Policy

Georgia Department of Health Gives Guidance on Picking Up Items from School Settings

Late Friday, the Georgia Department of Health gave guidance on picking up materials and other belongings for schools. Noting that there is still a lot that is unknown about the newly emerged COVID-19 and how it spreads. The Center for…

Nation’s Governors Send Letter to U.S. Department of Education

This week the on behalf of the Education & Workforce Committee, governors from around the United States urged the U.S. Department of Education to disburse funds to states and territories from the Education Stabilization Fund of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,…

Gwinnett and Cobb County Schools Transition to Four Day Work Weeks

In correspondence sent to parents, both Gwinnett County and Cobb County Schools have opted to transition to a four day work week starting April 13 after hearing from hundreds of parents around how online learning is going for students and…

Federal Waiver Approved Federal Assessment Waiver- No CCRPI for 2020 or State Testing

Immediately following the closure of metro Atlanta schools for two weeks on March 16th, Superintendent Roger Woods took the step to suspend teacher and leader evaluation and state assessment, and consequences with attendance. Followed by an announcement of the United…

Starting April 13, Atlanta Public Schools Will Offer Front Line Workers ‘Hero Pay’

Even though the last day of in person instruction stopped on March 13, 2020, some of Atlanta Public Schools Front Line Workers will receive hero pay. While teachers and principals work to finish out distance learning to the end of…

Changes to Advanced Placement Will Focus on Access and Preparation for 2019-2020 Exams

As the country has shifted to virtual learning, it looks likes the College Board, the organization behind Advanced Placement has issued new guidelines for schools effected by COVID-19 closures. The most telling one is that all exams will now be…