Education

  SCCPSS holds Teacher of the Year Gala

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System held its annual Teacher of the Year Gala Friday night.

  Effingham Co. School District seeking to pass $100 million bond referendum

New grades coming to Tybee Island Maritime Academy

  Windsor Forest High School Band headed to NOLA for Mardi Gras parade

  Star students in Chatham County honored at luncheon

  Hampton Co. school districts making progress on consolidation

  Five SCCPSS high schools make state AP Honor Schools list for 2020

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  Lowcountry school holds future chef competition

  SCCPSS opens application process for Pre-K Lottery February 18th

  Progress continues on GSU business incubator

  New lab helping kinesiology majors at Georgia Southern

  Savannah students build tidal sensors to collect data across the county

Candler Co. Sheriff’s Office arrests 2 juveniles in connection to school threat made on social media

  New report shows impact SCAD has on Georgia’s economy

A new report is showing us just what kind of impact SCAD has on Georgia’s economy.

  Student arrested for reportedly writing threat on bathroom wall at Southeast Bulloch High School

A 9th grade student has been arrested for reportedly writing a threat on the bathroom wall at Southeast Bulloch High School.

Education majors in SC could get more money for their lottery scholarships if education overhaul bill is signed into law

After she graduates, Sarah Campbell wants to be a middle school English teacher.

Emanuel Co. student arrested after sending threatening text messages

An Emanuel County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer received information about a possible threat of violence by a student over text messaging to others on Sunday.

  SCCPSS breaks ground on new Jenkins High School

Statesboro High on soft lockdown after another reported social media threat

  SCCPSS Board of Education Police earn recertification

  Savannah Tech Culinary students baking up sweets for your sweet

  New aviation laboratory opened at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School

Gov. Kemp, state superintendent proposing testing changes in Ga. public schools

LIST: Area schools closing Friday, Feb. 7

Several school districts in the WTOC viewing area have made the decision to close Friday after severe weather moved through the area and left behind hazardous conditions on some roads.

  Extra law enforcement expected at Statesboro High after threat on social media

There will be some extra security at Statesboro High School after a threat found on social media forced administrators to put the school on lockdown Thursday.

  New school zone speed camera up and running in Bloomingdale

Slow down in school zones is the warning from Bloomingdale Police.

  Palmetto Pre-K rolls out, helps S.C. parents find pre-kindergarten programs

South Carolina rolled out a new program Wednesday. Palmetto Pre-K will help parents find pre-kindergarten programs for their students. Those programs may be subsidized depending on the need.

  Liberty County School System investigating fight at high school

A video of a fight outside Liberty County High School is making its rounds on social media.

  Effingham Co. School Board approves replacement for outgoing superintendent

The Effingham County School Board officially votes to appoint a new leader.

SCCPSS students treated to Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks!

Savannah-Chatham students got to see a special concert on Wednesday.

  SCCPSS reports declining enrollment numbers for past four school years

Savannah-Chatham County Public School board members got a chance to look at enrollment on Wednesday. Numbers show a steady decrease in the number of students. This means less in the overall budget.

Beaufort Co. parents voice concern over school assembly they say targeted African American students

Some Beaufort County parents looking for answers Tuesday night at the school board meeting. They’re concerned about a school assembly they say targeted African American students.

  Richmond Hill city council to present proclamation recognizing CTAE

Tuesday night Richmond Hill city council members will present a proclamation recognizing the importance of career technical, agriculture education, also known as CTAE, in the Georgia school systems.

  GSU offering free tax filing to help train students

Tax season can be stressful if you don’t know all the rules and what you can or can’t claim. Accounting students at Georgia Southern’s Statesboro campus may be able to help.

Beaufort Co. parents can now send in applications for school choice

Parents in Beaufort county have some options about what school their children attend. Applications are open from Feb. 1 through Feb. 29.

Savannah-Chatham Schools working to prevent violence

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Savannah-Chatham County School District will hold its first-ever Promoting Peace: Violence Prevention Conference.

  Teacher shortage in Liberty Co. has substitute teachers teaching long-term

Georgia schools are more than halfway through the school year, and some districts are still looking for teachers. In Liberty County, the shortage means classes are being taught by long-term substitution teachers.

  Georgia Southern expanding STEM lending library to help local students

Georgia Southern University is expanding its STEM lending library to serve 16 counties.

  SCCPSS sends out notice on Coronavirus, local physician says nothing to worry about yet

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System sent out notices Wednesday warning students and parents to look out for symptoms of Coronavirus.

  Top Teacher: Christy Dasher

Christy Dasher has been teaching at Ebenezer Elementary School since it started.

  Habersham School to open doors at new location in Fall 2020

The 30 acres will have a brand new school, gyms, and much more. Construction has already begun, but school leaders have spent years planning for their new building.

Preparations underway for 12th annual Junk to Funk Fashion Show at SAA

It’s one of the hottest shows in town put on by high schoolers.

  Heritage Foundation gives scholarships to Lowcountry students

Students in the Lowcountry were given scholarships Tuesday.

  Students make wave of information for Gray’s Reef Expo

On Memorial Day River Street in Savannah will be taken over by the Gray’s Reef Expo in celebration of their National Marine Sanctuary and NOAA’s 50th Anniversary.Although that’s still months away, one of the biggest pieces of that Expo is already under construction.

