Education

  Technology being used to clean Beaufort Co. schools

Keeping schools safe and clean during this pandemic is a priority for state and school leaders.

  New Claxton High School on track to be completed this summer

  Deadline approaching for next semester virtual learning option in Evans Co.

  Beaufort Co. School District discusses plans for next semester

McMaster gives DHEC authority to move forward with school testing program

  More SCCPSS students look to return to the classroom next semester

  Less than 10 percent of students will remain online in Bryan Co.

Continued Coverage

Savannah State to hold in-person graduation ceremony on Saturday

  9 students announced as Savannah-Chatham REACH scholars

  Beaufort Co. schools giving option to return in-person five days a week

  Tybee Island Maritime Academy leaders say in-person learning model has been successful

Beaufort Co. School District to resume face-to-face instruction five days a week on Jan. 4

  Savannah-Chatham School Board votes to continue Phase 3 of hybrid learning model next semester

Evans Co. Schools alternating bus routes due to weather

Evans County Schools is adjusting its bus routes this week due to anticipated heavy rainfall.

  VIDEO: Savannah State University: Honoring Legends

Savannah State University is honoring three Savannah legends: Chatham County Superior Court Judge Eugene Gadsden, his wife, Dr. Ida Gadsden, and former Savannah Mayor Malcolm Maclean.

High school graduation rates again rise in Georgia

Georgia is again hitting a new peak in public high school graduation rates.

UofSC hosting another virtual forum on renaming campus buildings

The University of South Carolina is hosting a virtual public forum Monday night to give the public the chance to voice concerns about renaming buildings on the UofSC campus.

Second Harvest continues Grab & Go Meals for children in Chatham, Effingham

Jasper Co. School District set to hold monthly meeting Monday

  SCCPSS board approves Return to Learn Plan measures

Port Wentworth school closed after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

West Chatham Middle School closure due to COVID-19 case extended

  Bryan Co. School District sending out survey on face-to-face learning

  Long County Schools assesses progress after mixed in-person learning program

It’s been more than a month since Long County School System started its school year with 56 percent of its student population learning in-person.

Teachers, students quarantine after positive COVID-19 cases at Hardeeville Elementary

The Jasper County School System has announced that two students tested positive for COVID-19 at Hardeeville Elementary School.

  SCCPSS Phase 3 in-person learning plan begins Monday

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will welcome back more students to the classroom on Monday, Oct. 26. This as the school district enters phase three of its reopening plan.

SCCPSS’ Phase 3 of in-person learning will cause changes to bus schedule, bell times

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has made changes to the bus schedule and school bell times as Phase 3 of in-person learning begins on Monday, Oct. 26.

West Chatham Elementary School to reopen Monday after week-long closure

West Chatham Elementary School will reopen on Monday, Oct. 26 after a week-long closure due to COVID-19 cases.

Hilton Head Island High Varsity Football team quarantining after positive COVID-19 cases

Hilton Head High’s Varsity Football team will quarantine for two weeks after a player tested positive for COVID-19, the school board said in a letter sent to parents on Wednesday.

  Progress report on Beaufort County schools on state’s priority list

The Beaufort County School District is getting a progress report for schools placed on the state’s priority list.

  New kitchen just the beginning for culinary students at TCL

Hospitality is one of the biggest industries in the entire world And the Technical College of the Lowcountry believes one of their newest editions will help set their students and their program apart from the crowd.

  Evans Co. School District reports one case of COVID-19 in September

Evans County school district leaders are proud of their low numbers when it comes to COVID-19 cases within the district.

  School system closes West Chatham Elementary for one week after positive COVID-19 cases

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is closing West Chatham Elementary School for a week after positive COVID-19 cases.

  Bulloch Co. superintendent asking DPH to reconsider quarantine protocols

Bulloch County’s superintendent is asking state health leaders to take another look at the effects quarantine rules are having on students' lives in the classroom.

