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A Cobb County ordinance prohibiting more than two unrelated people from living in a single- family residence that has hampered housing options for many students could change.
Black teacher in front of chalkboard with mask on teaching young students
Innovative teaching strategies could very well become a cornerstone of curriculum going forward, especially in regaining ground that has been lost. Dr. Stacy Delacruz said repairing the educational damage of this year will not be a quick fix.
Georgia girls' STEM program:; young blonde girl in blue bouseholds her drone
Fly Girls is the brainchild of Dr. Sally Creel, STEM and Innovation Supervisor for Cobb County, Georgia Schools. Creel is passionate about increasing the number of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.” Their insights, perspectives and voices are too valuable not to be heard,” she said.
Hank Aaron headshot of smiling, older, gray-haired Black man wearing wire-rim aviator glasses and gray pinstripe suit with white shir and navy tie
An Atlanta high school that was named after a Ku Klux Klan leader will strip the name and instead honor the late baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron.
man smiling while on his laptop sitting at light wood table with friends with library book shelves in the background
The typical Georgia undergraduate was reportedly charged $7,142 in tuition and mandatory fees this year. Many paid less because of financial aid or HOPE scholarships. Georgia's sticker price was lower than all but three other states in the 16-state region.
Gray bookbag on wood desk with vape and a apple beside it on top of a red book
Students will be taught the dangers of vaping, as well as human trafficking, under legislation likely to go into effect next year.
Rows of wood and metal student desks and chairs facing blackboard in a classroom
Some Georgia teachers who agree to work in certain rural or low performing schools could get an extra $3,000 a year for five years under a bill advancing in the state Senate.
Energy: Closeup of person's hands connecting high-voltage plug in plant sanding in front of multiple battery bank
In our seventh weekly podcast episode of Gold Dome Debrief we cover Georgia's legislative debate over election bills in the state House and Senate, the future of energy in the state, and the progress of a bill that would allow home-schooled students to engage in extracurricular activities in public schools. #gapol
vape HB 287: Hand holding an e-cigarette surrounded by swirling smoke.
A new bill in the Georgia Legislature would mandate instruction on tobacco and vapor products for students in public school grades K-12. In a House Education Committee meeting on Feb. 9, Rep. Bonnie Rich, R-Suwanee, said her HB 287 would address the current vaping crisis, which has emerged in schools within the last few years.
Teachers Wait for Vaccine: Illustration of four rows of people of multiple ethnicities facing forward all wearing face masks in brown, bue and gold tops.
The COVID-19 vaccination rollout is off to a rocky start in Georgia, and teachers are anxious to claim their spots in line. In the meantime, many are back in schools, putting on a brave face for students and expressing alarm among friends. Babette DeLaune is a retired K-12 educator. She retired two years ago, after 14 years teaching in Clayton County, and another 12 in Cherokee County.