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 Teaching and Learning

​​​​Curriculum, Instruction, and School Climate

The Division of Curriculum, Instruction, and School Climate supports evidence-based instructional practices and strategies for differentiated, innovative, and effective teaching and learning based on the State-adopted standards in support of a balanced curriculum for the whole child​.  

Georgia Standards of Excellence​

Georgia K-12 teachers in collaboration with post-secondary educators, business and industry representatives, parents, and educational agencies and organizations work to develop challenging and relevant standards.  Georgia standards are reviewed on a regular cycle to stay current with our ever-changing, fast-paced, and technological society.  All content area standards, along with sample instructional resources​, are available on GeorgiaStandards.Org.

School Climate

We recognize that students learn best in schools with positive climates, where people are engaged and respected.  Simply put, if a child is not physically and mentally in attendance, learning cannot take place.  To learn more about the importance of school climate and evidence-based solutions (e.g. PBIS) to improve climate please visit: School Climate.​  ​

Innovative Programs and Research

Innovative Programs and Research (IPR) provides the analysis, research, and tools to facilitate informed decision-making at the Georgia Department of Education. IPR’s work supports the GaDOE’s dedication to the provision of high quality service and support to ultimately ensure that students in Georgia’s public schools graduate ready to learn, ready to live, and ready to lead. 

Teacher and Leader Support and Development

The Division of Teacher and Leader Support and Development impacts student achievement by providing programs and resources to enhance teacher and leader effectiveness that include the following: Title II, Part A grant awards; teacher and leader effectiveness systems; and professional learning.

The goal of the division is to promote and support teacher and leader effectiveness to improve student learning in every classroom in the state. 

​​Ann​ual Report​

 Contact Information

April P. Aldridge, Ed.D. 
Deputy Superintendent ​
Phone: (229) 4492560

Laura Peace, Administrative Assistant
Phone:  (470) 510-7251

Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement

The Georgia Department of Education’s strategic plan emphasizes transforming the agency into one that provides meaningful support to schools and districts. The agency has developed a common, continuous improvement framework to ensure that these efforts are aligned across all agency divisions, departments, and programs. The Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement framework focuses on the systems and structures (the “what”) that must be in place for sustained improvement in student outcomes. It also utilizes a problem-solving model (the “how”) to provide a clear process for identifying improvement needs, planning for improvement, and implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the improvement efforts.

Our Professional Education Organization Partners

Georgia Association of Education Leaders (GAEL)

Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instruction Supervisors​