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Laura serves as director of education at GPB. Her role includes planning and implementing education projects and overseeing educational content for teachers and students. Laura taught middle grades and high school English language arts and journalism for 11 years. Most recently, she served as instructional learning manager at Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning where she managed curriculum and instruction initiatives, including the development of resources and training for Georgia’s early learning programs. Laura is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. She received her master's degree in English Education and her education specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College.

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Education Matters

GPB Puts Spotlight On Education September 12-17

As a trusted source for educational content and a key partner with parents and educators, GPB will present Spotlight Education, a special week of primetime programming examining the challenges facing...

September 2, 2016 - 9:30am
Education Matters

Innovation In Teaching Competition Is Accepting Recommendations

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) has opened recommendations for the 2016- 2017 Innovation in Teaching Competition! This year, GOSA is looking for teachers that excel in one...

August 30, 2016 - 4:27pm
Education Matters

Middle School Students Can Win Big With The Generation Beyond Video Challenge

Discovery Education and Lockheed Martin are challenging middle school students to design the habitation module on the Orion spacecraft. The best video entries will win amazing prizes!The Challenge:...

August 23, 2016 - 9:51am
Education Matters

Metro-Atlanta Teens ‘Replaced The Pros’ To Film TV Series This Summer

Fresh Films selected hundreds of teens to spend the summer working alongside filmmaking veterans in eight cities – including Metro-Atlanta – to produce new episodes of Emmy-...

August 10, 2016 - 9:40am
Education Matters

Gross Science: Students Learn About The Slimy, Smelly World Of Science

Why do we smell different when we’re sick? Why does cheese smell like feet? Why don’t vultures get sick from eating rotting meat? Science is filled with stories: some of them are...

August 2, 2016 - 9:15am