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Receive FREE Registration to the Georgia Math Conference at Rock Eagle!

One lucky teacher from each of the eight GCTM Regions will receive FREE registration to the 2017 GMC, October 18-20, 2017. Simply fill out this online form no later than October 1, 2017. The award committee will determine one recipient from each GCTM region. Recipients will be contacted at the email address provided on the form during the first week of October. The funds for this opportunity are made possible by donations from the Georgia Educational Representatives Association (GERA) to honor the memory of Daphne Loudermilk.

The fine print: You must register for the GMC and pay your registration fee. The free registration is in the form of a registration fee reimbursement, which will be given at the GMC during a brief ceremony recognizing the recipients on Thursday evening, October 19, 2017. The free registration is not transferrable, nor can it be applied to registration for any other conference. Conference registrants must still purchase lodging and meals if they so choose; these purchases will not be reimbursed.

ESSA’s Title II Funds in Danger

ESSA’s Title II funds for leadership and professional learning are in danger of being eliminated. The programs funded through Title II significantly impact teachers, school leaders, principals, and the students they serve. Join Learning Forward and the education community on August 29 for a coordinated national Day of Action to advocate for ESSA’s Title II funds. Click the following link for 5 ways you can make a difference.

learningforward.org/get-involved/advocacy/day-of-action

Capitol 2017 Advocacy Report from NCTM

NCTM just released their July 2017 Capitol Report letting us know what is happening in Washington with regards to education policy. Read the report here: NCTM Capitol Report: July 2017

Georgia ESSA State Plan Released

Georgia has released the draft of its state plan responsive to the Every Student Succeeds Act, the replacement for the federal law commonly known as No Child Left Behind.

The draft is being posted publicly to give all interested stakeholders time to review the plan and provide their feedback. The public-comment period will run for 30 days, closing on July 14, 2017.

“I deeply appreciate the involvement of many of Georgia’s teachers, parents, school and district representatives, and community members in the ESSA public feedback process,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “I want to ask and encourage everyone who has already been involved to stay engaged with us as this work continues, and for anyone who has not yet been involved, I would ask you to be a part of the public review process moving forward. We can’t create a plan that serves students well unless we’re all working together.”

You can read the Georgia's ESSA State Plan here.

You can find an overview of the plan, along with some background information and instructions for providing feedback here here.

2017 GCTM Elections

The 2017 elections have concluded. The results will be posted soon!

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