Providing a Constitution to Every Fourth Grader in Georgia
Good citizenship is the key to a vibrant society. Superintendent Woods believes that it is critical for Georgia’s students to understand the roots of our great nation and the rights and laws enshrined in our founding documents. He has worked with nonprofit groups like the American Legion to provide every fourth grader with a pocket Constitution.
He also pushed to raise awareness of the sacrifices and needs of active and retired military members and their families. Updated social studies standards provide a stronger opportunity for our nation's history to be taught in the early grades.
Recently, Superintendent Woods recommended, and the State Board adopted, a Financial Literacy course that would be made available to Georgia students. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) partnered with the Georgia Council on Economic Education and Georgia Consortium for Personal Financial Literacy on the development of this course.
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