GA Education News from GOSA - June
Dear Partners, Colleagues and Friends,
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement hopes you are having a safe and healthy summer. As you settle into the summer months, please keep the June GOSA newsletter handy for useful educational resources for families and educators, in addition to updates on some of the programs at GOSA, such as the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) and Governor’s School Leadership Academy (GSLA). Additionally, you will find updates on GOSA’s Literacy Resources on the Georgia Children’s Cabinet site (gachildrenscabinet.org).
The Georgia Children’s Cabinet resources webpage also provides useful information about keeping children safe, healthy, and educated. Regarding the Cabinet’s safety goal, the Cabinet’s Co-Chair, Commissioner Amy Jacobs, of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, is again leading a campaign to “Look Again” to share the dangers of leaving children in vehicles. “As more Georgians are getting back on the road, it is critically important to remember that our children are our most precious cargo,” said Governor Brian P. Kemp. “That’s why Marty and I stand with DECAL in urging everyone to ‘Look Again’ and protect the health and safety of Georgia’s children. Please join us in following these simple steps to make a difference, prevent pediatric vehicular heatstroke, and save lives.” View a public service announcement featuring Governor Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp here: https://youtu.be/XEwWDMjJGA8
Parents, teachers, educators, and students, thank you for persevering through another school year full of challenges and issues that were not present pre-pandemic. I hope that the resources found in this newsletter and online will be helpful during these summer months.
EDUCATORS: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RETIRED TEACHERS
Governor Brian Kemp signed into law House Bill 385, the “Return to Work” bill. Effective July 1, 2022, the bill allows retired teachers with 30 years of service to return to the classroom full-time in high-need areas. The retired teacher will draw their retirement but not accrue any more years of service. These retired teachers will be allowed to return to full-time instruction after 12 months from the date of their retirement. For additional information, go to Teachers Retirement System of Georgia – TRSGA.
- Governor's School Leadership Academies are set for 2022-2023 Cohort Kickoffs
- Governor's Honors Program College and Career Fair
SUMMER RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
- 49th Annual Georgia Association of Education Leaders (GAEL) Summer Conference Cohort Kickoffs
Attention Math Teachers: MathCON 2022
Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) - Stay Connected
GaDOE Science Team Summer Edition Newsletter
SUMMER RESOURCES FOR PARENTS and STUDENTS
- Affordable Connectivity Program
Summer Resources List from Get Georgia Reading
Georgia Public Broadcasting Resources: Camp GPB; Summer of Learning Resources; Getting Ready Guides for Kindergarten through Fifth Grades
"DECAL Download" - Podcast on the Look Again campaign
READCamp - Led by “Head Coach” Malcolm Mitchell
Georgia Libraries Summer Reading Program
GOSA DISTRICT SPOTLIGHT ON MUSCOGEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT