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Teachers are using Pinterest with Common Core

Pinterest and Common Core

Heather Neal - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 11:22am

I know a lot of us are using Pinterest, but in the event that you haven’t yet experienced it (because it is an experience), here’s a brief explanation: Pinterest is a way to organize the internet. That’s it. It’s...

Mock-up of the NEW National Center for Civil and Human Rights, opening 2014

Georgia Gets NEW National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 7:39am

Georgia is getting a new civil rights museum that has just begun its construction phase and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will be a valuable nucleus for...

Georgia Lottery

Lottery History in GA Education

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 12:19pm

Today in Georgia History, the Georgia Lottery sold its first ticket to support education in the state. But, it wasn’t first time that a lottery had been in place. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Georgia divided Indian...

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...

Savannah Port

Charming, Historical, Famous Savannah

Heather Neal - Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 9:38am

Travel and Leisure magazine recently ranked Savannah in the Top 10 World’s Best Cities. Savannah came in at number 8, beating out Quebec and Honolulu. As a native citizen of Georgia who grew up just two counties away...

Apprenticeships for Skilled Labor, Education

Heather Neal - Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 11:22am

Teachers around the state are putting their heads down and leaning in, delving into the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. These standards have been accepted and will be implemented incrementally beginning this...

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New GA City for Classroom Inspiration

Heather Neal - Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 6:48am

Last night’s primary elections show that voters have approved a new city in Georgia. In what has been a series of new metro Atlanta cities (Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton, and Chattahoochee Hills in recent years),...

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Presidents, Plains, Peanuts, and Postcards

Heather Neal - Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 5:34am

The annual Postcard Contest sponsored by The Jimmy Carter NHS Education Program and The Peanut Institute is now underway. This year’s theme is Digging Peanuts in Plains: Home of the 39th President. The contest ends in...

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...

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...

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