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

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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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

"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."

As Georgia's next School Superintendent
Richard Woods is committed to ensuring
that our children are being taught using
the very best set of standards.