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School board opposes charter school amendment

When Effingham County Board of Education members go to the polls in a few weeks, they won't be voting in favor of the charter school amendment.

September 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Plenty to learn at Parent University

Rosemary Cope says she "loved school" - that is, until she got to high school.

September 30, 2012 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Savannah Tech honored as a military-friendly school

SAVANNAH - For the second consecutive year, Savannah Technical College has been designated as a military-friendly school, meaning it is among the top 15 percent of colleges and universities in the country embracing military service members, veterans and spouses as students.

September 27, 2012 | Staff report | Education


ECMS cheerleaders take crowns

The Effingham County Middle School competition cheerleaders took first place in the small middle school division and were named grand champions of the overall middle school division at the Georgia College and Jones County Greyhound Invitational.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


STC to hold adult education open house

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Adult Education program will host an open house Wednesday from 6- 8 p.m in the Student Enrichment Center Building's Learning Enrichment Center at the Savannah campus at 5717 White Bluff Rd.

September 24, 2012 | Staff report | Education


4-H’ers attend Georgia Youth Summit

Effingham County 4-H'ers attended the sixth biennial Georgia Youth Summit, held Sept. 8-9 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Participating in the event were Natalyn Harris, Natalie Starling, Sophie Usher, Alex Parrish, Mikayla Neal and group leader Christine Kirkland.

September 17, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Green completes basic training

Air Force Airman James X. Green graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


Morris sails Gulf of Mexico for Texas Maritime Academy

GALVESTON, TEXAS - Adam Morris, son of Tommy and Deborah Morris, sailed the Gulf of Mexico this summer on the General Rudder, a floating classroom for Texas A&M University at Galveston's Texas Maritime Academy (TMA).

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU again named one of nation’s best

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University has once again been named one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report.

September 13, 2012 | Staff report | Education


GSU to distribute tickets for Madeleine Albright’s visit

Tickets for former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's appearance at Georgia Southern University will be distributed Tuesday, Sept. 11, the university announced.

September 10, 2012 | Staff report | Education


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


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School system among top 10 percent in CCRPI

Effingham County ranked among the top 10 percent of school districts in the state on the College and Career-Ready Performance Index for the 2013-14 school year.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


County's youth celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy

As part of Effingham County's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observance, children and adults participated in the annual youth program Monday at the recreation department gym in Springfield.

January 20, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Effingham seniors attend GSU’s Scholars Day

STATESBORO - Eight students from Effingham County were among the more than 150 outstanding high school seniors recently invited to attend Georgia Southern University's Scholars Day.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Education


Board members sworn in

The Effingham County Board of Education's first meeting of 2015 began with Beth Helmly and Robert Grant being sworn in.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


Sand Hill students hear back from nation’s first lady

Some fifth-grade students at Sand Hill Elementary School wanted to voice their opinion about changes that have been made to their school lunches.

January 06, 2015 | Staff report | Education


State recognizes two Title I schools for performance

Two Effingham County schools earned recognition from the Georgia Department of Education as Title I reward schools this year.

January 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Education


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