This section provides information about the mission of the agency.
This page provides contact information and short bios for GOSA employees.
This page contains general contact information for GOSA and provides directions to our office.
GOSA is committed to providing up-to-date information that focuses on current issues in regards to education policy, research, and innovation within the state of Georgia. The Latest News section includes updates current research completed by GOSA and other agencies, grant opportunities, and other relevant information for Georgia education stakeholders.
GOSA provides monthly updates to summarize the work and research performed within the office. The updates include discussions of relevant issues in education as it pertains to the state of Georgia as well as a new e-bulletin. Previous updates are also included in the Monthly Updates section.
The Governor’s State Strategic Plan is an outline of goals set forth by Gov. Nathan Deal to increase educational achievement within the state.
Following a yearlong review of Georgia’s education system, the Education Reform Commission submitted its final report to Gov. Nathan Deal in December 2015. The full report is posted at this link.
In order to turn around struggling schools, Governor Nathan Deal proposed creation of an Opportunity School District (OSD). The General Assembly passed the constitutional amendment resolutionand the implementing legislation during the 2015 legislative session. It now requires a majority approval by Georgia voters in the 2016 general election. Information on OSD, including a list of eligible schools, is available on this page.
On April 30, 2012, Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order creating the Digital Learning Task Force (DLTF) to implement digital learning in Georgia’s K-12 schools. The task force releases its recommendations in December 2013. This section includes information pertaining to all DLTF meetings, its recommendations, and other digital learning resources.
In order to have a stronger education system for all of Georgia’s students – from early childhood education through the workforce - Georgia’s education agency heads and the Governor’s office have formed a collaborative partnership. Referred to as the Alliance of Education Agency Heads (AEAH), this collaboration is student-focused and facilitates student success by aligning policymakers, education agencies, and strategic partners to promote a shared commitment and improve educational outcomes. Information on AEAH is avaialble on this page.
GAfutures is Georgia's primary resource for information on planning, applying, and paying for college. The website aims to help students of all ages explore and plan for college and is loaded with tools and information that will make the process of searching, applying, and paying for college easier. Information on GAfutures is available on this page.
During the 2013 session, HB283 was passed and signed into law giving the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement the authority to establish a non-profit corporation. GOSA established the Innovation Fund Foundation. Inc. in 2013. This section provides information about the Innovation Fund Foundation, Inc. and its purpose.