Above: Students and faculty make the annual visit to bring legislators’ attention to crucial issues in education.
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Students at the Georgia Regents University College of Education will take a trip to the Georgia Capitol Thursday, Feb. 19, for a Day on the Hill with the Georgia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
College of Education Dean Cindi Chance, Chair of Teacher Education Linda Crawford and students, faculty and staff will participate in the event that aims to engage legislators about P-12 education, educator training and current issues.
“Education is the most important single common denominator in crime rates and economic development,” Chance said. “Advancing education in the state of Georgia is essential for the state’s continued growth and prosperity.”
Students will also be there to meet with and thank Gov. Nathan Deal, State Superintendent of Schools John D. Barge and the local legislative delegation for their support of the advancement of education in the state of Georgia. Legislators are expected to recognize GRU and the GACTE on the floor of the Senate.
GRU students and leaders will spend the morning attending House and Senate sessions and host a luncheon and presentation to legislators; and then spend the afternoon distributing information in the capital rotunda, speaking individually with legislators and promoting the newly consolidated Georgia Regents University.