The 7th State of Education in Georgia Conference was held at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education bringing together nearly 150 educators, researchers, policymakers, elected officials, civic and business leaders and concerned citizens to learn more about the top education issues facing our state. Topics for the conference included: using what we know about federal policies for school improvement; higher education accountability; tiered certification and differentiated pay models; Education Reform Commission update; Opportunity School District legislation, and board of education collaborations, among other things. Along with UGA faculty and other education experts, the conference featured keynote presentations from Maria Ferguson, the executive director of the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University and Paul Lanoue, the superintendent of the Clarke County School District. Lanoue is the 2015 National Superintendent of the Year and the 2015 Georgia Superintendent of the Year. The conference was sponsored by the UGA College of Education.