On Tuesday, Feb 25, 2013 the Georgia Senate passed SB 167 which, among other things, would have had the effect of (a) rejecting Georgia's continuation with the implementation of the CCGPS, (b) plunging our state educational agency into another de-stabilizing round of standards review and adoption and (c) prohibiting effective cooperation about educational standards and assessments at the interstate, regional, and national levels.
After a great number of GCTM members and others expressed their views with regard to this bill, the House Education Committee failed to pass it into law. The vote was 13-5 against.
The Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM) hosted the first-ever "Math Day at the Capitol" on March 6th, 2014. The event was organized to promote the importance of mathematics education in Georgia and to highlight the connection between mathematically literate citizens and economic development.
During the event, GCTM hosted a breakfast for the state legislators in the State Capitol Building; GCTM award winners and student mathletes from the Georgia American Region Mathematics League (ARML) team were recognized; and a formal resolution was made in the Senate. (see pics...)
The 54th Annual Georgia Mathematics Conference was held October 16-18, 2013 at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. This year, the focus of the conference was on equipping teachers with resources to develop lifelong learners in their classrooms, especially in consideration of all the transitions that are currently taking place in mathematics education (Common Core, Standards for Mathematical Practice, Teacher Keys, etc.). Learn more...