Rogers’ Education Reform Receives National Acclaim

ATLANTA (May 31,2012) – Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock), one of Georgia’s leading education reformers, has received national praise for his dedication to educational freedom and innovation in learning through technology.

 The Foundation for Excellence in Education is the nation’s premiere education reform organization dedicated to the principles that:

  • All children can learn
  • All children should learn at least a year’s worth of knowledge in a year’s time
  • All children will achieve when education is organized around the singular goal of student success

“Thanks to the committed leadership of Senator Chip Rogers and support of Governor Deal and House and Senate members, more students in the Peach State have the opportunity to achieve their God-given potential,” said former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education and co-chair of Digital Learning Now!  “The reforms that are now law, empower more students to receive the customized education digital learning can provide, more families a choice and a voice in their child’s education and puts Georgia on a path to harness the power of technology for their teachers and in their classrooms.”

“We are finally beginning to turn the corner on education reform. Georgia students deserve the opportunity at a world-class education. We can make this a reality by designing a student centered educational delivery system where the needs of the individual child are paramount to the decisions of policy makers,’ said Rogers. “I am honored that national education reform champions, such as Governor Bush, are recognizing our efforts and supporting bold new initiatives for digital learning.”

Senator Rogers’ legislation, SB 289 –the Digital Learning Act- was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal earlier this year. The measure is expected to make Georgia a national leader for the number of digital learning courses offered to students and the number of students learning through a digital format.

The Foundation for Excellence in Education mission is to ignite a movement of reform, state by state, to transform education for the 21st century. Their goal is to create education system that ensures each and every student achieves his or her God-given potential for learning and prepares all students for success in the 21st century economy.

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Sen. Chip Rogers serves as Senate Majority Leader.  He represents the 21st Senate District, which includes portions of Cherokee and Cobb counties.  He can be reached at 404.463.1378 or by email at chip.rogers@senate.ga.gov.

Posted May 31st, 2012 in Senate Press Release.