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Kim Jeffcoat (left) and Susan Jacobs (right) "anchor" the ELA 1st Grade session.

Five Questions and Answers About Common Core GPS Training

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 12:28pm

For the past five months, we partnered with the Department of Education to deliver training on the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards through a live stream and interactive chat. (You can watch all of the archived...

Students Combat Human Sex Trafficking Through Poster Contest

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 8:54am

Georgia students are joining the fight against human sex trafficking in the state. The Georgia Department of Education announced winners of its state-wide poster winning contest: Not in Georgia. Open to high school...

Schematic of a 1999 Dodge Viper. Image courtesy of Jeff Shmanske and http://www.chattcougar.com/jshmanske/

Automotive Tech at Chattahoochee High School

Chrissy Warrilow - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 7:51am

Growing up in the Fulton County school system, I had the opportunity to take a myriad of AP classes and join a number of afterschool activities, including band, orchestra, and varsity swimming. However, whenever I...

Closing Time

Heather Neal - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 6:05am

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 summer break), then...

Forsyth County Enforces Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Policy with Great Results

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 11:16am

Two years ago Forsyth county introduced the Bring Your Own Technology in the classroom program. What this meant is that students were allowed to come to school with their tech devices of choice and use it. The list...

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

Science, Math, and Peppers

Heather Neal - Monday, May 14, 2012 - 8:51am

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 youth, our school...

Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman has reimagined summer school with CDF Freedom Schools.

Redefining Summer School - CDF’s Freedom School

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, May 14, 2012 - 7:03am

Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelmen dares you to rethink summer school. Throw away the stereotype of badly behaved students repeating classes to keep from being held back. Dismiss the notion of slow...

NASA Astronaut Don Pettit used Candy Corn to conduct experiements in space. (Photo: Don Pettit, ScienceFriday.com)

Candy Corn in Space!! A Sweet Science Experiment

Chrissy Warrilow - Friday, May 11, 2012 - 11:10am

It's Friday, and I tend to get a little silly on Fridays. I mean, why not? The weekend is right around the corner, and it's time to have some fun. But I also like to peruse NPR's ScienceFriday to see what cool - and...

Preventing Summer Reading Lag in Struggling Readers

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, May 11, 2012 - 6:54am

Guest blogger Charity Kinneer, a high school reading and literature teacher for the Cherokee County School District, offers these tips on how to keep students reading this summer. Research consistently shows that...

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

Growing STEM in the Southeast

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 6:55am

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 STEM Academy, which...

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