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The Digital Textbook Conundrum

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 5:41am

A few years from now paper textbooks should be obsolete. That’s the prediction and desire of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Addressing the National Press Club yesterday, Duncan pointed out that other countries are...

Presidential Debates

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 8:31am

The presidential debates are airing live on GPB starting Wednesday October 3 at 9 PM. Here’s the schedule. The debates are another way to involve students in how the election process works. There are other facets of...

Buying and Selling Lesson Plans

Heather Neal - Monday, October 1, 2012 - 8:21am

A recent article from Huffington Post's Education section featured a Georgia Kindergarten teacher who has achieved millionaire status. Intrigued? Me too. According to the article, Deanna Jump's yearly salary is $55,...

Movie: 'Won't Back Down': A Charter School Fairtytale

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 28, 2012 - 5:13am

There's a new movie about education that indulges our fantasies on how to fix our ailing schools. It's called "Won't Back Down" and it's about two teacher/parents who campaign to turn their failing public school into a...

Turnaround Schools: How Are They Accomplished?

Yun Mi Park - Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 12:50pm

You’re smart. You pay attention to what’s going on in the world. And you have expertise that can add depth and relevance to our stories and programs. Become a trusted source for the Southern Education Desk through the...

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A Tree Grows In Abu Dhabi

Yun Mi Park - Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 12:25pm

Angelique recently reached out to us as a result of hearing Southern Education Desk features on GPB radio. She is an educator who has experience as a homeschooling, public schooling, and private schooling parent. She...

Actress Mayim Bialik is a real life neuroscientist.

Mayim Bialik and other STEM Role Models Girls Should Follow

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 5:15am

I was bummed that Mayim Bialik didn’t win the best supporting actress EMMY this weekend. I thought it would have been really cool for Mayim to win because she doesn’t just play a nerdy neuro scientist on the Big Bang...

Stopping the Drop Out Nation

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 5:03am

On the heels of American Graduate Day, we’re airing a Frontline special called Drop out Nation. This programming is part of our continuing commitment to help teachers keep students in school particularly when they are...

Actresses America Ferrera (l) and Aimee Garcia speak about the value of their high school education.

American Graduate Day September 22

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:33am

Over the summer we learned an unsettling statistic: the Georgia high school graduation rate is lower than first reported. Because of a new federal reporting formula, the state’s graduation went from 81 percent to 67...

Tech Thursday: How to Connect Your iPad to Your Interactive White Board

Heather Neal - Friday, September 21, 2012 - 5:10am

Pinterest strikes again! Yet again I found something fun, easy, and exciting on Pinterest. This time, it wasn’t a recipe or a fall craft activity, though. I found a quick, simple, easy tutorial on connecting your...


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