham County School District had to once again make the tough decision to postpone their plans for an in-person graduation and prom. That decision coming on the heels of Governor Kemp’s latest executive order.

SC for ED leaders respond to new AccelerateED fall recommendations

The report includes three different schedule models dependent on COVID-19 conditions, online and in-person preparation, as well as necessary steps districts must take before the school year begins.

  Beaufort County School District providing meals to students through June

Kids are out of school and the pandemic has made it more difficult for some of them to access meals during this crucial time.

AccelerateED outlines fall schedule models, recommendations and timelines for districts

Leaders in the AccelerateED task force laid out their recommendations Thursday for when and how school operations will resume in the fall as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

  Local charter school creates new program to focus on social justice

After the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, one local school in our area is taking action.

  Beaufort County School District calendar finalized

Now that the Beaufort County School District has decided on a calendar for next year, they are looking at how that calendar is going to be impacted by COVID-19 and parent feedback.

  Georgia Southern University preparing for students to return in the Fall

Georgia Southern University will welcome back students this Fall. But preparations have already begun to make the campuses as safe as possible.

  Beaufort Co. school construction still on schedule

Beaufort County bond referendum money is in use at River Ridge. They are just a few months away from cleaning their three wings.

Jasper Co. School District kicks off Summer Feeding Program

The Jasper County School District’s Summer Feeding Program begins Monday, June 8.

  Benedictine leaders preparing options for next school year

While summer is just starting for students, administrators are hard at work to figure out what they will do when students return in the fall. They have two months to make some tough choices.

  Drive-thru graduation for May River seniors

The May River High School Class of 2020 was able to graduate Wednesday in a drive-thru ceremony.

  SCCPSS preparing enrollment for new E-learning academy; discussing budget cuts

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System leaders are re-imagining school for the 2020-2021 school year. And with that comes a new E-learning academy.

Beaufort Co. Schools continue curbside meals for students

The Beaufort County School District will continue curbside meals for students.

  Savannah-Chatham teacher on state task force creating plan to reopen schools

It’s a big question on everyone’s mind. When and how will Georgia schools reopen for the next school year?

Pizza Hut will give away free medium pizza to 2020 graduates

Pizza Hut announced that restaurants will be giving away a free, one-topping medium pizza to the Class of 2020.

  Liberty Co. senior to graduate with perfect attendance

School district leaders and Liberty County High School’s principal went on “prize patrol” Thursday afternoon, making a stop at a student’s home.

Beaufort Co. teachers clean classrooms, reflect on end of school year

Teachers in Beaufort are returning to their classrooms, but it’s not to teach.

  SCCPSS leaders discussing possible coronavirus-related changes needed for next year

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System leaders have been hard at work discussing what next school year might look like.

  ‘Graduation’ brought to driveways for young students

Students from youngest to oldest have had to settle for virtual or drive-thru graduations. One school had a different approach.

  Jasper Co. Schools applies to use resources for make up days

A Lowcountry school district is hoping to take the same technology students used during the COVID-19 outbreak into the future.

  Sea Camp still on this summer at Tybee Island Marine Science Center

The Tybee Island Marine Science Center holds a Sea Camp every year. This year, they weren’t so sure if they were going to have it. But with some new guidelines and rules, Sea Camp will still happen.

UofSC cancels fall break, makes changes to Fall 2020 semester

University of South Carolina officials announced plans for an accelerated fall semester, according to a letter posted to the university website.

  Marching to Walk: Beaufort County students hold graduation protest

Amidst a Saturday full of virtual and drive-by graduations, one group in the Lowcountry is protesting their lack of a traditional graduation, gathering to make a statement to the school district.

Bryan County High School holds drive-through graduation

Bryan County High School held a drive-through graduation and car parade for their graduating seniors on Saturday.

  SCCPSS plans for phased and scheduled student supply pick-up

Friday was the last day of school for Savannah-Chatham Schools, but now that classes are done some parents are curious when they can get their students belongings from the school.

  Beaufort County seniors plan to protest virtual graduations

Seniors from all over Beaufort County will be gathering at the Waterfront Park in Beaufort on Saturday to protest their virtual graduation.

  Effingham Co. School District planning to offer in-person graduation ceremony

While some school districts opt for the virtual graduation or even a drive through approach Effingham County School District is trying to give their seniors all of the above. Including an in-person ceremony.

  SCCPSS holds first virtual graduation

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools kicked off their first round of virtual graduations for the class of 2020 Wednesday.

  SCCPSS holds first set of virtual graduation ceremonies

After COVID-19 shut down schools, districts scrambled to make sure they could still celebrate the Class of 2020.

SCCPSS kicks off 3 days of virtual graduation ceremonies

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will host virtual graduations this year.

