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February > January 2019

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  • Violence Against Teachers Often Underreported in Schools, Advocates Say May 20, 2019
    ...door, emboldening some students to become more aggressive,” said Charlotte Booker, president of the Georgia Association of Educators. Like any employer, schools are tasked with ensuring a safe environment...
  • Georgia schools: Violence against teachers often underreported, advocates say May 17, 2019
    ...office sometimes becomes a revolving door, emboldening some students to become more aggressive,” said Charlotte Booker, president of the Georgia Association of Educators. Like any employer, schools are tasked...
  • Kemp signs record budget with $3,000 raises for Georgia teachers May 10, 2019
    ...will boost educator recruitment and retention statewide.” Charlotte Booker, the president of the Georgia Association of Educators, said: “The teachers of Georgia are appreciative of what Governor Kemp has...
  • Georgia responses to shootings: officers, counselors, teachers’ guns April 19, 2019
    ...summer preparing the program that took effect this school year. Charlotte Booker, president of the Georgia Association of Educators, has said arming teachers “puts too much responsibility on them.” But the...
  • Teacher raise forecast: Marietta clear, Cobb cloudy April 10, 2019
    ... England said the raise is the largest in the state's history and represents a "healthy down payment" on Gov. Brian Kemp's campaign promise of raising teacher salaries by $5,000 during his first term.
  • Locked & loaded: Inside a Georgia school district with armed teachers March 28, 2019
    ...changed to make use believe that putting guns in the hands of teachers is a good idea,” said President Charlotte Booker. Even though Laurens County has run through many scenarios and has a process to keep guns...
  • Georgia Teachers Again On Track to Get $3K Raise March 22, 2019
    ...move. “I’m super excited for our educators across Georgia,” said Kendra Cotton, a lobbyist with the Georgia Association of Educators. “This is phenomenal, the fact that the legislature saw fit to go ahead...
  • River Trail Middle School Student Wins State Spelling Bee March 19, 2019
    ...encoding="utf-8" ? JOHNS CREEK, GA -- River Trail Middle School seventh grader Arushi Cumer recently won the Georgia Association of Educators' state spelling bee. The winning word was "andouille." Some other difficult...
  • JohnsCreekGAgov (2765) March 19, 2019
    Congrats to River Trail MS student Arushi Cumer, who won the Georgia Association of Educators State Spelling Bee! View the @ajc article: https://t.co/b6Gg8ZVoOR @RTMSSGC @RTMSprincipal #JohnsCreek https://t.co/6PGGW1NSLt
  • Fulton student heading to nationals after winning Ga. spelling bee March 18, 2019
    ...the winning word spelled by 13-year-old Johns Creek student Arushi Cumer on Friday during the 58th Georgia Association of Educators State Spelling Bee. According to the GAE, 20 spellers from across Georgia...
  • "On Second Thought" for Friday, March 15, 2019 March 18, 2019
    ...launches in spring 2020. Throughout the show today, we also heard from three students competing in the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) State Spelling Bee. Braden Flournoy of Canton, Ananya Augustine of...
  • Editorial: Good news and bad news March 18, 2019
    ...about Clara when we spoke with her last year: She competes on behalf of the Evans-based CSRA Home Education Association, which covers counties in both Georgia and South Carolina. Clara lives in Graniteville,...
  • House construction, voucher bills dead for now March 16, 2019
    ...as the Professional Association of Georgia Education, the Georgia School Boards Association, the Georgia Association of Educators and others lobbied against the bill, which would allow parents to collect...
  • Fulton girl wins state spelling bee, Clarke champ falls in 10th round March 15, 2019
    ...state. Arushi Crumer of River Trail Middle School in Fulton County was the champion of the bee, the GAE announced Friday afternoon. Home-schooled Clara Padgett of Columbia County, who edged Gustavo for the...
  • Local, state education groups oppose Georgia voucher plan March 6, 2019
    ...them, they would think it’s an avalanche,” he said. Public education advocacy groups such as the Georgia Association of Educators, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and the Georgia School...
  • Athens spelling bee champ to compete at state contest March 1, 2019
    ...top two contestants in each district go on to the state spelling bee, according to the rules of the Georgia Association of Educators, which sponsors the state spelling bee. The top speller was home-schooled...
  • Georgia Teachers May Get Smaller Raises February 27, 2019
    ...thought that every single person that touched the life of a child would be receiving a raise,” said Charlotte Booker, president of the Georgia Association of Educators. “The teachers that work in the library....
  • Only 20 students qualified for the 2019 Georgia Spelling Bee. Two are from Columbus. February 26, 2019
    ...University. They will join the other region winners and runners-up at the state bee, conducted by the Georgia Association of Educators, March 15 in the Georgia State University student center, starting at 11...
  • Savannah 8th-grader wins regional spelling bee to advance to state February 25, 2019
    ...Bee. “Either one of them has the opportunity to win and compete in Washington, D.C.,” Mosely said. The GAE State Spelling Bee is scheduled to be held at 11 a.m. March 15 at Georgia State University’s Student...
  • Cherokee 8th-Grader Going To State Spelling Bee February 25, 2019
    ...District's spelling bee winner, this weekend won the Regional competition and now advances to the Georgia Association of Educators' State Spelling Bee on March 15 in Atlanta. Schools and central office divisions...