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May 2019

Legislative Update 5.21.19

Legislative Update 5.21.19

Published: May 21, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates

Welcome to Summer.  For some, summer is signified by the opening of the pool, the thrill of the first toe-stubbing in flip-flops, or the centering of the sun over the Tropic of Cancer (around June 21) – but for me, summer starts with my final 2019 (state) Legislative Update following the end of the Governor’s […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Published: May 21, 2019   |   Category: touchpoints

Suicide was the second-leading cause of death for Georgia children aged 10-17 in 2016. And the latest data shows more Georgia kids say they have either thought about or attempted taking their own life. That’s why raising awareness about social and emotional health, and the importance of good mental health for everyone, including children is so important. NEW FROM VOICES! […]

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Senate Bill 48 Signed into Law

Senate Bill 48 Signed into Law

Published: May 3, 2019   |   Category: Blog, News   |   Tags: , , ,

Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 48 into law, which ultimately would require all Georgia’s elementary schools to screen every kindergartener for dyslexia and a few other learning disorders (namely, aphasia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia) following a three-year pilot program to be started in 2020-2021.  Additionally, training and teacher professional development will be updated to increase […]

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