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Finding Your “Tribe” of Fellow Educators

As a new educator, I would often talk through lesson plans with my colleagues to get their advice. I remember one conversation in particular, where I discussed a project I had spent hours preparing with one of my peers.  After I finished outlining my whole plan, she looked me in the eye and asked, “And what are they learning?” It was a simple question, but one I couldn’t answer.

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Educators will be on the lookout again for voucher legislation

GAE will ensure that when, not if, vouchers again are introduced, legislators will hear the people from whom passage of such legislation would impact.  GAE will ensure they hear our local teachers, administrators, parents and community members who will all lose funding for their respective schools, should vouchers pass.”  -- GAE President Charlotte Booker

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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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September 15, 2019

National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement in North America. It was founded in Georgia in 1526, 81 years before Jamestown. St. Augustine, Florida was founded in 1565 and is the oldest city in the United States. Hispanic Americans have been making contributions to life in the U.S. ever since.

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more.

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July 11, 2019

Take Action: Tell Congress to fix the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

If educators, first responders, social workers, and other public servants make 10 years’ worth of qualified monthly payments on their federal student loans, they can receive up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness. But that’s not happening, because the program is broken. Fewer than 1 percent of eligible public servants who apply actually receive the loan forgiveness they were promised. READ MORE

KNOW Magazine


Volume 17, Issue 3:
Read about Emerging Trends in Public Education, Your GAE Board of Directors’ Focus for 2019-20, Read Across America Rebrand, How To Do An ESSA Checklist for Your School and much, much 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.

Download the My Deals App Today! You can get your deals on-the-go with your My Deals app. Simply download from the App Store or Google Play. There is no printing required – you simply show your phone and save. The My Deals app uses geo-location technology that pulls in deals based on your location. Whether you’re in Atlanta, Savannah,  Augusta or Macon,  you’ll be given an automatic download of merchants near you. But it doesn’t stop there. These mobile deals are available for you nationwide. It’s so easy to use and a great way to put your GAE member benefits to good use.

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(This Webinar was originally recorded on October 9, 2019/Sign-in Req.)