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Education and New Media

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.

Recent Blog Posts

Finding Your Roots airs Sundays on GPB

Economics of Genealogy

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is an impressive historian. He has managed to make ancestry and genealogy mainstream, hip, and important with his previous two biographical PBS programs African American...

Closing Time

In the next week, schools all over the state will be sending students and teachers home for the summer. There are only a few more days to cram knowledge and skills in (and hope it sticks through the...

Host a Super Why! Reading Camp this summer

Choosing Quality Summer Camps

Location When choosing a summer camp, the very first thing to consider is location. Is it in a safe part of town? Is it convenient to home and/ or work? You may find a long list of options open to...

BELL PEPPERS with sunscald and fruit decay due to heat stress. Photo by Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez, University of Georgia

Science, Math, and Peppers

I grew up in the very rural southeastern corner of Georgia. The geography of my early life was directly impacted by agriculture in a way that my “city friends” in Atlanta just cannot grasp. As a...

Image from 2011 Georgia STEM Institute/ http://stemgeorgia.org/

Growing STEM in the Southeast

The Southern Education Desk posted an article this morning about the growing trend of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in education. The article highlighted a particular element, a...

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