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Rachael Cundey and Nicholas Poulos are competing in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

Root for Georgia's Own Competitng at the National Spelling Bee 2013

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 6:40am

Over the next two days, the best spellers will engage in word combat at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. You can watch the competition today and tomorrow on ESPN on television or online. The nail-...

Briarwood Elementary Teachers Heroes During Oklahoma Tornado

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 8:41am

Teachers are superheroes. Need proof? Look at the courageous efforts of teachers at Briarwood Elementary in Moore, Oklahoma in the face of yesterday’s tornado. When the twister swirled their way, Sheri Bittle and Cindy...

Woodlawn Elementary, Chatsworth, National Archery in the Schools Program champs (image via georgiawildlife.com)

Georgia Schools Win First and Third in Archery

Heather Neal - Monday, May 20, 2013 - 6:08am

Two Georgia Elementary schools have won first and third places, respectively, in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). Of more than 100 schools competing from around the country, two Georgia teams really...

Georgia Tech Takes the Lead on Cost Conscious Higher Learning

Georgia Tech Masters Degree Less than $7,000

- Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 6:48am

The Georgia Institute of Technology has announced it will offer a Master’s of Science Degree in Computer Science for less than $7,000. The school will collaborate with online educational leader Udacity.com and ATT to...

Video: Student Goes Off on Teacher for Lazy Teaching

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, May 10, 2013 - 9:46am

Some videos go viral because they show students behaving badly - like the Making the Bus Monitor Cry video showing students bullying an adult school bus attendant to the point of real tears. This video is being noticed...

Image courtesy Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation

Good News, Bad News of Georgia’s New School Performance Scores

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6:54am

Georgia’s Department of Education recently issued a newer, easier to follow system to measure the performance of schools and school districts. It's called the College Career Ready Performance Index. It grades schools on...

Georgia's Mock Trial Team State Champs (via their Facebook page)

Georgia’s National Mock Trial Team Hails From Home

Heather Neal - Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 5:15am

Students from around the country are gathering today for the National Mock Trial competition in Indianapolis, Indiana, which begins tomorrow. Georgia’s representative team hails from the very center of the state in...

Singer John Legend Hosts TED Talks Education on Television

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 5:43am

You may be familiar with TED Talks, the short online video lectures from people of all works of life dedicated to spreading ideas and its separate channel TED Talks Education. Tonight John Legend hosts an hour long...

2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year Announced

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, May 6, 2013 - 5:07am

Since it’s Teacher Appreciation Week, I figured I’d start out by sharing this news: the winner of the 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Award is Jemelleh Coes! She’s a Special Education Language Arts and Reading teacher at...

Image courtesy Marvel

Iron Man 3 and Georgia STEM Day

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, May 3, 2013 - 5:15am

How can I possibly make a connection between the movie Iron Man 3 and Georgia STEM Day? Easily! The first connection is obvious: the first annual Georgia STEM Day is today and Iron Man 3 opens in theaters today. Today...

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