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Georgia Charter Schools Amendment

Yun Mi Park - Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 7:56pm

On November 6, 2012, as Georgia voters cast their ballots for president, they also voted in support or against Amendment 1 - a constitutional amendment that would allow charter schools to be approved by a state...

Election Day Resource Roundup

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:03am

We’ve done several blog posts on resources for students that cover the presidential elections that make them interesting and fun. On this Election Day, I want to share a few new ones with you as well as list our past...

A Thanksgiving Quiz

Heather Neal - Monday, November 5, 2012 - 5:10am

How much do our children really know about Thanksgiving? Or how much do we know or remember for that matter? I haven't been a student (in an actual classroom, that is) in quite a while now. While researching for this...

Student Video Competition

Heather Neal - Friday, November 2, 2012 - 5:37am

Last year GPB started a campaign called Stop the Drop! to help improve graduation rates across Georgia. You can view the summit and supporting resources as well as community partner links online. This year we're...

Elmo hobnobs with kids from Sheltering Arms at the science and arts education announcement.

Elmo Announces Boost to Atlanta Pre-K Arts & Science Education

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 6:14am

If you’re going to announce a major initiative that will improve arts and science education for preschoolers, it’s best to get a celebrity to do the honors. That celebrity was Elmo - a fine choice I might add. He joined...

Getting To The Heart Of Educational Reform

Yun Mi Park - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 12:10pm

Dr. Jason B. Huett is the Associate Dean of Online Development and USG eCore and a tenured Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Design at the University of West Georgia (UWG). He is also the 2012...

Haunted History

Heather Neal - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 6:24am

Just in case your students are among those who tend to get distracted by holiday activities, we have some tips for keeping them task-oriented while indulging their festive spirits. As candy quotients increase in the...

Free Webcasts: Tundra

Heather Neal - Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 10:03am

The Discovery Educator Network (DEN), a global community of educators passionate about teaching with digital media, sharing resources, collaborating, and networking, is teaming up with Polar Bears International® to...

The Hudson River swells and rises over the banks of the Hoboken, NJ. Photo courtesy Charles Sykes/AP

Tracking Frankenstorm Sandy Through Sites, Maps and Social Media

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 6:49am

Thanks to the Internet we can track the path and the affects of Hurricane Sandy. Educators and students can be more than news consumers in this case. You can study all facets of this storm: its strength, its damage, the...

Georgia Pre-K Turns 20

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, October 29, 2012 - 6:40am

It’s hard to believe that 20 years has passed since Georgia introduced its popular lottery funded pre-k program. But it’s true. The program is two decades old this week. Along with the politicians, educational leaders...

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