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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. 23, 8-9 AM.  Donna began … [Read More...]

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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...]

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Are You Ready to be Grown? Conference

Education Matters Nonprofit Corporation is blessed to present the first "Are you ready to be grown?" Conference.  This conference promises to be one of the most effective and hard-hitting conferences for middle and high school youth and parents. Most children think they know what it takes to be … [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...]

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Notable milestones in Education

Information credited to National Education Association 1919 –NEA and the American Legion meet to seek ways to generate public support for education. 1921–NEA and American Legion co-sponsor the first American Education Week. 1926–First SAT tests administered. 1935–Congress creates the … [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...]

Are you ready for Common Core State Standards?

 Watch this -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s0rRk9sER0 … [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 Debt.org. 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...]


Parent’s guide to student success

http://www.pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583&navItemNumber=3363 Check out the must-see guides to assist parents with understanding Common Core Standards -- the country's new universal educational standards.  Could you pass these if you were a child? … [Read More...]