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Baby’s First Words, More Than Just Babble

Babies learn to talk following an intricate biological progression. It may sound like babble, but those noises babies make represent distinct milestones along the road to talking. And the absence of sounds can be cause for concern. When GPB reporter Jeanne Bonner had her first child almost two years ago, she started recording the sounds of her baby’s voice. As she reports, Atlanta researchers are conducting the largest-ever study of infant vocal development.

Georgia’s Gun Law Goes Into Effect Soon And School Districts Aren’t Jumping At The Changes

In just hours Georgia's new gun law goes into effect. One of its provisions allows Georgia school districts to let teachers carry guns. But no district is jumping at the option so far. Attorney Philip Hartley represents school districts across the state. All Things Considered host Rickey Bevington spoke with Hartley about the upcoming chances and reactions from school districts around the state.

Georgia Eighth Graders Improve Scores On CRCT

The percentage of Georgia’s eighth graders exceeding standards in the CRCT tests increased this year, according to results released Thursday. Results for 3rd through 7th graders were mixed. State School Superintendent John Barge says the increase in scores is good news, especially as the state prepares to face a new, tougher program next year. “And the percentage of our students meeting the exceeds standard increased on 17 tests,” said Barge. “In fact, in eighth grade, the percentage of students exceeded in every content area.”

Web Project Highlights Savannah's History of Slavery

A new project on the City of Savannah's website is shedding light on a little-known corner of slavery's history here: the work slaves did for the city itself. The city's Research Library and Municipal Archives today will unveil the Municipal Slavery Research Project. It's an online tool chronicling the City of Savannah's use of enslaved labor from 1790 through the end of the Civil War.

Georgia Students Honored As Gates Scholars

This year, 89 Georgia high school students are recipients of The Gates Millenium Scholars Program providing them with a full-ride education. Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda established the program in 1999. An online site that tracks such things says Gates’ net worth is comfortably north of $70 billion. These students are chosen from minority groups. With the help of nominators, each must write rigorous essays about the hardships they’ve faced and how he or she plans to give back to their community in the future.

Third Graders Learn About Tourism Jobs

A presentation by the Tourism Leadership Council taught third graders at Haven Elementary about the basics of working in tourism and hospitality.

Georgia Works To Preserve 'Equalization Schools' Designed To Make Segregation More Palatable

As the nation marks the 60th anniversary Brown vs. Board of Education Saturday, one woman is on a mission to save a relic of that era.

Brown Vs. Board Of Education Ruling Changed School For Rural Whites As Well As African Americans

60 years after the Supreme Court ordered schools to desegregate, it's worth remembering that the decision changed school for more than just black students, according to Cindi Chance, Dean of the College of Education at Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

Charter School Wait Lists Growing Longer In Georgia

Waiting lists for charter schools like the new one in Macon are longer than expected.

Despite Ethics Complaints, David Simons Out-Raises Opponents In Chatham County Schools Race

Savannah Morning News Reporter Jenel Few looks at campaign fund-raising by the five candidates for school board president. She says the top fund-raiser is getting a large share of his support from contractors with ties to the school district.

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