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Free Meals for Children

May 26, 2015

During the school year, more than 900,000 Georgia children meet requirements for free or reduced breakfasts and lunches. But…what happens in the summer?

Read Across Georgia: Building a Strong Foundation for the Future

March 5, 2014

The State of Georgia kicked-off “Read Across Georgia” month in March, an initiative launched by First Lady Sandra Deal to raise literacy proficiency levels among Georgia’s youth.

Applying for the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship

August 13, 2013

Many ways exist to help you support your child with special needs. The Department of Education provides a scholarship for children who qualify with the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program. Take a look and do some research to see if they can help you!

Save for College

June 12, 2013

Since 2002, the Path2College 529 Plan has offered parents a reliable way to plan for their children's college educations.

Dept. of Education Launches 'Georgia’s Future. Now!'

March 12, 2013

The Department of Education recently launched Georgia’s Future. Now! as a way to unite efforts to improve student achievement and tell the story of the successes in public schools.

Home Education in Georgia

March 5, 2013

Almost 50,000 students attend home school across the state, the Georgia Department of Education reports, and during this current school year, homeschooling has been even easier for parents.

Sponsors Needed for Summer Food Service Program

February 15, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama highlighted Georgia's pre-Kindergarten program. DECAL administers the program and works to meet the needs of Georgia’s children and their families.

Georgia's Pre-K Program Prepares Young Learners

January 28, 2013

Early reports from researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill show that Georgia's Pre-K Program is producing good results.

Improving the Health of Georgia's Youngest Learners

December 19, 2012

Childhood obesity in Georgia is reaching an epidemic level. As many schools are scaling back their participation in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Georgia is providing incentives to schools to serve better food to students. 

Talking to Your Child About Traumatic Events

December 18, 2012

When children experience a traumatic event, see or hear media coverage of it or overhear people talking about it, they can feel anxious, worried, or confused. Some children react right away, while others may show signs later.