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Leveraging Our Strengths to Move the Georgia Lottery Corporation Forward

November 20, 2012

The Georgia Lottery is second-to-none with regard to its reputation, professionalism and commitment to maximizing funds for the educational programs in the state of Georgia. For the last 19 years much has been accomplished to generate more than $13.8 billion for Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K program.

Celebrating Parents Teaching Children

November 14, 2012

Children model their parents, and that's largely the reason education study after study shows that parents are among the most effective teachers. Throughout Parent Engagement Month, the Georgia Department of Education encourages parents to get involved - to read with children, to take students to museums, to talk about history, science and the arts.

Increase in Georgia Student's SAT Scores & Participation

September 27, 2012

According to the College Board’s 2012 SAT report, the SAT scores of Georgia’s 2012 senior class increased seven points from year’s past. This year, students averaged an SAT score of 1452, compared to 1445 from the 2011 scores.

Child Bullying and Prevention

September 13, 2012

With the school year started again, child bullying has become an increasing concern among most parents and education leaders. Bullying is a well-known act among children of all ages, and can happen at any grade with both genders.

North Georgia Receives Faster Internet Connections

August 30, 2012

The high speed broadband project bringing over 1000 miles of fiber-optic connections to the North Georgia mountains is not yet complete, but has already brought internet speeds 20 to 50 times faster than before to the local area schools and businesses

Sales Tax Holiday for Back-to-School Shopping Starts Today

August 9, 2012

Starting today parents can take advantage of sales tax free back-to-school shopping.

More School Nurses On Hand This Year

August 9, 2012

Starting this year, students will see more school nurses in their front office clinics. Under new legislation, public schools must now supply at least one nurse for every 750 elementary school students and one for every 1,500 middle and high school students.

Governor to Speak About Technology in the Classroom

July 26, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal will speak directly with teachers and education advocates when he visits The Ignite Show on Tuesday, August 14. Focused on how technology affects teachers and students, the show will explore the benefits and detriments of the now high-tech, connected classroom.

Georgia Lottery to Sell Tickets Online

July 23, 2012

Among the vanguard of state lotteries expanding into Internet sales, the Georgia Lottery Corporation announced last Thursday that it will sell tickets online for Powerball, Mega Millions and Fantasy 5 as early as this fall. 

Atlanta Public Schools Pre-K Registration

June 6, 2012

If you live in Atlanta and your child will be 4 years old on or before September 4, you should consider enrolling your son or daughter in the free, full-day pre-kindergarten program offered through Atlanta Public Schools.

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