Programs & Initiatives
The Governor’s School Leadership Academy (GSLA) provides high-quality, selective, statewide leadership preparation and support designed to develop high-capacity school leaders across Georgia. In partnership with Gwinnett County Public Schools and the Chief Turnaround Office, the GSLA will help ensure that every Georgia school is led by a transformational leader capable of maximizing student achievement.
The Graduates Ready to Attain Success in Postsecondary (GRASP) Program Grant aims to support selected Georgia high schools as they work to increase student success in achieving high school graduation, completing postsecondary programs, and productively participating in the workforce.
The Georgia Innovation Fund is committed to dramatically advancing student academic achievement throughout Georgia. It began as a $19.4 million fund under Georgia’s Race to the Top plan. During Race to the Top, the Innovation Fund provided 23 grants to programs focused on providing applied learning opportunities, creating teacher and leader induction programs, growing the teacher and leader pipeline, or developing or expanding charter schools.
The Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) Growing Readers Program (GRP) is a K-3 literacy professional learning grant administered through GOSA. The program aims to provide consistent and high-quality professional learning to teachers on effective reading instruction to help more children read at grade level by the end of third grade. The GRP is part of GOSA’s goal to invest in universal RESA initiatives that ensure all regions in Georgia are receiving access to high-quality, replicable professional learning in reading instruction.
Personalized Learning (formerly Technology Tools for Teachers) is a grant program that provides funds to selected school systems to implement a professional learning experience which leverages the use of instructional technology tools to increase student engagement, growth, and achievement. Educators will be provided with instructional technology tools and ongoing professional learning for two and one-half school years.
GOSA has developed the Words2Reading website, a web tool with curated resources for families, caregivers, and teachers to help develop and sharpen early childhood language and literacy skills.