TAG Capitol Update: September 2014

September 2014

      

 TAG CAPITOL UPDATE          Technology: Where Georgia Leads


TAG Joins Governor on Coding and Programming Curriculum for Georgia Students 

 

TAG joined Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and other leaders in recommending that the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements — math, science or foreign language — for receiving a high school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education. 

 

  

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TAG Whitepaper DRAFT -- Strengthening Computer Science Education in K-12

 

Computer programming is fundamental for students to develop practical computational and critical thinking skills and have students engage in exercises that show how computing positively changes the world. The bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that in the year 2020, 4.6 million jobs in the STEM fields will be in computing and information technology. In order to ensure Georgia's competitiveness in the 21st century it is vital to strengthen the quality of computer science in K-12 education. Yet, roughly 80% of high schools in Georgia do not teach computer programming. 

 

  

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Legislator Spotlight: Senator John Albers

 

TAG aims the spotlight at Senator John Albers for his leadership and support to foster education, public safety and economic growth in the state of Georgia. Senator Albers represents the 56th district, which includes portions of Fulton and Cherokee county.  

 

  

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Middle Georgia & Savannah Town Hall Meetings

 

Positive growth in Georgia cannot be accomplished without the voices of leaders in government, the science & technology industry, and the general public. Please join TAG on September 11th for Middle Georgia & September 19th for Savannah town hall meetings to discuss the past legislative session and potential technology policies for the upcoming session. 

 

  

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Contribute To TAG PAC

 

TAG PAC, the state level political action committee, is the vehicle for technology leaders to financially support state level candidacies of men and women who understand and support issues important to the technology industry.  

 

  

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Get to know Georgia's U.S. Senators & Congressmen

 

Learn more about what issues, legislation, and committees Georgia's U.S. Senators & Congressmen support to strengthen our nation. 

 

  

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Congressman Lynn Westmoreland's Upcoming
Town Hall Meetings

 

In the month of October U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland has town hall meetings in Columbus, Fayetteville, Barnesville, and Carrollton. Please click the link below for more information.

 

  

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In This Issue

State:

TAG Joins Governor on Coding and Programming Curriculum for Georgia Students

TAG Whitepaper DRAFT - Strengthening Computer Science Education in K-12

Legislator Spotlight: Senator John Albers

Middle Georgia & Savannah Town Hall Meetings

Contribute to TAG PAC
    


Federal:

Get to know Georgia's U.S. Senators & Congressmen

Congressman Lynn Westmoreland's Upcoming Town Hall Meetings

 

Important Events

Town Hall Meetings:

Middle Georgia
September 11, 2014
Savannah
September 19, 2014
Columbus
October 1, 2014
Augusta
October 8, 2014
Athens
October 14, 2014

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TAG Legislative Roundtable
November 12, 2014
GTRI - Auditorium
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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TAG High-Tech Day

February 25, 2015
State Capitol - Empire Room
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

More Info

 

TAG Capitol Contacts


Tino Mantella

President & CEO
Tino@tagonline.org
(404) 920 - 2027


Heather Miner
Senior Director of Government Relations & Statewide
Heather@tagonline.org
(404) 920 - 2022


Joseph Santoro
Associate Director of External Affairs
Joseph@tagonline.org
(404) 526 - 6049

 

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