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Fernbank Science Center in danger of closure.

The Museums Fernbank

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 11:36am

Fernbank Museum has been in the media a lot in the past couple of days. Which is to say, one of them has. There seems to be some confusion here. That place in Decatur with the giant fossils and several floors of...

A scene from "On the Altamaha"

Georgia Outdoors Awards!

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 11:00am

If you weren’t convinced of Georgia Outdoors’ excellence in content and showmanship, you can be now. The show that Georgia’s citizens have loved to watch and teachers have used countless times in science and social...

Simola Nayak (left) and Rachael Cundey (right) are Georgia's representatives to the National Spelling Bee.

But Can They Spell Octogenarian? We'll See at the National Spelling Bee

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 6:00am

Because they could spell “insidious” and “flamboyant” Simola Nayak and Rachael Cundey are Georgia’s representatives competing in this week’s three day National Spelling Bee. The fierce word battle starts tomorrow. It’s...

A Tribute to the 35th Birthday of "Star Wars" with Fun Lessons

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:55am

Thirty five years ago in movie theaters far and wide, “Star Wars” made its debut. In addition to spawning two sequels, three prequels, TV specials and cartoons, it has inspired teachers to mine the saga for teaching...

More than 58% of GA students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Feeding Georgia's Children this Summer

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:52am

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, more than half of Georgia’s students are eligible for free and reduced lunch at school. (For a break-down by county, view this document from the Department of Early Care and...

National Memorial Day Concert airs May 27 at 8pm on GPB

Sharing and Preserving Veterans' Stories

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 8:18am

Monday, May 28 is reserved to honor Memorial Day, established as a national holiday by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971. Formerly, it was called Decoration Day and was celebrated at different times by...

Five Fun, Educational and Inexpensive Activities to do with Your Child over Summer Break

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 6:20am

Guest blogger Charity Kinneer, a high school reading and literature teacher for the Cherokee County School District, recommends these fun and inexpensive educational activities to try out during summer break. With...

Tech Thursday: Try Learnist, the Pinterest for Educators

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 4:46am

Starting today, I'm launching a regular blog feature: Tech Thursdays. Every Thursday morning I will profile a tech tool or site useful to educators. Learnist is a new site that piqued my attention because it's...

This is what the shredder from the movie "Battleship" looks like in fiction. Courtesy syfy.com

Cool Science: How the Parker Brothers Made a Real "Battleship" Shredder

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 9:43am

How about this for a cool work assignment: create a real version of the metallic, menacing, wheel weapon known as the "shredder" from the movie “Battleship”? Marc Parker and Shanon Parker from Parker Brothers Concepts...

"Red Tails" the movie gave the Hollywood treatment to the Tuskegee airmen story.

Meet Two Real "Red Tails"

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 11:22am

In time for Memorial Day, the movie “Red Tails” about the Tuskegee airmen was released on DVD. But years before the story was dramatized by Hollywood, two real Tuskegee airmen told us their real stories. It’s documented...

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