NEWS & EVENTS
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WHERE: The Bindery at Oakland Library in Lee County on HWY 82
WHEN: Thursday, March 10, 2016
TIME: 5:00-7:00 PM
Who: Those seeking a certified teaching position in the Lee County School System
Drop in and visit with administration from all of our schools and programs!
Kinchafoonee Primary School
Lee County Primary School
Lee County Elementary School
Twin Oaks Elementary
Lee County Middle School East Campus
Lee County Middle School West Campus
9th Grade Campus
Lee County High School
Transitional Learning Center
Special Education Program
In a clean sweep, the Lee County High School Palladium Players captured all three top state-level honors at the Georgia High School Association’s State 6A One-Act Play contest on Saturday. Their production of “Anatomy of Gray” was named the first-place production, and Lee County actors Kiana Benton and Josh Gerstel were named Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively. It is rare for one school to take home all three top awards in GHSA state-level competition, and this is the first time that Lee County has achieved that remarkable distinction.
Educators, parents, and other community members have until March 14 to give feedback on the first Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) proposed for science and social studies. If approved, the standards would replace the current Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and would be implemented in the 2017-18 school year, following a full year of teacher training.
The proposed state standards were developed based on a formal review and evaluation process which included opportunities for teachers, parents and families, students, business and industry, and community members to participate through surveys and committees. During the 60-day review period, the public is encouraged to review the proposed standards and provide feedback prior to a vote later this spring by the State Board of Education.
"I'm committed to ensuring appropriate, fully vetted standards that are developed based on public feedback, in time for teachers to receive ample training." said State School Superintendent Richard Woods. "I encourage all those who care about public education in Georgia to review the proposed standards and share their thoughts."
As part of the process of review that produced the proposed new standards, science and social studies teachers across the state were asked to provide feedback for every single standard and element in their grade level or high school course. The science and social studies surveys each drew responses from more than 9,000 teachers, with participation from every school district. Students, parents and families, business and industry, and community members also provided feedback on the existing standards. Results were analyzed by staff from the University System of Georgia and Georgia State University.
Practicing Georgia social studies and science teachers used the results to guide revisions made to the existing standards. Advisory and academic committees- made up of district-level instructional leaders and representatives from business and industry, Georgia's university and technical college systems, nonprofit organizations and other education-related state agencies- also took part in the revision process.
Find an overview, drafts of revised standards, and side-by-side comparison "crosswalks" on the state's website. After you have reviewed the draft revised standards, provide your feedback with a survey on the Revised Science Standards and a survey on the Revised Social Studies Standards. The surveys close at 5 p.m. on March 14.
Board approved flyers can be viewed here.