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“We are here yet again mourning the loss of innocent lives taken at what should be the safest place in our communities for our children – their local public school.  The members of the Georgia Association of Educators stand with the students, educators and citizens of Parkland, Florida in the aftermath of this senseless act of violence.  We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost loved ones.  We pray that the community can come together to regain some sense of normalcy, whatever that new normal is for them because you never truly get over something of this magnitude.

While it should not take continuing tragedies such as this to act, we now hope that lawmakers see the need to keep our schools as safe as possible.  That should entail placing everything on the table that could impact the safety of our children in order to possibly prevent more tragedies such as this.”

--- GAE President Dr. Sid Chapman






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GAE's Legislative Hotlines are published specifcally for you, the GAE Member, to keep you abreast of what's impacting your students, your classrooms and school buildings, you and the teaching profession. They also serve as "Calls to Action" when we need your voice to address urgent issues.  So take a moment to be in the KNOW about what's going on under the Gold Dome!  Read Now

The Library Lifecycle

From young children at story hour to retirees learning second career job skills, the library “ecosystem” serves the needs of our community members throughout their lives.  NEA Today spoke with John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary — the only national organization dedicated to building voter support for libraries by promoting public, school, and college libraries — to talk the ecosystem about school and public library partnerships. Read More

February 13, 2018

Pres. Chapman pens letter to Gov. Deal on impact of HB 821 on Clayton County Schools

If passed, HB 821 would eliminate the locally approved fuel tax for Hartsfield – Jackson Airport – and with it $20 million in funding for Clayton County Schools -- beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Read Letter
January 9, 2018

Introducing NEA Today’s School Me

What do you wish you’d known on your first day as an educator? Whether it’s dealing with a larger class than expected, engaging with parents, or just trying to find time to use the copier — starting out can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why, as part of NEA’s ongoing support for new and early career educators, we've created School Me. School Me has blog posts, podcasts, and even DIY videos from a diverse group of educators who are here to help. Read More
January 1, 2018

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
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KNOW Magazine

Volume 15, Issue 4:
'Tis the Season...Your GAE Board of Directors share why they advocate for public education, Get the latest tax tips for educators, Find out more about DACA - the Dreamers, Keep up with GAME, See what GAE-Retired has planned for 2018, and much more!

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