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Now, under Georgia law, parents and all other volunteers and employees in schools are required to report suspected abuse or neglect of children.
It's the time of the year when it's common to buy gifts for our children's teachers. See what they really want and what they don't.
11Alive's Class Notes looks at two major events this weekend -- students walking to raise money for diabetes research and a former teacher who will become a Roman Catholic Priest.
Drivers who don't stop for school buses in some parts of the metro area are about to get hit with stiff fines.
Clayton State University is requiring all incoming freshmen to take a course in civility.
WOODSTOCK - A former 11Alive Class Act winner will pilot a program that will change the way Advanced Placement chemistry is taught in the nation's schools.
The College Board has selected Dr. Michelle Barthlow, who heads the science department at Etowah High School, as one of 35 participants worldwide to pilot changes for revised AP chemistry labs.
11Alive highlighted Barthlow's accomplishments four years ago when she won 11Alive's Class Act award for her making teens feel so comfortable in her classroom, they enjoy learning.
"A child's not going to come up and ask a question when they're struggling if they're afraid of me," said Barthlow in a 2008 interview. "It's a relaxed atmosphere where they know they can turn to a friend who is understanding what they're doing and ask a question."
The little ones at Primrose School of Buford are trying to dance their way to healthy lifestyles and win the Primrose National Family Dance-off.
ATLANTA - On this Oscar weekend, Zack Hosseini, 15, a freshman at Centennial High School is looking to score his own win.
A Forsyth County couple created two online testing resources to help kids study better.
ATLANTA - Georgia's Democratic party is split over how to create and fund charter schools.
LearningRX is offering a free "brain training" course for metro Atlanta teachers.
A middle school teacher has a "bright" idea for teaching her students about electricity.
MCDONOUGH - If you think you have a lot of Christmas gifts to buy for your immediate family, you have nothing on the Adkins family of McDonough where there are 14 children.
The newest play at the Alliance Theatre looks at lives of upper elementary through the middle school grades.
A Sandy Creek High School teacher has created a program to help all his Fayette County colleagues stay in shape. 11Alive joined in with a Random Act of Kindness.
Now that kids have returned to school, so have anxiety issues the bother some of them. There are worries over everything from taking tests to speaking in front of the class, and more.
Students and staff at Atlanta Youth Academy can agree on one thing in particular about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- "He's more than the "I Have Dream Speech."
ATLANTA - Each morning through the end of August 11Alive New at 6:00 a.m. will feature tips back-to-school tips from Ron Clark, a teacher and author of "End of Molasses Classes."
The fallout from Georgia's new immigration will likely show itself in classrooms as the new school year starts.