AskDOE, the State School Superintendent's Helpdesk, serves as an information resource for parents, students, educators, and the general public. Working collaboratively with all of the Georgia Department of Education staff, the AskDOE team provides quality assistance and information on a wide variety of educational issues, including state education laws, rules, and initiatives in grades K-12. Learn more..
The communications division is responsible for developing a strategy to effectively communicate and gain support for K-12 education in Georgia. They work with local, state, and national media outlets as well and communicate directly with educators, parents, the business community, and many other stakeholders. Learn more..
The Excellence Recognitions Unit honors outstanding schools and educators at annual awards banquets and events. Learn more..
Charter schools are public schools that operate according to the terms of a charter, or contract, that has been approved by a local board of education and the State Board of Education. Learn more..
Policy coordinates the development of policy, research and evaluation projects for the Department and works in accordance with Federal Policy and Programs. Learn more..
The Governmental Affairs division acts as the primary liaison between the Department of Education and the legislature, business community, and various educational organizations such as the Georgia School Superintendents Association, Georgia School Boards Association, Georgia Association of Educational Leaders, and Regional Education Service Agencies. Learn more..
Human Trafficking Prevention/Intervention Toolkit
Sex trafficking occurs when people are forced or coerced into the commercial sex trade against their will. Sex trafficking often involves children and teenagers of all ages. Sex traffickers frequently target vulnerable people, like children and teenagers, and those people with histories of neglect, abuse and then use violence, threats, lies, false promises, debt bondage, or other forms of control and manipulation to keep victims involved in the sex industry. It is imperative for citizens to become more aware of this threat to the safety and well-being of children, teenagers, and young adults.