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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...

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


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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...

GACIS Winter Conference Registration Open!

Tuesday October 25, 2016

Registration for the GACIS Winter Conference, December 5 & 6 at … Read More...

GASPA to Celebrate Golden Jubilee at Fall Conference

Thursday October 20, 2016

The Georgia Association of School Personnel Administrators will celebrate their 50th year as an organization at the Fall Conference, November 14-16 at the King and Prince on St. Simons.   Keynote speaker for the conference is Donna Lowry, former education report for … Read More...

Politics Takes a Welcomed Turn

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Over the past weekend one of Governor Nathan Deal’s longtime allies took a stand against the Opportunity School District.  The Marietta Daily Journal who had endorsed Deal in both of his elections published an editorial:  School Amendment Offers No Opportunity. … Read More...