  Richmond Hill students return items during ‘Collection Carnival’

While the road to finishing the 2020 school year wasn’t easy, teachers at Richmond Hill High School reflect on the year as things finally come to an end.

Bryan County principal reflects on unnatrual end to school year

For students in Bryan County, this week marks the last week of E-learning as students and faculty prepare for a much needed break.

  SCCPSS holding Virtual Job Fair

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is hiring.

  South University offering new grant for Coastal Empire students

It’s a brand new grant program offering local students a chance to get tuition help with college. South University will offer the “Coastal Empire High School” grant which is worth more than $1,000 per quarter.

University System of Ga. to implement furloughs, discuss layoffs to meet FY2021 budget reductions

The University System of Georgia (USG) is having to plan for possible staff reductions and furloughs due to state budget issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Pandemic causing changes to SCCPSS budget process

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is back to the drawing board for their budget amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Bluffton High seniors pick up caps and gowns

Bluffton High School seniors were able to pick up their caps and gowns socially distanced on Tuesday.

  SCCPSS makes adjustments to weekly meal delivery to better serve students

It’s no small feat to get 100,000 meals across the county ,but one that Savannah Chatham County Public School System is doing.

  Pandemic brings new meaning to Teacher Appreciation Day

Teachers have likely never been as appreciated as they are right now. They’ve been forced to rethink how to do their job and engage with students during a pandemic.

  Savannah Tech Logistics training program could set you on path to success

Savannah Technical College is now offering multiple short-term career training courses, many of which you can take without leaving your own home. Logistics is one that continues to grow even as many other businesses struggle due to COVID-19.

Georgia allocates $411M in federal COVID-19 aid to schools

The Georgia State Board of Education is allocating $411 million in federal aid for COVID-19 related issues to the state’s school districts and independent charter schools.

  Hilton Head High School seniors celebrated with parade around campus

Celebrations for the Class of 2020 continued around Georgia and South Carolina Friday night, including one in the Low Country.

AccelerateED tasked with planning for summer and fall, SC school reopenings discuss expanded programs

On Thursday, AccelerateED, a new task force created by South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, met to discuss what summer and fall programs might look like for students, facility, and parents.

  Bulloch Co. seniors visit campus, pick-up graduation items in car line

A procession of cars might be the last thing seniors expected for this rite of passage toward graduation.

  SCCPSS planning to make additional meals for weekly delivery

Savannah Chatham Public Schools began their weekly distribution of meals Tuesday. During their bus delivery some routes ran out of food. One parent says they left empty-handed and has hopes the district will find a solution before next week.

  Liberty Co. valedictorians, salutatorians surprised by school staff

Liberty and Bradwell high schools’ administration staff boarded a school bus Wednesday carrying signs and balloons. A surprise for each school’s valedictorian and salutatorian.

South Carolina to receive $3.3M grant to improve education data system

The Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program has awarded the South Carolina Department of Education a $3.3 million federal grant to incorporate early childhood education programs into the state’s existing system.

  SCCPSS honors class of 2020 with drive-thru celebration

It’s been anything but a typical year for the Class of 2020, so to honor them Savannah Chatham County Schools gave their seniors a special ceremony unique to this class.

  Adopt a high school senior program

A local gym owner in Garden City is taking it to the next level for high school seniors.

SCCPSS announces virtual graduation ceremony schedule

he Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has announced a schedule for virtual graduation ceremonies honoring the Class of 2020.

  Toombs County School District yet to make decision about graduation ceremony

Since Toombs County schools closed their doors March 13, the biggest question has been about graduation. But the school says they have not made any final decisions about ceremonies yet.

2020 recipients named for Abbie DeLoach Foundation scholarships

The Abbie DeLoach Foundation has awarded 20 scholarships to people in Savannah, across Georgia, the United States and overseas.

  Hampton Co. school districts working with students impacted by severe weather

Just last week, Hampton County was ravaged by tornadoes leaving many students without the resources they need to do well in school. This week, leaders in the school systems are saying that’s OK.

  Effingham Co. School District’s end-of-year plan for students

Effingham County School District now has now announced their plan for the end of the school year.

  Savannah firm donates Chromebooks to students in need

A Savannah firm answered the call to help Savannah-Chatham Public Schools.

  Teacher builds virtual school during COVID-19 pandemic

With schools out for the rest of the school year due to the health crisis, some parents may find it difficult learning the curriculum and teaching their children.

Georgia Southern student creates Paulson Stadium graduation ceremony in Minecraft

A senior marketing major at Georgia Southern University decided to create her own graduation ceremony after hers was canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Construction continues on new Jenkins High by screening workers daily

While some businesses are figuring out whether they will reopen or not, others haven’t stopped.