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Going to school on the schools

Randy Shearouse, superintendent of Effingham County Schools, spoke to the Effingham Sunrise Rotary Club about what to expect with the new school year.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Technical College System announces tuition hike

ATLANTA - The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia approved the system's request for a tuition increase of $10 per credit hour starting next year.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


SBDC to offer classes covering use of QuickBooks

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center of Savannah presents a four-part hands-on series of classes covering QuickBooks on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., beginning Sept. 20.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Y Club pitches in

The South Effingham Middle School Y Club hosted a school-wide first aid drive to help replenish supplies in the SEMS clinic.

September 06, 2012 | Staff report | Education


School system boasting of CRCT scores

Effingham County schools exceeded state scores in a number of areas of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test this past year, including some rankings in the top 10 percent of the state, assistant superintendent Greg Arnsdorff told the Effingham County Board of Education on Wednesday.

September 06, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STC to offer free GED test prep course

SAVANNAH - September is the National Literacy Month. As part of the month-long literacy campaign, Georgia's adult education centers, including Savannah Technical College's Adult Education Department, will be offering opportunities for adult learners to take a GED practice test at no charge.

September 04, 2012 | Staff report | Education


FBLA officers prepare for new year

Five officers from the Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Effingham County High School recently attended the Summer Leadership and Officer Training Summit (SLOTS) at Swainsboro High School.

September 04, 2012 | Staff report | Education


County to hold first Parent University

Parents of all Effingham County schoolchildren are invited to attend the county's first Parent University, on Sept. 15 at Effingham County Middle School.

August 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


STC to offer career prep courses

SAVANNAH - This fall, Savannah Technical College Continuing Professional Education is offering two career preparation courses to help job seekers stand out in the crowd. Taught by Pat Yovich, CEO of First Class Marketing Solutions, a successful business owner, professional coach, and frequent speaker, the classes offer critical insights and valuable information for job search success.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Education


AASU offering new programs for professional development

Armstrong Atlantic State University announces the addition of new certificate and degree programs for both undergraduates and graduate students. The new academic programming is designed to help advance students and professionals' careers with credentials and leadership skills that will give them an edge in a competitive hiring environment.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Perfect attendance at work pays off for Sasser

Not missing a day of work during the 2011-12 school year really paid off for Linda Sasser.

August 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Retirees honored for years of service

The Effingham County Board of Education recently recognized some of the teachers and staff members who retired from the school system at the end of the 2011-12 school year.

August 27, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Schools short on teachers for reading program

A reading program described as one of the Effingham County School System's most successful initiatives is also one of the most in need of more teachers, according to its coordinator.

August 23, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


School board honors master teachers

The Effingham County Board of Education recognized five teachers who earned master teacher certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, bringing Effingham County's number of master teachers to 14.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Rotureau to lead Southern Pride

James Rotureau will lead this year's Southern Pride drum line at Georgia Southern University.

August 20, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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Blandford students corner awards at Stock Market Game

Four students from Blandford Elementary School were honored recently at the Georgia Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon in Atlanta.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Orchestra awards scholarships

Hank Miles and Casie Wilson are the recipients of the Effingham Community Orchestra's fourth annual academic scholarships.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham students earn Georgia Tech degrees

ATLANTA - The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students during its 247th commencement exercises.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Initiative expected to make college more affordable

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was one of three states chosen to receive a $1 million grant to lead an education initiative, Guided Pathways to Success (GPS), focused on making college more affordable, boosting college completion and saving taxpayers millions. The grant is funded by the Lumina Foundation in partnership with Complete College America.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Effingham high school students surpass state marks

Boosted by a substantial increase in economics scores, Effingham County's high school students fared better than the state averages in every subject of Georgia's end of course test this spring.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Helmly to get early start

Beth Helmly is another step closer to serving on the Effingham County Board of Education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


EWIB scholarship recipients have big plans for future

David Lariscy enlisted in the Army National Guard while he was still in high school, and he plans to continue serving in the military while pursuing careers in engineering and education.

June 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Rotary Club honors scholarship winners

Members of the Rotary Club of Effingham County honored the winners of the club's scholarships at their meeting Thursday.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Allen named GSBA district director

F. Lamar Allen, the Effingham County Board of Education's District 3 representative and chairman, was recently elected to serve as a district director for the Georgia School Boards Association.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


Local students make dean's lists

Four local students named to Mercer dean's list

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Education


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