  One month since some Liberty Co. students returned to in-person learning

It’s been a month since Liberty County schools re-opened their doors to students.

  More students return to in-person learning in Effingham County

The Effingham County School District started the year with around 10-thousand students choosing in-person learning that number grew by nearly 1-thousand this week.

  Claxton Elementary School teacher named Ga.’s Teacher of the Year

Statewide recognition for a Claxton Elementary School teacher who was named teacher of the year by Georgia’s teachers for English speakers of other languages.

  Bulloch Co. School System suspends quarantine rule changes after receiving letter from DPH

A school district that changed their rules for quarantining students now faces pressure from one state agency.

Law firm files complaint claiming SCCPSS violated educational rights of disabled students

A Savannah law firm has filed a formal complaint against the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System on behalf of students enrolled in the district that are eligible for special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Bulloch Co. Board of Education votes to end quarantine requirements for students, staff that wear masks

The Bulloch County Board of Education has voted to end quarantines for students and staff who wear masks.

  Wayne Co. school leaders happy with first two months of classes

It’s been almost two months since Wayne County started school.

  Board approves $5 million for Savannah High stadium construction

Saturday the Savannah High Blue Jackets football team opened their season at Islands' new stadium with a win, but thanks to a 9-0 decision by the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Board of Education, the hope is that next season, they’ll be defending their own turf.

  Savannah-Chatham board mulls incentives for teachers returning to in-person learning options

With a highly debated vote Wednesday, the Savannah-Chatham School Board voted to begin Phase 3 of the hybrid, in-person learning plan on Oct. 26.

  Enrollment snapshot shows slight dip in student population at SCCPSS

WTOC’s Investigates team got the latest official enrollment numbers for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and they found the numbers show a slight drop in students enrolled.

GAE sues Gov. Kemp, state officials over school reopening

The lawsuit names Gov. Brian Kemp, other state officials and Paulding County officials for what the complaint claims is reckless guidance and actions in opening school buildings during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Parents react to SCCPSS Phase 3 of hybrid learning plan

Savannah-Chatham County Public School students were able to reenter their buildings for face-to-face learning this week.

  Some Bulloch Co. parents want school system to revise quarantine guidelines

A group of parents want the Bulloch County School District to revise how they handle students who’ve been exposed or possibly exposed, to someone with COVID-19.

  Pooler PD reminds residents about return of school zone enforcement

“Several people we have stopped, drivers, say they were completely unaware school had started back even though the signs are flashing,” says Pooler PD Traffic Division Sgt. James Self. That's why he and the department are working to remind everyone.

  Savannah-Chatham School Board approves Phase 3 of hybrid plan to begin on Oct. 26

The Savannah-Chatham School Board approved Phase 3 of the hybrid, in-person learning option to begin on Monday, Oct. 26.

SC Supreme Court rules against McMaster’s grants for private schools

The governor wanted to use $32 million to fund private school scholarships for students.

  SCCPSS board members discussing plans for ESPLOST 4

Savannah-Chatham School Board members leave their meeting Wednesday with homework.

  SCCPSS to hold first board meeting since starting Phase 2

The SCCPSS school board will meet on Wednesday for the first time since entering its next phase.

  Superintendent for Vidalia City Schools gives update on school year

Vidalia City Schools are getting close to finishing up the first nine weeks since students have been back to the books.

  Some SCCPSS students, teachers return to classroom for hybrid learning

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools began hybrid learning Monday.

  Savannah-Chatham’s hybrid learning model begins Monday

Starting Monday, Oct. 5, 900 teachers and more than 3,000 students will return for face-to-face learning.

Prize patrol surprises virtual learners at Building Bridges Academy

While some are focused on Savannah-Chatham’s return to in-person learning next week, others are continuing with virtual learning.

  Toombs Co. students eight weeks into in-person learning

Students in Toombs County schools have been back learning for the last eight weeks.

  Montgomery Co. superintendent gives update on school year, COVID-19

Montgomery County Schools are looking back over the last nine weeks pleased with how well school has gone so far.

