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New Campaign Hopes To Improve Reading Proficiency In Georgia Children

According to new campaign called Getting Georgia Reading nearly two-thirds of Georgia’s children are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade. A study by the Annie E.

Hull Park's "Miss Joan" Quarterman Brings Kids Fun, Love

Kids are heading back to school Thursday, and for many that will mean the end of long weekdays spent playing in city parks. GPB’s Emily Jones visited Hull Park in Savannah’s Chatham Crescent neighborhood to find out what keeps kids coming back summer after summer.

Back To School: Atlanta Superintendent “Off To A Good Start”

The first day of school is a milestone for every student, but this year, it was also a milestone for the new head of the Atlanta Public Schools.

For Refugees, A Clarkston Summer Camp Helps Smooth The Transition

Of the thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have been streaming illegally into the United States recently, about 1,100 have been settled temporarily in Georgia, according to state and federal officials.

Savannah's Children's Choir Celebrates End Of Camp with Eclectic Musical Performance

Friday night, the Savannah Children’s Choir gave an end of year camp concert at the Lucas Theatre. The camp organizers say the goal is to inspire confidence in children from diverse backgrounds while exposing them to a range of musical styles.

Macon Environment Not As Polluted As Chemistry Professor Predicted

The environment around Macon isn't as polluted as you might think for a post-industrial city. That's according to Jennifer Look, a chemistry professor at Mercer University who has been testing the environment with her students.

Savannah-Chatham School Board Runoff: Jolene Byrne

Among the decisions facing Chatham County voters in next week’s runoff election is who should be the next school board president. Previously we heard from one of the candidates, Chester Ellis.

Savannah-Chatham School Board Runoff: Chester Ellis

Next week Chatham County voters will choose a new school board president. Jolene Byrne and Chester Ellis are facing off in Tuesday’s runoff election.

Georgia Milestones: Educators To Review New Test Plan Soon

Some teachers from across Georgia could get a sneak peek at the new Georgia Milestones Assessments Test as soon as this month. Georgia Milestones will replace the CRCTs and End-of-Course Assessments for students.

Learning The Music Biz At The Otis Redding Camp

It can be a long road for a young musician from writing a song in their bedroom to a career as a songwriter.