4 President’s Letter 7 KNOW How To: Updating your Profile www.gae.org | 3 Want to save some serious $$$$? We’ve got an app for that. Take a look at the 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! CONTENTS SUMMER 2016 Volume 14 Issue 2 5 KNOW & TELL KNOW & Tell From being honored by the White House to taking students to a national debate tournament, find out what GAE members have been up to. 10 COMMUNITY SCHOOLS While state school takeover plans are silently taking over public schools around the country, community schools stand a better chance at meeting the needs of students. Find out how GAE member Dr. Lateshia Woodley is helping her students defy the odds, in spite of their economic circumstance, and achieving graduation success through a community school model. 14 2016 REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY Check out pictures from GAE’s 2016 RA and see what it looks like to be a member driven organization in action. 16 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY GAE had a busy year fighting for the rights of members and the many students in public education they serve. Check out the highlights in the 2016 Legislative Summary to find out what you need to know about the legislative actions affecting public education. 20 THE RESPECTFUL WAY TO STOP SCHOOL BULLIES It’s an epidemic plaguing schools, classrooms, and playgrounds all over the nation, causing some students to feel isolation and impeding the learning process for others. Although bullying isn’t new, educators are being equipped with new tools and techniques to combat bullying. Read how to stop school bullies in a “respectful” way to make schools safer for all students. 24 THE ZERO SUM GAME BEING PLAYED WITH GEORGIA’S EDUCATION The Georgia Legislature thinks a state school takeover is what’s best for struggling schools in Georgia. Read how Lisa Morgan gave expert witness at a Georgia House Education Committee meeting as to why the Opportunity School District takeover plan won’t work. 28 RETIRED Just because they’re retired, doesn’t mean they aren’t working. See what the GAE-Retired has been up to this summer and what the group of retirees have planned for the fall. 31 GAE SPECIAL ELECTION NOTICE See the special notice for a district director position election. SUMMER 2016 Volume 14 Issue 2 Sid Chapman president Charlotte Booker vice-president Lisa Morgan secretary/treasurer Chris Baumann executive director Starla Tanner director of government relations and communications Herby Agnew editor Kevin Pearson public relations 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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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