As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in the central coastal Southeast, Georgia Southern University”s commitment to educational excellence and technological advancements spans more than a century. Since its founding in 1906, the University has grown from its humble beginnings as a school for rural schoolchildren to recognition... Read more
We need not debate the ever-growing need for quality healthcare, our appetite for innovation or the life-changing advancements that scientific discovery brings. Life sciences – in virtually every form and function – are the building blocks to our well-being. But how do we achieve excellence in the life science... Read more
While school is out for Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students this summer, the school district has homework for parents and guardians. GCPS TV, the school system”s educational access channel, has designated the month of June as "Operation PTV," a campaign challenging parents to jumpstart their connection with their... Read more
In November 2006 I wrote in this column that "Everything rises and falls on leadership." I believe this maxim is timeless and applies to every group, organization, or profession. With this precept in mind, reinforced by research from education and the private sector, Gwinnett County Public Schools launched its... Read more
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has begun its nationwide search for the students who will be named 2014 National Merit Scholars, winners of scholarships worth some $35 million that will be announced starting next spring. As part of this first step, 51 Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) seniors have... Read more
By J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent Gwinnett County Public Schools As we close the books on another successful school year in Gwinnett County Public Schools, our work continues this summer on three important initiatives that are integral to ensuring our students graduate high school prepared for college, career, and citizenship... Read more