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KNOW Summer 2014

Contents Summer 2014 Volume 12 Issue 2 4 President’s Letter 6 State Superintendent 24 Find Your GAE Representative 18 Bringing Common Sense to Common Core Georgia educators want to ensure every child is provided the same tools and standards. www.gae.org | 3 Summer 2014 Volume 12 • Issue 2 Calvine Rollins president Sid Chapman vice-president Charlotte Booker secretary/treasurer Dr. Richard Miller Interim 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. 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! Curricula, Pop Standards Plans Webcasts Pop the Neverending Connect Connect Common Core Neverending Curricula, | Core | Connect Curricula, the Pop | Standards & Connect the Lesson Plans | Webcasts Lesson Common | Neverending Lesson Plans | Webcasts Search Common Core | 5 Association Action Alerts GAE 2014 Election results and the importance of keeping your profile information updated. 7 GAE Legislative Summary Our victories during the 2014 Legislative Session and an up-to-date review on key bills. 12 President Rollins sits down with Governor Deal In a final meeting as GAE president, she asks him to provide feedback on where our public education system is headed. 16 The Fab 4 - Family Friendly Schools GAE and the Georgia DOE partner to promote Family Friendly programs in Georgia schools and communities. Georgia Department of Education Selects four Schools as Family Friendly Partnership School Legal You ask, we answer. 20 Legal Q & A GAE Legal Counsel Mike McGonigle answers questions from our members. 22 KNOW & Tell: Fast facts and Great Resources • Brown vs Board – 60 Years later • GAE Student Program winners • How to use GAE.org 26 GAE’s Spelling Champion A look at this year’s Georgia champion, Sumedh Garimella from Gwinnett County. 28 Scenes from the 44th Annual Spring Convention Photo highlights 30 Does Your Local have a PAC? A local PAC allows associations to directly participate in the political process.


KNOW Summer 2014
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