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Connection for Classrooms Grants Awarded

October 27, 2014

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) today released $36.7 million in Connection for Classrooms grant awards to local education authorities.

GOSA Releases 2012-2013 IE2 Evaluation

June 12, 2014

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) today presented the results of the 2012-2013 Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) evaluation to the State Board of Education.

Class of 2013 AP Exam Results Show Improvement

February 11, 2014

According to an annual College Board report released today, more Georgia graduates are succeeding on Advanced Placement (AP) tests than took the exams in 2003. Forty percent of 2013 public high school graduates took an AP exam, and 21.3% of these graduates scored a 3 or higher. In 2013, economically disadvantaged students represented 31.7% of Georgia’s AP test takers and 22.9% of those scoring 3 or higher. This increase shows significant progress, but 60% of Georgia public school students are economically disadvantaged. As a result, Georgia still has room to increase low-income student participation and success on AP exams.

Deal Announces Third Round Winners for Innovation in Teaching

February 5, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced seven winners in Round Three of the Innovation in Teaching Competition, a recognition and reward opportunity for teachers who demonstrate innovative teaching strategies for the Georgia standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. The competition is available through Georgia’s Innovation Fund, a competitive grant program.

GOSA Releases How-to Guide for Summer Literacy Programs

January 22, 2014

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) today released Mission Possible: Summer Learning for Struggling Readers, a how-to guide for school districts to equip children to read on grade level by the end of third grade by addressing summer reading loss.