NEWS & RESOURCES
By: Dr. Jimmy Stokes | August 30, 2012, 3:14 pm
STATE BOARD REPORT
By: Dr. Jimmy Stokes | July 23, 2012, 7:07 pm
STATE BOARD REPORT
By: Dr. Jimmy Stokes | June 19, 2012, 5:34 pm
STATE BOARD REPORT June 13-14, 2012
By: Becky Smith | February 28, 2012, 7:18 pm
Vacancy Notice -Executive Director
Georgia Association of Educational Leaders
By: Deborah White | May 12, 2011, 2:51 pm
The May 11th State Board of Education Meeting began at 8 o’clock with an Executive Session followed at 9:15 with the three committee meetings, budget, rules, and charter. After the conclusion of the three committee meeting, the Operations Committee met. Following the Operations Committee Meeting, a second Executive Session was held and the Public Hearing began at 1 o’clock. Chairman Barrs asked for public comments; there were no comments.
By: Deborah White | April 14, 2011, 2:00 pm
Actions and Changes
By: Deborah White | March 14, 2011, 2:26 pm
The typical two-day State Board of Education meeting was consolidated into one day, Wednesday, March 9, 2011. This change was to permit time for a board planning retreat scheduled for Wednesday evening and Thursday.
By: Bob Heaberlin | February 25, 2011, 5:00 pm
During the Winter GAEL Conference, our board of directors recognizes those members who have received acclaim from GAEL affiliates during the year and those who have devoted many years of service to GAEL and GAEL affiliates.
By: Stuart Bennett | February 17, 2011, 12:46 pm
The second meeting of the Georgia State Board of Education for 2011 was February 9th and 10th in its usual two day format. This month there were discussions about math, CRCT test erasures, the new Longitudinal Delivery System (LDS) and more discussions about math. The Rules, Charter and Budget Committees met and moved several actions forward for discussions in the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday with the state board taking official action on Thursday morning.
By: Stuart Bennett | January 21, 2011, 3:10 pm
The January meeting of the Georgia State Board of Education finally happened today after a one week Ice delay. Originally scheduled for January 13th, the first meeting for newly sworn in State Superintendent John Barge was a long, single day affair. The board’s agenda in and by itself was uneventful; it was the policy discussion surrounding possible changes to Georgia’s controversial math program that proved to be the most noteworthy discussion of the day. Dr. Barge also introduced the new members of his leadership team: Joel Thornton, Chief of Staff; Mike Buck, Chief Academic Officer; Avis King Deputy Superintendent for School Improvement; Sylvia Hooker, Deputy Superintendent for Turnaround Schools and Dan Carter, Deputy Superintendent for external Affairs and Policy. Dr. Martha Reichrath, will remain in place as deputy for Curriculum and Instruction and Assessment. We are honored that Dr. Reichrath also serves as the DOE representative on the GAEL board of Directors.
By: Hal Beaver | December 3, 2010, 4:58 pm
2011 MetLife Foundation-NASSP Breakthrough Schools Program Honors Diverse Set of Schools
By: Robin Edwards | November 22, 2010, 4:50 pm
The Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL), Flowery Branch, Georgia, is seeking an executive director. GAEL is a professional membership organization providing a wide variety of services to the state’s educational leaders both directly and thorough six Affiliates: Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Leaders, Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals, Georgia Association of Middle School Principals, Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals, Georgia Council of Administrators of Special Education, and Georgia School Superintendents Association. Additional information about GAEL is available at www.gael.org .
By: Jim Puckett | November 12, 2010, 3:54 pm
In a change from the usual two-day meeting schedule, this month the State Board of Education combined its work session and formal meeting days into a one-day format. The meeting was held in Atlanta.
By: Jim Puckett | October 15, 2010, 1:40 pm
The State Board of Education met in Atlanta on Wednesday, October 13 for committee meeting work sessions and on Thursday, October 14 for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
By: Stuart Bennett and Deborah White | September 10, 2010, 5:31 pm
What a difference one month makes, the September meeting of the Georgia State Board of Education was as uneventful as the August meeting was event filled! No appearances by the Governor, or press conferences to address cheating allegations; just a very light agenda with very few actions taken by the state board. Their usual meeting format was in place with Committee meetings held Wednesday morning; followed by the Committee of the Whole or COW as we call it and the official meeting taking place on Thursday, so, let’s get this party started. The Rules committee had a very light agenda with only six items for action this month. The majority of this committee’s discussion was centered on the board’s initiating of State Board of Education Rule 160-5-1-.36 LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD GOVERNANCE a policy designed to implement Senate Bill 84 passed during the past legislative session.
By: Jim Puckett | August 20, 2010, 11:54 am
In a rare move, Governor Sonny Perdue appeared before the State Board of Education Wednesday to outline his plan for launching a special investigation into allegations of testing irregularities in the Atlanta City and Dougherty County School Systems.
By: Stuart Bennett | August 20, 2010, 11:48 am
The August meeting of the Georgia State Board of Education reached historic proportions this month with an appearance from Governor Perdue at the Wednesday work session. Perdue made this unprecedented appearance; to support a presentation on the recent CRCT cheating investigations conducted in the Atlanta Public and Dougherty County School Systems by Kathleen Mathers, Executive Director of his office of Student Achievement; to voice his displeasure with the final recommendations stemming from these investigations that he "found to be incomplete and "woefully inadequate in scope and depth”; and to announce his appointment of a special investigator to conduct an in-depth investigation in the two systems. This special investigator will have subpoena power, meaning he or she will be able to compel witnesses to testify. Under state law, an investigator can refer cases to local district attorneys or to the state Attorney General’s Office for prosecution. State law prohibits falsifying state documents but there is no law specifically against cheating on tests. The Governor closed his presentation by stating that this investigation will begin “as soon as possible.” (For additional information please read the Interim State Board Report filed for GSBA by Dr. Jim Pucket that follows this report.)
By: Jim Puckett | July 9, 2010, 4:01 am
The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the State Board of Education was held in Atlanta on July 7 and 8. Newly appointed interim State Superintendent of Schools Brad Bryant was welcomed to his first meeting in the new role.
By: Stuart Bennett | June 11, 2010, 6:46 pm
The June meeting of the Georgia State Board of Education has proven to be a sweet “swan song” for outgoing Superintendent Kathy Cox; as she presented good news on the spring administration of the CRCT. Student performance is rising and the achievement gap is closing in the majority of grades and content areas on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT). “These results provide further evidence that our teachers are doing a great job implementing the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and they are to be commended for their hard work," Superintendent Cox said. "It also shows that when you raise expectations, Georgia students will rise up and meet that higher bar." To see all of the results read The DOE press release CRCT Results Show Progress to get the preliminary analysis of this year’s scores.
By: Stuart Bennett | May 14, 2010, 12:56 pm
The May meeting of the Georgia State Board of Education returned to its customary format this month with the board committees and the committee of the whole on Wednesday and the board meeting on Thursday. This month, most of the action items of interest to our readers, came out of the Rules committee as they addressed several significant rules this month as well as additional system waivers.
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