Education and Workforce

Posts · · Apr 22, 2016

Governor’s Education Reform Commission Proposals Adopted

Keisha Hines, Senior Vice President, External Affairs

The Governor’s Education Reform Commission proposals, which were adopted in December 2015 with the intention of becoming a package of legislation in 2016, is still scheduled to be taken up during the 2017 session. Governor Deal has continued to reiterate his intention to make funding reform a top priority during the 2017 session.  Comprehensive funding… Continue Reading


Posts · · Apr 22, 2016

General Assembly Passes Bill to Roll Back Testing Requirements for Teachers

Keisha Hines, Senior Vice President, External Affairs

The General Assembly passed a bill that rolled back testing requirements and moved away from using testing for teacher evaluations. The bill, SB 364 reduces the number of end of course tests in early grades and also reduces the percentage of teacher evaluations determined by those tests from 50% to 30%.  The legislation moves in… Continue Reading


Legislative Priority · · Apr 1, 2016

Education

An important objective of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce is to team with local businesses, chambers and communities, state officials and other organizations to build the nation’s best workforce and ensure employers have the talent they need to stay competitive. We believe strategies that link education and workforce development in a seamless system and the… Continue Reading