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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.

Amber Alert Technology Helps Bring Children Home

January 10, 2013

Amber Alerts have proven to play an important and effective part in returning abducted children safely to their families.

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.

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.

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.

Applying for Child Care Assistance

August 13, 2012

To ensure that children around the state are well taken care of, the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program offers low-income families subsidies to pay for quality child care. CAPS covers costs for children 12 and younger; it also assists parents with special needs children up to age 17.

More School Nurses On Hand This Year

August 8, 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.