NEWS & RESOURCES
NAESP National Distinguished
Middle Level Principal of the Year
Lee Middle School
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: Hal Beaver | August 2, 2011, 6:08 pm
Georgia Educational Leaders Lobby Capitol Hill Representatives
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: Hal Beaver | March 29, 2011, 1:46 pm
Congratulations to Tim Dixon of Waycross Middle School on being selected as the NASSP MetLife Georgia Middle Level Principal of the Year!
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: 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 20, 2010, 7:33 pm
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: Hal Beaver | November 22, 2010, 4:12 pm
The Georgia Association of Middle School Principals recognized the Fall Conference Award Recipients at a luncheon on November 6, 2010 at the Sea Palms Resort on St. Simons Island. For a full list of award winners please click here.
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: Robin Edwards | November 1, 2010, 6:34 pm
Smokey Road Middle School in the Coweta County School System was one of seven schools in the state of Georgia and the only traditional middle school in the state to be visited during the recent Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education’s 18th Annual Bus Trip Across Georgia. The theme this year’s Bus Trip was “Greater Flexibility, Greater Focus on Results.” See Link: http://www.times-herald.com/Local/Georgia-Partnership-salutes-Smokey-Road-Middle-School-1359708
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.
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