  Bryan County Schools appoints new leaders for 2020-2021 school year

The Bryan County Board of Education approved several new appointments at its board meeting Thursday night.

Savannah State set to host human trafficking forum

Hundreds of professionals across Southeast Georgia will be heading to Savannah State University this weekend to get a lesson on human trafficking.

  New STEM program at Toombs Co. Middle off to great start

The new STEM program at Toombs County Middle School is not only giving students hands-on learning, but it’s teaching them the four C’s: communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

  Savannah State’s new chief of police outlines goals

There’s a new chief of police at Savannah State University and he brings over 20 years of law enforcement experience with him.

  Georgia Southern expanding Business Innovation Group in downtown Statesboro

The Georgia Southern University footprint in downtown Statesboro could soon get even larger.

SC senators begin to share proposals to change education bill

Tuesday afternoon, legislators began to mull over some potential changes to a bill some say will reform education in South Carolina.

  GSU planning to close an on-campus apartment complex

Parents who send their students off to college want them to find a place to live that’s a home away from home. Georgia Southern plans to shut down an on-campus apartment complex after issues with several buildings.

  Church pays off lunch debt at Hinesville elementary school

It was clean plates and cleared debt at a Hinesville elementary school Tuesday.

  SSU professor works current events into classroom learning

As President Trump’s impeachment trial unfolds, some are using it as a teachable moment.

New charter school in Colleton County school expected to open in 2021

The Colleton County School District is among the districts with some of the lowest performing schools in the state, according to the State Board of Education report card data.

  Ga. legislature considering limiting dual enrollment

The state of Georgia is considering a bill that would limit dual enrollment for high school students.

  Emergency drill held at Wade Hampton High School

Law enforcement, EMS, fire, and other agencies all took part in an emergency drill at Wade Hampton High School on Friday.

Lockdown lifted at Windsor Forest High after claim of weapon on campus

The lockdown has been lifted at Windsor Forest High School after no weapon was found on campus.

  Anonymous donor pays off Effingham Co. Middle School lunch debt

For the second time in less than a month, an anonymous donor has paid off all lunch debt at an Effingham County school.

  Candler Co. schools give update on their new security systems

More and more school districts look for ways to keep children safe on campus. Some have tried systems where staff can call for help or lockdown the school with a push of a button.

  Pollinator Paradise: Teacher putting stem money to use at Portal Elementary

A teacher in Bulloch County won Conservation Teacher of the Year and she’s putting her lesson plans, and grant money, to use right away to help pollinators in a few months.

Savannah State to host National Freedom Day events

Savannah State University’s (SSU) Wright Choice Initiative will host events for National Freedom Day from Jan. 30- Feb. 1.

  Chatham County School Board looks at College Career Ready Performance Scores

The SCCPSS School Board got a look at the district’s College Career Ready Performance Index scores for 2018-2019.

Construction begins on new wings at May River High, River Ridge Academy

Voters in Beaufort county are seeing results.

New chief of police named at Savannah State University

Frederick Hammett will now lead the university police department. He brings 27 years of public safety experience to SSU.

  GSU hopes to introduce a new music program

A new major could be headed to Savannah.

  SCCPSS Student Success Expo and Stem Festival held

Thousands of students are hoping to get into Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s Choice Program.

  McIntosh County School District considers changing dress code

Could uniforms disappear at McIntosh County Schools? District leaders put out a survey to gather community input.

  Gadsden goes green and earns national honors for sustainability

Gadsden Elementary School was named one on 2019's Green Ribbon Schools.

SCCPSS to showcase Choice Programs at annual Student Success Expo

Savannah-Chatham County Public School students looking to enroll in the next school year’s Choice Program can begin applying this weekend.

  Wayne Co. High School students create PSA to promote acts of kindness

One act of kindness can go such a long way. A message Wayne County High School students hope to spread to their classmates.

  Beaufort County schools celebrate national Law Enforcement Day

Thursday is national Law Enforcement Day. Several schools across Beaufort County celebrated by wearing blue, including Bluffton Elementary School.

  Chatham County Students to Learn More About Public Education Options

This weekend, students attending public schools across Chatham County will have the opportunity to learn about their options in education.

  Community votes on proposals to better Beaufort High School

Change could be on the way near Beaufort High School. It might include a difference in how students, buses and teachers get to school.

SCCPSS schools participate in annual spelling bee

Elementary and middle school students throughout Savannah-Chatham County Public School Systems schools competed in the annual county spelling bee Wednesday night.

South Ga. Technical College named best community college in Ga. for 2020

South Georgia Technical College has earned the top spot as the best community college in Georgia for 2020, according to Niche.

SC Governor set to propose plan to expand full-day pre-kindergarten statewide

According to state officials, there are more than 70,000 open jobs for highly skilled people in South Carolina.

  Bryan County School District looking to hire more teachers

As Bryan County continues to grow, the school district is looking to hire more educators. The district has organized an interview day next month to speak with as many job candidates as they can.

  Active shooter drill held at Wayne County High School

It’s a situation no school wants to be in, but teachers and staff must be prepared for it.

  Richmond Hill student wins Path 2 College sweepstakes

A Richmond Hill student got a jump start on saving for college this week.

  Liberty Co. schools to discuss potential calendar changes

For the past few years, Liberty County schools have started in early August and get out around Memorial Day. But that could change soon.

High school students close to certification in emergency response

It’s real life training and while students are in high school.