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Heather Neal is a content editor at GPB where the best part of her job is direct interactions supporting Georgia’s educators. She's a Georgia native who loves exploring the state and sharing its diversity with her family and friends. Heather's favorite teachers are Mr. Smith and Dr. Johnson who each taught her the values of individuality, creativity, and critical thinking.

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Education Matters

Free Common Core Content from PBS Learning Media

It’s happening. School is starting back all over the state and teachers are jumping into Common Core with both feet. As I checked Facebook this morning (is it sad that's now part of my morning...

August 9, 2012 - 6:40am
Non-violent TV options are best for improved sleep for children.

TV Viewing and Your Child's Sleep

A recent news article has a lot to say about helping children get to sleep faster, stay asleep better, and wake up more rested. The answer: television. Yes, television. Specifically, non-violent...

August 7, 2012 - 7:08am
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Presidents, Plains, Peanuts, and Postcards

The annual Postcard Contest sponsored by The Jimmy Carter NHS Education Program and The Peanut Institute is now underway. This year’s theme is Digging Peanuts in Plains: Home of the 39th President....

August 7, 2012 - 5:34am
Perseid Meteor from Summer 2001,
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Robots on Mars and Meteors Over Georgia

The Mars rover Curiosity has landed and is already sending back images and preparing for what is sure to be some fascinating exploration of a far away world. As some Georgia classrooms are back in...

August 7, 2012 - 5:03am
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7000th Amphibian Discovered in Peru!

We’re celebrating the 7000th amphibian with a song from amphibiaweb. Amphibian number 7000 is a new glassfrog from Peru, Centrolene sabini (Catenazzi et al 2012), which was discovered at high...

August 3, 2012 - 9:41am