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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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Share The Meaning Of Memorial Day

Originally called Decoration Day, the first national celebration of Memorial Day took place on May 30, 1868. When it become a federal holiday, it was given the floating date of the last Monday in May...

May 25, 2016 - 1:00pm
Education Matters

Classroom Resources To Support Premiere Of GENIUS By Stephen Hawking

A new six-part science series, GENIUS by Stephen Hawking, will air on GPB Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. starting May 18 and continuing through June 1. Commissioned by PBS with National Geographic as its...

May 16, 2016 - 9:12am
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Georgia Studies Digital Textbook Teacher Edition Now Available For Web

Instructional strategies and resources for teaching Georgia Studies are now just a click away. GPB Education is excited to announce the launch of the web version of the Georgia Studies digital...

May 4, 2016 - 11:49am
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A Special Thank You To Georgia Teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6), we would like to thank all Georgia teachers for their commitment and dedication to helping students achieve their dreams. Teachers change lives and...

May 2, 2016 - 9:27am
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New Math And Reading Professional Development From PBS TeacherLine

PBS TeacherLine is the award-winning and premier research and standards-based resource for PreK-12 educator online professional development! PBS TeacherLine offers more than 80 facilitated courses...

April 26, 2016 - 9:30am