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Changes to Mandatory Reporting Law

Heather Neal - Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 11:16am

Earlier this summer, we reported through GPB News and blogged about the new changes to laws about mandatory reporting on child safety concerns. Effective July 1, 2012, the new adjustments to the law includes volunteers...

The class of 2016 is looking to spot Justin Bieber or Dakota Fanning on campus.

Teachers, This is the Mindset of the Class of 2016

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 5:29am

Beloit College is out with its Mindset List for the class of 2016. It’s a measure of how the generation gap impacts culture. And what a major impact time has made! The incoming class of college freshman, born in 1994,...

UGA Best Party School and College Newspaper

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 12:32pm

The Princeton Review is out with its Best 377 Colleges rankings. Since most media are concentrating on the University of Georgia being listed as one of the best party schools once again - they missed a more positive...

The Southern Education Desk is on Pinterest

Yun Mi Park - Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 4:52am

Pinterest was all the craze when it began gaining popularity – pin pictures, links, recipes and products to a virtual board to come back to later. Genius! Oh, and you can share pins and boards with friends and...

Students' Voices in the Dropout Crisis

Heather Neal - Monday, August 20, 2012 - 5:49am

No one drops out of school for no reason; every one who drops out leaves for some reason. It may be that they have no pattern or support for graduating in their family history, negative peer influence, problems with...

What Georgia's New Dropout Rate Really Means

Heather Neal - Monday, August 20, 2012 - 5:36am

Georgia’s newest dropout rate numbers indicate that just 67% of our students are completing high school. The last year’s numbers represented 81% of students graduating. While the new number is certainly alarming, it...

Inventure Prize offers fun invention education and STEM content!

Geoorgia Inventors for STEM Career Teaching

Heather Neal - Friday, August 17, 2012 - 5:50am

August is National Inventors Month! How did we miss telling you about that until now? Well, school starting back means we’re all busy, especially here as we support public, private, and home school educators ramping...

Vicki Davis and I are all smiles after being dolled up in the make-up room.

Tech Thursday: Who are Your Ed Tech Mentors?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 6:55am

I have been following Vicki Davis aka @coolcatteacher on Twitter long before I came back to GPB almost two years ago. I met her during the taping for the Ignite Show on Tuesday. It was like the day I met Janet Jackson...

Pete the Cat and Book List for School Readiness

Heather Neal - Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 5:02am

By now, very nearly all of Georgia’s students are back in school, pre-school, and daycare. For thousands of Georgia’s children, this is their first experience with school and/ or formal education. It is crucial that...

Anne Ostholthoff smiles alongside students from Columbus High School in the premiere episode of The Ignite Show.

Tweet the Ignite Show to Ask Governor Deal Questions

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, August 13, 2012 - 5:51pm

The Ignite Show is taping its second show today, featuring guest speaker Governor Nathan Deal. You can be a part of it even if you can’t physically be in the audience at 4 pm. I will be live tweeting and fielding...

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