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Community School Concept at Marietta High is "Connecting The Dots"

Marietta’s success center could be described as “a concept, a mindset, a changing paradigm” that sees students as more than test scores or data points on a graduation rate, but as whole people and community members with complex needs.  Read  more

GAE troubled by Gov.’s effort to change portions of the state’s ESSA plan

“GAE has been fighting what we call ‘toxic testing’ for many years.  What Gov. Deal is asking could take us back to the days of over-use and over-emphasis of high-stakes standardized testing that had become ‘toxic' to our students. The open input period from which Georgia citizens, including thousands of teachers, commented and participated in feedback sessions and online surveys, clearly indicated they wanted to move on from that requirement."  Read more
Developing a Plan for Georgians, by Georgians | ESSA Practice Guides

July 21, 2017

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. Read More
July 18, 2017

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." Read More
June 15, 2017

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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Volume 15, Issue 3:
Get the top GAE terms you should know, Learn the critical points about school funding, #TOOLTIPS: TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM, Nominations for GAE leadership positions and more!

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