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Listen: 'Burning of Atlanta' Legacies

Rickey Bevington - Monday, April 11, 2011 - 10:40am

Tuesday is the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War. A new marker now stands at the site where Union General William T. Sherman ordered what’s known as the “Burning of Atlanta.” The site is two...

Need a Real World Connection? Try Apple Picking!

Heather Neal - Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 11:45am

As a student, my favorite days were the experiment days, those days when we got to see and do what we had been learning in class. Even with the vastness and diversity of modern technology, I don’t think that is less...

Students doing high-tech work at Taylor's Creek Middle School

Passion for Partnerships

Marilyn Stansbury - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 7:55am

My bus tour ended Thursday. But here's an update from the road of what I experienced. Updated as of October 26, 2011 Great partnership examples happening throughout Georgia at all levels - elementary, middle and high...

Drop Out Prevention

Stop the Drop GA: A Dropout Prevention Summit

Heather Neal - Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 8:41am

Half of the adults in my family are teachers, or were teachers, in public education in Georgia. Half. And almost every one of those educators in my family have at least a Master’s degree, too. It’s safe to say that...

What Students Need to Help Them Succeed

Heather Neal - Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 8:19am

On November 17, we hosted and aired a summit on dropout prevention. Several experts and panelists spoke on the economical and social impacts of dropping out of school. What was, for me, one of the most impactful...

Inventure 2012

Heather Neal - Friday, February 17, 2012 - 4:37am

Spring is almost here. While that may have you longing for a luxurious Spring Break, I’m chomping at the bit to find out more about this year’s Inventure Prize Competition! The Inventure Prize is a joint effort between...

NOVA's Hunting the Elements

Heather Neal - Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 11:14am

Helping students understand what the elements are exactly can be complicated as it isn’t very feasible to show students what they are in your classroom. That was true until NOVA’s newest episode Hunting the Elements....

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Titanic: How She Sank

Heather Neal - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 5:56am

April 15th 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic, advertised as the “unsinkable ship.” Sadly, we know that statement turned out to be false when over 1500 passengers perished when the ship sank, but...

View of tornado damage at Ringgold High School.  Image at http://www.highschooltabloid.com

A Year After The Storm, We Are Ringold

Heather Neal - Monday, April 30, 2012 - 5:55am

This time last year, Ringgold, Georgia was surprised by a devastating storm system that killed 15 people statewide. Among those were two Ringgold High School students. The tornado that struck Ringgold was especially...

Life After the CRCT

Heather Neal - Monday, April 30, 2012 - 6:06am

If there is a more dreaded acronym in education than CRCT, I don’t know what it is. It has received plenty of criticism for limiting teachers in the classroom, underestimating student intelligence and performance, and...

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