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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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Yes, Georgia has a Tax-Free Weekend in 2012

Looking for Tax-Free Shopping in 2013? It's back! Read more here! After scouring the internet, I still didn’t find anything listed on the State’s websites about a tax-free weekend for back-to-school...

July 9, 2012 - 12:09pm
GA high school students improved this year on end-of-course tests (photo courtesy of igoghost via stockxchng)
Education Matters

Georgia Students Post Test Gains

Last year, Georgia changed the way it does some of its student assessments. In April 2011, the state Board of Education approved a plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation tests...

July 5, 2012 - 6:34am
Delicious menu for Saturday's episode airing at 2:30pm.
Family

The Right Fish - Eat Like There's No Tomorrow

The last episode of Eat Like There’s No Tomorrow features farm fresh seafood that will make your mouth water. Chef Hans Rueffert incorporates seafood ingredients that have been raised just right, and...

July 3, 2012 - 5:17am
Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Wednesday, July 4th, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Family

Independence Day

Independence Day lands square in the middle of the week this year. That may mean that you’ll be keeping the celebrating a little closer to home since it isn’t up against a long weekend. Odds are,...

July 2, 2012 - 11:31am
Education Matters

The White House has a YouTube Channel

The White House has a YouTube Channel and you can watch it, share it, and use it in your classroom. Help your students understand the varied roles of the President and Vice President, as well as...

July 2, 2012 - 6:29am

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