Demographics Do Not Equal Destiny

Demographics ≠ Destiny

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), in conjunction with Georgia Public Broadcasting, is committed to providing actionable tools and resources to assist educators, families, and community stakeholders in advancing student academic achievement throughout the state. The Demographics ≠ Destiny video series highlights consistently high-performing, as determined by the College and Career Readiness Performance Index, Georgia public schools that demonstrate excellent student outcomes despite challenging student demographics. The videos feature schools across multiple geographic regions of the state and grade levels (elementary school, middle school, and high school). The selected schools agreed to act as virtual learning laboratories for educators and community members to assist others in identifying and implementing effective strategies and best practices in their own schools. The video series provides parent, teacher, school and district staff, and principal commentary on several areas that are critical to school success. This easy-to-use resource provides examples of specific strategies that have contributed to each featured school’s successful outcomes and are categorized by the following topics.

  • Overview
  • School Leadership
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Parental Engagement
  • School Culture

Learn more about each of these four areas by clicking the video links below.

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GOSA encourages you to share these videos, which are easily accessible on mobile devices, through your own social media outlets and your local television stations. You may also use them whenever appropriate in your professional meetings and presentations.