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October 16, 2007

Albany -- A member of the state board of education wants your help.  In fact she wants everyone's help to make sure children get a good education.

Peggy Nielson says after-school programs and educational opportunities such as visits to the Flint Riverquarium, Parks at Chehaw, and the Plantetarium are just as important to students as in class instruction.

 She's calling on people and businesses in South Georgia to get involved in one child's education. Peggy Nielson said  "any interested adult can commit to one, one hour period with a youngster at any one of these facilities, and their understanding of what they are learning at school will be enriched."

 The nation's report card says Georgia students are doing better on standardized tests. Nielson says if everyone in the community gets involved in the education of the children of South Georgia they'll go further and that will boost the region's future economic prosperity.

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