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Jul 24, 2017
New Yorker Redesigns Her Life To Help Kids In Ghana
Pat Wilkins had a "high maintenance life" with expensive vacations and a BMW. Then she decided to diverge from that path.

Jul 24, 2017
The Controversy Over Comprehensive Sex Ed
How well did your sex education serve you?

Jul 24, 2017
Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp?
In a wired world, summer camp is one of the last phone-free zones. But campers, staff and especially parents don't always appreciate the message.

Jul 22, 2017
What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You've Heard So Much About
The controversy surrounding a highly anticipated robotics competition for teens from around the globe sometimes overshadowed an otherwise upbeat event focused on kids, robots and changing the world.

Jul 22, 2017
Former Child Bride Is Pedaling Her Way To A Brighter Future
After Jenipher Sanni was married at 14, she dropped out of school for a year. Today, she's a a global girl advocate for the U.N. Foundation.

Jul 22, 2017
DeVos Protests In Denver; House To Make Cuts To Education
More girls are taking the AP computer science exam, House Republicans rejected school choice expansions in Trump's initial budget request, and the education secretary spoke in Denver amid protests.

Jul 20, 2017
Morning News Brief: Trump Blasts Sessions, DeVos Talks To Conservative Activists
In a new interview, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Also, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces protesters in Colorado, and ICE agents say their work has recently changed.

Jul 20, 2017
Betsy DeVos Speech Greeted By Protesters She Calls 'Defenders Of The Status Quo'
The education secretary has longstanding ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which backs school choice policies coast to coast.

Jul 19, 2017
The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake
Celebrity chef Rosanna Pansino hosts the YouTube show Nerdy Nummies and has more than 8 million subscribers. Among her fans are thousands of children who want to learn how to bake.

Jul 18, 2017
Private Student Loans: The Rise And Fall (And Rise Again?)
They're less common than they were a decade ago, but still the most expensive and riskiest way to pay for college.


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Your source to discuss and learn about education in Georgia and the nation and share opinions and news with Maureen Downey.
Jul 25, 2017
Can students get lost at big schools like UGA? Yes, but they will find their way.
Many high school seniors considering colleges are intimidated by a large campus. In this essay, a recent University of Georgia graduate says there are challenges to…

Jul 24, 2017
A league of their own: Dating app caters to elite college grads
AJC intern Allison Gordon wrote an interesting essay today on dating apps, which are increasingly the domain of young adults. A friend recently told me her…

Jul 21, 2017
If north Fulton teachers went to south Fulton schools, would achievement soar? Or is it the students?
One of the problems with bonus programs designed to entice top-rated teachers to low-rated schools is figuring out who the most effective teachers are and whether…

Jul 21, 2017
Is college about producing well-rounded citizens or graduates with job skills?
Alma Washington is another one of the talented college interns working at the AJC this summer. She is a rising senior at the University of North…

Jul 20, 2017
Top 10 metro middle schools in Georgia Milestones math. Cobb, Fulton lead.
The state Department of Education today released the results of the 2017 Milestones tests, given to public school students in elementary school through high school each…

Jul 20, 2017
Opinion: Raise the standard of evidence in campus sexual assault cases
Former DeKalb County District Attorney J. Tom Morgan is an attorney in Decatur and a professor of criminal law at Western Carolina University. In a column today,…

Jul 19, 2017
Why are so few teachers rated unsatisfactory? See what principals say.
I wrote a blog last night about the failure of generous stipends to lure top-rated teachers to struggling schools, focusing on Fulton County’s $20,000 offer three…

Jul 18, 2017
New snapshot of America’s changing classrooms: Fewer white and black students; more Hispanics.
I wanted to share a new report released today from the National Center for Education Statistics, “Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic…


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