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Educators looking for Kemp to keep promise on salary raises

“There are always reports of the need for teachers here and there throughout the state and it seems to be increasing.  That is why it is critical that Georgia stay competitive in attracting and retaining quality, trained teachers.  GAE will be advocating during the 2020 legislative session for Gov. Kemp and our legislature to, at a minimum, complete the promise made by the governor to give the state’s teachers a $5,000 raise.”  -- GAE President Charlotte Booker

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3 Teachers Tell How They Took On the Civics Gap

Civic knowledge has been low for decades among all American students. Only 23 percent of the nation’s eighth graders scored proficient on the civics portion of the 2014 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) test, which requires a basic understanding of the Constitution and the branches of government.

Equally disconcerting is the persistent gap in scores between white students, 26 percent of whom scored proficient or above in 2014, and those of black and Hispanic students, less than 10 percent of whom scored proficient.

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October 23, 2019

Autumn-Themed Classroom Resources

Explore Autumn with Lessons, Activities, Poetry and Song

Lesson Plans: A Look at Life Cycles, The Reason for the Seasons, Seasonal Haiku: Writing Poems to Celebrate Any Season, Why Animals Migrate and much more.

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October 23, 2019

States Take On ‘Lunch Shaming’, But Child Nutrition Still Under Threat

Incidents of “lunch shaming”—practices that stigmatize students whose meal accounts have a negative balance—have drawn a lot of attention in the news and on social media in recent years.  Stories like these have fueled efforts at the local, state, and federal level to ban stigmatizing practices such as lunch shaming, and many have been successful.

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September 20, 2019

Ensuring Safe Schools for All Students

NEA Human and Civil Rights' "Safe Zone" poster shows students that their schools are taking a stand against racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, religious bias, and other forms of bias and discrimination.

In our classrooms, playgrounds, restrooms, offices, libraries, buses, and elsewhere, students, their parents and school staff can be proactive in raising awareness of those instances when differences are mocked, devalued, or simply silenced, and in challenging all forms of bullying and harassment.

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KNOW Magazine


Volume 17, Issue 2:
Back to School resources and tips; Get to KNOW new VP, 2020 election nominations; 2019 Social Worker of the Year, Contributions of TRS retirees, 2019 Legislative Summary, Get Social with GAE, and more!

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Joining NEA edCommunities means sharing your commitment and dedication through an open exchange of strengths and resources with thousands of other education professionals. Free and open to all, NEA edCommunities is driven by you to foster student success.

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