State school board rejects plan to value exams close to zero

Georgia’s state Board of Education is balking at a plan to make standardized tests statistically meaningless for public high school students this year.

  Over 3,000 eligible students opt-in for Phase 2 of SCCPSS hybrid plan

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will begin the phased, hybrid in-person learning plan on Monday, Oct. 5.

  SCCPSS parents seek answers ahead of first day back for phase II students

Some SCCPSS parents signed their children up to return to school on Monday, but say they have heard little to nothing from the school district since.

  Effingham teen restores ambulance to educate, inspire

A career in the medical fields may seem intimidating to some, especially given the ongoing pandemic. But for one young teen in Effingham County it’s been a lifelong dream and he’s now using his passion and a new set of wheels to educate and inspire others.

  $2 million grant to support minority students given to GSU

A Georgia Southern University professor hopes to help disadvantaged students not only get a degree, but also find a career.

  SCCPSS teachers return to the classroom Monday

Savannah-Chatham County public school teachers will head back to the classroom on Monday. Sept. 28. This comes after the board approved a phased hybrid re-entry plan.

Parker’s gives large donation to the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System accepted a generous donation Monday morning from Parker’s.

  Savannah Alliance of Pastors asking school board to reconsider return to in-person classes

Despite the rain Monday morning, dozens of religious leaders from Savannah came together to stand-against the reopening of Savannah-Chatham County Public schools.

Virtual learning physical health impacts on children

With schools offering more virtual coursework during the pandemic, a doctor at Roper St. Francis Healthcare says students could see the physical impacts of online learning.

Georgia Southern warns students about potential payment scam

Georgia Southern University issued a warning to students Friday about a possible phishing scam.

  SCCPSS district leader speaks about reopening plans

The deadline to register Savannah-Chatham phase two students is approaching quickly.

SCCPSS Kindergarten registration open through Oct. 2

There is still time to enroll your child in a Savannah-Chatham County Public School System kindergarten program.

  SCCPSS choice forms for phase 2 of in-person learning due Friday

Savannah-Chatham families with students in phase two of their hybrid return to learn plan received their choice forms Wednesday night.

Georgia high school tests might not count toward grades

Students in Georgia public high schools would face no consequences for failing statewide standardized tests for at least one year under a proposal by state Superintendent Richard Woods.

During last day of legislative session, SC lawmakers unanimously pass rural broadband bill

Thursday, the House unanimously passed a bill that would improve access to broadband in rural and underserved areas in the state.

  Majority of Tybee Island Maritime Academy students returning to in-person learning

In just a few weeks, Tybee Island Maritime Academy will begin phasing their students in for in-person learning.

  Georgia Southern University testing Eagle Alert system

Thursday afternoon, students all across Georgia Southern University’s campuses got alerts on their phone and elsewhere as the university checked an emergency notice system.

  SCCPSS teachers making tough choices ahead of phased hybrid return to class

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System teachers who opt to return to their school buildings for in-person learning will do so on Monday, Sept. 28.

Digging up history in Savannah

All week a group of researchers have been getting their hands dirty doing an archaeological dig in downtown Savannah. With each item unearthed, piecing together more of Savannah's past

  New scholarship at GSU helping remember a political legend

A new scholarship for Georgia Southern University will help remember a political legend who supported the university, and help bring a new generation of students to Southern.

Educators across SC take personal day to advocate for yearly pay increases, better working conditions

A budget plan passed by the Senate last week that includes money for the pay increases and hazard pay for some state workers will most likely not receive a vote in the House before the session ends Thursday.

Registration email sent to SCCPSS parents with children in Phase 2 of hybrid re-entry plan

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System parents with children in Phase 2 of the return to class plan should have received an email on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

  Savannah Classical Academy seeing no cases of COVID-19 after returning to class in-person

While Savannah-Chatham County families are waiting to return in-person, some charter schools have been meeting face-to-face with safety protocol for weeks.