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Staples Office Store Offering 5% Back to Teachers/Schools in New Rewards Program

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.

Summer Reading Program Offers Thousands of Free Books to Georgia Kids

Last year, children in 134 counties spent 927,344 minutes reading 66,614 books. The organization wants to break that record this year.

HUD Working to Make Public Housing “Book-Rich Environments”

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.

3 Georgia Schools Named Green Ribbon Schools by US Dept. of Education

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

REPORT: U.S. School Spending Per Pupil Increased for Fifth Consecutive Year

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

13 Winners Announced in Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest

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.

Superintendent Woods announces 2019 Georgia Scholars

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.

3 Georgia Students Named 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Of the 161 named, 3 are from Georgia.

School Board Member Lies Under Oath About AllOnGeorgia

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 1 of 5 States to Recognize ‘Gaming’ as an Official Sport

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.