Tag: Education

Watch young poet Andre Massey’s White House speech about the impact of Savannah’s Deep Center

“I am a poet, and I finally know where I fit in.” That’s how 14-year-old Savannahian Andre Massey, Jr. finished his speech today at the White House, where First Lady Michelle Obama honored Deep Center and 12 other 2015 National…

David Simons ends bid for Savannah-Chatham school board president

David Simons told a variety of local media outlets, including WTOC and the Savannah Morning News, that he was dropping out of the race for the presidency of the Savanah-Chatham school board. Simons finished second to Jolene Byrne in Tuesday’s…

Anti-intellectualism vs. the potential roles of “public intellectuals”

Nicholas Kristof’s NYT column Professors, We Need You! begins: SOME of the smartest thinkers on problems at home and around the world are university professors, but most of them just don’t matter in today’s great debates. Part of the reason…

Junk 2 Funk at Savannah Arts Academy: another thrilling year – photos

Savannah Arts Academy’s 6th annual Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show was presented last weekend to three sellout crowds in the school’s lovely old theater. I’ve been attending and photographing the show for a few years now, and I can’t even…

Georgia House committee looks at music industry in Savannah, across the state

If you’re interested in the music scene and music industry in Savannah, I’d recommend checking out my Sunday City Talk column in the Savannah Morning News: House committee hears about Savannah’s music industry The 5-person state legislative committee is holding…

Armstrong’s “Moveable Feast” to kick off on Sept. 12 at Savannah Cotton Exchange

With every passing year, I’m more and more impressed with the work being done by the faculty at Armstrong Atlantic State University. (For those who don’t know, I started teaching at Armstrong on a part-time basis way back in 2000…

World Ocean School on the Roseway schooner now docked in Savannah (photos)

My City Talk column in the Savannah Morning News today, Historic schooner offers educational programs, day sails on Savannah River, discusses my cruise last week on the Roseway, a tall ship now home to the World Ocean School. If the…

SMN details education sales tax spending and results of shortfall

Anyone who’s interested in a detailed analysis of public spending of tax dollars should read ESPLOST: Promises and perceptions in Savannah-Chatham County schools by Jenel Few in today’s Savannah Morning News. The 1 percent sales tax approved by voters in…

Savannah Arts Academy’s Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show: a recap and photos

Hard work. Dedication. Art. Fashion. Dance. Beauty. Energy. Youth. Sustainable reuse of castoff materials. Education. Public education. Savannahians who appreciate any of those things need to do themselves a favor and plan to attend the 2014 Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show at the Savannah Arts Academy.

CNN broadcasting about immigration reform from Armstrong Atlantic State University

Like many other universities, Armstrong has a significant and growing Hispanic population. Unlike many of those universities, Armstrong is dealing with that growth and a panoply of related issues in a forward-thinking, proactive way through a variety of initiatives, including HOLA (Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong) and Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund.

NYT: SCAD Hong Kong leading the way for international design schools in Asia

“SCAD Hong Kong is one of few cross-border design schools that are actually up and running in Asia.”

A few thoughts about Armstrong’s winter graduation

Academia will continue — as it should — to push students to dig deep into specific fields of study, but tomorrow’s workers are more likely to thrive if they embrace breadth too. I teach a couple of the upper level journalism courses at Armstrong, and I keep hammering home the need for journalists of the future to have a plethora of skills that previous generations did not require for success.

The new westside Savannah high school: how will it impact traffic?

I’d appreciate feedback from West Chatham residents about how things go on day one of school on Monday, August 27.

Fast Company magazine highlights SCAD, entrepreneurship in Savannah

In the wake of some bad press for SCAD about the return on investment for graduates (tuition vs. future earnings), Fast Company has a fascinating interview with college co-found and president Paula Wallace.