University System of Georgia Strategic Plan
Strategic Goal Four:
Strengthen the USG’s partnerships with the state’s other education
Introduction: The Alliance of Education Agency Heads (Alliance) includes the CEOs of Georgia’s seven education agencies: Department of Early Care and Learning, Department of Education, Technical College System of Georgia (formerly DTAE), University System of Georgia, Georgia Student Finance Commission, Georgia Professional Standards Commission, and the Office of Student Achievement. The Alliance has set five goals: 1) to increase the high school graduation rate, decrease the high school drop-out rate, and increase postsecondary enrollment rates; 2) to strengthen teacher quality, recruitment, and retention; 3) to improve workforce readiness skills; 4) to develop strong educational leaders, particularly at the building level; and 5) to improve SAT/ACT scores of Georgia students.
While the ongoing work of each of the seven education agencies may contribute to the achievement of some or all of these five goals, the Alliance focuses on those initiatives where the work of one agency “intersects” with that of others. As such, all major actions of the Alliance involve at least two of the seven education agencies.
The Alliance designates a “lead partner” for each if its strategies. This document includes only those major actions, identified to date, for which the University System of Georgia is the lead partner.