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It's time to splash around in the swimming pool! But wait - what's in the water? And no, I'm not talking about the floaty ring.

Science Friday Talks Swimming Pools - What's In The Water?

Chrissy Warrilow - Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 1:57pm

I'm the first to admit that I'm a "pool rat" - during my childhood summers, if I wasn't at the SciTrek Museum summer camps, then I was at the pool. I was on the swim and dive teams, and I was usually one of the last...

Georgia Students Make Finals of Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:34am

The Siemen’s We Can Change the World Challenge dares students in the K-12 grades to come up with ideas to solve environmental problems in their community. About 72 finalists are selected from the student teams that...

Map of the annular solar eclipse on Sunday, May 20, 2012.  Image courtesy of NASA

Astronomical Bummer: No Eclipse for Georgia on Sunday

Chrissy Warrilow - Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:21am

As mentioned in my previous post, Supermoon and Solar Eclipse, an annular solar eclipse will occur on Sunday, May 20, 2012. While that is certainly an exciting astronomical event, portions of the United States (...

Finding Your Roots airs Sundays on GPB

Economics of Genealogy

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 5:38am

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 Lives and Faces of...

Grady High School's football team squares off against Blessed Trinity. (Photo: GPB)

Should "Tebow Laws" Pass In Georgia?

Chrissy Warrilow - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 1:58pm

While most students are closing their books and saying "goodbye" to school, those who study at home continue to learn throughout the summer. In addition to maintaining focus on algebra and social studies, they are also...

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

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...


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