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Click here to read Georgia’s ESSA State Plan  Index: here

Click the following links to access two-page overviews of key plan areas: Education of the Whole ChildAccountabilityAssessmentEducator and Leader DevelopmentFederal Programs to Support School Improvement

Visit beginning June 27, 2017 for a video overview of the plan

Click here to give your feedback

Visit GaDOE.Org/signup to sign up for updates from GaDOE and stay up-to-date on the ESSA process.

 Session links from #GLMASI17: Look for the Concurrent Slot


2017 LMSOTYAnne Nechvatal, 2017 Library Media Specialist of the Year, Cherokee High School

Amanda Graves of Cherokee County , GLMA 2017 Intellectual Freedom Award Recipient

Amy Bradley of Glynn CountyAASL 2017 Intellectual Freedom Award Winner

AASL President Audrey Church at #GLMASI17

GLMA6.12.17 – A. Church FINAL Summer Institute


The Georgia Library Media Association supports our members in advocating for the support of their school library programs. GLMA employs a registered lobbyist to represent members in the legislative process, and we use various forms of electronic communication and social media to keep our members informed about the state-level policies that impact their programs. We also support members in advocating for their programs at the school, district, state and national levels.

Legislative Updates for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly
(listed by most recent)

Full Summary of the 2017 Legislative Session
Legislative Day 35
Legislative Day 31
Legislative Day 29
Legislative Day 26

Legislative Day 20

Legislative Day 16
Legislative Day 4

The Biggest Classroom in the School: Fully funding libraries via a dedicated source of funding is the best bargain and gets the best results for Georgia’s schools.  To learn more, download our handout here.

GLMA Advocacy Toolkit

Future Ready Libraries

GLMA 2017 Flyer

Thank you to everyone who attended the AASL and GLMA ESSA Workshop on September 24!

GLMA’s ESSA Workshop was fun and informative. While enjoying breakfast provided by Discovery Education, attendees received a packet from AASL filled with priceless information about ESSA, and broke into small groups to brainstorm ideas about how they can best advocate for school media specialists during the ESSA implementation process

Further information on ESSA is available at AASL and Georgia DOE ESSA Plan.

Article: Georgia, Illinois, and Indiana School Librarians Unpack ESSA

To take the GaDOE’s Online Community Feedback Survey on ESSA click here.
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