Education

Teacher, state workers get raise in $9B budget passed in SC

Lawmakers have approved South Carolina's $9 billion budget that includes raises for teachers and almost all state employees

  Law enforcement, students in Pooler paying tribute to fallen Savannah police officer

SC school district considering a four-day school week

  Pooler Elementary receives $10K donation for Computer on Wheels

  Sunflower Cafe at Carver Elementary keeps student’s memory alive

  Chatham County students participate in Peer Mediation Program

  Next year’s budget includes raises for all Bryan County School System employees

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  30 Savannah State University employees laid off

  Parker’s presents $25K check to SCCPSS

Beaufort County school bus involved in crash with vehicle on Simmonsville Rd in Bluffton

Trident Tech on track to open SC Aeronautical Training Center in the fall

Savannah State cuts staff by 30 due to budget shortfall

  Planet Fitness offering free membership for teens during summer break

Teachers make one last push to better fund education this year

Nicole Walker, with SC for ED, said the magnitude of this month’s rally still hasn’t set in.

Georgia Gov. Kemp vetoes school safety plan, recess mandate

Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has rejected 14 bills and resolutions passed by lawmakers this year

  Tattnall County teacher celebrates 33 years of teaching

A Reidsville Elementary School Teacher is retiring this month but her legacy at the school will never be forgotten. Sandy Waters has been teaching for 33 years at RES.

  Cops stand in for fallen Richmond Hill officer at daughter’s graduation

Briana Linton lost her dad two days ago, and Friday she graduated from nursing school with 14 officers standing in her dad’s place as she walked across the stage.

  Millions of dollars sit in reserves as HOPE covers less tuition

  5 GSU nursing students killed in I-16 crash in 2015 receive posthumous degrees

  Music teachers with SCCPSS receive $130K worth of musical instruments

  Father, son to receive college degrees together at South Carolina State University

  Beaufort County Board of Education holds public forum for 2019-20 budget

Bus monitor arrested, fired after slapping student in Bulloch County

Public forums being held to discuss budget for Beaufort County Schools

Beaufort County taxpayers will have the chance to learn how the school board plans to spend their money for next year’s school budget.

  Police patrolling Savannah State housing complex after shooting

Law enforcement officers are circling the University Commons after a student was shot on Tuesday.

  Decision to increase lunch cost at Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools put on hold

The Savannah-Chatham County School Board was set to vote on a big topic Wednesday night, but it didn’t happen.

  Toombs County 7th Grader heading to national spelling bee

Cole Masterman-Smith is a 7th Grader at Robert Toombs Christian Academy. He's a spelling bee champion who just advanced to the national level.

Massive education reform bill not likely to pass this year, lawmakers say don’t give up yet

There is just one day left in the first year of the current legislative session. That means several of the proposed bills lawmakers have been discussing over the last several weeks will either move forward or get put on hold.

Hilton Head Island High School principal resigns

Amanda O’Nan was placed on administrative leave in January after accusations of sexual activity at the school in 2016 between herself and a Beaufort County deputy.

  Georgia Southern University Museum debuts Otis Redding exhibit

It focuses on the career and home life of the man known for classics like “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay,” and others.

Georgia Southern works to fill spots as US experiences nursing shortage

Those looking for a career change may want to consider nursing.

  Bluffton High students participate in firefighter program

Members of Bluffton High Schools Firefighter Program turned up the heat on their training Friday.

  SCAD’s annual Sand Arts Festival underway on Tybee

Creativity will shine on Tybee Island this Friday during SCAD's 2019 Sand Arts Festival.

  43rd Savannah Scottish Games kick off Saturday at Bethesda Academy

Thousands of people are expected to be at Bethesda Academy on Saturday, May 4, for the annual Savannah Scottish Games.

  6th Graders at Chatham County school asked to write paper on assisted suicide

Assisted suicide is a polarizing issue that many politicians and doctors around the country are debating. Now, they’re talking about it in 6th Grade English classes at Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools.

What’s next after ‘historic’ teacher rally?

Thousands of teachers rallied at the State House Wednesday. Some experts called it unprecedented and historic.

  Lowcountry first responders teaching students importance of vehicle safety

Emergency Services from all over South Carolina want to make sure students stay safe in vehicles during prom season.

  Student warns others after scary encounter in SC high school parking lot

A high school senior preparing to make a decision about which college to attend, was forced to make a different kind of decision.

  30 days on the job for Georgia Southern University’s new president

Georgia Southern University’s new president says his first month has been one for meeting people and meeting challenges.

‘Where’s Molly? Where’s Molly?': 10,000 people estimated at #AllOutMay1 teacher’s rally at the South Carolina State House

An estimated 10,000 people participated in SC for Ed's #AllOutMay1 teacher's rally at the South Carolina State House on Wednesday.

  Ogeechee Tech brings truck driving program to Screven County

If you live near Screven County, a new career behind the wheel could be near you.

Middle school in Beaufort County reacts to SC teacher rally

The Beaufort County School District says Bluffton had the largest number of teachers who were out of the classroom Wednesday for the rally at the South Carolina State House.

  Area educators among thousands taking part in SC teacher’s rally at State House

Thousands of South Carolina educators are rallying in Columbia Wednesday for the #AllOutMay1 teacher's rally.

  Beaufort County Schools to remain open during teacher rally

Thousands of kids in the Lowcountry won’t be headed to school Wednesday morning.That’s because thousands of teachers will head up to the State House for a rally.

Law enforcement and nearby businesses prepare for teacher rally

Law enforcement and businesses in downtown Columbia say they are getting ready for the influx of teachers in the area.

