Interstate Cooperatives


Go Alliance

An interstate cooperative to increase high school graduation rates, access to education beyond high school, and postsecondary degree completion — particularly for those who would be the first in their families to enroll. Go Alliance research, services and professional development focus on college access policy and communications strategies to motivate students to plan for and apply to college.

Georgia is a Go Alliance member state.

Go Alliance Representative: Rosalind Barnes Fowler, Public Awareness Director, University System of Georgia >

Educational Technology Cooperative

Membership group of state K-12 and higher education coordinating and governing boards that represent more than 800 colleges and universities, and 3,100 school districts in SREB states. The ETC focuses member agencies and state policymakers on using technology wisely, helps states understand technology issues, and forms an action agenda for effectively using technology in education. 

Georgia representatives attended the spring and summer ETC webinars. Georgia sent two attendees to the 2017 ETC annual meeting on teaching and technology. Robert Keown of the Technical College System of Georgia served on a panel discussion for personalized learning.

Georgia ETC representatives helped determine SREB’s 10 Critical Issues in Educational Technology and served on working groups for revisions. Robert Keown of Georgia Technical College System served as team leader for the 10 Issues educational innovation working group and is a member of the ETC executive committee.

In May 2017, Georgia sent a team of educators and policymakers to the SREB and digiLEARN Personalized Learning Regional Meeting. Robert Keown, executive director, Georgia Virtual Technical Connection and director of military affairs at the Technical College System of Georgia, participated with the Georgia team and was a panelist on the competency-based education panel.

Georgia ETC representative and member agency

Robert Keown, Executive Director, Georgia Virtual Technical Connection, Technical College System of Georgia >

Technology Purchasing Savings

Schools, universities and agencies in SREB states saved $1.7 million on $17 million in technology purchases during fiscal year 2016 through SREB’s participation in MHECtech discount agreements. Organizations in each of the 16 SREB states participated.

Georgia saved $299,282 on $3,025,501 in technology purchases in fiscal year 2017. >