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Head Start helps children prepare for school

Watch this Sunday's Education Matters episode 018 on CBS affiliate WRDW Channel 12 television, 8:00-9:00 AM, as we discuss federally-funded Head Start programs, which are aimed at promoting school readiness and early education for children from low-income families. Click here for Head Start locations in the Central … [Read More...]

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Education Matters receives 501(c)(3) designation

Good news from the IRS, yes it's not a joke!  On Friday, June 6, 2014, Education Matters Nonprofit Corporation received notification that the organization is now a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity. Contributions to Education Matters are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code effective on … [Read More...]

EdMatt to open Reading Center

Education Matters believes reading is fundamental and a major key to attaining individual success.  Beginning this fall 2014, Education Matters will open the first Education Matters Reading and Resource Center at Schofield Middle School, in Aiken, SC. Through the utilization of a reputable, … [Read More...]

EdMatt radio broadcast has new home!

UPDATE: The Education Matters radio broadcast has a new home!!!  WNRR Gospel 1380 AM is a brand new gospel station in the Augusta market.  Physically located in the beautiful North Augusta, SC, WNRR Gospel 1380 AM is "The People's Choice" for gospel music, news, and entertainment. Tune in to … [Read More...]

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EdMatt moves to WRDW Channel 12

After broadcasting nearly three years on Aiken Standard Television (ASTV) Channel 95 via Atlantic Broadband, the Education Matters television broadcast has been picked up by local CBS affiliate WRDW Channel 12. The first segment of Education Matters hosted by Donna Moore Wesby aired Sunday, Feb. … [Read More...]


Education Matters to Parents Who Are Involved

By Donna Moore Wesby The following practical advice for parents of elementary school children was written and compiled by Donna Moore Wesby with some contributions from Ms. Rosie Berry, Ms. Peggy Trivelas, and “The Parent Institute” newsletters. Generally, involved parents make the … [Read More...]

Is athletics more important than academics?

Are you ready for some ... ? We know what comes next - "football!" Tis' the season when towns of all sizes come to life as football season nears. Local newspapers revere star athletes as front page articles and banner ads plaster the news that it's football season. Whether it's local or national … [Read More...]

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EdMatt study tips

Getting good grades does not just magically happen.  You must sincerely dedicate time and effort into becoming a good student, which then helps you receive good grades.  Practicing effective study tips is a key component to receiving good grades.  Here are just a few tips.  However, make sure your … [Read More...]


Money Matters w/Sandra Tips

(developed by Sandra Bland, Money Matters w/Sandra inside of "Education Matters") Give generously, starting with tithes and offerings. Pay yourself.  Start freedom fund or dream account. Start contingency or emergency fund. Spend your money on paper before you get paid (develop a budget or … [Read More...]

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Help your child become a better reader

  When reading to your child, point out patterns that occur across words "Hey! The letter 's' at the end of 'cats' changes the meaning of the word from one cat to more than one cat."  Encourage your child to look for other words with the same pattern. When your child is reading aloud, … [Read More...]


Preparing for College takes effort

Preparation for college is a long journey that does not just begin once a student enters high school.  Developing a mindset where a student has aspirations of attending college is influenced by a number of factors, including home life, one’s educational success at an early age, exposure to advanced … [Read More...]

EdMatt Word of the Week word puzzle

2013 Words of the Week Fun and learning for all ages.  Take the EdMatt word search challenge by locating the 2013 words of the week.  For an extra challenge, review the definitions by clicking on "Word of the Week" on this web site. … [Read More...]


College Career Financial Planning

Financial Planning as You Embark on Your College Career Julian Hills is a content writer and blogger for His journalism career has taken him from newspapers to local television news stations and even a 24-hour cable network in the Southeast. Julian is a graduate of Florida State … [Read More...]