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Behind the scenes at the Republican Presidential Convention.

Getting Teachable Moments out of the Presidential Conventions

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, August 27, 2012 - 12:04pm

I realize the phrase “teachable moment” is overused. But I must whip it out in connection with the Republican National Convention in Tampa and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte next week. Those events are...

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

Patrice Weaver - Monday, August 27, 2012 - 6:28am

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...

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Classroom Content in Honor of Neil Armstrong

Heather Neal - Monday, August 27, 2012 - 4:25am

Neil Armstrong passed away on Aug. 25, 2012 at the age of 82. Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. In his career at NASA, he held numerous roles, including engineer...

Elmo The Musical is a new segment that focuses on solving problems using math.

Sesame Street: New Season Focuses on S.T.E.A.M.

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, August 24, 2012 - 7:17am

The new season of Sesame Street that premieres on GPB Kids September 24 will focus on the S.T.E.A.M. curriculum. What's that? Sesame Street explains it like this: The cornerstone of the curriculum remains the...

Tech Thursday: Put Your Kids on a Digital Diet

Daniel Sieberg - Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 5:09am

Normally on Tech Thursday, we're promoting new technologies. But in the post, guest blogger Daniel Sieberg discusses how to help kids strike a balance between technology and real life. A father of three teenage boys...

Changes to Mandatory Reporting Law

Heather Neal - Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 11:16am

Earlier this summer, we reported through GPB News and blogged about the new changes to laws about mandatory reporting on child safety concerns. Effective July 1, 2012, the new adjustments to the law includes volunteers...

The class of 2016 is looking to spot Justin Bieber or Dakota Fanning on campus.

Teachers, This is the Mindset of the Class of 2016

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 5:29am

Beloit College is out with its Mindset List for the class of 2016. It’s a measure of how the generation gap impacts culture. And what a major impact time has made! The incoming class of college freshman, born in 1994,...

UGA Best Party School and College Newspaper

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 12:32pm

The Princeton Review is out with its Best 377 Colleges rankings. Since most media are concentrating on the University of Georgia being listed as one of the best party schools once again - they missed a more positive...

The Southern Education Desk is on Pinterest

Yun Mi Park - Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 4:52am

Pinterest was all the craze when it began gaining popularity – pin pictures, links, recipes and products to a virtual board to come back to later. Genius! Oh, and you can share pins and boards with friends and...

Students' Voices in the Dropout Crisis

Heather Neal - Monday, August 20, 2012 - 5:49am

No one drops out of school for no reason; every one who drops out leaves for some reason. It may be that they have no pattern or support for graduating in their family history, negative peer influence, problems with...

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