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Closing Time

Heather Neal - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 6:05am

In the next week, schools all over the state will be sending students and teachers home for the summer. There are only a few more days to cram knowledge and skills in (and hope it sticks through the summer break), then...

Finding Your Roots airs Sundays on GPB

Economics of Genealogy

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 5:38am

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is an impressive historian. He has managed to make ancestry and genealogy mainstream, hip, and important with his previous two biographical PBS programs African American Lives and Faces of...

GA high school students improved this year on end-of-course tests (photo courtesy of igoghost via stockxchng)

Georgia Students Post Test Gains

Heather Neal - Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 6:34am

Last year, Georgia changed the way it does some of its student assessments. In April 2011, the state Board of Education approved a plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation tests beginning with the class of...

Comments on the New Common Core Standards

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 10:58am

In addition to new classrooms, students and new staff members, teachers in Georgia have another “new” “new” to adapt to: the Common Core Georgia Performance standards. These standards emphasize literacy across subjects...

Free Common Core Content from PBS Learning Media

Heather Neal - Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 6:40am

It’s happening. School is starting back all over the state and teachers are jumping into Common Core with both feet. As I checked Facebook this morning (is it sad that's now part of my morning routine?), I saw a...

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