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Cedartown Educator to Receive NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence

Cedartown Educator to Receive NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence

The NEA Foundation has announced that Joshua Bearden, a 5th grade educator at Northside Elementary School in Cedartown, Ga., is one of 38 public educators who will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala next February in Washington, D.C.
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Grady BOE approves $50,000 settlement for fired guidance counselor

Grady BOE approves $50,000 settlement for fired guidance counselor

“On behalf of the Georgia Association of Educators, this is a win for fair dismissal and the constitutional right of due process of Georgia educators,” Oinonen said. “All local boards of education should follow the leadership of Grady County in affording their charter school teachers fair dismissal and the right to appeal to the State Board of Education.”
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Fear and Longing: Life for Students with Undocumented Parents

Fear and Longing: Life for Students with Undocumented Parents

About one in 14 students, or 6.9 percent from kindergarten through twelfth grade, have at least one undocumented immigrant parent, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center report.
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Georgia releases draft ESSA plan

Georgia releases draft ESSA plan

The draft was posted publicly to give all interested stakeholders time to review the plan and provide their feedback.

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Five Schools Recognized as Family-Friendly Partnership School Award Winners

Five Schools Recognized as Family-Friendly Partnership School Award Winners

GAE is pleased to continue this relationship that helps identify these forward thinking, community-engaged schools.
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Paraprofessionals Come Together to Fight the Stigma of Mental Illness

Paraprofessionals Come Together to Fight the Stigma of Mental Illness

“We are in a unique position to detect the warning signs and possibly intervene when students are experiencing mental health challenges.”
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Coweta member Dr. Melissa Ladd named Salute to Excellence in Education finalist

Coweta member Dr. Melissa Ladd named Salute to Excellence in Education finalist

Horace Mann presents her with $10,000 during the NEA Foundation Gala to help further her endeavors for her students.
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GAE statement on DeVos confirmation

GAE statement on DeVos confirmation

“Georgians and Americans have made it clear that DeVos needs to listen to the people because every single child deserves a great public school.”
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GAE 47th Annual Spring Convention

GAE 47th Annual Spring Convention

Delegates, make plans now to attend our annual meeting which this year is in beautiful Macon on March 30- April 2. Need more information on hotel and directions?
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GAE Lawsuit Challenges Atlanta Turnaround Plan

GAE Lawsuit Challenges Atlanta Turnaround Plan

In August, GAE, AAE, and individual employees, filed suit in Fulton County Superior Court against APS for noncompliance with the state’s Charter School Act.
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