This week, the office supply chain Staples announced a new Classroom Rewards program that will allow parents to contribute 5% of their Back to School purchases to a teacher or school of their choice.
Last year, children in 134 counties spent 927,344 minutes reading 66,614 books. The organization wants to break that record this year.
In just its third year, a national campaign to promote literacy and a life-long love of reading has distributed one million books to children living in public housing. The program, however, has not yet moved into Georgia.
Across the country, 35 schools, 14 districts, and four postsecondary institutions are being honored for their innovative efforts to address the three "Pillars" of the program
Of the 50 states, New York ($23,091), the District of Columbia ($21,974), Connecticut ($19,322), New Jersey ($18,920) and Vermont ($18,290) spent the most per pupil
Thirteen school children were announced last week as statewide winners in the Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest. The artwork is now on display at state botanical garden in Athens.
Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during their four years of high school; who performed excellently in all courses; who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.
Of the 161 named, 3 are from Georgia.
During proceedings for the recall petition hearing for Chattanooga County Board of Education Chairman John Agnew, another board member testifying under oath on his behalf appeared to offer false testimony on a series of events related to the recall.
Georgia is one of five states in the nation that recognizes 'esports' as an official sport. GHSA has sanctioned 41 teams and colleges are even offering scholarships.