Employers

Georgia’s ESSA plan has been approved! (January 19) Here are the details:  U.S. Department of Education. Georgia Department of Education. Macon Telegraph. Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Georgia Department of Education submitted its ESSA plan to the U.S. DOE for approval (September 18)  Read it here.

Our business community must be informed when it comes to higher education standards and why their implementation is so important to Georgia.  The bottom line is this: we must have the best prepared workforce possible.  Our students must graduate from post-secondary programs and be career ready.  The higher standards afforded to us through the Georgia Performance Standards are the right thing for our state.

We have collected information that will help you better understand the issues and make you an informed advocate for higher standards. Now we have the Every Student Succeeds Act replacing No Child Left Behind.  We will be posting more ESSA information here in the coming weeks. For more ESSA news and resources, visit the General Resources page of this web site and the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education’s Every Student Succeeds Act page.  Here’s an Education Week story that addresses career readiness under ESSA:  What Does It Mean to be Career Ready? State ESSA Plans Provide an Answer.

Resources for Employers:

  • Business Center for a College- and Career-Ready America:  Created by Achieve and the GE Foundation, this web site is designed to help inform and rally more advocates within the business community. The website includes general facts and background information; examples of business engagement throughout the United States; and tools, graphics, messages, and action steps by audience.
  • Preparing the students of today for the business of tomorrow:  This web site hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce articulates the importance of the Common Core State Standards to prepare students with the “skills needed to carry forward America’s rich history of exploration and innovation.”

Resources from the Future Ready Project from Achieve are below:

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