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GPB Donates CHEMISTRY MATTERS Equipment To Georgia High School

In the fall of 2016, GPB Education launched a new series for high school called Chemistry Matters, made possible in part by a grant from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) and the Georgia Power Foundation.
Recently, GPB and Georgia Power decided to donate all of the lab equipment and materials utilized during production of the series to a Georgia high school that incorporated it into the classroom during the 2016-2017 school year. The organizations chose Crawford County High School (CCHS) in Roberta, Georgia to receive the donation. 
Representatives from GPB and Georgia Power traveled to CCHS to deliver the materials to science teacher David Israel, Principal Ed Ray Mashburn, and Crawford County School District Superintendent, Brent Lowe. 
First row: (L to R) Holly DeFore, Academic Coach, Crawford County High School; Rhonda Harris, Director of Student Achievement, Crawford County School District; Laura Evans, Education Manager, Georgia Public Broadcasting; David Israel, Science Teacher, Crawford County High School.
Second row: (L to R) Mickey Daniell, Education Manager, Georgia Power; Ron Shipman, VP of Central Region, Georgia Power; Andrew MacCartney, VP of Education and Digital Media, Georgia Public Broadcasting; Brent Lowe, Superintendent, Crawford County School District; Ed Ray Mashburn, Principal, Crawford County High School.
“We are very appreciative of these chemistry materials,” said Principal Mashburn. “Our students are the lucky ones and will benefit tremendously from this donation.” 
Chemistry Matters is a free online digital series accessible to teachers across the state of Georgia. The series covers the latest Georgia standards for science and teaches chemistry concepts through video segments, closer look videos, practice problems, and performance tasks.  
“We’re committed to successful partnerships that help support the state’s schools with the ultimate goal of helping ensure that our students are prepared for the careers of the future,” said Mickey Daniell, education manager for Georgia Power. “We are proud to have had the opportunity to work with GPB on the innovative Chemistry Matters series and hope that the lab equipment used in the series serves the students at Crawford County High School for years to come.”
In addition to Chemistry Matters, GPB Education is currently in production on another science series for high school, Physics in Motion, which will be available at to teachers and students beginning Fall 2018. It is a continuation of the partnership between GPB, Georgia Power, and GOSA and underscores the organizations’ commitment to education. 
“We’re very grateful to Georgia Power for their support of this series that provides educators with such a powerful tool,” said GPB President and CEO Teya Ryan. “We’re also thankful that they’ve joined us in extending the value of Chemistry Matters by donating all of the equipment and materials used during production to a very deserving high school.”

For more information on Chemistry Matters and GPB’s other educational resources, visit