Tue., September 4, 2012 4:17pm
The young students at the Rebecca Blaylock Child Development Center have started learning letters, colors and other early skills on the Nook e-reader. Teachers started using the tablets a couple of weeks ago. They direct the lessons while students work in small groups with the touchscreen devices.
Fri., December 16, 2011 7:02am
Georgia will not get 70 million in federal grant dollars officials hoped to use to improve early childhood education. The state had hoped to win a portion of the latest federal Race to the Top funding focused on early learning, but was not among nine states chosen for the grants.
Fri., July 15, 2011 8:47am
Georgia is applying for more federal "Race to the Top" money, this time for early learning. The Obama administration announced in May that states could compete for part of $500 million aimed at encouraging better coordination and clearer learning standards for early education programs. It's the third round of the U.S. Department of Education's "Race to the Top" competition.