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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.

The Legislative Process: Boating Safety in Georgia

February 22, 2013

To combat several incidences of boating while intoxicated on Lake Lanier recently, Governor Nathan Deal and several state legislators are working to strengthen public safety on the waterways.

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.

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.

Flu Season in Georgia

January 7, 2013

Georgia health officials and the CDC are reporting a growing flu season in the United States.

Improving the Juvenile Justice System

December 28, 2012

The Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform for Georgians last week released its recommendations for saving money and reducing the number of repeat offenders within the juvenile justice system.

Understanding Mental Illness

December 27, 2012

Following the tragedies in Newtown, Conn. and Webster, N.Y., there has been an increase in discussion of mental health and illness.

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.

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