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2018 General Assembly Convenes on January 8

Thursday January 04, 2018

The 2018 version of the Georgia General Assembly convenes on January will many new leaders because of resignations to run for various offices. 

It appears that Sen. Butch Miller, a good friend of public education, will become the Speaker Pro-Tem of the Senate.  Numerous … Read More...

Congratulations Dr. Steve Barker, GSSA Superintendent of the Year

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Sincere congratulations go to Coweta County Superintendent and GAEL Board of Directors member Dr. Steve Barker who has been chosen as the Georgia Superintendent of the Year by GSSA.  Dr. Barker was chosen from a very strong field of candidates that also included as finalists Dr. Michael … 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...

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...

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 … Read More...

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 … Read More...

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...