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      State educators put their heads together with local lawmakers

      Members of the Georgia Association of Educators plan to meet with local legislators during an annual banquet in Albany on Tuesday evening / MGN Online


      Members of the Georgia Association of Educators met with local legislators during an annual banquet in Albany on Tuesday evening.

      The banquet's goal is to open up a dialogue between GAE members and lawmakers about issues involving the education system that will go before the 2014 Georgia General Assembly.

      Some of the issues planned to be looked at include restoring the state's student calendar to a fully-funded 180 days, bullying, eliminating furlough days and salary reductions and fully funding public schools.

      "Public education is critical to a strong economic future for Georgia. The Georgia Association of Educators has a long history of advocating for public educators. After all, our educational programs can be only as good as our educators," said GAE UniServ Director Velesa Henton.

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