Literacy Day

Governor’s Message

Education is foundational to our workforce and economy. As Governor, I am committed to ensuring that our students have the ideal skills and training to live, work, and prosper in the Peach State. The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement works tirelessly to meet these objectives and keep our students safe, healthy, and equipped with the right tools for success.

In my first year as Governor, we are making historic strides to strengthen our schools and empower teachers in the classroom:

  • $3,000 raise for teachers
  • Doubled funding for mental health counselors in Georgia schools
  • $30,000 in campus security grants for every public school – with complete local control
  • 2% merit pay increase for bus drivers and cafeteria workers
  • Fully funded Quality Basic Education for the second year in a row

By combining these resources and focusing on improving childhood literacy skills, we are putting Georgia students first so they can achieve bright, prosperous futures. Together, we will eliminate burdensome mandates in the classroom, reward the efforts of hardworking educators, and focus on improving our educational system for Georgia families across our state.

Governor Brian P. Kemp

Latest Organization Announcements

Georgia Receives $180 Million for Literacy

"In fulfilling another campaign promise, I tasked the Georgia Department of Education, the Department of Early Care and Learning, and the Governor's Office of Student Achievement to work together on this important issue. This federal grant will boost our state partnership to raise literacy rates and ultimately improve overall academic success for Georgia students." -Governor Brian P. Kemp

Tiny Grant Spotlight: Heard County School System’s Baby Braves Program

The Tiny Grant program invests in funding in classroom, school, and district pilot programs that have the potential to create a lasting impact on student achievement. Heard County School System (HCSS) received a $10,000 Tiny Grant to grow its Baby Braves initiative in 2017.

2019 Governor's Honors Program Completes its 56th Consecutive Summer

The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP), recently completed its 56th consecutive summer program. For the third year, the program  was held at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

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