Georgia Education Climate Coalition (GECC)
A variety of agencies, advocacy groups, educators, centers, schools, and districts are working to improve school climate in Georgia. This coalition is know as the Georgia Education Climate Coalition (GECC).
Partners involved in this effort include:
Anti-Defamation League Southeastern Region
Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice
Get Georgia Reading Campaign
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students
Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability
Georgia Vision Project for Public Education
Interfaith Children's Movement
Marcus Autism Center (Emory University)
Metropolitan Regional Education Service Agency (RESA)
Middle Georgia Regional Education Service Agency (RESA)
Parent to Parent of Georgia
Southern Education Foundation
Voices for Georgia's Children
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning: BRIGHT from the Start
Georgia Department of Education
What is "Education Climate"?
Education climate (or school climate) refers to the quality and character of school life. Very simply, an education climate is how the school experience "feels" related to safety and teaching. A positive learning environment has been proven to improve academic performance, attendance, social emotional learning, and life skills of children and youth. A positive school environment as has been shown to increase teacher retention, lower dropout rates, decrease incidences of violence and increase student achievement in learning, interpersonal relationships, and the physical building.
The All In! Campaign supports the education of Georgia's children from birth to high school graduation. All In! is about encouraging students, parents, guardians, teachers, school staff, school administration, local neighborhoods, faith communities, and business communities to get involved in efforts to improve the education climate at early care centers, pre-schools, and schools where their children attend and which help shape the economic and social health of their surrounding communities.
You can find All In! Campaign materials at http://gaeducationclimate.org.