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Contents Fall 2014 Volume 12 Issue 4 4 President’s Letter 6 GAE Grants 7 GAE How To 20 Read Across America GAE is hard at work to make sure member www.gae.org | 3 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! rights are respected. Check out some major legal wins for GAE from around the state. 21 Legal Wins GAE is hard at work to make sure member rights are respected. Check out some major legal wins for GAE from around the state. 22 Student Conference The next generation of educators are inspired and ready to make a difference inside and outside of the classroom. Learn how Student Programs is planning to do support and advocate for public education now and in the future. 24 Election Information Everything you need to know about the GAE 2015 Elections and elections details for NEA RA delegates Fall 2014 Volume 12 • Issue 4 Sid Chapman president Charlotte Booker vice-president Lisa Morgan secretary/treasurer Chris Baumann executive director Tracey-Ann Nelson 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, 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. 5 KNOW & Tell: • Foundation Scholarships & Grants • Georgia’s Spelling Bee • Two GAE members get national and state recognition • Dates for 2015 Spring RA 8 Flexibility What is your school district planning to do about flexibility? Find out all you need to know about school flexibility and what it will mean for your school. 10 Legislative What is your school district planning to do about flexibility? Find out all you need to know about school flexibility and what it will mean for your school. 12 Retired Retired – and still on the move for public education. See what the GAE-Retired group is up to and find out how you can get involved even before you retire. 14 Cover Story: Art Inspires As budget cuts continue to threaten the arts in education, find out the important role art plays in everyday curriculum and how one GAE member seeks to inspire the next generation through art. Cover Photo by: Amanda R. Hall


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