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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...

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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...

Coursera Offers Free Professional Development to Teachers

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 7:06am

Coursera, which has caused a stir by offering free online courses from Harvard and Georgia Tech known as MOOCs( massively open online courses) to anyone, is making more waves by providing free online professional...

A rendering of what the city may have looked like | Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation, graphic: Yann Bernard

1200 Year Old Egyptian City Discovered Under Sea

Heather Neal - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 4:56am

Current events can sound sort of flat and droll, especially if nothing very exciting is going on. When something truly thrilling does occur, then, allow the creative port to fully open. One of today’s headlines made...

Tech Thursday: Transform Your Students into Historians with DocsTeach.org

Sandi Holloman Dennis - Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:56am

Instead of passively receiving information, teach your students to analyze historical documents and become an investigator and synthesizer of information found in historical images. The National Archives docsteach.org/...

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