2017 Summer GAEL Sharpen Your Saw Call for Presentations

Tuesday April 11, 2017

The theme for the 2017 Summer GAEL Conference is Sharpen Your Saw and will focus on techniques that will make you a better, more informed educational

leader. In addition to the brush up sessions and some outstanding motivational speakers, there will be opportunities for … Read More...

Family Time at Summer GAEL Conference

Monday April 24, 2017

When H. M. Fulbright and others put together the first GAEL Summer Conference to begin on the second Sunday of July 1974, they intentionally designed the conference to be family friendly.  The Summer Conference has continued that emphasis to this day.  The family friendly lineup for … Read More...

Legislative Study Committees Starting to Crank up

Friday June 09, 2017

Summer is the time for legislative study committees to do their work and prepare legislation for next year’s General Assembly.  Two of the most important education study committees will focus on accreditation and leadership development.

HB 338, the Governor’s …

Congratulations to Troup County

Monday August 07, 2017

At the recent Model Schools Conference in Nashville, Dr. Bill Daggett announced Troup County, AASA, and the Successful Practices Network have partnered to identity national school systems for further study.  Up to this point, Dr. Daggett has identified the nation's most rapidly … Read More...

GAEL 2017-18 Aspiring Principals Program

Tuesday August 08, 2017


Only One GAEL Legal Issues Conference This Year!

Thursday August 10, 2017

The 2017 GAEL Legal Issues Conference will be held on November 1-3 at the UGA Conference Center in Athens. This will be the only Legal Issues Conference for this school year.  Prices range from $190.00 for one day to $525.00 for all three days.   Read More...

Search for the Chief Turnaround Officer Speeds Up

Friday September 01, 2017

The search for Georgia’s Chief Turnaround Officer has moved to a higher gear.

The search is being directed by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) under the auspices of the State Board of Education and the Georgia Turnaround Council.  The … Read More...

The Major Controversy over the Georgia ESSA Plan

Tuesday September 26, 2017

This past week marked the beginning of a significant controversy in Georgia.

The State Department of Education with input from educators and educational leaders across the state of Georgia released its final ESSA Plan and sent it to the Governor for his review.  (The GADOE is … Read More...

A Time for Optimism

Thursday October 12, 2017

I spent some quality time this past week with one of the members of the Georgia House Education Committee and came away from the encounter refreshed and positive.  No all the news we hear is positive—we certainly have issues to work to improve but the chances for improvement and … Read More...

GAEL ADVISORS-Free Professional Advice for GAEL Members

Wednesday November 01, 2017

GAEL is beginning a new service to GAEL members-free professional advice. GAEL members that wish to be Of Counsel to other GAEL members are now listed on the GAEL website under Resources.

Currently, three members have volunteered to provide the free service to GAEL … Read More...