Moving Forward with Information Technology

Making a Difference

I just read a press release about the new integrated English and computer skills exam. This is the second year the exam has been given, and apparently both the number of people who attempted the exam and the percentage who passed increased. As we’ve mentioned before, teachers who pass this exam get a salary bump, and by 2014 the exam will be mandatory for all teachers.

For me, the most important aspect of this exam is the fact that it requires computer skills. Georgia is a little late in the game in terms of IT (having suffered through infrastructure problems, including lack of reliable electricity, for most of the information age) but the upshot of this is that instead of having a patchwork of old, semi-obsolete systems in place to try to work with or work around, Georgia has been able to implement a number of public service solutions using…

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About Sarah Rows Solo

British YouTuber and Founder of Environmental and STEM education charity Oceans Project, preparing for a solo row around the coast of Great Britain.
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