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 Legislative Priorities

Georgia Department of Education 2020 Legislative Priorities

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Icon for Responsible and Aligned Accountability Responsible & Aligned Accountability

Our Values: We support an assessment and accountability system that measures the strengths and needs of our students and teachers, and reduces the pressures and burdens placed on them by an over-emphasis on high-stakes testing.

GOAL: Pursue state testing requirements that are more closely aligned with the federal minimum
GOAL: ​Streamline competing accountability systems and eliminate duplication
GOAL: ​Address Financial Efficiency Star Rating
GOAL: Transfer accountability, oversight and support of Strategic Waiver School Systems (SWSS) to GaDOE​

Icon for Strengthening the Teacher Pipeline Strengthening the Teacher Pipeline

​Our Value​​​s: Teachers are the drivers of all educational achievement. We promote efforts to ensure all Georgia’s stu​dents have access to highly effective teachers.

GOAL: Pursue robust Teacher Pipeline legislation, including the establishment of a pilot to design an evaluation system built on professional progression with embedded supports for educators

GOAL: Promote changes to allow districts to utilize retired educators full time to fill high-need teaching positions

Icon for Expanding Opportunities for Students Expanding Opportunities for Students

O​​ur Values: We are committed to providing a well-rounded education for every student and addressing all factors that have an impact on student achievement.
GOAL: Expand opportunities for fine arts and computer science instruction
GOAL: Ensure sustainability and quality of the Dual Enrollment program

Icon for Funding Public Education Funding Public Education

​​Our Values: We believe in fully funding public education, including the continued full funding of the Quality Basic Education (QBE) formula.
GOAL: Support additional funding for transportation in rural school districts 
GOAL: Increase funding for additional school counselors to support student mental health needs​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



Tiffany Taylor 

Deputy Superintendent

Policy, Flexibility, & External Affairs 


Matt Cardoza 

Assistant Director

Policy & External Affairs


Kerry Pritchard


Accountability & External Affairs