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Georgia’sAlliance of Education Agency HeadsStrengthening Georgia’s Education System Through Statewide Collaborationwww.gaeducationalliance.org


Outline for today s discussion
Outline for Today’s Discussion:

  • Georgia’s Alliance of Education Agency Heads

    • Collaborating and Aligning across Agencies

    • Maximizing and Utilizing Resources

    • Leveraging Partnerships

    • Sustaining P-20 Partnerships

  • Discussion/Questions:

    • Other State’s P-20 Efforts, Funding & Sustainability

    • National Opportunities

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


P 16 structures in georgia
P-16 Structures in Georgia :

  • 1995: P-16 office within University System of Georgia

  • 1996: Georgia P-16 Council

    • Local/Regional P-16 Networks

  • 2000: Education Coordinating Council

  • 2004: Joint Education Boards Liaison Committee

  • 2006: Alliance of Education Agency Heads

    • Five Priority Statewide Education Goals

    • Two-Tiers–Agency Heads & Implementation Team

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Alliance of education agency heads
Alliance of Education Agency Heads :

Governor convened in 2006

to Collaborate on Policies & Programs

that Prepare Students for the

Opportunities & Challenges of the

21st Century.

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Agency heads members
Agency Heads Members:

  • Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools, Georgia Department of Education; Chair of Alliance of Education Agency Heads

  • Tim Connell, President, Georgia Student Finance Commission

  • Erroll Davis, Chancellor, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

  • Erin Hames, Governor’s Education Policy Advisor, Governor’s Office

  • Kelly Henson, Executive Secretary, Georgia Professional Standards Commission

  • Ron Jackson, Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia

  • Kathleen Mathers, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Student Achievement

  • Holly Robinson, Commissioner, Department of Early Care and Learning

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Implementation team
Implementation Team:

  • Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

  • Department of Early Care and Learning

  • Governor’s Office of Student Achievement

  • Georgia Department of Education

  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission

  • Georgia Student Finance Commission

  • Technical College System of Georgia

  • Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget

  • Governor’s Office of Workforce Development

  • Business: Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

  • Georgia Public Broadcasting

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


5 priority goals to improve education in georgia
5 Priority Goals to Improve Education in Georgia:

  • Increase high school graduation rate, decrease high school

  • drop-out rate, and increase post-secondary enrollment rate.

  • 2. Strengthen teacher quality, recruitment, and retention.

  • 3. Improve workforce readiness skills.

  • Develop strong education leaders, particularly

  • at the building level.

  • 5. Improve the SAT/ACT scores of Georgia students.

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Collaborating and aligning across agencies
Collaborating and Aligning across Agencies :

  • Alignment: Standards, Assessments, Course Requirements, Data Systems, Accountability

  • Strategic Plans

  • Legislative Recommendations

  • Budget Recommendations

  • Agency Heads–Joint Education Boards Liaison Committee

  • Full-time Director for Alliance

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Goal 1Increase high school graduation rate, decrease high school drop-out rate, and increase post –secondary enrollment rate


Goal 1
Goal 1

  • Strategy 1.1:Implement a coordinated set of strategies for at-risk students.

  • Strategy 1.2:Develop incentives for schools and districts to increase the high school graduation rate.

  • Strategy 1.3:Develop improved comprehensive system of student advisement focusing on postsecondary options and careers.

  • Strategy 1.4:Create a seamless pre-k through post-secondary student tracking system.

  • Strategy 1.5:Expand accelerated learning options (AP/IB/Dual Enrollment/Early College/Gateway to College/Online learning) for students in grades 6-12.

  • Strategy 1.6: Narrow achievement gap in grades pre-k through grade 3.

  • Strategy 1.7: Narrow achievement gap in grades 4–12.

  • Strategy 1.8:Implement rigorous standards for high school graduation and align standards, curriculum, and assessments with expectations for post-secondary and the workforce.

  • Strategy 1.9:Build public awareness and support for the value of high school graduation and post-secondary education.

