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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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GAE Inaugural Legislative Lobbying Workshop

On Saturday, December 7, GAE, along with our partner Rep GA Institute* (repga.org), will present How a Bill Becomes a Law in Georgia at the Doubletree Hotel Northlake. This 6-hour workshop will explore 2020 legislative priorities including voucher bills and what you can do to fight to protect public education.

Join us and be on the frontline of advocating for improvements in Georgia's education policy. 

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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.)