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Chicago teachers rally during the walk out. Image courtesy flickr photostream kirstiecat.

The Chicago Teacher Strike: What do You Think?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 12:00pm

I suspect teachers in Georgia would have a lot to say about Chicago’s teacher’s strike. Many of the issues that educators there are dealing with resonate here and across the nation: teacher merit evaluations, pay,...

Photo courtesy Jason Huett.

Charting A Realistic Course for Educational Reform

Yun Mi Park - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 11:21am

A few weeks ago, I attended Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education's (GPEE) 20th Anniversary Partnership Forum. The forum's keynote speaker was Dr. Jason B. Huett, and he discussed and explained how education...

Organizers Wanda McClure and Nikki Robertson take a break for the cameras.

Ed Camp Atl: When Teachers Lead Professional Development

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, September 10, 2012 - 9:08am

I went to Ed Camp Atlanta over the weekend. What did I think of the event? This is what teacher professional development should look like! Teachers from five states ran the show so to speak - deciding what workshops...

Teaching Tough Subjects: September 11

Heather Neal - Monday, September 10, 2012 - 3:58am

In the eleven years since planes flew into the twin towers in New York, the landscape of our country and our world has changed greatly. The difference in the time and number of actions required to enter the airport and...

Students participate in a group rehearsal during their week in New York City.

Broadway or Bust is Amazing Case for Arts Education

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 7, 2012 - 5:51am

If there was ever a strong case for the power of arts education, it’s the new PBS documentary series “Broadway or Bust.” It’s about the 60 regional high school theater finalists who are sent to New York City to compete...

EdCamp Comes to Atlanta

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 8:08am

EdCamp is a free, national “un-conference” organized and run by educators. It’s more collaborative and democratic. Attendees vote for the sessions the day of. The Atlanta version EdCampATL is being held for the first...

Summer Learning Or Summer Hurting?

Yun Mi Park - Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 7:14am

Ah, summertime. Pool parties, backyard barbeques, vacation and a time when families and children unwind, relax and take a break. That is, after all, why many call it summer break or summer vacation, right? But there’...

by Steven Ricard

Georgia's Newest Historical Marker Honors First Waffle House

Heather Neal - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 10:16am

Are you familiar with Today in Georgia History, the collaborative resource for daily Georgia history events from GPB and The Georgia Historical Society? This weekend, we’ll have another moment to commemorate as Georgia...

Tech Tools for Physical Education

Heather Neal - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 6:18am

America is facing a crisis of childhood obesity. This generation of children is not expected to live as long as their parents and will face even higher costs for healthcare if we can’t help them change. Georgia ranks...

Apps for Physical Education

Heather Neal - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 4:17am

We received an email last week asking for ways to use technology in the Physical Education classroom. We’re answering it this week with a list of apps to use in PE. If you know of others to recommend, feel free to...

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