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Inventure Prize: A New Kind of Science Fair

Tonight is the night that the Inventure Prize winner will be chosen in a live competition show at Georgia Tech, broadcasted by GPB at 7PM. You can watch and encourage your students to watch online and join in the chat discussion, too.

Take a Dip into History: Find Family Fun this Labor Day

In 1921, an aristocratic up-and-coming young New York politician, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, contracted polio. Fearing his political future over, and desperate for a cure, FDR journeyed to Warm Springs, GA., on the advice of his friend, George Foster Peabody. There, FDR found the naturally soothing mineral water helpful in his physical therapy. FDR purchased the property and turned it into a polio treatment center. Eventually, FDR reentered politics and was elected, first Governor of New York, then four times President of the United States.

Teachers, Enjoy a ‘Bite-sized’ Course Over the Holidays

Make the most of your holiday down-time with a fast, flexible, and focused mini-course from PBS TeacherLine. These "bite-sized" professional learning opportunities will spark new ideas, expand your skill set, and energize your classroom. You can explore course content, watch videos, complete interactive labs, and take self-assessments at your own pace. Subjects include: social studies, technology, math, leadership, and science.

Three Macon Students Share What It's Like To Be Top Of Their Classes

For the three part radio series, “Top of Their Class”, GPB Macon’s Grant Blankenship tracked down three different students attending Macon high schools during their senior year. We asked them to share their story in their own words.

New Program for Improved Parent Engagement from DOE

The Georgia Department of Education announced a new program for improving parent engagement for childhood education. The I CAN Play a Role Campaign kicks off and runs through November, which is Parent Engagement Month in the state.

Take the Survey: Chemistry and Physics Update Survey

Without question, one of the single most popular and widely-used classroom resources GPB has ever produced are the video lessons in Chemistry and Physics. Year-round, it’s one of the most highly trafficked sections in our entire website. While it is popular, we have also heard from you that it’s dated. We agree. Technology has advanced greatly since these videos were made. We can do more with interactive technology, including delivering to various platforms.

Take the Survey: Georgia Studies Digital Textbook Review

In January 2014, we released the new, digital Georgia Studies textbook. It is the updated, reformatted version of the widely used The Georgia Studies Book: Our State and the Nation published by the Carl Vinson Institute.

Celebrate the Constitution!

Constitution Day is September 17th. A federal law passed as part of an appropriations bill a decade ago mandates the teaching of the Constitution in all schools that receive federal funds. Schools all over the country will observe Constitution Day with lessons this week about the historic document and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. There are a wealth of resources available for teachers on the Constitution from GPB, including the video It's My Constitution.

The Roswell Roots of Theodore Roosevelt

This week GPB premiers a new documentary series by Ken Burns -- The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. It is an extraordinary story of an extraordinary American family.

Georgia has a unique historic connection to Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. A few miles north of Atlanta, in Historic Roswell, is Bulloch Hall, the childhood home of Martha "Mittie" Bulloch, mother of Theodore and grandmother of Eleanor Roosevelt. Bulloch Hall is where Mittie and Theodore, Sr. were married in 1853.

This Week in Education News Sept. 12, 2014

This week the education headline news focused on the gubernatorial race, the correlation between exercise and student health and provided a meaty preview of the new Ken Burns PBS documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait.

Elections and Education: A Love Story?
GPB News 9/11/2014

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