Northside Elementary students work with coding programs two or three times a week. This year, lower-grade students will begin using the Osmo system, which connects with the iPad, for hands-on coding activities. This video from Osmo shows how the the system works.
Video courtesy of Osmo
Elementary students get lessons in coding
"No Greater Love" opens in select theaters Friday
Class teaches eating well on the go
Electronics class teaches students to keep old things working
College fair tour stopping in Macon
Understand the components of a prosthetic leg
There were only four paved roads in Monroe County when he started
Westside students eclipse their science knowledge
Georgia Tech program aims to attract state's top students
Spotting the signs of mental health issues
Area first-graders getting special treat on first day of school
"No Greater Love” premiers Friday at 25 U.S. theaters, including in Fort Benning, Lawrenceville and Buford in Georgia. The documentary follows the Second 327th Infantry Battalion, 101st Airborne Division — nicknamed “No Slack” — during a year-long deployment to the Kunar Province in Afghanistan in 2010. The film was directed and shot by Retired Army Chaplain Justin Roberts and co-produced by Laura Fong, visiting assistant professor and journalist in resident for Mercer's Center for Collaborative Journalism.
A new class in Macon is teaching parents and grandparents how to cook healthy for their families on a budget. It's sponsored by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program from University of Georgia Extension.
Albert Fields has been working in the Monroe County schools transportation department for 53 years. He started out as a bus driver and is now a fleet manager. A lot has changed over the years, but his love for his job and the school children riding the buses has been constant.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities created this public service announcement and has encouraged schools to show it to their students, parents and faculty. The agency wants to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health conditions and promote mental health awareness.
The Georgia Department of Education released the new Standards for Excellence in media, visual and theater arts last month. School districts will make plans for the new standards this year and implement them in 2018-19.
Every year, dozens of international students enroll in the upper grades of Middle Georgia’s schools. Charlie and Monni Parish were a host family for Tia Ouyang, who attended First Presbyterian Day School, for three years.