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This Week in GeorgiaGov

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.

Implementing Common Core Standards

January 16, 2013

Georgia was one of the first states to adopt a set of learning standards that sets public school performance expectations for each subject area in each grade.

Open Online Learning in Georgia

January 4, 2013

Georgia Tech, Emory and other schools around the world are using a promising new innovation to provide free online education.

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.

Responding to the Newtown Tragedy

December 17, 2012

Georgians grieve with and pray for the families and friends of those affected by Friday's senseless tragedy. Schools across the state have taken various approaches to assess and step up their safety and security.

Christmas Tours at the Governor's Mansion

December 11, 2012

Governor Deal and his wife, Sandra, have decorated the Governor's Mansion for the holidays. Take a virtual tour of the mansion, and learn how to arrange your own visit during December.

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