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1 Georgia’s Alliance of Education Agency Heads Strengthening Georgia’s Education System Through Statewide Collaboration

2 Page 2 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 Outline for Today’s Discussion: Georgia’s Alliance of Education Agency Heads ▪ Collaborating and Aligning across Agencies ▪ Maximizing and Utilizing Resources ▪ Leveraging Partnerships ▪ Sustaining P-20 Partnerships Discussion/Questions: ▪ Other State’s P-20 Efforts, Funding & Sustainability ▪ National Opportunities STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION

3 Page 3 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 P-16 Structures in Georgia : 1995: P-16 office within University System of Georgia 1996: Georgia P-16 Council ▪ Local/Regional P-16 Networks 2000: Education Coordinating Council 2004: Joint Education Boards Liaison Committee 2006: Alliance of Education Agency Heads ▪ Five Priority Statewide Education Goals ▪ Two-Tiers–Agency Heads & Implementation Team STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION

4 Page 4 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 Alliance of Education Agency Heads : Governor convened in 2006 to Collaborate on Policies & Programs that Prepare Students for the Opportunities & Challenges of the 21 st Century. STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION

5 Page 5 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 Agency Heads Members:  Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools, Georgia Department of Education; Chair of Alliance of Education Agency Heads  Tim Connell, President, Georgia Student Finance Commission  Erroll Davis, Chancellor, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia  Erin Hames, Governor’s Education Policy Advisor, Governor’s Office  Kelly Henson, Executive Secretary, Georgia Professional Standards Commission  Ron Jackson, Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia  Kathleen Mathers, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Student Achievement  Holly Robinson, Commissioner, Department of Early Care and Learning STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION

6 Page 6 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 Implementation Team:  Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia  Department of Early Care and Learning  Governor’s Office of Student Achievement  Georgia Department of Education  Georgia Professional Standards Commission  Georgia Student Finance Commission  Technical College System of Georgia  Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget  Governor’s Office of Workforce Development  Business: Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce  Georgia Public Broadcasting STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION

7 Page 7 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 5 Priority Goals to Improve Education in Georgia: STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION 1.Increase high school graduation rate, decrease high school drop-out rate, and increase post-secondary enrollment rate. 2.Strengthen teacher quality, recruitment, and retention. 3.Improve workforce readiness skills. 4.Develop strong education leaders, particularly at the building level. 5.Improve the SAT/ACT scores of Georgia students.

8 Page 8 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 Collaborating and Aligning across Agencies : Alignment: Standards, Assessments, Course Requirements, Data Systems, Accountability Strategic Plans Legislative Recommendations Budget Recommendations Agency Heads–Joint Education Boards Liaison Committee Full-time Director for Alliance STRENGTHENING 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 Page 10 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 Goal 1 Strategy 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 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 Page 11 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 Goal 1 American 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 Measures Anchor Assessment P-20 Longitudinal Data System Accountability Supports & Interventions STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION

12 Goal 2 Strengthen teacher quality, recruitment, and retention.

13 Page 13 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 Goal 2 Strategy 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 Page 14 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 Goal 2 Alliance Math and Science Task Force: Report with 8 Primary Recommendations Testimony to HR 1103 Joint Study Committee on Teacher Quality House Bill 280 signed April 29, 2009: Differentiated Pay for Math/Science Teachers Stipends for Elementary Math/Science Endorsements STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION

15 Goal 3 Improve Workforce Readiness Skills.

16 Page 16 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 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 Page 17 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 Goal 3 Georgia’s Work Ready Initiatives: Work Ready Certificates powered by ACT Work Keys NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate) awarded to High School Seniors Certified Work Ready Communities Certified Work Ready Regions Strategic Industry Certifications: Industry Certified Programs STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION

18 Goal 4 Develop Strong Education Leaders, particularly at the building level.

19 Page 19 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 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 Page 21 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 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

22 Maximizing and Utilizing Resources

23 Page 23 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 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

24 Leveraging Collaborations

25 Page 25 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 Leveraging Georgia’s Alliance Collaborations for Future Opportunities: Race to the Top Competitive Stimulus Funds Non-State Funds STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION

26 Sustainability

27 Page 27 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 Sustainability of Georgia’s Alliance of Education Agency Heads: 5 Priority Statewide Education Goals Collaborating and Aligning across Agencies Maximizing and Utilizing Resources Evidence of Best Practice Implementation, Action, and Results with the ultimate goal of Students Graduating from High School Ready for College and Careers. STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION

28 Discussion/Questions

29 Page 29 AEAH-Communications Team | 5/14/07 Discussion/Questions: Other State’s P-20 Efforts ▪ Initiatives ▪ Successful Funding Models ▪ Sustainability National Opportunities STRENGTHENING GEORGIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH STATEWIDE COLLABORATION

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