Habersham School looking at proposed site for new campus

The Habersham School is currently pursuing the development of a commercial site on Chatham Parkway for a new campus.

  City of Hinesville creating youth council to be run by students

High school students in Liberty County have a chance to create change in their city, but they must take action over the next month.

Thousands of teachers preparing to rally at State House

Teachers, friends, and family are preparing to rally at the State House Wednesday.

The Latest: Colleton County schools close for teacher rally

Another South Carolina school district is closing because too many teachers say they are going to a rally at the Statehouse on Wednesday

  Otis Brock Elementary gets funding for new garden

The hard work of the staff at Otis Brock Elementary School is paying off.

Teachers say more mental health counselors needed in SC schools

Next week, teachers will be rallying at the State House to push for changes in the classroom.

  4th Grader wins Hilton Head Regional Healthcare’s ‘Name the Robot’ contest

The new medical robot’s name is Baxter. He is used for spinal surgeries.

  West Chatham Middle raises most money for Dollars for Disaster Campaign

The American Red Cross of Southeast and Coastal Georgia says over 20 schools participated in the campaign, raising more than $17,000 to support local disaster response.

Governor: Planned teacher walkout in SC sends wrong message

A spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says a teacher rally to call for education reform on a school day sends the wrong message.

  Efforts underway to improve enrollment, retention at Savannah State University

The graduation rate is around 27 percent. The student retention rate is diving too, down to a 20-year low at 58 percent. The enrollment is also decreasing.

Yale students develop app to protect faculty, students during school shooting incidents

The superintendent of the Sandy Hook school district says the app should be “in every school in the country.”

School bus collides with vehicle in Candler County

A Candler County school bus was involved in a collision with another vehicle Thursday morning.

  Youth around Coastal Empire honored as peer mediators

Kids from around 20 local schools are being honored as peer mediators.

  Appling County High School students experience ‘Mayor for a Day’ in Baxley

Two students from Appling County High School got a unique experience this week during Georgia Cities Week.

  3 elementary schools in Chatham County receiving funding for smART literacy program

Garrison School for the Arts, Heard Elementary School, and Marshpoint Elementary School will receive nearly $2.3 million to use the arts to help kids read and write.

50 students in the Lowcountry graduate from D.A.R.E Program

Fifty 5th-6th graders from Fennell Elementary School in Yemassee made a huge step for their future Tuesday night.

  Liberty Co. partnering with Savannah Tech to expand truck driving training for military members

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners, along with the Liberty County Development Authority, is partnering with Savannah Tech after being granted $60,000 to expand truck driving training for military members.

  City of Metter partners with GSU to benefit small businesses

The City of Metter is partnering with Georgia Southern University to offer help and a place to call home for businesses.

  First responders reach out to students at Whale Branch High School about safe driving

In the midst of spring break and prom season, one local high school is making sure students remember to be careful when driving or riding in a car.

Classes canceled in Jeff Davis, Bacon & Wayne counties due to possible severe weather

Classes have been canceled Friday in Jeff Davis, Bacon and Wayne counties due to possible severe weather.

Wayne County closing schools ahead of severe weather threat

Due to the forecast for severe weather, school has been canceled Friday for Wayne County Schools.

  Georgia Southern students react to tuition increase

Tuesday, the board over Georgia’s public universities voted to increase tuition. It means students at Georgia Southern and other schools in the system will have to pay more money each semester.

Tattnall County teacher among GA Teacher of the Year finalists

A Tattnall County teacher has been named a finalist for Georgia’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.

Community members frustrated after no new information released by school board in RaNiya Wright’s death

Community members in Colleton County were frustrated following a school board meeting with no new information on the death of RaNiya Wright.

  Community groups receive grants from Downtown Neighborhood Association

Improving literacy, enhancing bike safety, and sponsoring summer camps are just a few of the activities the Downtown Neighborhood Association will support with this year’s Community Partner Grant Program.

  Beaufort County Board of Education announces new superintendent

The Beaufort County Board of Education has selected Dr. Frank Rodriguez to be their new superintendent of schools.

  Savannah State University acquires state-of-the-art DNA profiling machine

Savannah State University recently acquired the machine through grant funding, and is now able to keep students on the forefront of the forensic technology.

Board expected to name new superintendent for Beaufort County Schools

The Beaufort County Board of Education is scheduled to announcement their pick for a new district superintendent on Tuesday.

  Over 200 GSU students on Statesboro campus being relocated due to structural problems

The end of the school year is less than a month away, but University Village looks like the beginning of the year as many students found out they’re moving.

  Evans County School Board approves design concept for new high school

For the past eight months, the school board has been working with an architectural group to create a functional design for the new school.

  Annual Martinis & Masterpieces held to support St. Vincent’s Academy

St. Vincent’s Academy hosted its 2nd annual Martinis & Masterpieces Thursday night.

  Effingham County equips school buses with cameras

If you drive around a stopped school bus in Effingham County, you could soon get a ticket without an officer pulling you over.

Savannah Early College’s Historic Preservation Program receives $5K grant

The grant was given by the 1772 Foundation through Community Help, Inc.

  SCCPSS students could soon be paying more for school lunches

The school system has lost quite a lot of money on school lunches in the past year. They say the price needs to be raised so they won’t lose any more money, and so they can continue to feed students quality food.

  School climate ratings presented at SCCPSS board meeting

School climate star ratings were presented on Wednesday at the Savannnah Chatham County public school board meeting. These domains provide data for the ratings.

  GA Southern professors using technology to teach students at all 3 campuses

A handful of professors in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville have been teaching classes this semester that include students on multiple campuses.