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Cedar Grove Community Launches Environmental Justice Initiative
Cedar Grove, Community

Cedar Grove Community Launches Environmental Justice Initiative

According to Eliese Fisher, president of the Cedar Grove Community Association (CGCA), the group is becoming “the force that our community needs.” For years, the association has provided information and taken action on a variety of issues facing its residents. This year, it’s tackling environmental justice. In a recent email to area residents, the association shared that the Cedar Grove community is currently facing a number of challenges that are having an immediate and potentially long-term effect on the health, safety and wellbeing of residents. According to the association, these challenges include warehouses, lack of preparedness for the effects of climate change and the Bishop Road landfill, which has been burning for months. While climate change has been a hot button topic at the n...
STEM Innovation on Display at E. C. West Elementary
Cedar Grove, Schools

STEM Innovation on Display at E. C. West Elementary

Evoline C. West Elementary School, South Fulton’s first school to earn certification in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), hosted its first showcase recently, bringing together more than 25 educators from across the state to learn about the school’s approach to teaching and learning in a STEM-focused environment. Teachers and school leaders from several counties came out to see E. C. West Elementary students engaged in project-based learning in their STEM lab, greenhouse, STEM classrooms and courtyard, as well as learn about the school’s path to earning STEM-certification from the Georgia Department of Education. “The STEM Showcase was an opportunity to fulfill our pledge to share knowledge with other school districts,” said Principal Jennifer Burton. “We had educato...

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