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GSTA Legislative & Advocacy Resources

"...to support excellent science teaching for the students of the state of Georgia."

GSTA seeks to advocate on behalf of the science teachers and students in our state, and we encourage our members to raise their own voices in support of excellent science education for all students in our state. GSTA's Legislative & Advocacy Committee is pleased to provide you with the following resources and tools to help you inform yourself and others and to take action in support of science education.

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LEARN

Learn about GSTA's positions and important background on issues facing science education in Georgia and the nation.

- See the latest developments on our Policy Updates Blog

- Review GSTA's Position Statements

- Revision of Georgia Performance Standards in Science

- Teaching of Evolution

- Teaching of Climate Science

- Assessment

- Laboratory Science

- Review NSTA's Position Statements

- Learn about NSTA's Office of Communication, Legislative & Public Affairs

- Learn about the STEM Education Coalition

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SHARE

Share information within your professional learning network by connecting with GSTA's social media channels.

- Join our Facebook group

- Like or Facebook page

- Follow our Twitter feed

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SIGN UP

Sign up to receive GSTA's electronic newsletter, eObservations, which includes frequent updates on policy issues affecting science education in Georgia.

If you are not ready to join GSTA but would like to stay updated on our activities, then you can sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter. You will not have access to the newsletter archive or other member benefits.

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JOIN

Join GSTA to unite with more than a thousand of your colleagues around the state in supporting science education in Georgia.

Join GSTA to receive the following tools to help them advocate for science education.

- Monthly issues--along with access to a members-only archive--of the eObservations electronic newsletter, containing frequent updates on policy issues affecting science education in Georgia

- Special Action Alert emails to notify members when their voices are most needed to influence pending policy decisions

- Access to advocacy training at GSTA's annual conference or in district or statewide workshops

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SPEAK UP

Speak up to advocate for science education on the local, state, and national levels.

- With your colleagues [resource coming soon]
- Within your district
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- Within the state
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- At the national level
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VOTE

Vote for candidates at local, state, and national levels who support science education.

Research, register, and vote for science education! While GSTA does not endorse political candidates, we strongly encourage our members to make educated voting decisions that support science education. Visit our voter information page to learn about statewide or national races that relate to education in Georgia.

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GET INVOLVED

Get involved with GSTA's advocacy efforts.

Email GSTA's legislative chair to learn how you can get involved in GSTA's legislative committee and advocacy activities.

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TELL US

Tell us about the challenges you are facing as a science teacher or successes you have had in advocating for science education.

Join the discussion in our Advocacy Forum to share your challenges, celebrate your successes, and connect with your colleagues.


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