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Goal 11
Goal 1

American Diploma Project (ADP):

  • Rigorous Standards (Georgia Performance Standards)

  • Course Requirements (Georgia’s High School Diploma)

  • Assessment (GHSGT “Advanced Proficient” College & Career-Ready Cut Score)

  • Accountability (Georgia’s State Report Card & Education Scoreboard)

    College & Career-Ready Policy Institute :

  • College & Career-Ready Goals and Measures

  • Anchor Assessment

  • P-20 Longitudinal Data System

  • Accountability

  • Supports & Interventions

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Goal 2 strengthen teacher quality recruitment and retention

Goal 2Strengthen teacher quality, recruitment, and retention.


Goal 2
Goal 2

  • Strategy 2.1: Recruit highly-effective P-12 teachers and teacher candidates into the profession, particularly in critical shortage areas.

  • Strategy 2.2: Retain highly-effective teachers in the profession.

  • Strategy 2.3: Improve teacher quality.

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Goal 21
Goal 2

Alliance Math and Science Task Force:

  • Report with 8 Primary Recommendations

  • Testimony to HR 1103 Joint Study Committee on Teacher Quality

    House Bill 280 signed April 29, 2009:

  • Differentiated Pay for Math/Science Teachers

  • Stipends for Elementary Math/Science Endorsements

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Goal 3 improve workforce readiness skills

Goal 3Improve Workforce Readiness Skills.


Goal 3 draft
Goal 3 (Draft)

  • Strategy 3.1: Expand postsecondary credit opportunities and work-related experiences for high school students.

  • Strategy 3.2: Build State and Regional Capacity to support workforce development and workfoce preparation.

  • Strategy 3.3: Expand opportunities for P-20 students and faculty in STEM-related fields.

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Goal 3
Goal 3

Georgia’s Work Ready Initiatives:

  • Work Ready Certificates powered by ACT Work Keys NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate) awarded to High School Seniors

  • Certified Work Ready Communities

  • Certified Work Ready Regions

    Strategic Industry Certifications:

  • Industry Certified Programs

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Goal 4 develop strong education leaders particularly at the building level

Goal 4Develop Strong Education Leaders, particularly at the building level.


Goal 4 draft
Goal 4 (Draft)

  • Strategy 4.1: Ensure sufficient quantity of quality school leadership candidates ready to staff schools in all areas of the state.

  • Strategy 4.2: Ensure all leaders participate in high quality, job-embedded professional learning throughout their careers.

  • Strategy 4.3: Design and evaluate models of rewards/recognition to school leaders and schools with demonstrated records of improving student achievement, especially in high needs schools.

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Goal 5 improve sat act scores of georgia s students

Goal 5Improve SAT/ACT Scores of Georgia’s Students.


Goal 5 draft
Goal 5 (Draft)

  • Strategy 5.1: Ensure middle and high school students understand the importance of completing rigorous course in high school.

  • Strategy 5.2: Meet the current and future academic and training needs of pre-service teachers and counselors to address the achievement gap in Georgia classrooms.

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION



Maximizing utilizing resources
Maximizing & Utilizing Resources

Georgia’s Partnership Initiatives and Grants:

  • PRISM (Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics). $34 million/5 year NSF Grant. State & District Partnerships.

  • College Access Grant. $2 million/per 2 years. State Agencies, District, College, Community Organization Partnerships.

  • Early College Initiative Programs. State Agencies, District, College Partnerships. Private/Public Funds.

  • GLISI (Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement). State, District, Business, Community Partnerships. Public/Private Funding Model.

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION



Leveraging georgia s alliance collaborations for future opportunities
Leveraging Georgia’s Alliance Collaborations for Future Opportunities:

  • Race to the Top

  • Competitive Stimulus Funds

  • Non-State Funds

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Sustainability

Sustainability Opportunities:


Sustainability of georgia s alliance of education agency heads
Sustainability of Georgia’s Alliance of Education Agency Heads:

  • 5 Priority Statewide Education Goals

  • Collaborating and Aligning across Agencies

  • Maximizing and Utilizing Resources

  • Evidence of Best Practice

  • Implementation, Action, and Results

    with the ultimate goal of Students

    Graduating from High School Ready for College and Careers.

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION



Discussion questions1
Discussion/Questions: Heads:

  • Other State’s P-20 Efforts

    • Initiatives

    • Successful Funding Models

    • Sustainability

  • National Opportunities

STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION


Georgia’s Heads:Alliance of Education Agency HeadsStrengthening Georgia’s Education System Through Statewide Collaborationwww.gaeducationalliance.org


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