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2014 Georgia ARML Team wins 8th place in Nation

Congratulations to the 2014 Georgia ARML team, who finished 8th in the nation this year! This marks the 25th consecutive year that the Georgia team finished in the top 10% at this "world series" of math team tournaments.

Coaches of this year's team were Tom Fulton (Athena Health), Chuck Garner (Rockdale Magnet School), Debbie Poss (Lassiter High School), Carol Sikes (South Forsyth High School), Bobby Stecher (Stratford Academy) and Head Coach Don Slater (Lassiter High School). Joining the coaching staff this year were four former Georgia ARML participants: Harrison Brown, formerly at the University of Alabama; and Jonathan Johnson, Santhosh Karnik, and Bhanu Kumar, all currently seniors at Georgia Tech.

The 61 members of this year's team are listed in the summer edition of GCTM's quarterly publication, eReflections. Learn more

2014 GCTM State Math Tournament Winners

Congratulations to Gwinnet School of Math Science and Technology, this year's state math tournament winners! Check out the full list of placing teams and champions for this year's tournament.

SB 167 passed in Ga Senate, dies in House

On Tuesday, Feb 25, 2013 the Georgia Senate passed SB 167 which, among other things, would have had the effect of (a) rejecting Georgia's continuation with the implementation of the CCGPS, (b) plunging our state educational agency into another de-stabilizing round of standards review and adoption and (c) prohibiting effective cooperation about educational standards and assessments at the interstate, regional, and national levels.

After a great number of GCTM members and others expressed their views with regard to this bill, the House Education Committee failed to pass it into law. The vote was 13-5 against.

GCTM Partners with GCSM to Support CCGPS

GCTM and the Georgia Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (GCSM) have recently joined together to draft a letter to the Georgia legislature in support of the CCGPS. Read the letter here.

Math Day at the Capitol

The Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM) hosted the first-ever "Math Day at the Capitol" on March 6th, 2014. The event was organized to promote the importance of mathematics education in Georgia and to highlight the connection between mathematically literate citizens and economic development.

During the event, GCTM hosted a breakfast for the state legislators in the State Capitol Building; GCTM award winners and student mathletes from the Georgia American Region Mathematics League (ARML) team were recognized; and a formal resolution was made in the Senate. (see pics...)

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