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...

GACIS Winter Conference Registration Open!

Monday October 16, 2017

Registration for the 2017 GACIS Winter Conference, new location and new dates, is now open.  Come join us at the Legacy Lodge Lanier Islands on Tuesday December 5th and Wednesday December 6th for this outstanding professional learning conference.  


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...

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...


Tuesday September 12, 2017

The SSTAGE Conference Scheduled for September 14-15 has been rescheduled for October 12, 2017.  More information is available here.


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...

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...

GAEL 2017-18 Aspiring Principals Program

Tuesday August 08, 2017


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...

GASSP Announces 2017 BREAKOUT SCHOOLS Competition

Monday July 31, 2017

The Breakout Schools Award is Sponsored by Georgia State University Principal Center and is designed to identify, recognize, and showcase Georgia middle schools that are high achieving or dramatically improving student achievement. GASSP will accept applications from middle schools throughout … Read More...