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www.gae.org | 3 10 Feature - How GAE Special Ed teacher member was fired for reporting child abuse and GAE fought back and won a wrongful termination settlement in her behalf against the Valdosta school system. 12 Legal Q&A GAE General Counsel gives guidance on the 1964 Civil Rights Act as it applies to gender stereotyping. 16 GAE Online Election Everything you need to know about how to vote online in the upcoming GAE elections. 18 Association Pages Candidate Statements and Photos for 2014 GAE Representative Assembly Elections. 22 GAE Constitutional Amendments A review of two proposed amendments to the GAE Constitution and Bylaws to be voted on by delegates to the GAE 2014 Representative Assembly. 4 President’s Letter 5 KNOW & Tell Fast facts. Cool news. Super resources. It’s another big year for the NEA National Representative Assembly and for GAE’s Representative Assembly. Get all the pertinent information. a fully funded school year 7 180 Days of Academic Instruction. Why giving kids the time will give better outcomes. GAE has worked for the past several months to build a coalition of parents, educators and leaders to support the effort to ensure children are in school for 180 days of instructional time. 8 Love at First Sight Share your love of reading with kids – its infectious! It’s time to fully indulge in books as we Read Across American in 2014! Legal You ask, we answer. Spring 2014 Volume 12 • Issue 1 Calvine Rollins president Sid Chapman vice-president Charlotte Booker secretary/treasurer Chris Turner executive director Sandy Schwellinger associate executive director Tracey-Ann Nelson editor Kevin Pearson communications specialist Postmaster ISSN:1543-8724 KNOW is published quarterly as a service to all members of the Georgia Association of Educators, 100 Crescent Centre Parkway, Suite 500, Tucker, GA 30084, 678-837-1100 or toll-free 1-800-282-7142, know@gae.org. Periodicals’ postage paid at Tucker, Georgia and additional mailing offices. Postmaster! Please send changes to: GAE, 100 Crescent Centre Parkway, Suite 500, Tucker, GA 30084-7050. Advertisers Advertising contents should be addressed to the Editor. Advertising rates are available upon request. Advertising is printed as a service to readers and publication does not imply Association endorsement. The Association reserves the right to refuse any advertising. Contents Spring 2014 Volume 12 • Issue 1 Want to save some serious $$$$? We’ve got an app for that. Introducing the very new and incredibly cool on-the-go mobile app from ACCESS. It connects the best deals and savings straight to your smartphone. Save money wherever you roam!


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