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1 Georgia’s Alliance of Education Agency Heads Strengthening Georgia’s Education System Through Statewide Collaboration
2 Outline for Today’s Discussion: Georgia’s Alliance of Education Agency HeadsCollaborating and Aligning across AgenciesMaximizing and Utilizing ResourcesLeveraging PartnershipsSustaining P-20 PartnershipsDiscussion/Questions:Other State’s P-20 Efforts, Funding & SustainabilityNational OpportunitiesSTRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
3 P-16 Structures in Georgia : 1995: P-16 office within University System of Georgia1996: Georgia P-16 CouncilLocal/Regional P-16 Networks2000: Education Coordinating Council2004: Joint Education Boards Liaison Committee2006: Alliance of Education Agency HeadsFive Priority Statewide Education GoalsTwo-Tiers–Agency Heads & Implementation TeamSTRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
4 Alliance of Education Agency Heads : Governor convened in 2006 to Collaborate on Policies & Programs that Prepare Students for the Opportunities & Challenges of the 21st Century.STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
5 Agency Heads Members:Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools, Georgia Department of Education; Chair of Alliance of Education Agency HeadsTim Connell, President, Georgia Student Finance CommissionErroll Davis, Chancellor, Board of Regents of the University System of GeorgiaErin Hames, Governor’s Education Policy Advisor, Governor’s OfficeKelly Henson, Executive Secretary, Georgia Professional Standards CommissionRon Jackson, Commissioner, Technical College System of GeorgiaKathleen Mathers, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Student AchievementHolly Robinson, Commissioner, Department of Early Care and LearningSTRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
6 Implementation Team:Board of Regents of the University System of GeorgiaDepartment of Early Care and LearningGovernor’s Office of Student AchievementGeorgia Department of EducationGeorgia Professional Standards CommissionGeorgia Student Finance CommissionTechnical College System of GeorgiaGovernor’s Office of Planning and BudgetGovernor’s Office of Workforce DevelopmentBusiness: Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and Metro Atlanta Chamber of CommerceGeorgia Public BroadcastingSTRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
7 5 Priority Goals to Improve Education in Georgia: Increase high school graduation rate, decrease high schooldrop-out rate, and increase post-secondary enrollment rate.2. Strengthen teacher quality, recruitment, and retention.3. Improve workforce readiness skills.Develop strong education leaders, particularlyat the building level.5. Improve the SAT/ACT scores of Georgia students.STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
8 Collaborating and Aligning across Agencies : Alignment: Standards, Assessments, Course Requirements, Data Systems, AccountabilityStrategic PlansLegislative RecommendationsBudget RecommendationsAgency Heads–Joint Education Boards Liaison CommitteeFull-time Director for AllianceSTRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
9 Goal 1 Increase high school graduation rate, decrease high school drop-out rate, and increase post –secondary enrollment rate
10 Goal 1Strategy 1.1: Implement a coordinated set of strategies for at-risk students.Strategy 1.2: Develop incentives for schools and districts to increase the high school graduation rate.Strategy 1.3: Develop improved comprehensive system of student advisement focusing on postsecondary options and careers.Strategy 1.4: Create a seamless pre-k through post-secondary student tracking system.Strategy 1.5: Expand accelerated learning options (AP/IB/Dual Enrollment/Early College/Gateway to College/Online learning) for students in grades 6-12.Strategy 1.6: Narrow achievement gap in grades pre-k through grade 3.Strategy 1.7: Narrow achievement gap in grades 4–12.Strategy 1.8: Implement rigorous standards for high school graduation and align standards, curriculum, and assessments with expectations for post-secondary and the workforce.Strategy 1.9: Build public awareness and support for the value of high school graduation and post-secondary education.STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
11 American Diploma Project (ADP): Goal 1American Diploma Project (ADP):Rigorous Standards (Georgia Performance Standards)Course Requirements (Georgia’s High School Diploma)Assessment (GHSGT “Advanced Proficient” College & Career-Ready Cut Score)Accountability (Georgia’s State Report Card & Education Scoreboard)College & Career-Ready Policy Institute :College & Career-Ready Goals and MeasuresAnchor AssessmentP-20 Longitudinal Data SystemAccountabilitySupports & InterventionsSTRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
12 Goal 2 Strengthen teacher quality, recruitment, and retention.
13 Goal 2Strategy 2.1: Recruit highly-effective P-12 teachers and teacher candidates into the profession, particularly in critical shortage areas.Strategy 2.2: Retain highly-effective teachers in the profession.Strategy 2.3: Improve teacher quality.STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
14 Alliance Math and Science Task Force: Goal 2Alliance Math and Science Task Force:Report with 8 Primary RecommendationsTestimony to HR 1103 Joint Study Committee on Teacher QualityHouse Bill 280 signed April 29, 2009:Differentiated Pay for Math/Science TeachersStipends for Elementary Math/Science EndorsementsSTRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
16 Goal 3 (Draft)Strategy 3.1: Expand postsecondary credit opportunities and work-related experiences for high school students.Strategy 3.2: Build State and Regional Capacity to support workforce development and workfoce preparation.Strategy 3.3: Expand opportunities for P-20 students and faculty in STEM-related fields.STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
17 Georgia’s Work Ready Initiatives: Goal 3Georgia’s Work Ready Initiatives:Work Ready Certificates powered by ACT Work Keys NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate) awarded to High School SeniorsCertified Work Ready CommunitiesCertified Work Ready RegionsStrategic Industry Certifications:Industry Certified ProgramsSTRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
18 Goal 4 Develop Strong Education Leaders, particularly at the building level.
19 Goal 4 (Draft)Strategy 4.1: Ensure sufficient quantity of quality school leadership candidates ready to staff schools in all areas of the state.Strategy 4.2: Ensure all leaders participate in high quality, job-embedded professional learning throughout their careers.Strategy 4.3: Design and evaluate models of rewards/recognition to school leaders and schools with demonstrated records of improving student achievement, especially in high needs schools.STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
20 Goal 5 Improve SAT/ACT Scores of Georgia’s Students.
21 Goal 5 (Draft)Strategy 5.1: Ensure middle and high school students understand the importance of completing rigorous course in high school.Strategy 5.2: Meet the current and future academic and training needs of pre-service teachers and counselors to address the achievement gap in Georgia classrooms.STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
23 Maximizing & Utilizing Resources Georgia’s Partnership Initiatives and Grants:PRISM (Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics). $34 million/5 year NSF Grant. State & District Partnerships.College Access Grant. $2 million/per 2 years. State Agencies, District, College, Community Organization Partnerships.Early College Initiative Programs. State Agencies, District, College Partnerships. Private/Public Funds.GLISI (Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement). State, District, Business, Community Partnerships. Public/Private Funding Model.STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
25 Leveraging Georgia’s Alliance Collaborations for Future Opportunities: Race to the TopCompetitive Stimulus FundsNon-State FundsSTRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
27 Sustainability of Georgia’s Alliance of Education Agency Heads: 5 Priority Statewide Education GoalsCollaborating and Aligning across AgenciesMaximizing and Utilizing ResourcesEvidence of Best PracticeImplementation, Action, and Resultswith the ultimate goal of StudentsGraduating from High School Ready for College and Careers.STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION
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