Priorities

Our campaign approach is to strive towards excellence and compassion while always beginning and ending with what is in the best interest for our kids across the state. We can do this through collaboration with organizations and other strategic partners that can supplement needed resources to ensure both our kids and families can thrive in our schools. The initiatives below were developed and expanded during our "listening phase", where we gained valuable input from educators, parents and students across Georgia.

The Georgia Department of Education oversees public education throughout the state, ensuring that laws and regulations pertaining to education are followed and that state and federal money appropriated for education is properly allocated to local school systems. The department also informs parents, teachers, government officials, and the media of education-related news.
Initiatives
Georgia Reads
  • Birth to 3rd Grade Approach

    • Early literacy focus 

    • Coordinating existing efforts and strategic partnerships

  • Science of Reading

    • Enhanced dyslexia training and program implementation

  • GA Word of the Day

    • An effort to coordinate districts and community partners around a common literacy goal

    • A statewide word bank developed 

    • Contests as incentives

Georgia Plays​​
  • Promoting physical activity and free play

  • GA Workout of the Day

    • A statewide workout hosted by celebrities and local leaders​

  • GA Food Facts and Recipes

    • Nutrition education in a fun, applicable way​

Georgia Influences

  • Nurturing and promoting the arts, culture and fashion

    • Film industry​

    • Music creation and production

    • Fashion designing

    • Fine Arts

Georgia Learns

  • Ultimate Virtual Resource

    • Expanding existing resource efforts to make instruction content available to every child via

               internet and cable access by star teachers

  • Curriculum Review and Expansion

    • Dual Language expansion

  • Public Panels for History Content

  • Pipeline programs for high school students

    • Education​

    • Public Safety

Georgia Cares

  • Help upgrade our Funding Formula to reflect modern challenges

  • Demanding respect of the education profession through our words and actions

    • Defending attacks on public education

  • Promoting wraparound services for Students and Staff

  • Increasing access to counselors and mental health services

  • Expansion of PBIS and restorative practices