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Celebrate the Constitution!

Patrice Weaver - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:31pm

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...

The Roswell Roots of Theodore Roosevelt

Patrice Weaver - Monday, September 15, 2014 - 8:08am

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...

This Week in Education News Sept. 12, 2014

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:01am

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...

The Roosevelts are Coming! Get a Preview (Video)

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:36pm

On Sunday September 14 at 8 p.m., Ken Burns’ spectacular and extensive seven part documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait comes to GPB. The series is a first for Burns: the first time the lives of three...

Back to School Networking Event Sept 18

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:34pm

Join us for a night of networking and learning.

This Week in Education News Sept. 5, 2014

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:42pm

I've started a new weekly post curating the top education news headlines of the week. This list will appear every Friday afternoon for your convenience. This week in education news for September 5, 2014 covers...

Free Digital Textbooks Now Available Online Through Georgia Department of Education

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:06pm

The Georgia Department of Education is offering free digital textbooks that are now available online.Head over to www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resource and click on the words click here underneath the Shared Folder icon in...

2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year, Amanda Miliner, attends the Get Georgia Reading event. (Photo by Rosemary Jean-Louis).

Five Tips for New Teachers from Georgia’s Teacher of the Year

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 7:06am

At last week’s launch event for the the Get Georgia Reading campaign, I met Georgia’s 2014 teacher of the year, Amanda Miliner. She is a poised, intelligent, and energetic woman who is very passionate about students...

Photo courtesy Atlanta Public Schools.

Georgia Tech’s New Scholarships for Top Atlanta Students Explained

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, August 8, 2014 - 5:02am

Georgia Tech just announced that it is offering four year in state scholarships and automatic acceptance to top Atlanta Public school students. It’s an exciting program that will give more students across the city a...

3rd Grader Luke Valladares recites a passage from Roald Dahl's "The BFG" to kick off the Get Georgia Reading Campaign.

3rd Grader’s Recitation Kicks Off Get Georgia Reading Campaign

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 8:43am

If every adult joined together to make sure kids learn how to read by the time they reach the third grade, the kids would sound like Luke Valladares. The confident 3rd grader read an excerpt from Roald Dahl’s “The...

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