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President Chapman: "What GAE is doing about the ERC."

GAE responds to Supt. Woods proposed modifications for TKES
"This is definitely a step in the right direction. We are pleased to see that Superintendent Woods has listened to our members’ concerns regarding TKES, which in its present form is a very time-consuming, tedious, and complex evaluation process." -- Dr. Sid Chapman
NEA President Eskelsen Garcia talks with the AJC's Maureen Downey

NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia's Back-to-School Tour
As a part of her 2015 National Back to School tour, NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia came to Georgia to visit GAE members, educators, and community leaders to hear more about the issues facing public education in the peach state. Lily met with the media and members in both Atlanta and Savannah during her tour.
NEW ESEA LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE!! Your calls helped turned the tide!

Today, an overwhelming, bipartisan majority of the United States Senate approved the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015.
For the first time in over 13 years we are nearing reauthorization of ESEA. Read more... | Eskelson video
GA Court of Appeals rules against Fair Dismissal in charter case
“In reversing the State Board of Education, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled today that charter school systems can waive due process protections of the Fair Dismissal Act. We are greatly disappointed with the Court’s decision. We strongly believe that the State Board of Education had it correct: the Fair Dismissal Act and its due process procedures are civil rights laws that cannot be capriciously waived by charter schools. We intend to appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court.” -- GAE President Dr. Sid Chapman Decision
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. View copy of GAE Brief | More GAE Legal
Political Capital
Education Groups to Congress: Please Do Your Job and Reauthorize ESEA
Charter love: Feds give $157 million to expand charter schools
How Much Education Reform Can $100 Million Buy Without Addressing Poverty?
Former Deal aide’s schools contract raises ethical questions
AJC - Georgia teachers carrying big load on health care, study finds
more Political Capital...
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Impacting Our Profession
Should we use standing desks in elementary schools? Experts weigh in
WABE: Atlanta: The Biggest Gap Between Rich And Poor In The US
Coding for kids makes sense — but it’s going to take more than just classrooms to make it work
Despite Proven Benefits, Starting School Later Remains a ‘Tough Sell’
School districts see teacher shortages after years of cuts
more Impacting Our Profession...

On the Frontline
Some educator advocacy groups campaign against Opportunity School District proposal..
President of GAE opposes Opportunity Schools amendment..
Cobb School board votes for Option B(tm) calendar..
GAE President on OSD Amendment,??It?s like saccharin?..
State tweaks teacher grading system, but reliance on standardized test remains..
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What's in this issue of KNOW!
Gov. Deal's Opportunity School District Push and Ed. Reform Commission, TKES, APS Scandal Exoneration
OPEN - 2016 ESP of the Year Application
2015 GAE Elections Results and Speeches
2015 Professional Teaching and Learning Workshops
Workshops that help advance personal and professional development.
GAE Webinar: Local Affiliate Tax Exempt Reporting
This webinar is to assist GAE leaders on completing the IRS 1024 and 8718 forms.
October Ideas for...
National Bullying Prevention Month, Safe Schools Week, National School Lunch Week, National School Bus Safety Week, etal.
10/12  Columbus Day
10/12  National School Lunch Week
10/13  National School Lunch Week
10/14  National School Lunch Week
10/15  National School Lunch Week
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