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AJC - House committee passes school-takeover measures
Georgia Association of Educators members led protesters in a chant of “my school belongs to me.” They say control of schools should stay within local communities and believe the legislation doesn’t take into account the schools’ challenges. See pics from press conference
14-year-old from Woodward Academy captures Georgia’s spelling championship
After 23 rounds and 137 words, with rounds 9 through 23 being just between the final two, Monisha Mahadevan, a 14-year-old from Woodward Acadeny in Fulton County, emerged as the winner of the 54th Annual Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) State Spelling Bee.
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.¯"
GAE files First Amendment suit against Walker County BOE
GAE member Jim Barrett, a social studies teacher at Saddle Ridge Middle School, sought to speak at a recent Walker County School Board meeting and was told by Superintendent Damon Raines that he could not. Read more...
AJC: Governor's plan to take over failing schools passes Georgia Senate
“To create a new bureaucracy with the sole oversight of the governor is the antithesis of our system of government,” GAE President Sid Chapman said. “This legislation is wholly unnecessary, usurps resources from the local school district and lacks any accountability to the families affected by this state takeover idea.”
A GAE Online Election is taking place now through midnight, April 1, 2015
An election is now taking place for Delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly for Districts 1,2,3,4 and Retired. Please click the GAE Online Elections icon to start the process. This is your opportunity to have a say in YOUR association. VOTE!!
Automatic raises for Georgia teachers questioned
GAE President Dr. Sid Chapman discusses the issue of automatic pay raises for those teachers with Masters degrees with WSB's investigative reporter Richard Belcher.
GAE Day @ The Capitol
View pics from our well attended and successful GAE Day @ The Capitol and rally
Education groups seeking representation on Education Reform Commission

"The commission does not include representatives from our state’s leading teacher organizations or parent representatives whose own children are subject to the 'reforms' that might be suggested by this commission. We [GAE, etal.] ask that each of the undersigned organizations be granted representation to be placed on the commission immediately."

2015 GAE Educational Support Professionals Conference
Friday thru Sunday, May 15-17, 2015 at Callaway Gardens
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GAE ESP Statewide Survey: ESPs, we need your input! - Download flier | Take survey
GAE representing member who stood up for herself and colleagues over non-payment for work done.
Former bus monitor MaeDell Clark is suing the Floyd County Charter School System for violations of the Georgia Whistleblowers Act. Complete release. News coverage: Coosa Valley News | Rome-News Tribune
GAE's 2015 Grants and Scholarships
If you want to make a difference in the life of a student, the GAE Foundation wants to help you achieve your goals. GAE Foundation 2014 Scholarship and Grant Awardees
2014-15 GAE Professional Teaching and Learning PLU and General Workshops
These specially-designed workshops are available to members and local associations to help advance personal and professional development. View and sign-up now!
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
Tom Crawford: Whatever happened to local control?
Atlanta schools could lose millions in proposed funding formula
Senators set stage for debate about federal education law
New federal guidelines highlight civil rights of English language learners
Home Schooling Growing While Regulation Declines.
Impacting Our Profession
Analysis Identifies States, Districts With the Most Problematic Discipline Rates
New Book Scrutinizes National Obsession with ‘The Test’
Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own
Study: Smaller Schools Could Be Better Than Small Classes.
AJC -Poverty rates climbing in Georgia schools
On the Frontline
Walker County teacher suing school board over freedom of speech..
Changes to teacher retirement system might reduce benefits, educators say..
WABE - Under House Plan, Schools Keep Health Benefits For Part-Time Workers, But Would Pay More..
WABE - Teachers Question School Takeover Plan..
Georgia's suspensions bill sparks discussion..
Cobb County School District bus drivers unhappy with new pay schedule..
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Road Readers, Meet Supt. Woods, Day in the Life of an ESP, Equity in Education, GAE Elections
2015 Spring RA Reservation Info
GA celebrates the joy of reading
Schools indentified as "failing" under Gov. Deal's takeover proposal
GAE-NEA Election Information
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The 2015 GAE Leadership Development Academies
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