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Dec. 7, 1941: The USS Shaw explodes during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor Day

Heather Neal - Friday, December 7, 2012 - 4:40am

Today is Pearl Harbor Day, the anniversary of the Japanese attack on American soil in Hawaii. Incidents like this that happened in America’s relatively recent past can be difficult to explain and difficult to grasp the...

Dave, far right, in a live-action shot on the job.

Fast Forward: Interview with the Executive Producer

Heather Neal - Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 8:20am

Dave Drabik is the Executive Producer/ Director for GPB's STEM career project Fast Forward. In the interview below, Dave shares about his experiences working on the Fast Forward project as well as how he got involved...

How to Improve Georgia’s Graduation Rates

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 6:32am

Last week a new report on Georgia’s graduation rates confirmed what many officials and educators already knew: that the state’s graduation rate dropped significantly. "Georgia’s high school graduation rate is lower...

The Future Files

Heather Neal - Friday, November 30, 2012 - 7:03am

This month, GPB aired an original production highlighting STEM advancements around the state, The Future Files. This exciting, new series looks at the future of science, technology and medicine in a smart and fast-...

Tech Thursday: Math Chimp

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 6:36am

The beauty of the website Math Chimp is that it’s a one stop repository of math videos, games and worksheets, all aligned to the Common Core standards. Many sites boast a common core connection. But they make...

Tom Mather, researcher, captures ticks

Connecting Students to STEM Careers

Heather Neal - Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:11am

Do you have a student who spends recess searching out bugs on the playground? While it may be atypical playground behavior, it could also be a great opportunity to plug a little career education. Tom Mather, a...

Holiday Lessons

Heather Neal - Monday, November 26, 2012 - 6:37am

We’re back at it! School is back in session after the Thanksgiving holiday break. Now begins the frantic rush to jam in as much information before the winter holiday break, hoping it sticks. If you’re looking for...

Books for Gratitude

Heather Neal - Monday, November 19, 2012 - 6:49am

PBS Parents has put together a great list of books for the Thanksgiving season. Check with your school’s librarian or your local library to get these in time for the holiday. These books provide a great way to educate...

Twilight Breaking Dawn Writing Prompts and Other Lessons

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, November 16, 2012 - 6:12am

I admit it. I’m a Twi-hard! I’ve read all of the Twilight books. I’ve seen all of the movie adaptations and have a date with a group of Twilight loving female friends to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 this weekend. Go Team...

image via npr.org

Poetry Brain

Heather Neal - Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 7:23am

A health news article from NPR really got me thinking about poetry in the classroom. The report from NPR is about research comparing active regions of the brain while jazz musicians and rappers perform memorized and...

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