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...

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...

Nancy Frey, GACIS Fall Conference Keynote Speaker

Thursday June 22, 2017

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., a Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University will be the opening keynote speaker on Thursday, September 28th.   Nancy and Douglas Fisher may be the two most prolific authors in … 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 …

Joiner, Benson Named Middle School Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year

Friday May 19, 2017

Lori Joiner, principal of Risley Middle School in Brunswick, Georgia (Glynn County Schools) has been selected as the 2017 National Association of Elementary School Principals National Distinguished Middle Level Principal of the Year.

The National Distinguished Principals program …

Georgia Budget and Policy Institute Budget Analysis for FY2017 and FY2018

Thursday February 23, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal’s budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year boosts funding for Georgia’s 1.7 million public school students by $515 million over the current budget for a total of $9.4 billion. The proposal includes a 2 percent salary increase for authorizedRead More...

State ESSA Plan Coming to Winter GAEL

Thursday January 19, 2017

The much-anticipated rollout of the Georgia ESSA Plan will be featured at the Winter GAEL Conference, January 30, 2017.  Dr. Melissa Fincher, Debbie Gay, and Matt Jones will present the Georgia ESSA Plan which should be into the comment phase at that point.  There are two deadlines … Read More...

Dr. Jody Barrow, GAEL President Elect, Chosen as Superintendent of the Year

Tuesday December 06, 2016


Congratulations to Carol Geiken and Debbie Gay

Monday November 14, 2016

G-CASE held one of their most successful Fall Conference’s ever on November 2-4 in Savannah.  Well over 400 educators attended the conference.  At the Awards Luncheon on Thursday Carol Geiken of Glynn County received the most prestigious Lillie Moncus Award as the outstanding … Read More...

Dr. Claire Miller, Finalist for 2017 AASA Women in School Leadership Award!

Tuesday October 25, 2016

Claire is the Chief Academic Officer for Oconee County Schools and GACIS Past President.  The AASA Women in School Leadership Award is presented by the School Superintendents Association (AASA) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The award program is designed to recognize the … Read More...