Thank You Georgia!
Since the start of this campaign, I have had the opportunity
to travel thousands of miles across this great state and
speak with thousands of Georgians about education.

They share my passion for providing the best possible
education for every child.

With my election, Georgians have sent a clear message
that they desire a diagnostic approach to standardized
testing, a fair tool for evaluating our teachers, and the very
best standards for our students.

I have been very clear on my positions and ideas for
moving education forward in our state. Tonight, Georgians
were clear that they fully support my child-focused and
classroom-centered vision.

There is no doubt that we face many challenges, but I
pledge to run the GaDOE in the same fashion as I have
run this campaign -- listen to education stakeholders,
provide solutions, and move us forward for the betterment
of our children's future and the teaching profession.

Let's get to work,

Richard Woods, Georgia's Next School Superintendent
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Incoming Georgia schools chief lays out
priorities (Associated Press)

12/5/2014 - Georgia's incoming education
chief Richard Woods wants his administration
to focus on personalizing education for
students, including a review of how often and
when students are tested. |
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New school chief Richard Woods to focus on
early grades (AJC)

“We’ve got to work together and that’s my
commitment, to work together,” he told school
board members. “Our kids do not gain if we
are at divisive ends.” |
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Statement Regarding the State Board of
Education's Proposed Revisions to CCGPS;
Time for Public Comment
11/12/2014 - Richard Woods has consistently
stated that the Common Core standards need
to be reviewed to determine what changes
need to be made.

"I am encouraged by the State Board's
decision today to release some of those
changes for public input," said Woods. "This is
a positive first step in a longer process that
must involve Georgia's parents, teachers, and
business community in a comprehensive
review of our standards."

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