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Five Things Teachers Want You to Know About Going Back to School

Charity Kinneer - Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 5:19pm

For many Georgians the school year has already started or is pretty close to beginning. Each new school year for your child is just as daunting as the last and every year I’m asked for advice by parents. Their...

Back to School Debate: Should Teachers Help Parents Raise Their Students?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 11:21am

Earlier today I listened to a talk radio show debate that made my toes curl. The topic was this: should teachers help parents raise their kids? In one corner a single mom of four sons whose answer was an adamant yes!...

Pete the Cat and Book List for School Readiness

Heather Neal - Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 5:02am

By now, very nearly all of Georgia’s students are back in school, pre-school, and daycare. For thousands of Georgia’s children, this is their first experience with school and/ or formal education. It is crucial that...

Does your elementary school have an orchestra?

School Music Starts Back Up, But Starting When?

Sarah Zaslaw - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:36am

One thing I love about the back-to-school season is seeing kids with their instrument cases. Especially the newbies. Beginning band and orchestra members may not even be able to produce a sound on the contraptions they’...

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Yes, Georgia Has a Tax Free Weekend in 2013

Heather Neal - Monday, July 15, 2013 - 5:45am

Yes, Georgia has a tax-free weekend in 2013. And we are grateful! Costs for fuel and goods are staying up (and even climbing) and we need a break. Circle August 9-10 on your calendars, set a reminder on your phone,...

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School Year Resolutions

Heather Neal - Friday, July 26, 2013 - 7:08am

We’ve been doing a weekly summer fun blog series that is, sadly, winding down. Those back-to-school ads are running and stores are putting all their fun, summer clothes on clearance – sure signs that school will soon...

A look at the books we're reading for Back to School.

7 Books to Get Ready for School

Heather Neal - Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:45am

Whether we’re ready for summer to be over or not, the school year is starting. A half dozen districts or so around the state are already back today. More start tomorrow and by the end of next week, summer is at an end...

Back to School Bash at Home

Heather Neal - Friday, August 2, 2013 - 6:12am

We, the parents, are a little overwhelmed at the changes a new school year brings. So, we’re taking a break and celebrating with a Back to School Bash at home. Our dear child has been gifted with a few more anxieties...

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Yes, Georgia Has a Tax Free Shopping Weekend in 2014

Heather Neal - Monday, July 28, 2014 - 5:56am

The tax-free back-to-school shopping weekend is back on August 1 and August 2, 2014 across the state of Georgia! The rules from previous years remain the same. The main and notable difference is the timing of this...

Here are Lesson Plans for the First Week Back to School

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, August 4, 2014 - 3:04pm

If you need help easing back into the classroom, PBS Learning Media has resources to help: lesson plans for each day of the week back to school. They have a catchier name for this series. It’s called Lesson-Plan-a-...

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