GSTA is forwarding the following press release from the Georgia DOE to keep our members in Congressional District 13 informed of this opportunity for public input on educational standards in Georgia. This Congressional District 13 (see map) includes all of Douglas County and portions of Cobb, Fulton, Fayette, Clayton, and Henry Counties.
Dr. Mary Sue Murray to Host State Board of Education Thirteenth District Public Hearing
State Board of Education member Dr. Mary Sue Murray will hold a public hearing for citizens in the Thirteenth Congressional District on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The meeting will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Alexander High School, 6500 Alexander Parkway, Douglasville, GA.
The purpose of the hearing is to hear comments from interested citizens and educators within the congressional district regarding the performance and problems of public education. This includes hearing comments about the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts as part of the State Board’s formal evaluation of these standards.
As part of the board's evaluation of the CCGPS standards, each State Board of Education member will hold a public hearing in their congressional district. This is the first of those hearings.
Persons wishing to speak should sign in upon arrival. For more information, please contact Mrs. Debbie Caputo at 404-657-7410.
The Georgia Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities. Individuals who need assistance or auxiliary aids for participation in this public forum are invited to make their needs known to Mrs. Debbie Caputo at (404) 657-7410, no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.
See the original press release at: http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?PressView=default&pid=210#sthash.6FSRQSf8.dpuf