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Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

Author & Early Childhood Education Expert Launches 2nd Edition of National Preschool Curriculum

In July 2008, Author & Early Learning Expert, Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, known as Dr. Bisa, made good on her declaration to produce an affordable preschool curriculum that meets national standards. In January 2011, WINGS: The Ideal Curriculum for Children in Preschool, 2nd edition, will be available, along with five  sets of supporting materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers/pre-k, family/group child care, and after-school programs. The updated WINGS Curriculum Parent Handbook includes new information on play and learning, along with more resources and forms to support home-learning.

Technology Expert’s Warning to Parents: Do You Know What Your Child is Doing Online?

Technology Expert’s Warning to Parents: Do You Know What Your Child is Doing Online?

TANKOH Launches Mommy & Me Computers

In today’s global and virtual world, the need for parents to have full control over their child’s online activity has become a high necessity as compared to previous decades. With children as young as three years of age being increasingly savvy with technology, parents need to protect their families from becoming a statistic of online predators.  According to reports, three in ten victims of online child predator cases appear to be aged 6 and under – with five percent apparently younger than two years of age which runs parallel to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) report, a division in charge of  closing illegal internet content. More than three quarters of these child victims are girls.

Public Schools in Georgia: the Numbers Just Don’t Add Up

Public Schools in Georgia: the Numbers Just Don’t Add Up

Author and Early Learning Authority Dr. Bisa Batten Lewis, affectionately called ‘Dr. Bisa’, managing partner of Ideal Early Learning, LLC --an education consulting firm based in Atlanta, is sounding off in her latest blog about the fallout in the Atlanta Public School system’s alleged cheating scandal and performance of schools throughout the state of Georgia.  Ideal Early Learning, LLC, is one of a few chosen firms leading the way in Georgia to revamp the state’s education system starting with the professional development of early childhood educators and the eligibility requirements effective 2012 by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. 

Georgia has ranked among the lowest-performing states over the last decade in education.

APS Earns National Financial Reporting Award

APS Earns National Financial Reporting Award

ATLANTA, GA -- Atlanta Public Schools has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

The award reflects the commitment of APS and its staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting, according to GFOA.  To achieve the award, APS’ budget documents were rated “proficient” in all four categories, including development of an effective policy document, financial plan, operations guide and a communications device.  APS also had to achieve proficiency in 14 mandatory criteria within the four categories to receive the award.

Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America, according to GFOA.

APS earned GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award last year.

APS Schools to Close Dec. 20 to Jan. 5 for Winter Break

 APS Schools to Close Dec. 20 to Jan. 5 for Winter Break

ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools will close from Dec. 20 to Jan. 5 for winter break.  The last day of classes for schools on the APS traditional school calendar is Friday, Dec. 17.  Classes resume after winter break on Wednesday, Jan. 5.  APS administrative offices will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 22 until Monday, Jan. 3.

Education Leaders at Town Hall Meeting: Community Linkages Key to Solving U.S. Education Crisis

Education Leaders at Town Hall Meeting: Community Linkages Key to Solving U.S. Education Crisis

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in partnership with Participant Media today hosted a Town Hall meeting to further community engagement in the ongoing conversation about the educational issues highlighted in the critically-acclaimed documentary, WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN.”  Community partners with top local and national education, business and government leaders agreed that community linkages are critical to solving America’s education crisis.

“Partnering for Change: The Role of the Community in Improving Education for All Children,” included compelling clips from the film and a discussion focusing on the importance of community involvement in working to provide every child a great education.

Moderated by Southeast Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, Bill Nigut, the panel participants included; United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta President, Milton J.

High School Siemens Competition at Georgia Tech, November 12th-13th

There’s $9,000 up for grabs in Midtown, this weekend, and someone’s leaving town with it.

The Regional Finalists in the 2010-11 Siemens Competition arrive at the Georgia Institute of Technology November 12-13. Up for grabs is a $3,000 prize for an individual, $6,000 for a team and the chance to win up to $100K at the National Finals in Washington, DC, December 2–6.

Could a group of high school students hold the answers to the great scientific challenges of our time?  Find out this fall when America turns its eye to the young science stars competing in the renowned Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology – the nation’s premier science research competition for high school students.

Admission to this competition is free and the public is welcomed to attend.