PAGE Membership Exceeds 86,000
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) has announced that its membership has passed the 86,000 mark, more than twice the size of the NEA’s affiliate in Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators. PAGE is also the second largest independent teacher group in the nation, second only to the group in Texas.
Executive Director Allene Magill said that the results of the group’s fall membership campaigns have consistently indicated that, given a choice, teachers across the state prefer to join an independent organization providing a wealth of professional learning opportunities as well as advocacy which is both proactive and professional.
“Educators have been facing numerous challenges at the local, state and federal levels. These challenges are related to funding and to virtually every aspect of what occurs in our schools and classrooms. PAGE has remained a positive voice throughout this period, advocating in a positive and professional manner for our members,” Magill said. “Our message has resonated strongly with new teachers, which is why we have more than doubled in membership over the past ten years.”
PAGE, which has been the largest group for educators in Georgia since the mid-1990’s, is engaged in a series of Professional Learning activities, available to all educators. PAGE Professional Learning offerings currently include the High School Redesign Initiative, the Assistant Principal and Teacher Leadership Academy, the Principal and Teacher Leadership Network and the Superintendent Leadership Network. The group has also worked to help convene “Community Conversations” across the state bringing school leaders together with business, religious, social service and other community leaders to discuss specific education challenges and jointly seek solutions.
PAGE is currently finalizing its legislative agenda for the upcoming session of the General Assembly.
PAGE, the state's largest organization for professional educators, is a nonunion association of more than 86,000 teachers, administrators and support personnel members providing professional learning to enhance competence and confidence, build leadership and increase student achievement.