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NEA joins others in urging US Senate to act on the Every Child Achieves Act
Yesterday, on behalf of NEA, President Eskelsen Garcia joined the principals of American Federation of Teachers, American Association of School Administrators, Council of Chief State School Officers, National School Boards Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National PTA, National Association of State Boards of Education and the Association of School Business Officials to call on the US Senate to #putkidsfirst and bring S1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, to the floor. Read release

Chatham members take lead to provide input on coming school model decision
65-plus persons attended a meeting led by the Chatham Association of Educators and attended by community leaders to help provide input into the county's upcoming decision on whether their schools should stay status quo or become either an IE2 or charter system.
GAE: Floyd County teachers' survey shows concern with administration and direction
A recent survey of over 100 teachers conducted in the Floyd County school system by the Georgia Association of Educators that included both members and non?members, shows a widespread negativity on issues regarding being able to speak freely about concerns, fear of retaliation, lack of respect and trust in leadership and overall morale. GAE provides more detail on Floyd County survey findings | See Survey Results
Monisha goes out on "rollmops" at National Bee
Georgia's spelling champ misses the German word "rollmops" at nationals.
"So proud that she made the final 50 spellers. That is a great accomplishment in itself." -- President Sid Chapman
Officially ties for 39th!
GAE looks to impact pension case decision
In a case that could have far-reaching consequences, GAE recently filed a 'friend of the court' brief with the Georgia Supreme Court regarding the City of Atlanta pension fund case arguing to reverse the trial court's decision. The trial court had earlier ruled that the City can unilaterally change retirement benefits for current employees as opposed to implementing changes for new employees hired after a certain date. If allowed to stand, the trial court’s ruling could open the door to TRS & ERS to change the benefits for current beneficiaries.
View copy of GAE Brief | More GAE Legal
Chatham Educators Continue Successful Drive to Organize on Behalf of Neighborhood Schools

In an effort to build a stronger community-union led partnership, education organizers have been conducting worksite listening tour sessions and community home visits in an effort to build momentum for the campaign and to engage educators and community members around CAE’s position.
Senate Bill 152 Is Defeated - TRS Saved By Educators
Victory Report: GAE President Dr. Sid Chapman and GAE-Retired President Karen Solheim presented over 8,000 signatures opposing SB 152 and changes to the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) at its recent joint meeting of the House and Senate Retirement committees.
A Salute to Georgia's Teachers
On not just this National Teacher Day and National Teacher Appreciation Week, we should all celebrate the dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment of those who have chosen teaching as a profession. I am continually amazed at the accomplishments of our teachers who despite constant criticism and blame, lack of resources, constantly changing directives, and salary and benefits inconsistent with the professionals they are, continue to do more to ensure the American dream than any other profession. So on behalf of myself and the Georgia Association of Educators, I personally salute, and thank each and every one of you for what you do for your school, your community, your state and your country.
-- GAE President Dr. Sid Chapman
Scenes from our 2015 LDAs
See future GAE leaders in training! Macon | Rome | Columbus | Metro | Savannah | Valdosta
PSC accepts no-probable cause finding in Harper case. Member thanks GAE for its help.
"GAE is the one teachers association that is there when it counts, providing fierce advocacy for educators throughout the state of Georgia.¯"
2015 Professional Teaching and Learning Workshops
The various workshops available to members and local associations that help advance personal and professional development.
Laid off? Don't know where to start? Try our GAE Employment Resource Center
Losing your job because of a RIF and/or budget cuts can be extremely demoralizing. Our Employment Resource Center can help you get started on the road back to the profession you love.
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Political Capital
Legislators and corporate lobbyists meet in secret at Georgia resort
Tom Crawford: Woods now a school chief in name only
AJC Opinion: Opportunity Knocks?
Tom Crawford: Whatever happened to local control?
Atlanta schools could lose millions in proposed funding formula
Impacting Our Profession
AJC Get Schooled: With teachers going to jail, we’ve raised stakes in testing.
Not even her parents burning her texbooks could keep this woman from becoming a teacher
Is it a student’s civil right to take a federally mandated standardized test?
Charter School Accountability Agenda
Analysis Identifies States, Districts With the Most Problematic Discipline Rates
2015 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY
On the Frontline
Cobb Board of Education member Morgan fined for ethics violations..
Educators name Williams legislator of year..
Walker County teacher suing school board over freedom of speech..
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2015 GAE Elections Results and Speeches
How to Survive the Summer Paycheck Gap
How to land your perfect summer job!
Grand Prize Winner - Update Your Profile Web Contest
Meet LaVarrette Pearson from Coweta County
What's in this issue of KNOW!
Road Readers, Meet Supt. Woods, Day in the Life of an ESP, Equity in Education, GAE Elections
GAE Webinar: Local Affiliate Tax Exempt Reporting
This webinar is to assist GAE leaders on completing the IRS 1024 and 8718 forms.
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Summer learning and safety
Calendar
6/30  NEA Board of Directors
6/30  NEA Joint Conf. on Concerns of Minorities & Women
7/1  NEA Annual Meeting
7/1  NEA Board of Directors
7/2  NEA Annual Meeting
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