Schools

Dump truck collides with school bus

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. -- The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a crash in which a school bus was rear-ended by a dump truck.

The accident took place at approximately 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of Old Jesup Road and Cypress Mill Road.

There were 38 students from Glyndale Elementary on board. Twenty students exited the bus at the scene. One of these students was transported by emergency vehicle to the hospital at their parents' request, Glynn County Spokesman Jim Weidhaas said.

The bus then transported 18 students to Southeast Georgia Health System for evaluation. No major injuries were reported at the scene.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

HB408 "The Andrew Cohn AED Act" would require AEDs in all Public Schools

 

It only took a millisecond for a  15-year-old St. Marys, Ga. boy to go into sudden cardiac arrest.

Andrew Cohn was playing baseball May 15, 2010, when a runner struck him at just the wrong moment, and the impact jolted his perfectly healthy heart into an abnormal rhythm. Andrew collapsed on the field and died later that day. His parents learned that a heart-shocking device called an automated external defibrillator, or AED, could have saved his life, if only it had been within reach.

Gwinnett County, Ga. Needs Black History Month

The recent events in Gwinnett County Georgia proves America still needs Black History Month.

Not only the recognition of African American contributions to this country, but the continuation
of educating non Black, that respect and dignity should be shown at all times. In the educational
realms of our schools Professional Development is still needed for cultural, racial and colorism
understanding of teachers.

ASU/GHSU Merger Proposed

 

A recommendation to merge Augusta State University (ASU) and Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU)—two public institutions in Augusta, Ga.—will be on the agenda of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia when it convenes for its monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Atlanta.  

School Links Student with Father Serving in Afghanistan

School Links Student with Father Serving in Afghanistan

 

Sterling Elementary School second-grader Griffin Moore got a nice surprise when he learned at a school-wide assembly that he had been named the school’s Golden Rule Award winner for the month of November.  Upon receiving the award from Principal Kelly Howe, he got an even bigger surprise when he turned around to see his father waving to him from a video image being projected onto the school gym wall.

Florida's back-to-school sales tax holiday runs this weekend

Shoppers prepare to swipe your debit cards.

Florida's sales tax holiday starts Friday at one minute after midnight and lasts through Sunday.

The three-day back-to-school tax holiday eliminates state and local taxes on more than 130 items, including certain clothes, footwear and backpacks costing $75 or less.