New Book Vending Machine Feeds Minds with Stories

Students at Seminole County Elementary School can select a reward from a brand-new vending machine provided by Seminole County Family Connection. It’s not your typical vending machine. This one dispenses books that are theirs to keep. Read More


GaDOE Awards Funds for Dyslexia Screening to School Districts

Senate Bill 48, signed into law in 2019, requires that local school systems – beginning with the 2024-2025 school year – screen all students in kindergarten and grades 1-3 for characteristics of dyslexia. Funding was provided by the General Assembly to assist with the costs of this screening requirement. Read More


GPB Education Launches Community Backpack Project

Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP) has teamed up with GPB Education to distribute 3,500 backpacks filled with learning activities, school supplies, and information on how to access GPB Education and PBS Kids content. Read More

Madison Mayor Fred Perriman reads to third graders at Morgan County Elementary School, October 2022.
Photo by Patrick Yost.

And Our Next Reader Is…The Mayor

The statewide Mayor’s Reading Club, a new literacy program created by Georgia City Solutions, a nonprofit arm of the Georgia Municipal Association, began with a handful of mayors and has grown to more than 50 mayors participating from across the state. Read More